#ClearThePitch helps make fields safe from landmines so kids can play soccer

April 6, 2016 by  
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Grey for Good, the philanthropic arm of Grey Group Singapore , has teamed up with DanChurchAid (DCA) to drive support for creating safer communities in post-conflict zones around the world – communities free of dangerous remnants of war such as land mines, unexploded ammunition and cluster bombs. This campaign tackles a topic often described as one of the most evil problems affecting millions of civilians in over 60 countries around the world. And while it will take a mammoth effort by DCA and other organizations to eradicate, the topic does not feature a lot in the public conversation or the media. To change this, the initiative #ClearThePitch builds an emotional link to one of the world’s biggest sports: soccer . It’s a universal sport and is played on streets, fields, playgrounds, parking lots and many more places. But due to remnants of war such as land mines, cluster bombs and unexploded ammunition, in large parts of the world playing soccer on fields can be extremely dangerous. Especially for children. With #ClearThePitch, you can help bring attention to the problem and help clean up these areas so kids can play safe again. + DanChurchAid + Grey

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Researchers discover toxic heavy metals in Portland’s trees and air

April 6, 2016 by  
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We don’t often think about whether there are toxins in the trees around us, but researchers in Portland, Oregon recently made a very unsettling discovery. Common tree moss in the area contains dangerous  heavy metals  like arsenic, and it isn’t just in the trees – it’s in the air, too. Read the rest of Researchers discover toxic heavy metals in Portland’s trees and air

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This windproof glass lets you savor wine in the great outdoors

April 6, 2016 by  
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Spring is here and we all know what that means — it’s picnic season ! You may have your picnic basket with all the appropriate accoutrements, but what about wine glasses? Behold, the world’s first windproof wine glass that allows you to enjoy wine in the great outdoors without any fear of tipping over at first wind’s blow. The POINTER wine glass pins right in the ground, so you can enjoy a classy beverage anytime, anywhere. Great for a picnic, beach outing, or a little R&R in the garden, this elegant yet practical Dutch-designed glass lets you skip the plastic cups altogether. + POINTER The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Scientists Grow Human Heart Tissue That Can Beat Autonomously

August 14, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Scientists are inching ever closer to manufacturing an artificial, lab-grown human heart after a team of  University of Pittsburgh researchers successfully produced heart tissue that can beat autonomously . Using pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) generated from mature human skin, the team attached the cells to a mouse heart, and after 20 days of blood supply, the heart began beating autonomously. While it will still be quite some time before we see an entire lab-grown human heart, this development represents a pretty good start! Read the rest of Scientists Grow Human Heart Tissue That Can Beat Autonomously Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: heart , heart tissue , human heart , lab-grown heart , lab-grown human heart , Lei Yang , medical innovation , scientific breakthroughs , university of pittsburgh        

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Why transformation of the U.S. electricity system is critical

January 18, 2013 by  
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While it will be difficult, it's necessary if the country is to get a handle on its greenhouse gas emissions.

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Chinese City of Guangzhou To Limit New Car Ownership Via Lottery System

September 5, 2012 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock The idea that China’s roads are mostly populated by bicycles is unfortunately a fading concept. In many major Chinese cities , traffic congestion is a massive problem, and cities like Shanghai and Beijing suffering heavy air pollution as a result. However, the Chinese city of Guangzhou has decided to take action by limiting car registrations through a license plate lottery . While it will likely cut down on air pollution, the move has also raised concerns about fairness. Read the rest of Chinese City of Guangzhou To Limit New Car Ownership Via Lottery System Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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The Range of the 2011 Brammo Enertia Electric Motorcycle Has Been DOUBLED!

October 19, 2010 by  
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Photo: Brammo Electric Commuting Has Never Been This Fun The Enertia electric motorcycle by Brammo is getting a substantial upgrade for 2011.

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Drought Could Overtake Much of World by 2030, Rise to Unprecedented Levels by 2100

October 19, 2010 by  
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