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19-Year-Old Figured Out How To Clean Up The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch In Just 10 Years

19-Year-Old Figured Out How To Clean Up The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch In Just 10 Years | 9 Environmental Science | Scoop.it
Global warming isn’t the only environmental nightmare that scientists are struggling to solve.
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Climate Change and Violence | The Scientist Magazine®

Climate Change and Violence | The Scientist Magazine® | 9 Environmental Science | Scoop.it
An analysis of 60 studies finds that warmer temperatures and extreme rainfall lead to a rise in violence.
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Pollution-Killing Material: Smog-Eating Cement

Pollution-Killing Material: Smog-Eating Cement | 9 Environmental Science | Scoop.it
Remember that crazy CO2 Scraper Concept? It called for a towering structure filled with trees, to scrub the surrounding air of carbon dioxide.
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Battling the plastic pollution problem with Team Out of Sight Out of Mind

Battling the plastic pollution problem with Team Out of Sight Out of Mind | 9 Environmental Science | Scoop.it

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was another impetus for change. “We felt an obligation as paddlers to do more,” says Self, “but with so many challenges facing oceans and rivers around the world, we had to be realistic about what we could actually do to change things.” And so they became Team Out of Sight Out of Mind and committed to document the plastic pollution and to battle the root of the problem—the ambivalence most people have for the environment—by promoting outdoor recreation.


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Consuming Ourselves Out Of Existence: Economic report into biodiversity crisis

Consuming Ourselves Out Of Existence: Economic report into biodiversity crisis | 9 Environmental Science | Scoop.it

May 21, 2010 Guardian

Species losses around the world could really cost us the Earth with food shortages, floods and expensive clean up costs.. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/21/biodiversity-un-report

 

• UN biodiversity report calls for global action to prevent destruction of nature http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-report

 

 

 


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Candy Copeland's curator insight, November 3, 2013 11:45 PM

Sadly, most people don't care about our biodiversity.  Or the world they will be leaving their future generations.  

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Pesticides significantly reduce biodiversity in aquatic environments

Pesticides significantly reduce biodiversity in aquatic environments | 9 Environmental Science | Scoop.it
The pesticides, many of which are currently used in Europe and Australia, are responsible for reducing the regional diversity of invertebrates in streams and rivers by up to 42 percent, researchers report.

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Ten reasons to have a worm farm; Worms from Earthly Delight - Christchurch, New Zealand

Ten reasons to have a worm farm; Worms from Earthly Delight - Christchurch, New Zealand | 9 Environmental Science | Scoop.it
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5 Human Impacts on the Environment: Crash Course Ecology #10

Hank gives the run down on the top five ways humans are negatively impacting the environment and having detrimental effects on the valuable ...youtube.com
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Bracelets made from recycled flip-flops

Bracelets made from recycled flip-flops | 9 Environmental Science | Scoop.it

Every year thousands of discarded flip flops/ rubber thongs wash up on the shores of East Africa causing serious problems and endangering marine life. Turtle hatchlings have difficulty reaching the ocean through all the rubbish, and plankton feeders such as whales swallow and suffocate on the rubber.

This is just one more problem in communities already suffering from poverty and underdevelopment. A clever project began with a group of women from Kiwayu, a small island on the northern Kenyan coastline. They started to clean the coast by collecting the waste, which included plastic and old tyres in addition to flip flops. The trash then gained new life in a ingenious recycling program. The waste was cleaned, beaded into raw material for production and turned into colourful and unique hand-made art pieces.

These recycled bracelets are one of the products of that program. They are the perfect eco-friendly accessory or just a fun and unique gift. The colourful bracelets are made in Kenya from the recycled rubber thongs ( flip-flops ) which washed up on the beaches. Collected and cut into small tube shaped beads then strung together to make these brilliant earth and people friendly bracelets. These really would make a perfect friendship bracelet, symbolic of the bond between you and someone you care about and the bond between you and the Earth. With recycled material making up 100% of these bracelets, what better way to show people you care about them and the environment, all while supporting West African communities.


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Urban trees remove fine particulate air pollution, save lives

Urban trees remove fine particulate air pollution, save lives | 9 Environmental Science | Scoop.it
Biologists have estimated how much fine particulate matter is removed by trees in 10 cities, their impact on PM2.5 concentrations and associated values and impacts on human health.
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CO2ngress Towers: Reducing air pollution in Chicago + increasing public awareness

CO2ngress Towers:  Reducing air pollution in Chicago + increasing public awareness | 9 Environmental Science | Scoop.it

“Every day, 77,000 carbon-emitting vehicles fly past the Congress Parkway interchange, polluting the air. This project creates a gateway over the corridor that filters air and fuels a new breed of car for its residents.”

Aimed to increase public awareness and improve public health, the CO2ngress Gateway Towers absorb the CO2 emissions from passing cars, which is fed to algae grown in the building. The algae then helps with the processing of biofuels which supply the building residents’ eco-friendly cars.

The two towers split and converge at the top to create an iconic gateway to the city. A bridge joins the two towers and contains a public restaurant with views of neighboring buildings. Pedestrian connections are landscaped at the base, giving a human scale to a car-centric urban identity.

Additionally, the double-skin facade helps reduce traffic noise and offers enclosed balconies. Natural cross-ventilation of the units is enabled through the building’s atrium. The terraces are enclosed by bio-reactor tubes which grow the algae responsible for biofuel processing...


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Avneel Channan's curator insight, March 27, 2015 8:27 AM

This is a very innovative way of clearing C02 from the air. This is only the beginning of what this technology can bring to renewable energy and can really become evolutionary not to far from the future.  

Zohair Ahmed's curator insight, May 26, 2015 11:57 PM

These two buildings reduce air pollution in Chicago by absorbing CO2 from cars and feeding it to algae grown inside the building.


This architectual concept is very amazing, for it may influence many other buildings to do a similar process of removing pollution. Pollution from transportation is affiliated with Unit 7 as an Urban environmental issue.

Clayton Nelson's curator insight, December 3, 2015 10:06 AM

This is a great and awesome idea! Not only do they help the environment their appearance is also awesome. Now someone should convince all other large cities to build these.  CN