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Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions - The Guardian

Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions - The Guardian | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it


Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions."This study is a crucial step forward in our understanding of the evolution of the climate crisis.

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So DIVEST, divest, divest!

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A Huge Abandoned Bowling Alley in Santa Fe Has Been Turned into an Immersive Art Environment Now Open to the Public

A Huge Abandoned Bowling Alley in Santa Fe Has Been Turned into an Immersive Art Environment Now Open to the Public | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
In the gutted shell of an abandoned bowling alley in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a 150 member strong artist collective called Meow Wolf has just thrown open the doors to a new immersive art environment.
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Wow, wish this were closer to home!
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Tiny Forage Fish At Bottom Of Marine Food Web Get New Protections

Tiny Forage Fish At Bottom Of Marine Food Web Get New Protections | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Demand for sardines and other small species has exploded, with many being used as feed for livestock and fish farming. New rules aim to protect these species from overfishing off the U.S. West Coast.
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What impact this would have on small independent fisherfolk needs to be considered.
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Modelling shows move to 100% renewable energy would save Australia money

Modelling shows move to 100% renewable energy would save Australia money | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Exclusive: estimated cost of moving all electricity, industry and transport onto renewables by 2050 would be $800bn, a saving of $90bn over business as usual
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Modeling in some health care cost benefits based on pollution densities expected in the reference model should help show further reduced cost.
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China targets 2020 Mars mission launch: official

China targets 2020 Mars mission launch: official | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
China plans to send a rover to Mars to explore the Red Planet, a top space official announced on Friday, in the latest step of its ambitious spac
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Another giant leap. : )
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The Library as Host, Rather than Publisher, of Open Access Journals

The Library as Host, Rather than Publisher, of Open Access Journals | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Library as publisher is a current consideration among many academic libraries.
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Hosting and free distribution, FTW
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Mars Colony Will Have To Wait, Says NASA Scientists - Universe Today

Mars Colony Will Have To Wait, Says NASA Scientists - Universe Today | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Despite NASA's proposed mission to Mars in the 2030s, two NASA scientists recently indicated that a permanent colony is still a long ways away
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So many plans for the not-too-distant future!
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This chart shows the United States’ mind-blowing clean energy potential

This chart shows the United States’ mind-blowing clean energy potential | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The U.S. could meet its electricity needs 100 times over with solar and 10 times over with wind.
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So much for all the lies the petrochemical industry and coal industry pumps into the media regarding renewable potential.
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This green entrepreneur was once an undocumented farmworker

This green entrepreneur was once an undocumented farmworker | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Ruben Garcia's remarkable innovations are helping to clean up the shipping industry.
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Great story : )
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Your home is full of creepy crawlies

Your home is full of creepy crawlies | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Researchers find that there probably bugs in every room of your home right now.
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Amazing what we can live with if we don't know it's there : )
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Vloasis's comment, March 24, 8:49 AM
Yikes.
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Hemp Walls Saved India's Ancient Ellora Caves : DNews

Hemp Walls Saved India's Ancient Ellora Caves : DNews | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A mixture of cannabis, clay and lime proved to be key in helping preserve the 1,500-year-old World Heritage site.
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Let's us it to plaster our walls nowadays!!
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GMO mosquito likely OK to fight Florida Zika

GMO mosquito likely OK to fight Florida Zika | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The FDA says releasing genetically modified male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in a Key West suburb will have "no significant impact" to the environment or the people who live there.
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“Passive” wifi could pave the way for connected devices that run on nothing

“Passive” wifi could pave the way for connected devices that run on nothing | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Rather than batteries or power chords, passive devices use ambient wifi signals to power themselves and communicate with other devices.
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Way cool.

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Vloasis's comment, February 27, 9:51 PM
Cool indeed! Wish cars could run that way.
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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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Isaac Asimov’s 1964 Predictions About What the World Will Look 50 Years Later

Isaac Asimov’s 1964 Predictions About What the World Will Look 50 Years Later | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Painting of Asimov on his throne by Rowena Morill When New York City hosted The World's Fair in 1964, Isaac Asimov, the prolific sci-fi author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, took the opportunity to wonder what the world would...
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Right in so many ways : )
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21 countries shrank their carbon pollution while growing their economies

21 countries shrank their carbon pollution while growing their economies | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A chart proves it is possible.
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It can be done and we can keep doing it : )
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Wild Atlantic salmon are spawning in Connecticut River for the first time in 200 years

Wild Atlantic salmon are spawning in Connecticut River for the first time in 200 years | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
After two centuries away, and decades of work by a seemingly unsuccessful restoration program, wild salmon may finally be reclaiming their lost habitat.
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Very exciting. If we could unpollute their ocean habitat as well we might even conserve their entire life cycle : )
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This computer will grow your food in the future

This computer will grow your food in the future | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food, indoors anywhere in the world? Caleb Harper, director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, wants to change the food system by connecting growers with technology.
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Information to consider in changing our food system.
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Kids clear key hurdle in their federal climate change lawsuit

Kids clear key hurdle in their federal climate change lawsuit | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A U.S. magistrate judge has recommended that 21 youth plaintiffs can proceed to trial with their case against the government.
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I am hopeful this suit will have a big impact on climate policy in the U.S.
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You have no idea where camels really come from

You have no idea where camels really come from | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Camels are so well adapted to the desert that it's hard to imagine them living anywhere else. But what if we have them pegged all wrong? What if those big humps, feet and eyes were evolved for a different climate and a different time?
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Learning more every day : )
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India's big move into solar is already paying off

India's big move into solar is already paying off | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
India's massive bet on solar power is paying off far earlier than anticipated as the price of supplying electricity from solar plummets to levels near that of coal.
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And the reason we're not doing even more of this in the U.S. is to protect ....whom, exactly?
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Good Riddance, Chemicals: Microbes Are Farming’s Hot New Pesticides

Good Riddance, Chemicals: Microbes Are Farming’s Hot New Pesticides | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
With today’s food politics, the chemical fertilizers and pesticides that fantastically increased yields in the 20th century are looking not so hot anymore.
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This seems interesting but potentially dangerous...what effect would these bacteria have on the human or animal consumer of a crop treated with them?
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L.A. officials impound tiny houses donated to the homeless

L.A. officials impound tiny houses donated to the homeless | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
As homelessness woes mount in the city, one big-hearted solution is squashed.
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A public safety hazard, says the councilmen -- I don't think so!
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World's biggest floating solar farm powers up outside London

World's biggest floating solar farm powers up outside London | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Five years in planning and due to be finished in early March, more than 23,000 solar panels will be floated on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir near Heathrow and used to generate power for local water treatment plants...
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10 surprisingly easy sources of alternative energy

10 surprisingly easy sources of alternative energy | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

Clean, green, alternative energy is teeming all around us in the natural world, and scientists have only begun scratching the surface of how to tap it.

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The "blue energy" and the ocean thermal energy seem especially promising, as does the space solar collection : )

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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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Vloasis's comment, February 25, 1:43 PM
LOL