Perk Up Your Workout with a Recycled Coffee Grounds Sports Bra

July 24, 2017 by  
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The earth is home to a colossal 5.5 billion tons of plastic waste infiltrating our land and seas, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances. If the image of a polluted plastic planet perturbs you, pay attention. The study…

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Aircraft Punching Holes In Clouds Can Increase Precipitation Around Airports

July 1, 2011 by  
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Aircraft-induced cloud hole over Antarctica, image courtesy Science /AAAS Definitely interesting: New research in the journal Science shows how airplanes can affect the local weather around airports. As the planes fly through the clouds, they can punch holes through ones contained supercooled water, in turn stimulating precipitation.

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GM Cotton Fails – Insect Pests Thriving on Indian Plants When They Should Be Dead

December 16, 2010 by  
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photo: Beau / Creative Commons An article in the latest issue of the journal Current Science raises serious questions about the long-term viability of genetically-modified Bt cotton to actually do what it’s intended to do, increase pest resistance. Scientists have found for the first time b…

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We’ve Simply Run Out Of Room to Expand Fishing

December 8, 2010 by  
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photo: lamoix / Creative Commons Sorry to be the downer on the already depressing subject of overfishing, but a new study in the journal PLoS ONE (coming to TreeHugger via Mongabay ) just reinforces the notion that we’re fishing… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Chimps Found Deactivating Snares Set By Human Bushmeat Hunters

September 3, 2010 by  
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photo: Graham Racher via flickr Go chimps, go! An interesting new paper in the journal Primates documents how a group of chimpanzees in Bossou, Guinea have been successfully deactivating snares set by human bushmeat hunters. Though not always successful, the scienti… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Biochar Alone Could Offset 12% of All Human Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Study

August 10, 2010 by  
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Through application to soil in farmer’s fields, biochar both can help increase soil fertility and store carbon emissions. Photo: Feral Arts via flickr. More new info on the potential of biochar to help combat climate change: A study in the journal Nature Communications shows that up to 12% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans could be offset by p..

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Volcanic Rift in Ethiopian Desert Confirmed As Beginning of New Sea

November 3, 2009 by  
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photo: © thebigmonkey via flickr. A 35-mile long volcanic rift in the Ethiopian desert that opened up back in 2005 has been confirmed as likely being the beginning of a new sea

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The Sahara Forest Project Is a Visionary "Do"

November 3, 2009 by  
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Image via Sahara Meteorite Prospecting I recently returned from the Do Lectures in Wales, a collection of talks given by visionary people who’ve decided to put their ideas into action; to “do.” I walked away inspired by nearly all of the lectures, but there was one lecture in particular that got my design juices flowing. It was given by Michael Pawlyn , architect and co-founder of the Sahara Forest Project ….

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