New Study Reveals Earth’s Oceans May Be Almost as Old as the Planet

October 31, 2014 by  
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A groundbreaking new study led by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has revealed that the first evidence of water on Earth and in the inner solar system dates the arrival of water to a much earlier time than previously believed. Thanks to new data from NASA’s 4-Vesta project, the team demonstrated that the most primitive type of known meteorite could have brought water to Earth very early on in the planet’s formation. The implications for an earlier “wet Earth” include the possibility that life on our planet began much earlier than previously thought and could once have existed on the other inner planets . Read the rest of New Study Reveals Earth’s Oceans May Be Almost as Old as the Planet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 4-Vesta , age of water , asteroids , Earth’s water almost as old as the planet , isotopes , meteorites , nasa , water in the solar system , water issues , WHOI , Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Atelier Data Transforms an Old Horse Stable into a Simple but Stunning Home in Portugal

October 31, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Atelier Data Transforms an Old Horse Stable into a Simple but Stunning Home in Portugal Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , adaptive reuse , Alcácer do Sal , Alentejo , Atelier Data , barn rehabilitation , barn renovation , eco home , eco house , farm rehabilitation , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green home , green renovation , horse stable , mews , mews housing , portugal , stable renovation , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , sustainable home

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Salt Destroys Manhattan-Sized Croplands Every Week, UN Study Shows

October 31, 2014 by  
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A new UN paper  reveals that excess salt in the soil has destroyed 20 percent of all irrigated land worldwide — an area equal to the size of France. Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated cropland in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt. With the world population expected to hit nine to 10 billion people by 2050, obviously we can’t afford to be losing productive, arable land. Thankfully, the report also makes a number of recommendations for swift action to reverse the trend before it becomes too expensive to do so. Read the rest of Salt Destroys Manhattan-Sized Croplands Every Week, UN Study Shows Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , economic impact of salinity , farm land , farming , global development , irrigation , loss of farm land to salt , report , salinity , salt , study , United Nations , United Nations University , water issues

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Fukushima "Worse Than Chernobyl" When It Comes To Oceans

May 20, 2011 by  
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Image via Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The disaster in Fukushima still has Japan and the rest of the world reeling at the dangers of nuclear power plants.

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Why We Need the EPA: The Daily Show Edition (Video)

May 20, 2011 by  
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The Daily Show – Exclusive – Lisa P. Jackson Extended Interview Pt

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MIT Researchers Find Greener Way to Make Carbon Nanotubes

November 10, 2010 by  
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Carbon nanotubes are a cutting-edge component used in the fields of electronics, medicine and industrial design due to their size, strength and electrical properties. However during their production, large amounts of greenhouse gases, including hazardous air pollutants, are released into the atmosphere. On top of that, several hundred tons of chemicals are used in their manufacturing

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How Nature’s Deep Sea ‘Antenna’ Puzzled the World

April 18, 2010 by  
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Oceanographic researchers photographed a strange object, 3 miles beneath the waves. In 1964, while trolling the depths to photograph the ocean floor, the crew of the oceanographic research ship USNS Eltanin made a startling discovery in the waters near Antarctica . Amid the countless prints of vast terrain 13,500 feet beneath the waves, one picture contained something that no one could imagine: what appeared to be a large antenna, anchored to the seabed.

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Scientists Develop First Underwater Robot Powered Entirely by Ocean’s Thermal Energy

April 9, 2010 by  
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Everyone loves a cool robot , and this new one blows others out of the water. A team of researchers recently developed Sounding Oceanographic Lagrangrian Observer Thermal RECharging (SOLO-TREC) , the world’s first underwater robotic vehicle powered entirely by thermal energy, a completely renewable resource. The robot is poised to revolutionize ocean monitoring: Because it is not limited by a depleting energy source, it can stay underwater for unprecedented amounts of time

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Crazy Tsunami Maps From NOAA – And You Thought the Recent Chile Earthquake Was Bad…

March 2, 2010 by  
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The 2010 Chile tsunami (above) and the 1960 one (below).

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Best and Worst of 2009: TreeHugger’s Most Popular Stories on Digg

December 21, 2009 by  
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Image: Courtesy of Larry Madin, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Digg.com continues to be an important player in the social news world and as such is a good place to find and share stories. Last year I brought you 75 Stories You Dugg: A Year of TreeHugger on Digg.com , and 2009 was another big year for the social media site and we saw a bunch of our stories become popular.

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