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Scientists prevent preterm birth caused by gene-environment interactions - Medical Xpress

Scientists prevent preterm birth caused by gene-environment interactions - Medical Xpress | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

Scientists prevent preterm birth caused by gene-environment interactions. New research in the Journal of Clinical Investigation provides evidence that gene-environment interactions are a major contributor to preterm birth and that...

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Individuals who are determined to carry their child to term will be so happy with this coming to fruition...

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100-year-old Miami woman wakes to rainforest creature on her chest

100-year-old Miami woman wakes to rainforest creature on her chest | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

The Miami pensioner was left terrified when the four-legged kinkajou - an animal usually found in the jungles of Central and South America - climbed into bed with her and fell asleep.

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I bet she thought she had seen it all...

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11+ Clever Buildings Whose Architects Refused To Cut Down Local Trees

11+ Clever Buildings Whose Architects Refused To Cut Down Local Trees | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

Deforestation has a significant environmental impact.

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And as the article mentions, a substantial psychological one.

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Could energy be 100% green in 2030?

Could energy be 100% green in 2030? | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A world entirely powered by renewable energy is both technically feasible and economically viable, say researchers
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The various environmental impacts of this transition are not assessed here. But the effect of eliminating dirty air pollution is immense.

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Forget psychedelics. If you wanna get weird, check out this bioart

Forget psychedelics. If you wanna get weird, check out this bioart | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Turning genetic technology into a creative medium could help the public see controversial science in a whole new light.
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Walking around with an ear implanted in your arm -- yikes!

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MacArthur winner wants to make clean energy with fake leaves

MacArthur winner wants to make clean energy with fake leaves | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Unlike solar panels, artificial leaves store their own energy.
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Really cool idea : )

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Martian salt streaks 'painted by liquid water'

Martian salt streaks 'painted by liquid water' | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Scientists think they can now tie dark streaks seen on the surface of Mars to periodic flows of liquid water.
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So those 18th and 19th century dreamers were right after all : )

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This chart shows all 10 of the likeliest ocean worlds in space

This chart shows all 10 of the likeliest ocean worlds in space | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Earth doesn't have the solar system's biggest ocean.
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Future areas for exporation.

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Vloasis's comment, September 19, 2015 6:24 AM
Nice!
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Undamming Rivers: A Chance For New Clean Energy Source

Undamming Rivers: A Chance For New Clean Energy Source | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Many hydroelectric dams produce modest amounts of power yet do enormous damage to rivers and fish populations. Why not take down these aging structures, build solar farms in the drained reservoirs, and restore the natural ecology of the rivers?
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Awesome plan!

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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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Floating Rubbish Bin That Cleans Oceans

Floating Rubbish Bin That Cleans Oceans | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

Two Australians, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, created the Seabin, a floating rubbish bin that can collect plastic bottles, paper, oil, fuel, and detergent floating in the ocean.

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We need to build a bigger bin : )

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13 Startups Pioneering the Future of Protein

13 Startups Pioneering the Future of Protein | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
An inside look at the companies that are pioneering sustainable animal protein alternatives to feed the world. Meet some of them in person at our 10.1 Meetup.
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Only one or two of these are using GMO.

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World's Largest Solar Farm Has An Ingenious Way To Provide Clean Energy

World's Largest Solar Farm Has An Ingenious Way To Provide Clean Energy | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Leading by example, Spain has made renewable energy a top priority in order to pull away from fossil fuels, which are not only harming our planet’s well-being but also acting as a means to perpetuate war and solidify control — mainly seen in the...
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Tewari's invention sounds like the future : )

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MIT Spinoff’s Microbes Turn Beer Waste Into Clean Water, Energy

MIT Spinoff’s Microbes Turn Beer Waste Into Clean Water, Energy | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Cambrian Innovation is extracting clean water and energy from waste streams at two California breweries with a secret set of microbes.
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Hopefully some of the energy created will stay on site to offset the cost of the treatment process : )

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Did Comets Spark Alien Life in Europa's Oceans?

Did Comets Spark Alien Life in Europa's Oceans? | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
It's a virtual certainty that comets have delivered the building blocks of life to Europa's hidden ocean, according to a new study.
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Wonder what sort of critters might be living there.

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Vloasis's comment, November 22, 2015 11:25 PM
Just want to thank you for finding these interesting articles!
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Our Base Nation

Our Base Nation | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
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Most people I would guess don't know pr particularly care to give much thought to the 800-odd military bases we have around the world. This article takes a look at the various costs of "doing business" in this way.

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Floating Seawer Skyscraper Rids The World’s Oceans Of Plastic While Generating Clean Energy

Floating Seawer Skyscraper Rids The World’s Oceans Of Plastic While Generating Clean Energy | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Seawer is a self-supported hydroelectric power station that can generate electricity using seawater at the same time that it cleans up plastic waste.
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Finally, or rather, a good start.

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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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Vloasis's comment, September 19, 2015 6:27 AM
I agree it DOES sound awesome...hope it works out.
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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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