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Tea Party Takes on Utility Over Lack of Solar Energy - Energy Collective

Tea Party Takes on Utility Over Lack of Solar Energy - Energy Collective | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Tea Party Takes on Utility Over Lack of Solar Energy
Energy Collective
The fight to bring cheaper, clean energy to Georgia is uniting some unlikely allies.
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Check out the link in this article to the David Roberts series of articles on Grist about restructuring utilities income models--it's really interesting and key to our future.

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Warp in Space-Time Mega-Magnifies Supernova Explosion for Hubble

Warp in Space-Time Mega-Magnifies Supernova Explosion for Hubble | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Astronomers caught an extremely rare phenomenon: a galaxy positioned perfectly to give them a peek at a distant supernova through a gravitational lens, magnifie
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Wow, a 1 in 100,000 chance of this phenomenon occurring!
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Venom from deadly spider could stop stroke brain damage, say scientists

Venom from deadly spider could stop stroke brain damage, say scientists | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A bite from an Australian funnel web spider can kill a human in 15 minutes — but its venom could prove to be the world’s first treatment for brain damage caused by a stroke. Scientists were sequencing the DNA of the venom when they stumbled upon a compound, which they believe may have wide-reaching
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This is fantastic news!!
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New technique can effectively identify cancer-causing substances in urine or blood

New technique can effectively identify cancer-causing substances in urine or blood | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A team of researchers, led by Professor Yoon-Kyoung Cho of Life Science at UNIST has recently developed a new technique that effectively identifies cancer-causing substances in the urine or blood.
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Great step in efficiency.
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The 15 most peculiar buildings in Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch

The 15 most peculiar buildings in Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
All in all, Swiss homes are pretty conventional, but there are a few exceptions.
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Tearing down the golden roof seems a bit authoritarian (what if everyone would want one)
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George W. Bush EPA chief slams Trump’s pick

George W. Bush EPA chief slams Trump’s pick | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
"I don’t recall ever having seen an appointment of someone who is so disdainful of the agency.”
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Hopefully those in the Agency will not resign.
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Mars Lander Crash

Mars Lander Crash | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Space news
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Good that some data from this will still help next mission.
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Consumer perspective on GMO labeling in food revealed

Consumer perspective on GMO labeling in food revealed | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The presence and labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food has been hotly debated by consumers, manufacturers, scientists, and governments alike.
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So label it, already!!
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New antibiotic mined from human gut reverses drug resistance in superbugs

New antibiotic mined from human gut reverses drug resistance in superbugs | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Using DNA sequences, scientists decode new antibiotics used in gut warfare.
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Looking in all the right places.
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Closest ever exoplanet is potentially habitable

Closest ever exoplanet is potentially habitable | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun, has a rocky, Earth-sized planet located in the star's habitable zone, where liquid water can exist on the surface.
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Time to develop warp drive : )
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Presumed dead, wild Atlantic salmon return to the Connecticut River

Presumed dead, wild Atlantic salmon return to the Connecticut River | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Biologists discover first instance of salmon spawning since Revolutionary War, bringing new attention to canceled federal restoration program
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Restoration programs can work. : )
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‘Alien megastructure’ star keeps getting more mysterious

‘Alien megastructure’ star keeps getting more mysterious | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A mysterious star that some astronomers believe could harbor an "alien megastructure,” continues to confound researchers. 
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Very intriguing
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Membrane technology prevents battery drain

Membrane technology prevents battery drain | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Engineers from Ohio State University have developed a new type of plastic membrane that prevents power leakage in batteries and enables rapid charging.
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It seems IMO that this could help tremendously with power storage.
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Feed a virus but starve bacteria? When you're sick, it may really matter

Feed a virus but starve bacteria? When you're sick, it may really matter | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Think back to the last time you came down with a cold and what it felt like to be sick. For most people, the feeling of sickness is a set of psychological and behavioral changes including fatigue, lethargy, changes in appetite
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Grandma may well have known best. : )
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Komodo dragon blood may lead to new antibiotics

Komodo dragon blood may lead to new antibiotics | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A new peptide inspired by the blood of Komodo dragons killed two strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and hastened wound-healing in a new mouse study.
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This could save many many lives.
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For the first time ever, people have eaten chicken without killing a chicken.

For the first time ever, people have eaten chicken without killing a chicken. | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Lab-grown chicken is now a thing.
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They said it tastes like chicken!
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Quest for clean energy just took a big step forward with solar fuel breakthrough

Quest for clean energy just took a big step forward with solar fuel breakthrough | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Research into solar fuels has taken a major step forward, with scientists nearly doubling the number of materials that could be used in the process. By having more materials available, the speed at which commercially viable solar fuels could be discovered has increased – a breakthrough that would allow
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Germany’s clean energy revolution meets the “Trump effect”

Germany’s clean energy revolution meets the “Trump effect” | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
With the rise of the far right, transitioning away from coal may prove difficult.
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Perhaps it should be called the Coal Industry Job Deficit effect"
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The structure of the BinAB toxin revealed : one small step for Man, a major problem for mosquitoes !

The structure of the BinAB toxin revealed : one small step for Man, a major problem for mosquitoes ! | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Could we get rid of mosquitoes without polluting the environment? Yes, we can!
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But can the environment survive without mosquitoes?
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Workers Dig Underneath This Old Prison — And Discover Something Shocking Buried There

Workers Dig Underneath This Old Prison — And Discover Something Shocking Buried There | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
An old prison in Gloucester, England was torn down. No one could have predicted just what they'd find underneat
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Good thing they decided to curate their find : )
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Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun

Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Cycling is one of the most eco-friendly ways to travel, and thanks to this solar-powered bike lane that glows in the dark, it just got even moreso.
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Awesome idea : )
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New weapons for Panama tribes in old fight to save forests

New weapons for Panama tribes in old fight to save forests | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The Wounaan people are deploying drones and using GPS technology to get evidence of logging in their customary lands
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Hopefully not too late!
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WW1 U-boat mystery solved after wreck discovered by offshore wind farm developers

WW1 U-boat mystery solved after wreck discovered by offshore wind farm developers | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Wreck of German submarine missing since 1915 was unexpected discovery by
energy companies surveying seabed to plan wind farms
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Neat that this history could come to light.
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Giant plankton gains long-due attention

Giant plankton gains long-due attention | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A team of marine biologists and oceanographers from CNRS, UPMC1 and the German organization GEOMAR have revealed the importance in all the world's oceans of a group of large planktonic organisms called Rhizaria, which had previously been completely...
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Good to know where ocean food sources are and what they are.
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A single-celled organism capable of learning

A single-celled organism capable of learning | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that an organism devoid of a nervous system is capable of learning.
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Apparently the habituation disappears faster than it takes to develop.
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Princeton develops 25-core chip for servers

Princeton develops 25-core chip for servers | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A team from Princeton University has designed an open-source 25-core microchip that it says could dramatically improve the efficiency of servers.
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Sharing this is a great thing.
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