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Michigan’s first ‘green road’ protects water quality

Michigan’s first ‘green road’ protects water quality | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Project Summary: A half-mile of city street in West Michigan that was transformed into the state’s first “green road” will reduce the volume of polluted stormwater that reaches White Lake, wh...

 

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A Farm For The Future (BBC Documentary)

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Haunting Images Show Life Next One Of The World's Most Polluted Rivers

Haunting Images Show Life Next One Of The World's Most Polluted Rivers | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Once a tropical paradise, the Citarum river on the Indonesian island of Java is now a toxic soup containing dangerously high levels of heavy metals, rubbish and sewage.

With fish stock decimated, local fishermen have been forced to trawl the rive...

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Giving The Displaced Dignity With These Eco Refugee Shelters

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With over 40 million people around the world living as refugees and with Israel now having created 40,000 more after their recent attacks on Gaza, there’s more urgency than ever before to create comfortable, dignified temporary housing for displaced persons.





Wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and beyond

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Evolution’s Contrarian Capacity for Creativity - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

Evolution’s Contrarian Capacity for Creativity - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

One can imagine life evolving again and again, crashing on the rocks of time and circumstance, until finally it hit upon just the right mutation rate—one that eons later would produce organisms and species and ecosystems.

 

 


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NOAA lists 20 coral species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act

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NOAA lists 20 coral species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act
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This is what Louisiana stands to lose in the next 50 years

This is what Louisiana stands to lose in the next 50 years | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The USGS says sea-level rise and sinking could claim up to 4,677 square miles of land along the coast if the state doesn’t implement major restoration plans.

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Reading, Writing, and ...Toxic Pesticides? | Miriam Rotkin-Ellman's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Reading, Writing, and ...Toxic Pesticides? | Miriam Rotkin-Ellman's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Parents worry about plenty of things when they send their kids to school: first- day jitters, making friends, bullying … But exposure to toxic chemicals isn’t usually on the list of “back to school” worries. Perhaps it should be, though....

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Like An Orchard For Oysters

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To visit a Cape Cod oyster farm, you don’t even need to get wet.
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World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production

World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The last section of dam is being blasted from the Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula on Tuesday.

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How a Text-Powered Smart Grid Solution Is Improving Water Distribution in India

How a Text-Powered Smart Grid Solution Is Improving Water Distribution in India | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
For many people, especially in parts of Europe and North America, the answer to "When will I get my water next?" is as simple as, "When I turn on my tap." But for three billion others around the world, the answer is much more comp...

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As the bees go, so goes the world?

As the bees go, so goes the world? | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
It is as simple as this - when the bees lose, we lose, and that is the road we are going down.

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Empty nests of the North: “Massive chick deaths” in seabird colonies; climate, oceanic changes blamed — Environmental Health News

Empty nests of the North: “Massive chick deaths” in seabird colonies; climate, oceanic changes blamed — Environmental Health News | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
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Monarch butterflies plummet 90 percent, need protection

Monarch butterflies plummet 90 percent, need protection | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Monarch butterflies are dying off fast, with 90 percent gone in the last 20 years, and they urgently need endangered species protection, a coalition of environmental and health groups said Tuesday.

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15 of the most toxic places to live: Apocalypse now?

15 of the most toxic places to live: Apocalypse now? | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
As the world's population balloons to almost 7 billion, it's become more difficult to find places on Earth unaffected by man-made pollution and development. Far too often it takes things going really wrong before people take action to keep our planet clean. Here's a list that might help to motivate: The 15 most polluted places in the world. (Text: MNN staff)

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New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
As demand for new pipelines continues to increase and the Keystone XL sits in political limbo we look at pipeline companies and new safety technology

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California’s drought: What losing 63 trillion gallons of water looks like

California’s drought: What losing 63 trillion gallons of water looks like | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

Hopefully, it will rain in Southern California — and Northern California — soon.


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Can it be stopped? Ghana's forests 'could completely disappear in less than 25 years'

Can it be stopped? Ghana's forests 'could completely disappear in less than 25 years' | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

Ghana contains forests that are biologically unique and important both for the wildlife they contain and the human communities that depend on them. However, the country is experiencing one of the greatest rates of deforestation in West Africa.


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Officials: Drilling wastewater tainted Pa. water

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The state Department of Environmental Protection has officially determined that drinking water at a third residence is contaminated by WPX Appalachia LLC's leaky Marcellus Shale gas drilling wastewater impoundment near Stahlstown, Westmoreland County.

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A Plan to Rescue the Blue Planet | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

A Plan to Rescue the Blue Planet | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Most of us experience the ocean looking out from a beach during vacation or maybe flying over it in a plane. It seems vast, ancient and ...
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Heavy metal songs: Contaminated songbirds sing the wrong tunes — Environmental Health News

Heavy metal songs: Contaminated songbirds sing the wrong tunes — Environmental Health News | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

Scientists have long known that mercury is a potent toxicant: It disrupts the architecture of human brains, and it can change birds’ behavior and kill their chicks. But after extensive research in Virginia, scientists have shown that mercury also alters the very thing that many birds are known for – their songs.

 

Emitted by the burning of coal, mercury in the atmosphere has quadrupled since the days before industrialization, according to a recent study published in Nature. And the amount of methylmercury in animals throughout much of the world is rising, too.


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There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

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Peaks around Glacier National Park store water that irrigates a large section of North America. But a warming climate is shrinking that snowpack, with ominous consequences for wildlife and people.

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Why your toilet needs reinvention

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Will the toilet as we know it ever be replaced? To find out, Lesley Evans Ogden explores the intriguing history and psychology of the modern loo.
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Winged Warnings: Built for survival, birds in trouble from pole to pole — Environmental Health News

Winged Warnings: Built for survival, birds in trouble from pole to pole — Environmental Health News | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

The ice of Antarctica doesn’t faze birds. Nor does the heat of the tropics. They thrive in the desert, in swamps, on the open ocean, on sheer rock faces, on treeless tundra, atop airless mountaintops and burrowed into barren soil.

Some fly nonstop for days on end. With just the feathers on their backs, they crisscross the hemisphere, dodging hurricanes and predators along the way, pinpointing scarce food, tracking down safe resting places, arriving unerringly at a precise spot, year after year.

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Project to restore N.J.'s marshes uses new method: Spraying mud - Philly.com

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Though they may seem little more than smelly ooze, marshes provide valuable habitat, protect water quality, and serve as fish nurseries.

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Do dams destroy rivers?

Do dams destroy rivers? | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
A new study has found links between dams and the declining health of river systems. With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates whether dams are killing the world’s great rivers
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Europe is burning our forests for "renewable" energy. Wait, what?

Europe is burning our forests for "renewable" energy. Wait, what? | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The European Union decided that burning wood to generate electricity was good for the climate. WRONG.

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