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Painting roofs white is as green as taking cars off the roads for 50 years, says study

Painting roofs white is as green as taking cars off the roads for 50 years, says study | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Painting roofs white and using light-coloured materials to surface roads and pavements would not only make cities cooler in summer, it would save the same amount of carbon as taking all the cars in the world off the roads for 50 years.


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Earth Hour dilemma: When the 'like' button harms the planet

Earth Hour dilemma: When the 'like' button harms the planet | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Green groups around the world are turning to social networking to drive their campaign for Earth Hour on Saturday, when lights are turned off for an hour to signal concern about global warming.But here's the irony. With every email, every tweet, every appeal watched on YouTube or "liked" on Facebook, environmentalists are stoking the very problem they want to resolve. Each time we network, we emit carbon dioxide (CO2) through the fossil fuels which are burned to power our computers and the servers and databanks that store or relay our message.


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[VIDEO] Water Underground

This visualization reveals the freshwater stores that NASA’s GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite detects from space and shows how that data can be used to evaluate groundwater gains and losses, critical information in the effort to conserve the water that people depend upon


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Want to Save Earth? Cut Out Meat

Want to Save Earth? Cut Out Meat | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
The developed world needs to cut meat consumption by 50 percent per person to reduce greenhouse gasses, finds a study.

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Bio battery turns paper to power

Bio battery turns paper to power | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Sony shows off a prototype battery that converts waste paper into enough electricity to power a small fan.

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