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Scientists discover a "water rich - SuperEarth" planet "only" 40 light years away from Earth

Scientists discover a "water rich - SuperEarth" planet "only" 40 light years away from Earth | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Our planet just became less unique. Preliminary findings probably show water vapor in the atmosphere of Gliese 1214b a planet roughly earth-like in scale right here in our own little galactic ...
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Now we just need a stargate : ).

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Crazy contraption turns cow poo into clean water, fertilizer, and natural gas (ahem)

Crazy contraption turns cow poo into clean water, fertilizer, and natural gas (ahem) | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A single cow produces 10,000 gallons of poop each year. That's a whole lotta Kool-Aid!
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It's ok to feed this water back to the cows, but not to drink apparently.

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Group Representing 590 Million Christians Divests From Fossil Fuel

Group Representing 590 Million Christians Divests From Fossil Fuel | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it



Perhaps recalling the parts of the Bible in which God asks that his followers be good stewards to the Earth, the World Council of Churches, a global coalition of 345 churches ...

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Whooeee!!

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New CA Bill Threatens Clean Energy in the Golden State

New CA Bill Threatens Clean Energy in the Golden State | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

A proposed California law threatens clean energy start-ups, but you wouldn’t know that simply by reading it. Assembly Bill 2145 entered the state senate late last month on a platform of consumer protection.

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It's more than mere coincidence that the sponsor of this measure is the darling of the large existing power companies.

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Breakthrough Technology & Clean Energy for Australia

Breakthrough Technology & Clean Energy for Australia | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it


A Video from CNBC examines the benefits of breakthrough technologies
inc: wave, solar and geothermal and their impact on the future of clean en


Via TechinBiz
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Time the USA jumped on the bandwagon instead of building infrastructure to export gas, shale oil and tar sand oil!

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Ocean Garbage Patch Is Mysteriously Disappearing

Ocean Garbage Patch Is Mysteriously Disappearing | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it


A vast amount of the plastic garbage littering the surface of the ocean may be disappearing, a new study suggests.

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Plastic ingested into the oceans ecosystem is a scary thought.

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Energizing Africa

Energizing Africa | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Local entrepreneur helps provide solar power to the world’s off-grid poor.
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What a great idea for a business.

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Uhuru, Ban call for global action on environment preservation

Uhuru, Ban call for global action on environment preservation | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

President Uhuru Kenyatta and United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Friday called on all 193 member States of...

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Funding these goals, as they have stated, is key.

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Brazil’s winning lead on carbon cuts

Brazil’s winning lead on carbon cuts | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

Brazil might or might not win the World Cup, but it so far seems a clear winner in the race to reduce carbon emissions – having stopped 3.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide from escaping into the atmosphere during the last decade.

 

A team of economists and scientists report in the US journal Science that Brazil has achieved this, since 2004, by simply not cutting down 86,000 square kilometres of rainforest. This is, in effect, a 70% decline in deforestation, and in 2013 alone such abstention amounted to a 1.5% drop in global carbon emissions.

 

It sounds like eccentric accounting – awarding credits for unauthorised destruction that didn’t happen – but it represents a change of course all the same.

 

The scientists report that, between 1999 and 2004, pressure on the Amazon rainforests had reached alarming levels as tracts totaling the equivalent of almost 14.3 million football pitches were cleared annually for soy crops and beef.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Kudos for conservation!

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A Record of Unparalleled Failure

A Record of Unparalleled Failure | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
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Our involvement in creating a military economy and implementing it's products to justify our foreign policy should come to an end.

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Q&A: How One Entrepreneur Set Out to Save Uganda's Forests—and Help Its ... -

Q&A: How One Entrepreneur Set Out to Save Uganda's Forests—and Help Its ... - | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
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An ingenious and sustainable plan.

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End fossil fuel burning, save $71 trillion -- and preserve civilization as we know it

End fossil fuel burning, save $71 trillion -- and preserve civilization as we know it | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Two new reports outline the economic boons that would follow if we would just dump our climate-wrecking dirty-energy addiction.
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Who isn't for saving money?

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Vanishing Water

Vanishing Water | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

 Droughts and even decades-long mega-droughts have long been part of the natural cycle of the Colorado River, but that ebb and flow is now occurring alongside global warming,...

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The rate of water loss in Lake Mead is going to affect 25 million people. Articles like this are vital to getting this information out there.

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SeaOrbiter, a spaceship for Earth's oceans

SeaOrbiter, a spaceship for Earth's oceans | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it


SeaOrbiter, a spaceship for Earth's oceans.

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One far out ocean ship!

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One judge's smackdown of a Colorado coal mine could help fight carbon projects everywhere

One judge's smackdown of a Colorado coal mine could help fight carbon projects everywhere | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A coal mine expansion snags on the 'social cost of carbon protocol' — a boring bit of legalese that could one day prove invaluable in the climate fight.
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This is such an important step in the legal process of outlawing dirty energy development.

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Here's what a real plan to stop global warming might look like

Here's what a real plan to stop global warming might look like | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

 In a big new report on "deep decarbonization" for the United Nations, a wide array of experts tried to model the massive shifts that would be required if we wanted to cut emissions...

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To hell with nuclear--let's go for more solar!

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3 Clean Energy Startups to Watch in 2014

3 Clean Energy Startups to Watch in 2014 | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

 


Startups come and go. In the age of the internet it's becoming a quick game to play.

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3 interesting companies to watch.

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World Bank to invest $775 million in clean energy

World Bank to invest $775 million in clean energy | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

 clean-energy projects across India, even as it expects that the new government's plan to give fiscal and policy...

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No surprise, as economic forecasts show tens of trillions of dollars in GNP growth from clean energy deployment in the next 15 years.

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Solar Panel Acreage Needed to Power the Entire Planet: 158 mi x 158 mi

Solar Panel Acreage Needed to Power the Entire Planet: 158 mi x 158 mi | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The three squares on the map, below, represent how much solar panel acreage would be needed to power Germany (marked "D"), Europe (marked "EU"), and the entire planet (marked "Welt"):



Not that big,
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So we're waiting for what? Many smaller arrays around the world would provide shorter transmission distances and make this quite feasible.

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World’s Oceans On Brink Of Collapse

World’s Oceans On Brink Of Collapse | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it


The world’s oceans face irreparable damage from climate change and overfishing, with a five-year window for intervention, an environmental panel said Tuesday.

Neglecting the health of the oceans could have devastating effects on the world’s food supply, clean air, and climate stability, among other factors.

Via Gary Yarus
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Is five years enough time for us to act?

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Germany’s Windiest State Set to Achieve 100-Percent Renewable Energy

Germany’s Windiest State Set to Achieve 100-Percent Renewable Energy | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

Schleswig-Holstein's big year is a nice complement to Germany's record-breaking solar month

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This is what happens when a state invests in renewable energy.

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Pennsylvania ordered its health workers to never discuss fracking

Pennsylvania ordered its health workers to never discuss fracking | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Two former state employees say they were told not to return phone calls of residents who complained that fracking was harming their health.
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The state government won't jeopardize  its income from fracking by looking out for the health of its citizens. Who is it working for, in that case?

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Environment NY Report Finds Toxic Chemicals In Water

Environment NY Report Finds Toxic Chemicals In Water | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it



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When will we stop companies from polluting our water?

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Solar Taxis Offer a Clean Energy Solution for Environmentally Conscious Cities

Solar Taxis Offer a Clean Energy Solution for Environmentally Conscious Cities | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

Designer Hakan GÃ1/4rsu of Designnobis created Solar Taxi, an eco-vehicle powered by clean energy for urban use.

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Let's see them on the market!

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Tesla abandons its patents, aims to spur electric-car revolution

Tesla abandons its patents, aims to spur electric-car revolution | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The pioneering EV manufacturer is going open source, allowing competitors to use all of its patented technology.
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Great idea!

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Ohio Gov. Kasich to Sign "Freeze" On State Clean Energy Mandate By Saturday

Ohio Gov. Kasich to Sign "Freeze" On State Clean Energy Mandate By Saturday | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it


Ohio Gov. Kasich to Sign "Freeze" On State Clean Energy Mandate By Saturday International Business Times Ohio is poised to become the first state to freeze its utility requirements for renewable energy and energy...

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