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The scientific truth about climate change

The scientific truth about climate change | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
David Pogue examines the impacts of a warming world, its causes, and what can be done to address its hazards...
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Workers Need Sustainability, Too - Newsweek

Workers Need Sustainability, Too - Newsweek | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
NewsweekWorkers Need Sustainability, TooNewsweekLikewise, while many companies compete over environmental leadership, social issues are often critically overlooked.
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NOAA Marine Debris Program - Outreach and Education

Keep the Sea Free of Debris Art Contest is open to all K-8 students in the US and its territories. The contest is sponored by NOAA.

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Foods That Fight Diabetes | Men's Health

Foods That Fight Diabetes | Men's Health | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
See how nuts, yogurt, and 10 other delicious foods can protect you from diabetes (12 foods that actually fight diabetes: http://t.co/Yt1UOqiv" #stayhealthy...)...
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Top 5 Benefits of Living a Sustainable Lifestyle | Our Everyday Earth ...

Top 5 Benefits of Living a Sustainable Lifestyle | Our Everyday Earth ... | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
If you are familiar with phrases like “going green” and “eco-friendly”, then you probably know what it means to live a sustainable lifestyle. In the most simplified terms, it's finding creative and effective ways to live your everyday ...

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Tortoises Manhandled for Solar Splits Environmentalists

Tortoises Manhandled for Solar Splits Environmentalists | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
It’s a 106-degree Fahrenheit day in the Mojave Desert. Heat devils dance off chocolate-hued Clark Mountain on the horizon. Air-conditioned cars zip along Interstate 15 toward Las Vegas.

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Seguridad y ciencia marina ahora en línea en español

Seguridad y ciencia marina ahora en línea en español | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Uno de los mejores recursos en línea del estado con información sobre las ciencias marinas y costeras está ahora disponible en español.

Conjuntamente con el Mes Nacional de Herencia Hispana, el Programa Universitario Texas Sea Grant (TXSG) ha lanzado una versión en español de su popular sitio web para, según la Directora de TXSG Dra. Pamela Plotkin, “ser más inclusivos y alcanzar a la población de habla hispana que servimos”.


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Marine information, safety information now Available in Spanish

Marine information, safety information now Available in Spanish | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

One of the state’s best online resources for marine and coastal science information is now available in Spanish. In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Texas Sea Grant College Program (TXSG) has launched a Spanish language version of its popular website "to be more inclusive and reach out to the Spanish-speaking population that we serve," said Dr. Pamela Plotkin, TXSG Director. 

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Lost Pines Recovery Campaign Recovery Campaign at arborday.org

Lost Pines Recovery Campaign Recovery Campaign at arborday.org | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Last year's devastating wildfires destroyed the Lost Pines Forest of Bastrop, Texas. The good news is that recovery is underway, and now you can help bring back the loblolly trees that made the Lost Pines of Texas one of the most unique and beautiful places in the world.

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Benefits to composting for organic sustainability in natural vegetable gardens

Benefits to composting for organic sustainability in natural vegetable gardens | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Benefits to composting for organic sustainability in natural vegetable gardens...

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Deep Sea Bacteria Took a Big Bite out of Deepwater Oil Spill | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Deep Sea Bacteria Took a Big Bite out of Deepwater Oil Spill | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

A new study from the University of Rochester and Texas A&M found that for five months following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico consumed and removed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas.

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Texas Sea Grant duo funded to find better BRDs

Texas Sea Grant duo funded to find better BRDs | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

A federal grant to Texas A&M University may lead to more efficient testing, certification and adoption of improved commercial shrimp fishing gear that will also contribute to the sustainability of the nation’s other fisheries. The Texas Sea Grant College Program’s (TXSG) Gary Graham and Tony Reisinger will use the $83,571 award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to identify and test promising models of bycatch reduction devices and then choose the designs that are most likely to pass the rigors of full federal certification testing, thus eliminating time and money lost testing designs that fail to meet federal standards.


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Label GMOs Party for Mom Bloggers Prop. 37 — Mamavation

Label GMOs Party for Mom Bloggers Prop. 37 — Mamavation | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

This is scary!

 

Over 70% or more of the groceries in the supermarket are made from genetically modified foods. They were created in a laboratory.


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What is Stress? What Can We Do About It?

What is Stress? What Can We Do About It? | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

There are few things in life more stressful than the daily grind of being a small business owner, but understanding what stress is and what can be done to lower stress levels, can make the life of any business owner just that little bit easier.

 

As extreme cases of stress can result in a breakdown of one's immune system, any business owner noticing that their stress levels are off the planet, should address the issue without delay.

 

This excellent short article, describes what happens to anyone under stress, and it offers four tips on how to cope better when stress levels are impacting upon your performance.


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I have noticed that i am stressed often. This is really no fun, i hate being stressed. This article informed me of some ways i can cope with it. I need to find someone i can talk to about myself. Keeping thoughts in will just cause more stress that i dont need. Also eating healthier will reduce stress. Taking a breather and maybe even doing yoga will help me deal with my stress. Stress is very bad for you it can actually affect your health and being this young i shouldnt even need to stress about anything.

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Stress is a feeling of pressure or tension on a material object. 

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Urban Sustainability: The cities of the future will be grown, not built...

Urban Sustainability: The cities of the future will be grown, not built... | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

The cities of the future will have waste-to-energy plants, not shopping malls or churches, at their center, according to urban designer Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE.

At DLD Cities in London, he said "cities have centers that celebrate previous centuries -- in Europe, the cities celebrated spirituality, with cathedrals. After some time, the cathedrals became downtown cores- and celebrations of capitalism and commercialism".

The cities of the future will celebrate "the belief of what keeps us alive" - or elements of the city that make our lives better.

 

Terreform ONE, a green design company in Brooklyn, explores biohacks for the ecological issues facing modern cities. For instance, the waste New York City produces every hour weighs as much as the Statue of Liberty - in the future that waste could be recompacted into building blocks, or recycled "bales". Looking beyond recycling, though, it would be even better to create a city which didn't produce waste in the first place...

That means growing thousands of homes -- building a new suburb could involve twisting, pruning and manipulating large trees into the frames of buildings. "There would be no difference between the home and nature -- it would be something that would be a positive addition to the ecology," explained Joachim.

 

For more information on these innovative concepts, including biomimicry and new green technology proposals for future cities, stop by to read the complete article and visit referenced links on urban sustainability...


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Invasive Fish Found in South Texas | KRGV.com | CHANNEL 5 NEWS | Breaking News Breaking Stories

Invasive Fish Found in South Texas | KRGV.com | CHANNEL 5 NEWS | Breaking News Breaking Stories | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
A dangerous invasive species of fish is showing up for the first time in the waters off the coast of South Texas...

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Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk

Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Experts conducted an experiment running for the full lives of rats - two years.

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Mediterranean Tilapia topped with Feta, Olives, Onion, and Tomatoes | Dads Can Cook Too!

Mediterranean Tilapia topped with Feta, Olives, Onion, and Tomatoes | Dads Can Cook Too! | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Light on the feta and this is a wonderfully healthy and tasty dish!


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Arctic Sea Ice at Lowest Extent Ever Recorded

Arctic Sea Ice at Lowest Extent Ever Recorded | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Sea ice around the North Pole melted away to record-breaking levels over the summer of 2012, surpassing the previous 2007 record by 293,000 square miles — an area about the size of Texas.
The northern polar ice cap measured 1.32 million square miles on Sunday Sept. 16, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colo. The 2007 record was 1.61 million square miles.

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How a Small Net-Zero Energy Library Got the World’s Attention | Library by Design

How a Small Net-Zero Energy Library Got the World’s Attention | Library by Design | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

EXPANDING POSSIBILITIES

The net-zero energy building planned for the Valatie Free Library includes solar panels, skylights, and ductless air-conditioning in a comfortable location with room for all constituents. Images ©2012 David Bienn Studio, all rights reserved. Architectural design and rendering by David Bienn.


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Symphony of Science - Our Biggest Challenge (Climate Change Music Video)

A musical investigation into the causes and effects of global climate change and our opportunities to use science to offset it. Featuring Bill Nye, David Att...
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Students for Sustainability adds new leaders, expands garden - Hilltop Views

Students for Sustainability adds new leaders, expands garden - Hilltop Views | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Students for Sustainability adds new leaders, expands gardenHilltop ViewsThe new leaders of Students for Sustainability have planted their feet in a year filled with productivity to plan a few anticipated new events.
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40th Anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) :: NOAA Fisheries

40th Anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) :: NOAA Fisheries | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) was enacted on October 21, 1972. All marine mammals are protected under the MMPA.

The MMPA prohibits, with certain exceptions, the "take" of marine mammals in U.S. waters and by U.S. citizens on the high seas.

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Yale Environment 360: Small Forage Fish Species Worth 20 Percent of Global Fisheries

Yale Environment 360: Small Forage Fish Species Worth 20 Percent of Global Fisheries | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

The world’s forage fish species — small, schooling fish such as herring and sardines that play a key role in the food web in marine ecosystems — represent about 20 percent of the global values of all marine fisheries, according to a new study.


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Cornell Chronicle: Ice field in Patagonia has lost mass

Cornell Chronicle: Ice field in Patagonia has lost mass | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
The Southern Patagonian Ice Field lost ice volume at a 50 percent faster rate between 2000-2012 than it did between 1975-2000, according to new analysis of digital elevation models.

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