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Humpback whales around the globe are mysteriously rescuing animals from orcas

Scientists are baffled at this seemingly altruistic behavior, which seems to be a concerted global effort to foil killer whale hunts.
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Whales trying to police orcas. These animals rock!
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The bus of the future now has a full-scale prototype

The bus of the future now has a full-scale prototype | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The all-electric zero-emissions bus aims to cut down on pollution while decongesting traffic.
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This is pretty far out!! Awesome concept now for real.
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2 Newfound Alien Planets Could Support Life

2 Newfound Alien Planets Could Support Life | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Photo: NASA's Kepler space telescope recently discovered 104 exoplanets, including four possibly rocky worlds that circle a red dwarf star called K2-72. Credit: NASA/JPL NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted four possibly rocky alien planets orbiting the same star, and two of these newfoun
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I wonder how many light years away?
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One day, you might get paid to poo

One day, you might get paid to poo | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Korean researchers have a brilliant idea to put your poop to work.
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What a great, funky idea for a system!
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Vloasis's comment, June 21, 12:46 AM
This Cho has a bit of Fundamental Zed in her!
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India global 5th in green energy jobs, China on top

India global 5th in green energy jobs, China on top | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Read more about India global 5th in green energy jobs, China on top on Business Standard.
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U.S. is among the top five in RE jobs, and growing.
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There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
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I agree with the author that free will is not the opposite of determinism. The suggestions here could work to a greater understanding of people and towards the end of war as an accepted political tool.
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Doctors Explain Why Going On A Hike Changes Your Brain. How It Works Is Fascinating

Doctors Explain Why Going On A Hike Changes Your Brain. How It Works Is Fascinating | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The great outdoors might just be greater than you think. There are plenty of us who love to spend as many hours of the day outdoors as we can, and hikin
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This is interesting...science confirming what seem obvious.
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Trees Have Their Own Internet

Trees Have Their Own Internet | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A new study shows that trees of different species can exchange large amounts of carbon via the fungal internet that connects their roots.
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Very cool : )
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Floating food forest brings nourishing nosh to New York

Floating food forest brings nourishing nosh to New York | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A soon-to-be-launched project in New York is set to float the idea of waterborne farms, literally.
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Neat idea, if only it is going to be affordable for those on a low income budget.
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Isaac Asimov’s 1964 Predictions About What the World Will Look 50 Years Later

Isaac Asimov’s 1964 Predictions About What the World Will Look 50 Years Later | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Painting of Asimov on his throne by Rowena Morill When New York City hosted The World's Fair in 1964, Isaac Asimov, the prolific sci-fi author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, took the opportunity to wonder what the world would...
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Right in so many ways : )
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Vloasis's comment, May 7, 5:29 AM
Fun article. I'd like to put in my order for eggs and toast and oatmeal and coffee now...where is that damn autobot? ;-)
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21 countries shrank their carbon pollution while growing their economies

21 countries shrank their carbon pollution while growing their economies | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A chart proves it is possible.
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It can be done and we can keep doing it : )
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Wild Atlantic salmon are spawning in Connecticut River for the first time in 200 years

Wild Atlantic salmon are spawning in Connecticut River for the first time in 200 years | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
After two centuries away, and decades of work by a seemingly unsuccessful restoration program, wild salmon may finally be reclaiming their lost habitat.
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Very exciting. If we could unpollute their ocean habitat as well we might even conserve their entire life cycle : )
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This computer will grow your food in the future

This computer will grow your food in the future | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food, indoors anywhere in the world? Caleb Harper, director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, wants to change the food system by connecting growers with technology.
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Information to consider in changing our food system.
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DoD IG - Reports and Publications - Army General Fund Adjustments Not Adequately Documented or Supported

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Scientists Find New Antibiotic in Human Nose

Scientists Find New Antibiotic in Human Nose | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Researchers have combed beaches and ocean floors looking for compounds that can be effective antibiotics, a process that's assumed greater urgency as untreatable superbugs appear more frequently. Now they're targeting a new location: your nose. Scientists at th
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So picking one's nose and eating snot serves a purpose it seems.
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Do insects have consciousness?

Do insects have consciousness? | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
New research that actually makes a lot of sense is as exciting as it is startling.
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The old fantasy idea (see T.H.White) of ants having a programmed group conciousness takes on a new dimension here
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June 2016 guide to the 5 bright planets | EarthSky.org

June 2016 guide to the 5 bright planets | EarthSky.org | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Three planets - Jupiter, Mars and Saturn - light up the evening sky all month long. Mercury is east before sunrise. Great month for planet-watching!
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I thought that was Jupiter : )
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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
We're showcasing the top 100 video sites for educators to use in their classrooms. Appropriate for a variety of subjects and age levels.
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Too good not to share.
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Vloasis's comment, July 7, 11:08 PM
Bookmarked. Thanks. Could be a blog too. :)
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Edible six-pack rings are a brilliant answer to plastic pollution

Edible six-pack rings are a brilliant answer to plastic pollution | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
It won't save ocean creatures, but it helps.
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This is a really good idea.
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Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived - The Oatmeal

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived - The Oatmeal | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
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We need to recreate that free energy tower!
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Solar is now cheaper than coal, says India energy minister | Climate Home - climate change news

Solar is now cheaper than coal, says India energy minister | Climate Home - climate change news | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Energy minister says power realities are changing fast, predicting a fast uptake in solar energy despite concerns over baseload and storage
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Way to go : )
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A Huge Abandoned Bowling Alley in Santa Fe Has Been Turned into an Immersive Art Environment Now Open to the Public

A Huge Abandoned Bowling Alley in Santa Fe Has Been Turned into an Immersive Art Environment Now Open to the Public | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
In the gutted shell of an abandoned bowling alley in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a 150 member strong artist collective called Meow Wolf has just thrown open the doors to a new immersive art environment.
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Wow, wish this were closer to home!
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Vloasis's comment, May 7, 5:29 AM
Roger Zelazny's home town...very cool.
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Tiny Forage Fish At Bottom Of Marine Food Web Get New Protections

Tiny Forage Fish At Bottom Of Marine Food Web Get New Protections | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Demand for sardines and other small species has exploded, with many being used as feed for livestock and fish farming. New rules aim to protect these species from overfishing off the U.S. West Coast.
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What impact this would have on small independent fisherfolk needs to be considered.
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Modelling shows move to 100% renewable energy would save Australia money

Modelling shows move to 100% renewable energy would save Australia money | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Exclusive: estimated cost of moving all electricity, industry and transport onto renewables by 2050 would be $800bn, a saving of $90bn over business as usual
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Modeling in some health care cost benefits based on pollution densities expected in the reference model should help show further reduced cost.
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China targets 2020 Mars mission launch: official

China targets 2020 Mars mission launch: official | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
China plans to send a rover to Mars to explore the Red Planet, a top space official announced on Friday, in the latest step of its ambitious spac
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Another giant leap. : )
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