Humans Pushing Extinction Rates Up Faster Than Species Can Evolve – Will Hit 10,000x Historic Rates

March 9, 2010 by  
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photo: Kevin Walsh via flickr. You’ve probably heard the stat that extinction rates are currently somewhere between 100-1000 times historic levels, which is bad enough, but now the Guardian reports the head of the Species Survival Commission for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature says that we’ve “almost certainly” crossed the thresho..

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Humans Pushing Extinction Rates Up Faster Than Species Can Evolve – Will Hit 10,000x Historic Rates

Robot With Laser Vision Sorts Plastics, Boosts Recycling

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Photo via Osaka University Plastic recycling is often a conundrum. Sorting at home can be iffy, since consumers don’t always know what’s recyclable and what’s not in their area, and some plastic types like bioplastics aren’t easily discernible, or recyclable at all. This keeps recycling rates in many areas low

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More Than Jobs, We’ve Outsourced Our Carbon Emissions

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image: Carnegie Institution We’ve written about the phenomenon of outsourced carbon emissions a number of times, with the example of perhaps up to one third of China’s emissions coming from manufacturing goods destined for consumption abroad being most prominent. Well, a new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution adds some more data to our our understanding of this issue:..

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More Than Jobs, We’ve Outsourced Our Carbon Emissions

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