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Environment Friendly Roofing to Impact City Life

Environment Friendly Roofing to Impact City Life | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Roofing have actually long offered much better insulation, enhanced air quality for locals of small villages around the globe.
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This is an evolving business with many positive returns for those who implement it.

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Dubai Supreme Council of Energy reviews plans for positioning Dubai as global hub for green economy

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy reviews plans for positioning Dubai as global hub for green economy | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The meeting was attended by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, HE Ahmed Buti Al
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So the reason the U.S. hasn't done this is because we want to.....make money off the dirty petrochemical industry we already have set up...? Oh wait, that would make us stupid compared to this....

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It's time to sunburn National Grid

It's time to sunburn National Grid | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
DURING A 2014 LEGISLATIVE HEARING, one state senator in Massachusetts compared our current utility structure to a Soviet system—bureaucratic, opaque, and inefficient with little public accountability.
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I agree with this analysis. We need to fund a new structure, not continue to be billed for an expansion and entrenchment of the old one.

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Almost half of Brits willing to pay more for green energy

Almost half of Brits willing to pay more for green energy | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Despite affording energy bills being one of the top concerns amongst British householders, almost half have said they would be willing to pay more in order
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Hopefully people in the US and other developed countries will think the same.

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New energy storage plant could 'revolutionise' renewable sector

New energy storage plant could 'revolutionise' renewable sector | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Flywheel plant being built in Ireland with potentially unlimited storage capability could solve the problem of clean energy supply shortfalls when there is insufficient sun or wind
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A little sketchy on the details, I could use more specifics but it sounds wonderful.

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Oxygen-depleted toxic oceans had key role in mass extinction over 200 million years ago

Oxygen-depleted toxic oceans had key role in mass extinction over 200 million years ago | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Changes in the biochemical balance of the ocean were a crucial factor in the end-Triassic mass extinction, during which half of all plant, animal and marine life on Earth perished, according to new research involving the University of Southampton.

Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Fueled by massive releases of CO2.

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In Africa, Clean Energy Provides a Route to Clean Water

In Africa, Clean Energy Provides a Route to Clean Water | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Uganda and South Sudan us solar PV to lower cost of pumping water
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More economically viable.

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Ancient teeth reveal early human entry into rainforests

Ancient teeth reveal early human entry into rainforests | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

 People adapted to living in tropical rainforests thousands of years earlier than previously known, according to scientists who found crucial evidence in 20,000-year-old fossilized...

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Seems that this would only be sustainable with a small population of humans.

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Clean Energy Investment: Companies To Issue $30 Billion In 'Green Bonds'

Clean Energy Investment: Companies To Issue $30 Billion In 'Green Bonds' | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Companies could issue record amounts of green bonds this year to support clean energy projects around the world, the ratings service says.
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This opens even more a way for those who invest to divest from petrochemical investments and invest instead in green infrastructure.

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We could put utility-scale solar plants in our cities

We could put utility-scale solar plants in our cities | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Big solar projects don't have to be built in undeveloped areas, new research finds. We could fit them right into developed urban areas.
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Awesome idea here.

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10 myths about fossil fuel divestment put to the sword

10 myths about fossil fuel divestment put to the sword | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
As environmentalist Bill McKibben lays out the case for divesting from coal, oil and gas companies in the Guardian, we examine some of the popular myths around fossil fuel divestment
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Don't deplore, divest!!

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Why These Former Burger King and Pepsi Execs Ditched Meat To Bet on Plant-Based Protein

Why These Former Burger King and Pepsi Execs Ditched Meat To Bet on Plant-Based Protein | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The Swette’s are onto something. Not only do they understand that Americans’ interest in global flavors is increasing, they know that consumers want leaner, healthier, greener protein sources in convenient packages.
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The wave of the future in food.

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The Promise of Clean Energy Student Entrepreneurs

The Promise of Clean Energy Student Entrepreneurs | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Cleantech investing has taken quite a hit in recent years. Last year, CBS News highlighted the “cleantech crash” on U.S.
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Funding for innovative products in clean energy is still coming in, thank goodness.

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New technique may make solar panel production less expensive

New technique may make solar panel production less expensive | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a more efficient method of creating the material that makes solar panels work, according to a report published this week, which researchers say could be key to creating clean global energy in the future.
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Whoo-hoo! I wonder how this new mineral is obtained and what the environmental impact of mining it will be.

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Billionaires versus big oil

Billionaires versus big oil | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A growing number of the world’s wealthiest people, From both ends of the political spectrum, are banding together to bet on new technologies that could displace fossil fuels. The one thing they have in common?
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This is encouraging news for the development of clean technologies...in one way at least. Hopefully a much more grass-roots investor pool will emerge with community projects funded by their own people taking shape.

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'The world is finally producing renewable energy at an industrial scale'

'The world is finally producing renewable energy at an industrial scale' | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Clean energy has spread to every corner of the globe, with more than 100,000 megawatts of capacity installed last year
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One key is to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies and instead focus on clean energy infrastructure, this will drastically speed up the process.

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Canada's Green Energy: The Push for a New East-West Grid

Canada's Green Energy: The Push for a New East-West Grid | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Canadians call for a new smart power grid that could revolutionize the push for green energy.
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The US will need to re-think its own grid and how it fits with allowing home and community-generated clean energy to flow into the grid.

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France Passes Green Rooftop Law

France Passes Green Rooftop Law | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
France keeps making green headlines lately… the Eiffel Tower’s wind turbines, the tree-shaped wind turbines being installed in Paris, and now an exciting new law that is sure to have

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Initiatives like this make so much sense : )

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Air pollution may cause more UK deaths than previously thought, say scientists

Air pollution may cause more UK deaths than previously thought, say scientists | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Current figures of almost 30,000 UK deaths a year from air pollution do not factor in lethal nitrogen dioxide from diesel engines and wood, oil and coal burning, say experts
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Yet another reason to eliminate petrochemicals from our energy portfolios.

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Scientists identified almost 1,500 new creatures in world’s oceans last year

Scientists identified almost 1,500 new creatures in world’s oceans last year | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

 

 

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We're just beginning to find most of the species in the ocean.

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Carbon dioxide emissions cause tropical rainforests to grow faster

Carbon dioxide emissions cause tropical rainforests to grow faster | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Researchers from Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California have found that tropical forests account for more than half of all carbon dioxide absorbed by plants growing on land.
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It's interesting to see the research expand and evolve.

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How Fake Mollusk Poop Can Save The Environment

How Fake Mollusk Poop Can Save The Environment | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Did a clam just excrete some brown particles in your hand? The good news is that it might not be poop. The bad news is that it might be worse than poop. The best news is that stuff that's "worse than poop" can save an ecosystem.
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Interesting process.

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Ice cold water heats whole city

Ice cold water heats whole city | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The residents of Drammen in Norway have rather an unusual way of keeping warm, based on ice cold water from the local fjord.
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Check out the description of the process, center of article. Way far out!!

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This New Underwater Technology Could Solve a Host of Environmental Problems

This New Underwater Technology Could Solve a Host of Environmental Problems | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Australia with some big news.
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Let's build these offshore instead of drilling rigs....

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Cigarette butts could solve clean energy storage conundrum

Cigarette butts could solve clean energy storage conundrum | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
It's rare that smoking receives some good press, but South Korean scientists say they have found an unlikely benefit to cigarettes: used butts can be converted into powerful batteries for storing renewable energy.
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Pretty cool. : )

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This 'eco stove' does more than cook your dinner

This 'eco stove' does more than cook your dinner | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Meet the eco-superhero using the sun and volcanic rocks to reinvent cooking in Kampala.
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Another brilliant idea from another brilliant mind.

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