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Did "Cosmos" Pick the Wrong Hero? - Out There | Discovermagazine.com

Did "Cosmos" Pick the Wrong Hero? - Out There | Discovermagazine.com | Nature | Scoop.it
“ The first episode of the ambitious reboot of Cosmos, which debuted last night, closely follows the template of the first episode of the original. It also d”
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▶ Creationist Outrage Over Cosmos With Neil DeGrasse Tyson - YouTube

“ *A creationist has reviewed the new "Cosmos" reboot, featuring astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and it may come as no surprise that she wasn't terribly im...”
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Germany: Sonnenschiff: Solar City Produces 4X the Energy it Consumes | Inhabitat.com

Germany: Sonnenschiff: Solar City Produces 4X the Energy it Consumes | Inhabitat.com | Nature | Scoop.it
Although net-zero projects have been creating a lot of buzz lately in the field of green building, the Sonnenschiff solar city in Freiburg, Germany is very much net positive.The self-sustaining city accomplishes this feat through smart solar design and lots and lots of photovoltaic panels pointed in the right direction. It seems like a simple strategy -- but designers often incorporate solar installations as an afterthought, or worse, as a label.Designed by Rolf Disch, the Sonnenschiff (Solar Ship) and Solarsiedlung (Solar Village) emphasize power production from the start by smartly incorporating a series of large rooftop solar arrays that double as sun shades.The buildings are also built to Passivhaus standards, which allows the project to produce four times the amount of energy it consumes!Click headline to read more and view pix gallery--
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By the Way, Your Home Is on Fire: Climate Change and the Dangers of Stasis | Activism, Blog | BillMoyers.com

By the Way, Your Home Is on Fire: Climate Change and the Dangers of Stasis | Activism, Blog | BillMoyers.com | Nature | Scoop.it
As the San Francisco bureaucrats on the dais murmured about why they weren’t getting anywhere near what we in the audience passionately hoped for, asked for and worked for, my mind began to wander. I began to think of another sunny day on the other side of the country 13 years earlier, when nothing happened the way anyone expected. I had met a survivor of that day who told me his story.A high-powered financial executive, he had just arrived on the 66th floor of his office building and entered his office carrying his coffee, when he saw what looked like confetti falling everywhere — not a typical 66th floor spectacle. Moments later, one of his friends ran out of a meeting room shouting, “They’re back.”It was, of course, the morning of September 11th and his friend had seen a plane crash into the north tower of the World Trade Center. My interviewee and his colleagues in the south tower got on the elevator. In another 15 minutes or so, that was going to be a fast way to die, but they managed to ride down to the 44th floor lobby safely. A guy with a bullhorn was there, telling people to go back to their offices.Still holding his cup of coffee, he decided — as did many others in that lobby — to go down the stairs instead. When he reached the 20th floor, a voice came on the public address system and told people to go back to their offices. My storyteller thought about obeying those instructions. Still holding his coffee, he decided to keep heading down. He even considered getting back on an elevator, but hit the stairs again instead. Which was a good thing, because when he was on the ninth floor, the second plane crashed into the south tower, filling the elevator shafts with flaming jet fuel. Two hundred to 400 elevator riders died horribly. He put down his coffee at last and lived to tell the tale. The moral of this story: people in power and bureaucrats seem exceptionally obtuse when it comes to recognizing that the world has changed and the old rules no longer apply. The advisors in the towers were giving excellent instructions for a previous crisis that happened to be profoundly different from the one at hand. That many had the good sense to disobey and evacuated early meant the stairwells were less crowded when the second round of evacuations began. Amazingly, the vast majority of people below the levels of the impacts made it out of both buildings — largely despite the advice of the building’s management, not because of it.Click headline to read more--
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Clean Energy Created Nearly 80,000 Green Jobs In America During ...

Clean Energy Created Nearly 80,000 Green Jobs In America During ... | Nature | Scoop.it
“ Solar, energy efficiency, and public transportation created the highest number of green jobs in America last year, according to the second annual Clean Energy Works For Us report from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).”
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▶ Creationist Outrage Over Cosmos With Neil DeGrasse Tyson - YouTube

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We are close to eating bait fish and jelly fish as big fish numbers plummet.

We are close to eating bait fish and jelly fish as big fish numbers plummet. | Nature | Scoop.it
“ "When you're young, you look at the world and think what you see has been that way for a long time. When you're 5, everything feels "normal." When things change in your lifetime, you may regret what ...”
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A Study in Green: Methane as a Source of Energy from Fracking - Payson Petroleum

A Study in Green: Methane as a Source of Energy from Fracking - Payson Petroleum | Nature | Scoop.it
“ A recent study on the methane leaks from the process of hydraulic fracturing was completed and its conclusions released. The study, conducted by reputable researchers at the University of Texas, was sponsored both by the Environmental Defense Fund and nine different petroleum companies. Their findings? Fracking produces less methane leaks than the EPA estimated two …”
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Ford chief: We won't be wasting a fortune on electric cars

Ford chief: We won't be wasting a fortune on electric cars | Nature | Scoop.it
“ 'If you want an electric vehicle then you can have one', says Mark Ovenden. 'But people still have concerns. Electric cars just haven't taken off.'”
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