How portable farms can help buck Big Food paranoia

June 17, 2016 by  
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Axing toxic chemicals and other harmful industrial farming techniques is good for individuals and business.

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Soar through the sea like a superhero with the ‘Iron Man’ Exosuit

March 17, 2016 by  
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While terrestrial engineers unlock the mobility possibilities of exosuits on land , the ocean-going equivalent of Tony Stark has been working on a project of his own. Inventor and underwater expert Phil Nuytten has unveiled the Exosuit, a 530-pound aluminum-alloy suit which shields its wearer from the harmful effects of decompression sickness and allows the user to soar through the seascape with 1.6 horsepower water jets. “It’s kind of like ‘Iron Man’ come to life,” says Nuytten. Read the rest of Soar through the sea like a superhero with the ‘Iron Man’ Exosuit

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Birdsong Apps are Harmful to Birds, UK Experts Warn

June 12, 2013 by  
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Image via Shutterstock A slew of new mobile phone apps allow birdwatchers to identify bird calls, but experts in the UK warn that when used improperly, these apps can have a detrimental impact on the animals. Some birds lured by calls abandon important tasks, including feeding their young, the BBC reports. This has prompted at least one protected area in the UK to post signs warning against improper use. Read the rest of Birdsong Apps are Harmful to Birds, UK Experts Warn Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: birds , birdsong , birdsong apps harm birds , environmental news , mobile phone apps , Nature , protected national parks        

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Image via Shutterstock A slew of new mobile phone apps allow birdwatchers to identify bird calls, but experts in the UK warn that when used improperly, these apps can have a detrimental impact on the animals. Some birds lured by calls abandon important tasks, including feeding their young, the BBC reports. This has prompted at least one protected area in the UK to post signs warning against improper use. Read the rest of Birdsong Apps are Harmful to Birds, UK Experts Warn Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: birds , birdsong , birdsong apps harm birds , environmental news , mobile phone apps , Nature , protected national parks        

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Study Shows Air Emissions from Fracking Sites Contain Carcinogens and Other Harmful Chemicals

March 21, 2012 by  
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When hydraulic fracturing (or fracking – the technique of extracting natural gas from rocks) was thrust into the public consciousness with the release of the 2010 film Gasland , most of the conversation centered around water contamination. Since then, questions have been raised about some of the other byproducts of fracking, including earthquakes , waste disposal, and now, air emissions. A new study from the Colorado School of Public Health reveals that emissions from fracking sites contain known carcinogens and other harmful chemicals. Read the rest of Study Shows Air Emissions from Fracking Sites Contain Carcinogens and Other Harmful Chemicals Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , Air quality , benzene , carcinogens , emissions , environmental protection agency , epa , fracking , gas drilling , hydraulic fracturing , hydrocarbons , hydrofracking , natural gas

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Prevent Food Poisoning With This E. Coli Scanner That Snaps onto Your Smartphone

February 27, 2012 by  
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Wouldn’t it be great if you could prevent food poisoning before it happened? A new device developed by engineers at UCLA may be the answer. The compact prototype snaps right onto a smartphone, transforming it into an E.Coli scanner. The smart gadget would let a diner detect the harmful bacteria before they take a bite out of an infected  burger . Read the rest of Prevent Food Poisoning With This E. Coli Scanner That Snaps onto Your Smartphone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bacteria scanner , e.coli , E.Coli Scanner , eco design , FLuorescent scanning , green design , portable E. Coli scanner , prevent food poisoning , sustainable design , ucla

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Is the Amazon Rainforest Worth an $18 Billion Bailout?

December 4, 2009 by  
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20% of the Amazon Rainforest is gone, but the remaining 80% can still be saved.

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Celebs Speak Out for Copenhagen, Brad Pitt’s Gets Mixed Reviews, and More

December 4, 2009 by  
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Plenty of celebrities are already on board to support the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this month, but a whole new lineup joined the party this week with this new video from TckTckTck and the Environmental Media Association….

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One Last Post on the Hacked Climate Emails: Scientists Speak Out

December 4, 2009 by  
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Image via Digital Journal I know everyone’s pretty sick of hearing about the hacked emails –believe you me, I am too. But I felt that the issue was creating enough confusion that the point needed to be driven home: these emails reflect some bad behavior by a few scientists, but reflect nothing on the overwhelming scientific consensus that..

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Bridges are for People: 7 Bridges that People Live and Work On

December 4, 2009 by  
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Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy, Wikipedia Commons Jeremy at Shareable writes about the glories of bridges: “By definition, a bridge connects one place to another, and thus seems to promise transition and adventure. Time seems to stand still as we make the crossing, wondering what new world might greet u… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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