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New San Diego Building May Be Largest U.S. Carbon-Neutral Commercial Office Building

New San Diego Building May Be Largest U.S. Carbon-Neutral Commercial Office Building | Environmental Matters | Scoop.it

LPL Financial opened its new headquarters last week, which features fuel cells that convert biogas into enough electricity to power the building and an additional 750 homes.


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Michael John Carter's curator insight, April 7, 2014 1:27 PM
Using fuel cells converting Biogas to electricity to generate surplus power. Would like to see what effect radiant heating would have done to the HVAC costs
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Top 10 Endangered Animals

Top 10 Endangered Animals | Environmental Matters | Scoop.it
The world is home to some truly awe-inspiring and beautiful creatures. Sadly however, some of these unique species are threatened by a number of forces such as loss of habitat, poaching and climate change.

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OCHS CQU (Kimberly Van Lathum)'s curator insight, March 19, 2015 9:43 PM

There's not really much more to say, just look at those eyes :) 

It's not just the cute fluffy ones though.  The 'not so pretty ones' like the Dugong, Proboscis monkey and Asian Tapir are also crucial to the environment in their own respects and deserve to survive as a species and not be 'swept aside' by humans and fast tracked evolution. 
Though I don't have an active role in animal conservation, I'd love to become a wildlife carer and do my part in land conservation and/or influence companies resource harvesting techniques (buying products from producers who make an effort to create/maintain a sustainable ecosystem).

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Huge iceberg breaks away from the Pine Island glacier in the Antarctic

Huge iceberg breaks away from the Pine Island glacier in the Antarctic | Environmental Matters | Scoop.it
On 8 July 2013 a huge area of the ice shelf broke away from the Pine Island glacier, the longest and fastest flowing glacier in the Antarctic, and is now floating in the Amundsen Sea in the form of a very large iceberg.

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Overfishing threatens quarter of key grouper species - SciDev.Net

Overfishing threatens quarter of key grouper species - SciDev.Net | Environmental Matters | Scoop.it
Poor management and overexploitation mean many species of this commercially important food fish face extinction, says study.

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Sloop Clearwater's curator insight, May 8, 2013 2:30 PM

Conservation of our fish populations is a huge and important issue, and a conversation that needs to continue to be had here in the Hudson Valley- where fish populations are still declining. 

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Allan Savory: How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change

"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to ...
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The Earth will lose one third of animal species because of climate changes, scientists warn

The Earth will lose one third of animal species because of climate changes, scientists warn | Environmental Matters | Scoop.it

Global warming poses an existential threat to one third of animal species and to a half of plant species. The Earth may lose fifty thousand species even in this century unless the governments change quickly their attitude and begin fast to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.

 

This warning was introduced by scientists from Great Britain, Australia and Colombia in a report published in specialist magazine Nature Climate Change. Among the most endangered animal groups there belong reptiles and amphibians. The most threaten areas are then Australia, sub-Saharan Africa, Amazonia and central America.


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The intoxicated world of the spotted flycatcher

The intoxicated world of the spotted flycatcher | Environmental Matters | Scoop.it

"Country diary: Wenlock Edge: With their grey-browns and faint dotted lines, flycatchers are often described as dull-looking birds but their aerial hunting dance is astonishing to watch"

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Photograph by Maria Nunzia @Varvera 


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Environmental Movies

Environmental Movies | Environmental Matters | Scoop.it
A good environmental movie will offer entertainment mixed with a powerful message. Oftentimes these films will stir the viewer to a passionate response. We pick our top environmental films that are all must see's.
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"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO

"CHASING ICE" is NOMINATED for an Academy Award: Best Original Song "Before My Time" by J. Ralph featuring Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell. Hear the song:...
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The Sixth Mass Extinction Is Upon Us. Can Humans Survive?

The Sixth Mass Extinction Is Upon Us. Can Humans Survive? | Environmental Matters | Scoop.it

May 6, 2013 Newsweek, The Daily Beast

Are we in the first act of a mass extinction that will end in the death of millions of plant and animal species across the planet, including us? Proponents of the “sixth extinction” theory believe the answer is yes.

Five mass extinctions have nearly wiped out life on earth. As Annalee Newitz writes in her new book, the sixth is coming... http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/05/06/the-sixth-mass-extinction-is-upon-us-can-humans-survive.html?source=socialflow&account=newsweek&medium=twitter

 

 

 

AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/01/26/living-in-the-anthropocene-toward-a-new-global-ethos/

 

EMBRACING THE ANTHROPOCENE http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/embracing-the-anthropocene/

 

BUILDING THE NEW ARCHITECTURE OF THE ECOLOGICAL COMMONS http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/building-the-new-architecture-of-the-ecological-commons/

 

THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

 

 

WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

 

OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

 

 

 

MORE ON EXTINCTION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=EXTINCTION

 

 

 

 


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Stephanie Hong's curator insight, May 13, 2013 2:28 PM

MASS EXTINCTION!! The animals are in danger!

CineversityTV's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:53 AM

we have warned for years, but we expect the government and corporate fools not to listen.

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides