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80,000 bats driven out of Australian town with gunfire

80,000 bats driven out of Australian town with gunfire | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
A colony of 80,000 bats has been driven out of a town in Australia's north Queensland by the sounds of helicopters, gun blasts and horns

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Marissa Roy's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:18 AM

Although the bats were being disturbing to the Queensland, they will have to go somewhere! Disrupting that many bats will have consequences on another part of the globe.

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What is a derecho?

What is a derecho? | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
Meteorologists warn of unusual weather phenomenon after enormous line of storms moves from Midwest to East Coast

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, June 12, 2013 6:56 PM

"It's a cluster of thunderstorms that congeal into a line, and that line will then start moving east or southeast, and as it progresses the winds increase and produce damage along that path," said Jim Keeney, weather program manager at the National Weather Service's office in Kansas City, Mo.

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Health - 9 Unknown & Shocking Facts about Food Industry | Infographics

Health - 9 Unknown & Shocking Facts about Food Industry | Infographics | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
Infographic on Health facts with facts about Food Industry on shocking poor and cheap crops production with Poor quality maintenance of Food and Wheat and Crops
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Katharine Powell Volunteer in Kpando, Ghana Africa | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks

Katharine Powell Volunteer in Kpando, Ghana Africa | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA? I could not have asked for any better customer service from Sarah
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Katherine Powell (University of Akron) Ghana - Health Care Program (9 days): Given I had never traveled outside of the United States, traveling to Ghana proved to be a major culture shock in more ways than one. The heat was incredible, the people were unbelievable. Everyone there exuded a relaxed nature, and everyone on my team agrees that the Ghanaians exhibited a level of generous hospitality unmatched by anyone anywhere. Traveling as a student, I was uncertain as to what sort of cases we would be seeing, and what type of circumstances we would find ourselves facing. However, through the guidance of Edem and his family, that skepticism quickly fell away as we dove into learning about the culture, meeting the locals, and providing care and education to those who would not otherwise have had the chance to learn about health and their bodies. As a students, I felt empowered to then return the education I was receiving overseas to the beautiful people of Ghana. We encountered many obstacles, such as limited supplies, and spiritual traditions that greatly minimized our ability to apply the necessary care. We were all able to take home a different aspect of learning, teaching and culture by the end of the week. My only regret was that this trip was in fact so short in length. Should there be a next time, I would aim for at least two weeks. Between the hospitality of Edem and his family, the helpfulness of the ABV staff in the States, and my team, I don’t see why we wouldn’t return in the near future.

http://feedback.abroaderview.org/2013/06/07/katharine-powell-volunteer-in-kpando-ghana-africa/

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Daily calcium linked to longer life in women - MCGILL (CAN) Futurity.org

Daily calcium linked to longer life in women - MCGILL (CAN) Futurity.org | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it

Women who consume 1,000 mg of calcium a day—regardless if consumed in food or supplements—may live longer, new research suggests.

Calcium, an essential nutrient for bone health, is commonly found in dairy products as well as vitamins. Despite calcium’s health benefits, past studies have linked calcium supplements to heart disease risk.

The researchers analyzed data from the large-scale Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) seeking to determine whether calcium and vitamin D intake were associated with overall increased risk of death. The research is published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

 


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Stanford scientists develop new type of solar structure that cools buildings in full sunlight

Stanford scientists develop new type of solar structure that cools buildings in full sunlight | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it

Homes and buildings chilled without air conditioners. Car interiors that don't heat up in the summer sun. Tapping the frigid expanses of outer space to cool the planet. Science fiction, you say? Well, maybe not any more.
A team of researchers at Stanford has designed an entirely new form of cooling structure that cools even when the sun is shining. Such a structure could vastly improve the daylight cooling of buildings, cars and other structures by reflecting sunlight back into the chilly vacuum of space.


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Chris Smith's comment, May 23, 2013 6:42 PM
Awesome.
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400 ppm CO2: What It Means

400 ppm CO2: What It Means | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
Learn about what the number 400 means for our future. On May 9th, for the first time ever, the world's most important CO2 monitoring station recorded daily CO2 concentrations above 400 parts per million -- the highest levels found on earth in over 5 million years.Already we're seeing the deadly effects of climate change in the form of rising seas, wildfires and extreme weather of all kinds, and passing 400 PPM is an ominous sign of what might come next.The safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmostphere is 350 parts per million, but the only way to get there is to immediately transition the global economy away from fossil fuels and into into renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable farming practices in all sectors (agriculture, transport, manufacturing, etc.).

While the level fluctuates seasonally and varies across different latitudes, this is yet another sign that our dependence on fossil fuels is out of control.


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Anne Caspari's curator insight, May 12, 2013 4:48 PM

this is quite a line to cross. 

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Watch an Interactive Time-Lapse of Earth's History From Space by Google, NASA and TIME

Watch an Interactive Time-Lapse of Earth's History From Space by Google, NASA and TIME | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted to go back in time to see what the planet looked like in yesteryear? Today, Google working with TIME magazine, NASA and the U.S.

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Steven Hughes's curator insight, May 9, 2013 12:49 PM

Incredible TimeLapse from Space...Must See

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"... releasing more than a quarter-century of images of Earth taken from satellites in space, all compiled for the first time ever into an awesome interactive time-lapse experience! Google believes "this is the most comprehensive picture of our changing planet ever made available to the public."

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Watch Rio Erase and Rebuild Its Entire Waterfront in 3 Minutes

To learn more http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/04/watch-rio-erase-and-rebuild-its-entire-waterfront-3-minutes/5373/

 


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Student-Designed Chaac Ha Water Collector Can Harvest 2.5 Liters of Drinking Water from Dew Each Night

Student-Designed Chaac Ha Water Collector Can Harvest 2.5 Liters of Drinking Water from Dew Each Night | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
The Chaac Ha Water Collector, designed by students in the Yucatan region of Southern Mexico, can harvest up to 2.5 liters of dew for drinking water a night.
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Researchers Unveil Flexible Solar Cell Roof Shingles

Researchers Unveil Flexible Solar Cell Roof Shingles | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
By far one of the most wasted spaces of every residence is the roof - of course it is there to protect us from the elements, but surely it can be put to better use.
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Sea Turtle Impacts-Gulf Oil Spill

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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Fisheries Office of Protected Resources, the Kemp’s Ridley, which are distributed largely throughout the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Atlantic seaboard, has experienced a dramatic decrease in nesting sizes since 1947 from an estimated 42,000 to just 200 annually between 1978 and 1991.

However, this number has increased steadily over the past decade peaking in 2009 at just over 20,000.

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Hospitals see surge of superbug-fighting products

Hospitals see surge of superbug-fighting products | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
In U.S. hospitals, an estimated 1 in 20 patients pick up infections they didn't have when they arrived, some caused by dangerous 'superbugs' that are hard to treat.
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Noob? Don't Buy A DSLR

Noob? Don't Buy A DSLR | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
You want to get more into photography. You've got somewhere between a few and several hundred dollars to spend on a camera. You want to learn a little bit

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planetMitch's curator insight, July 22, 2013 5:36 PM

Well, everyone's entitled to their opinion :)

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Case Study: Why Big Sodas is Bad for Health & Facts | All Infographics

Case Study: Why Big Sodas is Bad for Health & Facts | All Infographics | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
Infographics on How Sodas, cold beverage can harm health & cause heart attack and cancer disease on world population, aiming for more risk by public health statement
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Health Review - How Sitting all day Decreases Human Life | Infographics

Health Review - How Sitting all day Decreases Human Life | Infographics | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
Infographic on decrease in human life by sitting all day on Chair in front of PC or TV with health review and tips to overcome it with mobile health apps
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Panama’s Indigenous People Reject UN Forest Plan

Panama’s Indigenous People Reject UN Forest Plan | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
More than half of Panama's forests are on land belonging to indigenous people, who say a key UN policy designed to safeguard the forests is in fact over-riding their interests.

 

REDD – Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation – is designed to slow climate change by preventing the destruction of the world’s most vulnerable forests. It is a key part of the UN’s attempts to tackle a warming climate, and failure in Panama will have impacts much further afield.

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y the National Coordinating Body of Indigenous Peoples in Panama (Coonapip), will test a provision of the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which says they have the right to refuse projects and investments which affect their natural resources.

“When it comes to the forests of Panama, we are not mere stakeholders to be consulted”, said Betanio Chiquidama, president of Coonapip and cacique (chief) of a reserve that is home to more than 33,000 people in the east of the country.

 

“More than half the country’s forests are on the lands of indigenous people. How can an effective plan to save these forests be negotiated if the indigenous leaders are not at the table?

 

“The pressure on the forests has never been greater – for food, fuel, fibre and mineral exploration. But we also know that there are other lands that could be used for these purposes; the answer is not to kill our forests.”

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World's oldest flowing water, trapped in mine for billions of years

World's oldest flowing water, trapped in mine for billions of years | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
Water found in a deep, isolated reservoir in Timmins, Ont., has been trapped there for 1.5 billion to 2.64 billion years — since around the time the first multicellular life arose on the planet — Canadian and British scientists say.

 

The water pouring out of boreholes 2.4 kilometres below the surface in the northern Ontario copper and zinc mine is older than any other free-flowing water ever discovered. It is rich in dissolved gases such as hydrogen and methane that could theoretically provide support for microbial life.

 

"What we can be sure of is that we have identified a way in which planets can create and preserve an environment friendly to microbial life for billions of years," said a statement from Greg Holland, the Lancaster University geochemist who is the lead author of the study.

 

His Canadian co-authors included Barbara Sherwood Lollar and Georges Lacrampe-Couloume at the University of Toronto; Greg Slater at McMaster University in Hamilton; and Long Li, who is currently an assistant professor at the University of Alberta, but worked on the project while at the University of Toronto.

 

Some Canadian members of the team are currently testing the water to see if it contains microbial life — if they exist, those microbes may have been isolated from the sun and the Earth's surface for billions of years and may reveal how microbes evolve in isolation.

 

Microbes that have been isolated for tens of millions of years have been found in water with similar chemistry at even slightly deeper depths below the surface in a South African gold mine, using hydrogen gas as an energy source, the researchers noted.

 

The researchers estimated how old the water was based on an analysis of the xenon gas dissolved in it. Like many other elements, xenon comes in forms with different masses, known as isotopes. The water in the Timmins mine contained an unusually high level of lighter isotopes of xenon that are thought to have come from the Earth's atmosphere at the time it became trapped.

 


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Turn water into fuel - Edward Mitchell to bring Stanley Meyer's Water Fuel Capacitor to life

Turn water into fuel - Edward Mitchell to bring Stanley Meyer's Water Fuel Capacitor to life | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it

The Water Capacitor turns water into a hydrogen-oxygen gas mixture that can then be used as a fuel for heating, cooking, welding, fixed generators, and powering internal combustion engines.

 

The Water Capacitor will then be incorporated into a kit offered from True Green solutions to individual consumers.

 

The Proof of Principle was demonstrated in Stanley Meyer's original water splitting devices as hydrogen fuel was extracted from water with his Electrical Polarization invention that was documented in his patents through the mode of operability. 

 

Edward Mitchell has already built a working prototype and is now refining the design to be incorporated into a complete Exciter Array (Water Fuel Capacitor(C)) Kit. 


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, May 19, 2013 9:48 AM

Stanley Meyer died an untimely death just after he had secured a $ 5m investment to start commercial production of his super efficient water splitting technology.

Edward Mitchell continued in Meyer's footsteps and is ready to develop a kit. He does need funds to do that. This is his crowdfunding campaign. 

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, May 23, 2013 6:03 AM

It should work but the question is why are these innovators not upscaling by retrofitting strategy.

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Google Visualizes Massive Changes To The Face Of The Earth With New Timelapse Project

Google Visualizes Massive Changes To The Face Of The Earth With New Timelapse Project | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
A lot can change in 28 years, and Google has put together a very graphic demonstration of just how much can happen geographically with a new effort that combines global, annual Landsat satellite image composites with its Google Earth Engine software.

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Global carbon dioxide levels near worrisome milestone: CO2 will soon surpass 400 ppm!

Global carbon dioxide levels near worrisome milestone: CO2 will soon surpass 400 ppm! | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it

Near the moonscape summit of the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, an infrared analyser will soon make history. Sometime in the next month, it is expected to record a daily concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of more than 400 parts per million (p.p.m.), a value not reached at this key surveillance point for a few million years.

There will be no balloons or noisemakers to celebrate the event.

 

Researchers who monitor greenhouse gases will regard it more as a disturbing marker of humanity’s power to alter the chemistry of the atmosphere and by extension, the climate of the planet. At 400 p.p.m., nations will have a difficult time keeping global warming in check, says Corinne Le Quéré, a climate researcher at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, who says that the impact “is getting very dangerously close to reaching the 2 °C target that governments around the world have pledged not to exceed”.

 

It will be a while, perhaps a few years, before the global CO2 concentration averaged over an entire year, passes 400 p.p.m.. But topping that value at Mauna Loa is significant because researchers have been monitoring the gas there since 1958, longer than any other spot. “It’s a time to take stock of where we are and where we’re going,” says Ralph Keeling, a geochemist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, who oversees that centre’s CO2 monitoring efforts on Mauna Loa. That gas record, known as the Keeling curve, was started by his father, Charles Keeling.


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New Tiny Lithium Ion Battery is 2,000x More Powerful and Can Charge 1,000x Faster

New Tiny Lithium Ion Battery is 2,000x More Powerful and Can Charge 1,000x Faster | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
A battery designed by a team from the University of Illinois is 2,000 more powerful and can charge 1,000 times faster than rival technologies.
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IBM Solar Collector Harnesses the Power of 2,000 Suns

IBM Solar Collector Harnesses the Power of 2,000 Suns | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
IBM's High Concentration Photovoltaic Thermal system will be able to concentrate light to the power of 2,000 suns while also providing fresh water and cool air.
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Doctor's Orders: 40 Minutes Of Meditation a Day

Doctor's Orders: 40 Minutes Of Meditation a Day | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
Meditation increasingly is being worked into hospital rehabilitation programs as studies show it can lower blood pressure and help patients with chronic illness cope with pain and depression.

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Kirsty Collins's curator insight, May 6, 2013 4:29 AM

Meditation helps rehabilitation...

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Earth Permanently Deformed By Earthquakes in Chile

Earth Permanently Deformed By Earthquakes in Chile | "Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy" | Scoop.it
The Earth has been permanently deformed by cracks from the earthquakes in Chile, new research suggests. Scientists previously thought the Earth rebounds after earthquakes.
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