Super Resilient Beach House Clad in Natural Black Rubber Absorbs Winter Heat in Kent

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Climate Change Forces Polar Bears to Consume More Contaminants

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Polar bear photo from Shutterstock A recent study found that the East Greenlandic population of polar bears is being exposed to more contaminants in their diet. As Arctic ice melts , polar bears are being forced to find food further south. Over the past 30 years, they have been eating more harp and hooded seals, which have high levels of contaminants in their tissues that are then passed to the bears after consumption. Read the rest of Climate Change Forces Polar Bears to Consume More Contaminants Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aarhus university , Arctic ice melt , carleton university , Climate Change , dalhousie university , east greenland , global warming , great lakes institute for environmental research , greenland institute of natural resources , harp seal , hooded seal , Inuit , national water research institute , pack ice , persistant organic pollutants , polar bear , POP , ring seal , scoresbysund , university of windsor        

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Students Break Vehicle Acceleration World Record By Traveling 0-62 mph in 2.15 Seconds!

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Who says electric vehicles  can’t out-muscle internal combustion engine cars? A racing team from DU Telft in The Netherlands just blasted past the zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration world record in an unbelievably fast time of 2.15 seconds. The previous world record was 2.68 seconds. According to Wikipedia , the DUT racing team not only own the world record for EVs, but for all production cars with the next fastest being the Ariel Atom V8, which held the previous fastest time since 2010 at 2.3 seconds. Read the rest of Students Break Vehicle Acceleration World Record By Traveling 0-62 mph in 2.15 Seconds! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DU Telft , DUT12 , electric vehicles , EV acceleration record , EVs , green transportation , internal combustion engine , racing , the netherlands , world acceleration record        

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14 Adorable Baby Pandas Line up for a Photo Shoot in Chengdu, China

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The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, China recently announced that they have 14 tiny, fluffy, adorable panda cubs! Born at the center between July and September this year, the cubs are a welcome addition to the sparse population of just 1,600 pandas around the world. Read the rest of 14 Adorable Baby Pandas Line up for a Photo Shoot in Chengdu, China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Births , Captive Population , Chengdu Research Base , china , endangered species , Giant Panda Breeding , panda , Panda Cubs , photo of panda cubs , Sichuan , Wildlife conservation        

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Nairobi Terrorist Attack Made Possible by the African Ivory Trade

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A report by the Environmental Investigation Agency has revealed a link between the terrorist group responsible for the recent attack at Westgate mall in Nairobi and Africa’s illegal ivory trade. Up to 40 percent of the funds used by al-Shabab to orchestrate the terrorist attack could have come from the sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn . Even though it is easy to assume poachers are to blame, the use of ivory for ornamental and medicinal purposes also puts significant fault with consumers. Read the rest of Nairobi Terrorist Attack Made Possible by the African Ivory Trade Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Africa , al-Shabab , elephants , Environmental Investigation Agency , Ivory Trade , nairobi , poaching , rhinos , terrorism , Terrorist Attack        

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