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Can Palestinians and Israelis unite over the environment?

Can Palestinians and Israelis unite over the environment? | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

Germany’s well-intentioned waste disposal plan for the City of Ramallah has Palestinians, Bedouins and Settlers up in arms. The growing regional campaign ...

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Seeing the residents of this area unite in this cause is extremely exciting, a road to a lastin peace I hope.

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A Hawaiian clean energy plant makes electricity from seawater and ammonia

A Hawaiian clean energy plant makes electricity from seawater and ammonia | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Our oceans hold a lot of unharnessed energy. Here's one way to capture it.
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Scooped an article about this technology onths ago and here it is again, this time in the U.S.

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Sea Ice: Ancient Oceans Birthed Diamonds

Sea Ice: Ancient Oceans Birthed Diamonds | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Diamonds can form with the help of ancient saltwater, say researchers who have identified the gems that crystallized with the help of oceanic crust dating back as far as 200 million years ago.
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I hadn't heard about this element of the process.

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Monsanto's coming up with an alternative to GMOs

Monsanto's coming up with an alternative to GMOs | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The spray-on crop defense is temporary and doesn't permanently alter genetic information.
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Sounds cool...but scary until it's vetted thoroughly for human trace consumption.

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Stunning discovery: 'Diamonds in the Sky' could stop Global Warming

Stunning discovery: 'Diamonds in the Sky' could stop Global Warming | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

Morning Ticker Stunning discovery: 'Diamonds in the Sky' could stop Global Warming Morning Ticker It's the latest huge development for a research team that has tackled other tough Global Warming challenges in the past, including a study that found...

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If this works it is beyond cool -- it's incredible!!

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One of the newest, most viable forms of clean energy could beat all other existing options

One of the newest, most viable forms of clean energy could beat all other existing options | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Algae is quickly becoming a serious possibility to fuel the future.
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I wonder what the environmental impact of burning it as fuel is.

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Scotland to issue formal ban on genetically modified crops

Scotland to issue formal ban on genetically modified crops | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Ministers aim to use recent EU powers to opt out of a regime that is expected to see greater commercial use of GM crops around Europe
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Good for Scotland. Wish we could do this here!

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Scientists Reveal The Mystery Behind Earthworms' Ability To Digest Toxins

Scientists Reveal The Mystery Behind Earthworms' Ability To Digest Toxins | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Drilodefensins are the secret weapon of earthworms. Most plants produce toxins designed by evolution to discourage herbivores from consuming plant leaves. And these toxins remain effective even after
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I wonder if these compounds have any medicinal uses.

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A Modern Kind of Odyssey: the First Assessment of Ocean Plastic Pollution using Drones

A Modern Kind of Odyssey: the First Assessment of Ocean Plastic Pollution using Drones | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

We're only just starting to map the #plastic #oceans

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Must make collecting this data so much cheaper.

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Oceans on Mars may have never existed, says study

Oceans on Mars may have never existed, says study | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

Oceans on Mars may have never existed, says study : Ancient Mars never had oceans of water and could have looked more like an icy snowball than the warmer, wetter planet that many researchers have...

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Difficult to say what conditions were billions of years ago on a different planet.

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Pulsar launches 'clump' as heavy as Earth's oceans

Pulsar launches 'clump' as heavy as Earth's oceans | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A fast-moving pulsar appears to have punched a hole in a disk of gas around its companion star—and launched a piece of it at 40 million miles per hour.
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Like a cosmic rocket : )

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Tiny Marine Organisms at the Base of the Food Chain Are Eating the Plastic We Toss in the Oceans

Researchers in British Columbia found that some adult zooplankton were consuming as many as 90 particles of plastic a day.
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Getting plastics out of the water/food chain is crucial.

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Testing the Space-Bound Submarines That Will Explore Alien Oceans

Testing the Space-Bound Submarines That Will Explore Alien Oceans | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The robots that will swim Europa's seas are already at work in Alaska.
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Very cool!

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Romanian forests for sale in bid to save wilderness

Romanian forests for sale in bid to save wilderness | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A CONSERVATION organisation is offering foreigners a chance to buy into Romanian forests – in a bid to save some of Europe’s largest surviving tracts of virgin forests from illegal logging and deforestation.
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Like what the Nature Conservancy has been doing for years.

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Rhode Island Supporting Ten Thousand Jobs In the Green Energy Sector

Rhode Island Supporting Ten Thousand Jobs In the Green Energy Sector | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Rhode Island’s clean energy sector supports nearly 10,000 jobs, according to a new report from the state’s Office of Energy Resources. The report is based
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And more expected to come  : )

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Robotic Microfish Can Sense and Remove Toxins From Their Environment

Robotic Microfish Can Sense and Remove Toxins From Their Environment | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
In the not-too-distant future, tiny robotic fish could be cruising around inside our our bodies, delivering drugs and cleaning up toxins.
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I don't know about inside our bodies working: what would we do if we needed an MI or X-ray??

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Walter Munk, ‘Einstein of the Oceans,’ at 97

Walter Munk, ‘Einstein of the Oceans,’ at 97 | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
From forecasting waves in World War II to using ocean sounds to measure climate change, Walter Munk has spent nearly eight decades taking on timely problems.
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One person can make such a difference in the world.

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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While mice sleep, their brain cells shrink, allowing cerebrospinal fluid to flow easily around them. The fluid can then clear away toxins. This finding appears to offer the best explanation yet of why animals and people need sleep.
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This process makes sense. Hopefully understanding it can lead to medical cures for dementia/Alzheimer's.

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It’s Not A Pipe Dream: Clean Energy From Water Pipes Comes To Portland

It’s Not A Pipe Dream: Clean Energy From Water Pipes Comes To Portland | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
"You take the best of hydroelectricity and put it in the pipe."
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Really cool idea : )

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With lab-grown meat, can we have our animals and eat them too?

With lab-grown meat, can we have our animals and eat them too? | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Not many scientists are trying to grow meat in the lab, but those who are think it could change the world.
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This would definitely work for me : )

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Water On Ceres? Dawn Spacecraft Finds Evidence of Sub-Surface Oceans

Water On Ceres? Dawn Spacecraft Finds Evidence of Sub-Surface Oceans | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Because of its large craters, Ceres could in fact be some sort of water world with subsurface oceans.
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Plus some kind of an atmosphere ...

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Vloasis's comment, August 12, 7:45 PM
Cool!
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Kenyan Pastoralists Fighting Climate Change Through Food Forests

Kenyan Pastoralists Fighting Climate Change Through Food Forests | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

 Now, through a concept new to them – dubbed food or garden forest, and brought to Kenya by Israeli environmentalist Aviram Rozin, founder of...

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Community gardens are hardly a new idea : )

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Tesla’s Powerwall: A Green Gateway to Clean Energy or Too Ahead of its Time?

Tesla’s Powerwall: A Green Gateway to Clean Energy or Too Ahead of its Time? | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
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The new one that provides enough stored power to disconnect from the electrical grid sounds awesome.

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Why do we turn up our noses at eating bugs?

Why do we turn up our noses at eating bugs? | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The lines we draw around what's acceptable to put in our mouths have more to do with culture and climate than with science or nutrition.
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So much protein : )

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Clean Energy Gives Rise To Robust Economies

Clean Energy Gives Rise To Robust Economies | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

 NextGen Climate has come out with a thought-provoking white paper called “The Economic Case For Clean Energy.”

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Also much cheaper than the health and environmental disasters of fossil fuels.

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The true cost of green energy

The true cost of green energy | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The arguments against renewable energy are not just without scientific basis, they lack economic credibility.
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The facts for Australis  instead of the hype by coal and gas-industry bought politicians. This doesn't even factor in the cost savings of health issues and deaths caused by carbon-intensive energy production.

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