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Clean, green and unobtrusive, wave and tidal energy projects appeal to Scots

Clean, green and unobtrusive, wave and tidal energy projects appeal to Scots | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

What looks like a 590-foot, orange caterpillar spends its days undulating on the...

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Way to go!

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Fracking and Flooding in Colorado: The More We Know the Worse It Gets

Fracking and Flooding in Colorado: The More We Know the Worse It Gets | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission reported three new spills today from damaged oil and gas wells caused by the torrential rains and subsequent flooding ...
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The devil is in the details.

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‘They want to show us a thinking, feeling Earth’

‘They want to show us a thinking, feeling Earth’ | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
25 years ago an isolated Colombian tribe emerged to share a warning about humanity’s future, captured in a film about them that had a far-reaching global impact.
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I missed the first film but the message described is timeless and so clear.

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Slow-motion world for small animals

Slow-motion world for small animals | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Smaller animals tend to perceive time in slow-motion, helping them to escape from larger predators, a study finds.
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Apparantly also age plays a factor; bigger and older means slower processing speeds...

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Teen inventor designs device to rid oceans of plastic

Teen inventor designs device to rid oceans of plastic | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

It would capture the waste for processing without harming fish or plankton.

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And return more dollars than it costs to implement.

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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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Holy Cow: Former Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Says Every Single Reactor in the U.S. Should Be Shut Down

Holy Cow: Former Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Says Every Single Reactor in the U.S. Should Be Shut Down | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

The nuclear industry is having its own meltdown.

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More than past time for them to go!

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Columbia man invents new "green" energy source - Knoe.com

Columbia man invents new "green" energy source - Knoe.com | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

Columbia man invents new "green" energy source
- A house powered by wind or a car that produces it's own renewable energy, may sound a little far-fetched, but one Caldwell Parish man says it's real.

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Cool, eh?

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Officials discovered an illegal vodka pipeline in Kyrgyzstan

Officials discovered an illegal vodka pipeline in Kyrgyzstan | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
As pipelines go, this one sounds better than the oil kind.
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How about a pipe like this feeding local drinking fountains?

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Has the World Reached Peak Chicken?

Has the World Reached Peak Chicken? | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

You won't believe how many chickens live on this planet.

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So I liked the pairing them off in a house together option : ).

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Hidden shell middens reveal ancient human presence in Bolivian Amazon

Hidden shell middens reveal ancient human presence in Bolivian Amazon | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Previously unknown archeological sites in forest islands reveal human presence in the western Amazon as early as 10,000 years ago, according to new research.

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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The further back we go the more civilizations are discovered.

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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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Japan's Mysterious Underwater Circles Are Lovely

Japan's Mysterious Underwater Circles Are Lovely | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Behold the ocean's version of crop circles. But this wasn't made by aliens or humans pretending to be aliens. A single, small fish made this circle.

Via Kathy Dowsett
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The additional shell decorating aspect of it really amazes me. Artistic fish : ).

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Dragonfly Wings in Slow Motion

Filmed on location in the Rainforests of Eastern Peru. I was on a tour run by Rainforest Expeditions (http://www.perunature.com) Please Share with your frien...
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Loving the dragonfly action : ).

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Eagle vs. deer: Camera trap shows golden eagle capturing sika deer

Eagle vs. deer: Camera trap shows golden eagle capturing sika deer | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A camera trap set out for endangered Siberian (Amur) tigers in the Russian Far East photographed something far more rare: a golden eagle capturing a young sika deer.
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The cold weather can make you HUNGRY : ).

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The Canadian oil sands, also known as the tar sands, is the largest industrial project on earth, yet few Canadians are aware of the rapid pace of growth and its impacts on...

The Canadian oil sands, also known as the tar sands, is the largest industrial project on earth, yet few Canadians are aware of the rapid pace of growth and its impacts on... | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

... impacts on our environment, economy, and society.

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Click through for a page full of facts.

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Glass Treasure

Glass Treasure | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Trash to Treasure Once a Dump, Glass Beach is Now State Park Jewel Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures. ~ Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing Si...
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Sounds like quite a sight to see : ).

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Hundreds of millipedes crashed a train in Australia

Hundreds of millipedes crashed a train in Australia | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
And it wasn't the first time this has happened, either.
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Public transport has never been so greasy.

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Protecting 17 percent of Earth's land could save two-thirds of plant species

Protecting 17 percent of Earth's land could save two-thirds of plant species | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

Protecting key regions


Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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This is one reason why the work the Nature Conservancy, among others, is doing is so important.

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This amazing little patch keeps mosquitoes away without any toxic chemicals

This amazing little patch keeps mosquitoes away without any toxic chemicals | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
It uses non-toxic compounds to screw with mosquitoes' sense of smell.
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To be distributed next year....Whoo-hoo!

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Crop pests moving polewards through global warming - Zee News

Crop pests moving polewards through global warming - Zee News | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

Crop-damaging insects, bacteria, fungus and viruses are moving poleward by nearly three kilometres (two miles) each year, helped by global warming, a study has said.

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Time to move to Canada.

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Invigorating the natural lifelines

Invigorating the natural lifelines | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Deforestation has caused huge damage to the ecosystem of Himalayan states. Not only city-dwellers, but also the villagers are suffering immensely.
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An inspiring story of activism within endangered communities.

 

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Fisheries and Oceans says Fraser River sockeye numbers up from 2009 - CTV News

Fisheries and Oceans says Fraser River sockeye numbers up from 2009 - CTV News | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

 A Fisheries and Oceans spokesman says a population of Fraser River sockeye salmon that had dwindled to such alarming numbers it prompted a federal...

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Some good news on the managing our environment carefully front : ).

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Global warming: Study shows far-reaching impacts of ocean acidification

Global warming: Study shows far-reaching impacts of ocean acidification | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
German researchers see "ominous change" in increasing CO2 levels By Summit Voice FRISCO — There's no question that the rapid acidification of the oceans will disrupt ecosystems and perhaps even wip...
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I suppose the oceans are becoming too polluted for us to eat from them, but what help these organisms would give us in the future--we have only sarted to live.

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Contaminated Land Could Be a Source of Clean Energy

Contaminated Land Could Be a Source of Clean Energy | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the U.S. Brownfields are properties that can’t be expanded, redeveloped or reused because of...
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Great idea for using these human-created wastelands. Let's redeem them.

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