We Earthlings: Rising Sea Levels & Disappearing Beaches

March 10, 2020 by  
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We can expect big changes in our coastlines as climate … The post We Earthlings: Rising Sea Levels & Disappearing Beaches appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Jim Giles announces VERGE Food

March 9, 2020 by  
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GreenBiz’s Jim Giles announces a new component to the VERGE conference ecosystem: VERGE Food, focusing on the rising interest in sustainable food systems. From GreenBiz 20.

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High-tech wetsuit protects divers and surfers from toxic elements in the oceans

November 6, 2019 by  
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With ocean waters being polluted at an astonishing rate, swimmers, divers and surfers are putting their lives at risk simply by entering the water. Vissla and Surfrider have collaborated on a slightly depressing solution aimed to keep water-lovers safe. The Rising Seas Wetsuit is a high-tech body suit that uses nanotechnology to block the absorption of any harmful pollutants in the water. Additionally, Nitrile pads on the stomach, elbows and knees help surfers maintain their grip on the board, even in seriously slimy conditions. Unfortunately, despite concerted efforts around the world to stave off any more damage, oceans are becoming suffocated with harmful bacteria, viruses, algal blooms, oil spills, trash — you name it. It is becoming common practice to close beaches due to the presence of harmful bacteria. Related: Yves Béhar recycles wetsuits and boat sails into ocean-friendly bags The innovative wetsuit is designed to allow divers and surfers to enjoy the waters, no matter how toxic they become . According to the design team, the Rising Seas Wetsuit includes a built-in bio-defense system that offers an impenetrable level of protection to the wearer while they are in the water. The futuristic wetsuit is made out of an Anti-R material that uses nanotechnology to block the absorption of harmful pollutants. The suit includes sensors that monitor the water conditions for bacteria levels, radiation and overall toxicity. All of this information is displayed on a digital LED display that is controlled by a touchscreen control panel on the forearm. The system allows swimmers and divers to access information easily and set preferences, such as alerts for extreme conditions. It also comes with satellite GPS services that provide location-based swell charts and current weather information. According to Vissla, the wetsuit is in the concept stages, and the team emphasized that this is a project they “never want to make a reality.” But its design is meant to draw attention to the extremely urgent issue of ocean pollution and rising sea levels . + Vissla + Surfrider Via Uncrate Images via Vissla

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Climate denier Donald Trump’s favorite Florida estate is being swallowed by the sea

July 8, 2016 by  
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Call it karma, fate or just a really satisfying bit of irony: one of America’s most vociferous opponents to climate change is experiencing some of the worst of its effects. Donald Trump’s favorite property in Palm Beach Florida is being swallowed by the rising ocean, and fast. The short-fingered-vulgarian’s Mar-a-Lago estate could be a full foot underwater by 2030. Do you hear that? That’s the sound of thousands of scientists laughing maniacally at the deliciousness of it all. At the Mar-a-Lago club, Trump owns a massive historic mansion on the beach, along with ample grounds. Right now, seasonal tides crawl across the lawns, roads and beaches of the property. That’s bad enough, but things are only going to get worse. While the mansion itself will probably avoid being submerged, the property is doomed to struggle with access problems and safety issues caused by the climbing seas. And that’s assuming the estate doesn’t get smacked by the next big tropical storm. Unfortunately, the situation isn’t actually funny. Mayors in Florida are scrambling to cope with the rising seas that are flooding higher across the state every year. Disappearing beaches and flooded streets have raised some pretty hefty price tags as civic leaders struggle to cope with the watery influx. All of this makes Trump’s brush-off seem particularly arrogant given the personal impact that the ” mangled apricot hellbeast ” is experiencing at his own properties. Related: Would a Trump presidency undo the UN climate change agreement? Trump, who once acknowledged the reality of climate change, now calls it all a Chinese hoax on the world. But though he talks about the “hoax” of global warming, he is quietly protecting some of his other investments from its effects . Seems like the Donald is either talking out of both sides of his mouth or he is very, very confused about how science works. Via The Guardian Images via Gage Skidmore

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New Report Shows Startling Connection Between Slowing Gulf Stream and Rising Sea Levels on the East Coast

February 14, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Scientists project that on average, the world’s oceans will rise about 3 feet by 2100, putting low-lying areas in danger, contaminating water supplies and undermining roads, airports, port facilities and power plants. But even this dire prediction isn’t severe enough to describe what is happening on the east coast of the United States, where sea levels are rising at an even faster rate. The reason for this, according to a new  study in the February Journal of Geophysical Research, is that the Gulf Stream that moves north and then east toward northern Europe—and usually regulates sea levels in the region—is itself slowing down due to the effects of global warming. Read the rest of New Report Shows Startling Connection Between Slowing Gulf Stream and Rising Sea Levels on the East Coast Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: global warming slowing down gulf stream , gulf stream , gulf stream flow , gulf stream regulates sea levels , journal of geophysical research , rising sea levels , rising sea levels on the US east coast , slowing of the gulf stream

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February 14, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Scientists project that on average, the world’s oceans will rise about 3 feet by 2100, putting low-lying areas in danger, contaminating water supplies and undermining roads, airports, port facilities and power plants. But even this dire prediction isn’t severe enough to describe what is happening on the east coast of the United States, where sea levels are rising at an even faster rate. The reason for this, according to a new  study in the February Journal of Geophysical Research, is that the Gulf Stream that moves north and then east toward northern Europe—and usually regulates sea levels in the region—is itself slowing down due to the effects of global warming. Read the rest of New Report Shows Startling Connection Between Slowing Gulf Stream and Rising Sea Levels on the East Coast Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: global warming slowing down gulf stream , gulf stream , gulf stream flow , gulf stream regulates sea levels , journal of geophysical research , rising sea levels , rising sea levels on the US east coast , slowing of the gulf stream

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13 Green Design Valentines for the Designers, Architects and Visionaries We Love!

February 14, 2013 by  
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February 14, 2013 by  
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Smart meter shipments gaining steam in Europe and China

October 15, 2012 by  
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Companies like Echelon are expanding into international markets. Can other manufacturers take advantage of the rising demand?

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Commercializing the rising tide of ocean plastic

August 23, 2012 by  
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Can a small group of beachcombers revolutionize plastics packaging?

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