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Extinction Nears for China's 'River Pig,' the Finless Porpoise

Extinction Nears for China's 'River Pig,' the Finless Porpoise | EVS | Scoop.it
Six years ago the Baiji dolphin was declared functionally extinct in China’s Yangtze River. Its close relative, the finless porpoise, may die out in 10 years, conservationists say.

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Walking fish, sneezing monkey: 211 new species found in Himalayas | | Hindustan Times

Walking fish, sneezing monkey: 211 new species found in Himalayas | | Hindustan Times | EVS | Scoop.it
The new species discovered between 2009 and 2014 included 133 plants, 39 invertebrates, 26 fish, 10 amphibians, one reptile, a bird and a mammal species. This is by far the largest discovery of species new to science in the region with 354 species discovered in a decade between 1998 and 2008.
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Worms to eat Plastic !

Worms to eat Plastic ! | EVS | Scoop.it
Plastic, long considered nonbiodegradable and one of the biggest contributors to global pollution, might have met its match: The small, brownish, squirmy mealworm.
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A Semi-Detached House In Singapore Connects To Its Environment

Designed by Aamer Architects, this semi-detached house in Singapore is aesthetically separated from its neighbour. The double-storey foyer is naturally lit from ...
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Freevolt generates power from thin air

Freevolt generates power from thin air | EVS | Scoop.it
What you see above may look like an unremarkable slice of electronics, but it can theoretically power a low-energy device forever, and for free. If that sounds...
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Balls of DNA Could Fix Geothermal Energy's Biggest Problem | WIRED

Balls of DNA Could Fix Geothermal Energy's Biggest Problem | WIRED | EVS | Scoop.it
Drilling wells for geothermal energy can be like playing golf with a blindfold. DNA tracers make it more likely to sink a putt.
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Madagascar's Frogs are in Danger of Extinction Due to Deforestation. Here's ... - One Green Planet

Madagascar's Frogs are in Danger of Extinction Due to Deforestation. Here's ... - One Green Planet | EVS | Scoop.it
As Madagascar’s population has risen, so has the need for more farm and pasture lands. Forests have disappeared as a consequence, loosening highland soils, and unleashing catastrophic erosion.

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Glow-in-the-dark chickens are genetically engineered to fight bird flu

Glow-in-the-dark chickens are genetically engineered to fight bird flu | EVS | Scoop.it
Researchers in the UK are using genetic engineering to fight the bird flu epidemic.
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In 2 years, all streetlights in India will be LEDs

In 2 years, all streetlights in India will be LEDs | EVS | Scoop.it
India's streetlights are about to have a serious upgrade. The energy savings alone will be huge.
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Two big environmental documentaries hit the screens this fall

Two big environmental documentaries hit the screens this fall | EVS | Scoop.it
“This Changes Everything” and “Racing Extinction” both launch ahead of the Paris climate talks.
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Eco Friendly Ganesh Murti will Save Environment Special Story by Devshi Varotariya on DD Girnar

Eco Friendly Ganesh Murti will Save Environment Special Story by Devshi Varotariya on DD Girnar.
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Amazing Animal portraits ! from Brad Wilson

Amazing Animal portraits ! from Brad Wilson | EVS | Scoop.it
Photographer Brad Wilson, based in Los Angeles, started his Affinity series of animal portraits in 2010. These are the second part of this series. Brad takes the pictures in a photographic studio, just feet away from the animals. Some, such as the mountain lion and tigers, are deadly.
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27 Heartbreaking Photos That’ll Make You Realise What We’ve Done To Our Environment

27 Heartbreaking Photos That’ll Make You Realise What We’ve Done To Our Environment | EVS | Scoop.it
Did you know: The human population on our planet has grown more in the last 50 years than it did in the previous four million years. Everyday, enough trash is produced in the US to equal the weight of the Empire State Building. At least 50 million acres of rainforest are lost every year. That’s […]
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Aquatic Biodiversity: The Changing Shape Of Our Planet

Aquatic Biodiversity: The Changing Shape Of Our Planet | EVS | Scoop.it
In this post you'll learn what is aquatic biodiversity; what is its significance and what are various threats to it and also learn how to combat its threats
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India Bangalore lake of toxic snowy froth - BBC News

India Bangalore lake of toxic snowy froth - BBC News | EVS | Scoop.it
A toxic snowy froth caused in a lake by industrial pollution has spilled over into neighbourhoods in India's Bangalore city.
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How Can Bioacoustics Help Conserve Biodiversity?

How Can Bioacoustics Help Conserve Biodiversity? | EVS | Scoop.it
Stand outside in any natural environment, close your eyes, and listen. You’ll hear birds calling, or crickets chirping, or frogs croaking.
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Your Body Is Surrounded by Clouds of Skin and Fart Bacteria | WIRED

Your Body Is Surrounded by Clouds of Skin and Fart Bacteria | WIRED | EVS | Scoop.it
Everywhere you go, everything you do, you are surrounded by an aura of microbes.
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NEW LIFE FOR CHENNAI LAK Arun Krishnamurthy, Laureate-Environmentalist Foundation of India

NEW LIFE FOR CHENNAI LAK Arun Krishnamurthy, Laureate-Environmentalist Foundation of India | EVS | Scoop.it
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The Largest Air Purifier Ever Built Sucks Up Smog And Turns It Into Gem Stones 

The Largest Air Purifier Ever Built Sucks Up Smog And Turns It Into Gem Stones  | EVS | Scoop.it
What’s 23 feet tall, eats smog, and makes jewelry for fun?
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This is almost similar to the Electrostatic precipitator except that it condenses and packs the smog particles into tight shapes which can then be used to make fancy items like Jewellery !

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What The World Thinks Of Indian States, According To Google

What The World Thinks Of Indian States, According To Google | EVS | Scoop.it
Google Auto-complete is a great way to find out what the hive-mind is thinking. The feature has been around for more than 10 years; the suggestions are based on the popularity of what people type into
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Giving the Cold Shoulder to Wasteful Air Conditioners

Giving the Cold Shoulder to Wasteful Air Conditioners | EVS | Scoop.it
There are currently 900 million room air conditioners worldwide. As populations and incomes increase and as the world grows warmer, this number is projected to grow to 2.5 billion air conditioners by 2050.
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Clues from ancient Maya reveal lasting impact on environment - HeritageDaily

Clues from ancient Maya reveal lasting impact on environment - HeritageDaily | EVS | Scoop.it
Evidence from the tropical lowlands of Central America reveals how Maya activity more than 2,000 years ago not only contributed to the decline of their environment but continues to influence today's environmental conditions, according to...
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42 cool ways to control air pollution together

42 cool ways to control air pollution together | EVS | Scoop.it
In this post you will read 42 very effective ways which various communities of our society can adopt to control air pollution without facing any big hurdle.
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