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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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Norwich Home Solar Panel Heats Up Green Energy Conundrum

Norwich Home Solar Panel Heats Up Green Energy Conundrum | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

 A new suspension tracker solar panel that rotates in a circle 20 feet in diameter to follow the sun, installed last month on private property along Union Village Road in Norwich ,...

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The debate over placement is presented and the question of including technologies that are green and where to place them rises in a landscape laced with technology and infrastructure that are not green.

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Something is seriously wrong on the East Coast -- and it's killing all the baby puffins

Something is seriously wrong on the East Coast -- and it's killing all the baby puffins | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Disappearing puffins, stray whales, invading sailfish: The North Atlantic is in a bad way. Here's why.
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Read this carefully and then tell it to anyone who claims that global warming isn't real.

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What's Big Energy Smoking?

What's Big Energy Smoking? | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
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Well written and interesting (but scary) and entirely to the point. Why we have to stop big energy by ramping up clean energy resources internationally.

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Pony up, frackers: Texas family wins $3 million in contamination lawsuit

Pony up, frackers: Texas family wins $3 million in contamination lawsuit | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
This is reportedly the first case in which a jury has awarded compensation for fracking-related pollution and health problems.
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Hurray! Let's see more and more of these!

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Global warming gas exceeds 400 parts per million

Global warming gas exceeds 400 parts per million | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

 Global warming gas exceeds 400 parts per million  The threshold reinforces evidence that burning of fossil fuels and other human activities are resulting in the ongoing increase in heat-trapping greenhouse...

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While we blithely drive our cars and run our coal pants.

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Now available: 29 flavors of open source seeds, sans patents

Now available: 29 flavors of open source seeds, sans patents | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Wisconsin researchers release the first batch of seeds designed to propagate the old-fashioned notion of sharing.
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Hopefully  many more will follow!

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Why UK Solar Industry’s Swift Start to 2014 Will Only Improve

Why UK Solar Industry’s Swift Start to 2014 Will Only Improve | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

The United Kingdom could add 13 gigawatts over the next five years

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This could be mirrored in the U.S. and elsewhere with some incentives.

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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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new illuminati: The Code/New Energy Technology

new illuminati: The Code/New Energy Technology | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Most so-called “New Energy” devices, in my experience, either tap the innate energy of (toroidal) magnetic fields or they access the virtually unrecognized “longitudinal wave” at the center of an electro-magnetic vortex rather than the more...
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Definitely worth a read : )

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New Green Record: 74% of Germany's Power Needs Came From ...

New Green Record: 74% of Germany's Power Needs Came From ... | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
On Sunday, Germany's impressive streak of renewable energy milestones continued, with renewable energy generation surging to a record portion — nearly 75 percent — of the country's overall electricity demand by midday.
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What we could do if we said "no" to the petrochemical industry.

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Is Climate Change a Crime Against Humanity?

Is Climate Change a Crime Against Humanity? | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
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We should be fighting climate change as though we were at war, I agree.

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The war against renewable energy just claimed its first victory in Ohio

The war against renewable energy just claimed its first victory in Ohio | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it


While the rest of the country moves to embrace cheaper, cleaner energy, Ohio is about to make a major leap backwards.

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Time for a ballot referendum striking down this law and reinstating clean energy standards that most of the population want.

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Vertical Forests: 2 Lush Urban Towers Support 16,000 Plants ...

Vertical Forests: 2 Lush Urban Towers Support 16,000 Plants ... | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
From the designers: “The creation of a number of vertical forests in the city will be able to create a network of environmental corridors which will give life to the main parks in the city, bringing the green space of avenues and ...
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This is an awesome design concept! Imagine seeing birds nesting in a tree outside your 7th story apartment : ).

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Only 3% of Americans name “environment” as top issue.

Only 3% of Americans name “environment” as top issue. | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The Gallup poll results for May show the environment is not the most important issue for 97% of Americans. Golly, but those naming the environment as the top concern tripled from 1% – 3% from April to May.
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Talk about collective fantasy, or rather collective denial of reality! What planet are the other 97% planning to live on?

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