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Folding up this paper battery makes it 14 times more energy-dense

Folding up this paper battery makes it 14 times more energy-dense | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
We're mainly imagining replicants powered by origami unicorns.
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Dusted paper towels--cool!

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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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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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These biodegradable computer chips are made from wood

These biodegradable computer chips are made from wood | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
And they work just as well as their silicon-based counterparts.
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Wonder how long they function?

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You find some really cool articles!
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Going green: Does Ontario’s energy shift have the power to sustain itself?

Going green: Does Ontario’s energy shift have the power to sustain itself? | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
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Prices may well stabilize and come down once the infrastructure is in place.

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NASA Studying Interstellar Submarine That Could Explore The Oceans Of...

NASA Studying Interstellar Submarine That Could Explore The Oceans Of... | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The mysterious depths of Titan's oceans could be explored with a futuristic submarine.
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So much better than the Navy exploring war games in the Arctic!

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Can a wild fishery be bred? Indonesia's plan to restock its oceans

Can a wild fishery be bred? Indonesia's plan to restock its oceans | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The Indonesian government is planning to restock depleted marine animals in its national oceans. But restocking schemes there and abroad have had mixed results, and the government has released few details about the plan, raising questions about its sustainability.
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The idea that the marine ecosystem itself needs to be restored for plans like this to work  means a more concerted effort should be tried.

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What If the Oceans Were National Parks?

What If the Oceans Were National Parks? | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Ocean conservationists want to bring the same approach to the ocean that the century-old National Park Service brought to the land.
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This could revolutionize protecting fisheries as well : )

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Norwegian green energy to power UK homes

Norwegian green energy to power UK homes | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
UK homes will be powered by the Norwegian green power according to National Grid
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Hopefully the interests involved in building an international supply will not work against independent supplies such as home solar collection and generation.

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Nasa reveals robot that could spot life in Europa's underground oceans

Nasa reveals robot that could spot life in Europa's underground oceans | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The undersea rover has been scouring an aquarium in LA before being blasted off to Europa. It is controlled remotely via satellite.
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Amazing what we can attempt when we use funds for exploration and knowledge instead of war.

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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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Dirty Energy vs. Clean Power: The Past Battles the Future at Seneca Lake

Dirty Energy vs. Clean Power: The Past Battles the Future at Seneca Lake | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
There’s a battle brewing between the burgeoning clean-energy future and the dirty energy sources on which this planet has been running since the Industrial Revolution.
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It is time for communities across the US and the world to take a stand like this.

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Trans-Formers for Lunar Extreme Environments

Trans-Formers for Lunar Extreme Environments | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Trans-Formers for Lunar Extreme Environments: Ensuring Long-Term Operations in Regions of Darkness and Low Temperatures
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Way to go!

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TN's first environment friendly bio-toilet commissioned

TN's first environment friendly bio-toilet commissioned | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Tamil Nadu's first environment friendly bio-toilet has been commissioned at Kappalur Panchayat in the district.
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About $10,000 for six toilets -- why so much???

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Shoe Made From Recycled Ocean Trash Pops Up in Time for Summer

Shoe Made From Recycled Ocean Trash Pops Up in Time for Summer | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Adidas teams up with Parley for the Oceans to create a new line made from colorful sea garbage.
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A possible profit motive to clean up the ocean?

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So now we have beautiful underwater greenhouses. Why? Why not!

So now we have beautiful underwater greenhouses. Why? Why not! | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
They're already producing strawberries, basil, and lettuce -- all at 20 feet below sea level.
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Great way to avoid the use of pesticides : )

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China, US in new bid to protect world's oceans

China, US in new bid to protect world's oceans | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
China and the United States launched a new joint initiative Wednesday to protect the oceans, a key issue along with climate change on which the two nations say they can cooperate.
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The marine protected area near Antarctica sounds good, not many details about what other provisions might be in it....

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