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Amazon Watch - Keep the Oil in the Ground in the Amazon

Amazon Watch - Keep the Oil in the Ground in the Amazon | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
Tell world leaders climate health depends on NOT drilling for oil in the Amazon!
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Amazon Drones Are Truly Revolutionary [Marketing]

Amazon Drones Are Truly Revolutionary [Marketing] | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
The most thrilling [marketing] advancement in recent years was unveiled last night on 60 Minutes. If you missed it—how could you have missed it?
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How do meteorologists fit into the 97% global warming consensus? | Dana Nuccitelli

How do meteorologists fit into the 97% global warming consensus? | Dana Nuccitelli | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
A new study examines meteorologists, the global warming consensus, political ideology, and climate expertise
Several surveys have found relatively low acceptance of human-caused global warming amongst meteorologists.
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VIDEO: Supercut of Politicians Using the Bible to Deny Climate Change - RYOT

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Raw Story VIDEO: Supercut of Politicians Using the Bible to Deny Climate Change RYOT Climate Desk, a partnership of publications dedicated to exploring the impact of climate change, uploaded a supercut of congressmen and senators over the past few...
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Climate Change Disproportionately Hurting Pakistan's Women, Report Finds - ThinkProgress

Climate Change Disproportionately Hurting Pakistan's Women, Report Finds - ThinkProgress | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
The Express Tribune Climate Change Disproportionately Hurting Pakistan's Women, Report Finds ThinkProgress If Pakistan's coastal region of Sindh is any indication, the adverse effects of climate change in developing countries will not be gender...
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How Climate Change is Helping Invasive Species Take Over | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine

How Climate Change is Helping Invasive Species Take Over | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
Longer seasons and warmer weather have combined to be a game-changer in the plant wars (Remember it all works together.

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'Climate changes increasing workload on women' – The Express ...

'Climate changes increasing workload on women' – The Express ... | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
Shirkat Gah's report gives suggestions on how women can cope with changing surroundings.
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Reality Drop: Spread Science about Climate Change, Global Warming

Reality Drop: Spread Science about Climate Change, Global Warming | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
Reality check: Climate change is real, and the clouds aren't going to save us. @RealityDrop http://t.co/PIIXcHewBg
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Al Gore: Climate change should be media's 'No. 1′ story - Washington Post (blog)

Al Gore: Climate change should be media's 'No. 1′ story - Washington Post (blog) | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
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Al Gore: Climate change should be media's 'No.
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The Real Impact Of Environmental Disasters [Infographic]

The Real Impact Of Environmental Disasters [Infographic] | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it

When an environmental disaster occurs, it can be devastating to ecosystems. More often that not, the public only hears about these incidents when they first become a problem.What we don’t often hear about is the fact that the ramifications of such incidents reach far and wide – impacting the environment for years and years to come.

The monetary and health-related consequences of these types of disasters are enormous. Cleanup costs, the initial costs associated with a disaster are defined as the amount it will take to return the affected area to normal. What isn’t accounted for in these “cleanup costs,” is the impact on communities and wildlife that will span decades. Oftentimes, the true impact of a disaster isn’t truly known for years.


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 2, 2013 7:44 PM

Visual.ly tells the story in a way that no one else can. The best of words and images, together.

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Global warming in one unmistakably compelling chart

Global warming in one unmistakably compelling chart | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
If you have any doubt the balance of the globe has warmed over the last century, view this chart.

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Science: The Consequence of Tree Pests and Diseases for Ecosystem Services

Science: The Consequence of Tree Pests and Diseases for Ecosystem Services | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it

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Single-cell genome sequencing gets better and better

Single-cell genome sequencing gets better and better | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it

Researchers led by bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have generated the most complete genome sequences from single E. coli cells and individual neurons from the human brain. The breakthrough comes from a new single-cell genome sequencing technique that confines genome amplification to fluid-filled wells with a volume of just 12 nanoliters. "Our preliminary data suggest that individual neurons from the same brain have different genetic compositions. This is a relatively new idea, and our approach will enable researchers to look at genomic differences between single cells with much finer detail," said Kun Zhang, a professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering and the corresponding author on the paper.

 

The researchers report that the genome sequences of single cells generated using the new approach exhibited comparatively little "amplification bias," which has been the most significant technological obstacle facing single-cell genome sequencing in the past decade. This bias refers to the fact that the amplification step is uneven, with different regions of a genome being copied different numbers of times. This imbalance complicates many downstream genomic analyses, including assembly of genomes from scratch and identifying DNA content variations among cells from the same individual.

 

Sequencing the genomes of single cells is of great interest to researchers working in many different fields. For example, probing the genetic make-up of individual cells would help researchers identify and understand a wide range of organisms that cannot be easily grown in the lab from the bacteria that live within our digestive tracts and on our skin, to the microscopic organisms that live in ocean water. Single-cell genetic studies are also being used to study cancer cells, stem cells and the human brain, which is made up of cells that increasingly appear to have significant genomic diversity.


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Eduardo Camina Paniagua's curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:55 AM
DNA sequencing is the process of determining the precise order of nucleotides within a DNA molecule. It includes any method or technology that is used to determine the order of the four bases in a strand of DNA. The advent of rapid DNA sequencing methods has greatly accelerated biological and medical research and discovery.

Knowledge of DNA sequences has become indispensable for basic biological research, and in numerous applied fields such as diagnostic, and biological systemathics. The rapid speed of sequencing attained with modern DNA sequencing technology has been instrumental in the sequencing of complete DNA sequences, or genomes of numerous types and species of life, including the human genome and other complete DNA sequences of many animal, plant, and microbiall species.

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A Modular & Flexible (shipping container) Terminal for the Port of Seville, Spain

A Modular & Flexible (shipping container) Terminal for the Port of Seville, Spain | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it

The Port of Seville needed a new Cruise Ship Terminal with a flexible character, multipurpose, extendable, easily removable and even movable.

This would permit to accomodate the unpredictable number of passengers in the port and it does not limit the possibilities of the urban-port valuable space of the Muelle de las Delicias. The Port Authority itself proposed to solve the project using sea containers. On the other hand, the place, near the historic centre, was claiming an object of architectural quality that would promote the dialogue between the port and its urban environment.

The on-site construction work could only last 15 days, the maximum time between two consecutive cruises docking. The modular construction with recycled shipping containers would be mostly finished in workshop, ensuring the precision of the on-site work...


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Ati Energia's curator insight, December 6, 2013 5:02 PM

Modular Buildings constructed with SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) and Powered by PV Panels and other Alternative Energy Systems . . . it is all happening and we want to participate!!! 

Lola Ripollés's curator insight, January 8, 2014 5:56 PM

Arquitectura modular para la autoridad portuaria de Sevilla- Nueva parada para los cruceros. Buen diseño, sostenible y eficiente.

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Global warming at work: how climate change affects the economy and labour

Global warming at work: how climate change affects the economy and labour | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
It is a sticky wicket and Hassan Yussuff knows it.

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Coffee Farmers Battle Climate Change - The Energy Collective

Coffee Farmers Battle Climate Change - The Energy Collective | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
Growing coffee is a proud, 200-year old tradition in Costa Rica. About half of Costa Rica's coffee is produced by small farmers, many of whom run small, shade-grown coffee operations. But Costa Rica's coffee industry is ...
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Climate science: can geoengineering save the world?

Climate science: can geoengineering save the world? | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
Climate professors Mike Hulme and David Keith go head to head over whether climate engineering could provide a solution to climate change
Geoengineering.
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Bonobo: 'Forgotten' ape threatened by human activity and forest loss

Bonobo: 'Forgotten' ape threatened by human activity and forest loss | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
The most detailed range-wide assessment of the bonobo (formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee) ever conducted has revealed that this poorly known and endangered great ape is quickly losing space in a world with growing human populations.
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Natural Green Salt Alternatives for Melting Ice and Snow - GreenMoxie

Natural Green Salt Alternatives for Melting Ice and Snow - GreenMoxie | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
Salt does a great job of melting ice but its pretty bad news for you, your pets, the environment and your garden. Here's some green living alternatives to melt ice.
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How to win the argument on climate change: a five point plan (Part 3 and final)

How to win the argument on climate change: a five point plan (Part 3 and final) | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
Simon Maxwell - bridging research and policy in international development (@chris_dodwell And you've been in the thick of it, Chris - implementation. What have you learned? Is my Part 3 right?
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Al Gore goes vegan, with little fanfare

Al Gore goes vegan, with little fanfare | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
Al Gore has gone vegan. (. @algore goes #vegan, faces ultimate inconvenient truth—FINALLY! Animal ag is prime contributor to climate change.
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Climate change will make the Arctic a new battleground. Here's how America ... - Grist

Climate change will make the Arctic a new battleground. Here's how America ... - Grist | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
Climate change will make the Arctic a new battleground. Here's how America ...
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Climate change is shifting the landscape in the Arctic more rapidly than anywhere else in the world.
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Infographic: What is natural capital?

Infographic:  What is natural capital? | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it
Valuing nature may be complex but it could prove vital for future wellbeing and economic development

This infographic illustrates the economic benefits of wood compared to those that are gained from trees.


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 9, 2013 3:52 PM

The value of wood versus trees. Seems we have things backwards.

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:49 PM

These concepts be best encapsulated by the phrase "ecosystem services."

Peter Fagerström's curator insight, December 14, 2013 5:33 AM

The wood part is overly simplified but the point is valid.

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A Look at the First Shipping Container Home in New Orleans

A Look at the First Shipping Container Home in New Orleans | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it

This home was designed by the Toronto-based maker of prefab homes, MekaWorld, and is the first container home in New Orleans. It is made up of two shipping containers and has a net living area of 640 square feet.

The compact design has large windows installed on each side, letting plenty of natural light into the house. The windows and sliding doors are double glazed and thermally broken; the house is also designed to withstand winds of up to 130 mph.


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Julia LeMense's curator insight, November 16, 2013 1:59 PM

A much better use of containers than stacking them up around economically depressed and environmentally degraded neighborhoods to the point that those in the neighborhood cannot see anything other than containers....

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Blooming Bamboo Home: A Modular Solution for Emergency Housing

Blooming Bamboo Home: A Modular Solution for Emergency Housing | ecosystem integration | Scoop.it

H&P Architects from Vietnam provide an effective solution to emergency housing with this simple self-assembly home that can be mass produced at a minimal cost in a span of 25 days. BB (Blooming Bamboo) home is one solution to housing for millions of people in calamity-hit locations.

The prototype has just been completed last month in Cau Dien Town, Tu Liem District, Ha Noi, Vietnam. From a bamboo module, each house is simply assembled with bolting, binding, hanging, placing. The structure is strong enough to withstand 1.5m-high floods.
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jardinelviejito's curator insight, November 18, 2013 6:52 AM

Con el uso de materia prima renovable se pueden lograr cosas asombrosas en cualquier lugar del mundo. La diferencia la hace la buena voluntad de las Instituciones y de la gente que maneja estas ideas, logrando así resultados que a todos nos parecen asombrosos, pero que en realidad lo que tienen de bueno es que se llevaron a cabo. 

¿Cuál puede ser tu aporte, tu granito de arena en este mar de ideas global?