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Albert Bates Explains Why The Biochar Solution Can Heal The Environment

Conventional agriculture destroys our soils, pollutes our water and is a major contributor to climate change. What if our agricultural practices could stabil... (Can we stop #globalwarming?
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Off Scottish Coast, Harnessing Motion of Ocean Waves

Off Scottish Coast, Harnessing Motion of Ocean Waves | Environment | Scoop.it
The British, Scottish and local governments have promoted Orkney, accessible by boat within an hour, as ideal for testing innovations in wave and tidal energy generation under extreme conditions. (RT @Stacy__Clark: Waves are rolling in Scotland!
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Bee-friendly plants put to the test

Bee-friendly plants put to the test | Environment | Scoop.it
An experimental garden on a university campus reveals which plants are most pollinator-friendly, say scientists.
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Study: Uncontrolled emissions puts billions at risk

Study: Uncontrolled emissions puts billions at risk | Environment | Scoop.it
A new study by climate scientists warns humans will struggle to cope with drastic changes to the planet unless emissions rates are cut now, writes Paul Brown.
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Environment Agency cuts will have a far-reaching impact on communities

Environment Agency cuts will have a far-reaching impact on communities | Environment | Scoop.it
The agency relies on a complex web of interacting functions and activities to provide its services, and the cuts will be felt nationwide, writes Kevin Warden (#Environment Agency cuts will have a far-reaching impact on communities -
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Smooth Criminal: Chevron Sues Rainforest Communities It Contaminated

Smooth Criminal: Chevron Sues Rainforest Communities It Contaminated | Environment | Scoop.it
Chevron has taken 'blame the victim' to a new extreme in its attempt to avoid the $19 billion guilty verdict handed down by an Ecuadorian court in February 2012.
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U.S. justices to hear challenge to Obama on climate change

U.S. justices to hear challenge to Obama on climate change | Environment | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to the Obama administration, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a challenge to part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's first wave of regulations (U.S.
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Air Pollution Linked To Low Birthweight

Air Pollution Linked To Low Birthweight | Environment | Scoop.it
Air Pollution Linked To Low Birthweight
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Pregnant women who are exposed to low levels of air pollution are at an increased risk of giving birth at term to low birthweight babies, according to a large-scale study.
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Air pollution 'still harming health'

Air pollution 'still harming health' | Environment | Scoop.it
Some pollutants continue to pose a "significant threat" to European citizens' health and the environment, says a report by the European Environment Agency.
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Britain's lost rivers resurrected and freed to go with the flow

Britain's lost rivers resurrected and freed to go with the flow | Environment | Scoop.it
Waterways once buried underground by Victorian industrialists are restored to their natural courses (Good piece on Medlock river restoration in Guardian http://t.co/3cgznjCV7j @EnvAgencyNW @groundworkuk...
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Nice to see when an area is restored to it's former natural self and not built further on

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change draft report warns Australia will be a hot spot as world gets warmer

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change draft report warns Australia will be a hot spot as world gets warmer | Environment | Scoop.it
THE number of people expected to die in Sydney from extreme heat will triple by the end of the century, a leaked draft report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns.
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Chevron Protests Amazon Pollution, Says Ecuadorian Courts Used Bribes To Win $18 Billion Judgement

Chevron Protests Amazon Pollution, Says Ecuadorian Courts Used Bribes To Win $18 Billion Judgement | Environment | Scoop.it
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Chevron Protests Amazon Pollution, Says Ecuadorian Courts Used Bribes To ...
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But in 2011, an Ecuadorean court awarded $18 billion to people from the village of Lago Agrio, which was affected by the pollution.
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2013 sees highest number of 'green' lawsuits

2013 sees highest number of 'green' lawsuits | Environment | Scoop.it
Of 83 environmental cases pending in various courts across the country, over 70% were filed in 2013 and most of them are related to mining.
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Turning paper into pencils to make cash and conserve nature

Turning paper into pencils to make cash and conserve nature | Environment | Scoop.it
Determined to earn a living from a clean environment, Mr Anthony Kirori started a garbage collection business in Nairobi. Unknown to him, this would open doors to an idea that would see him create jobs for hundreds of people in a pencil firm.
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China offers rewards to six regions to fight air pollution

China offers rewards to six regions to fight air pollution | Environment | Scoop.it
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday it would give rewards amounting to 5 billion yuan ($816.91 million) for curbing air pollution in six regions where the problem is serious, underscoring gove...
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Lee Min-ho Joins Campaign for Protecting Chile’s Environment

Lee Min-ho Joins Campaign for Protecting Chile’s Environment | Environment | Scoop.it
Korean actor Lee Min-ho has given a helping hand to protect the environment of Chile. Lee’s agency Starhaus Entertainment said on Thursday that Lee recently accepted an offer to take a PR ambassado...
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Climate change plays 'Russian roulette' with the world's oceans

Climate change plays 'Russian roulette' with the world's oceans | Environment | Scoop.it
The world's oceans will see dramatic changes thanks to climate change, affecting hundreds of millions of people who depend on the sea according to research published today in the online journal PLOS Biology.
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Pitch to save marine resources

Pitch to save marine resources | Environment | Scoop.it
Pitch to save marine resources
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“International communities, including the UN , have been advocating marine conservation since 1996, but there has been no serious attempt towards this either in the country or in the state.” ...

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Climate change creates complicated consequences for North America's forests

Climate change creates complicated consequences for North America's forests | Environment | Scoop.it
Climate change affects forests across North America -- in some cases permitting insect outbreaks, plant diseases, wildfires and other problems -- but researchers say warmer temperatures are also making many forests grow faster and some less...
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Environment Friendly Bio-Toilets for Indian Railways

Environment Friendly Bio-Toilets for Indian Railways | Environment | Scoop.it
An estimated 700 million people in India defecate out in the open due to lack of access to and poor sanitation facilities.
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Ohio seeks stream pollution limits to fight algae

Ohio seeks stream pollution limits to fight algae Huntington Herald Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio — Environmental regulators in Ohio want to set limits on the pollution in streams that feeds toxic algae on lakes in the state including Lake Erie, where...
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Smart Cities and Smart Buildings make smart people

Smart Cities and Smart Buildings make smart people | Environment | Scoop.it
Our cities and the way we work are changing. A future of Smart Cities and buildings will change not only affect our working practices, but it will probably change the way we think.
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China and some Australian states are fighting the plastic peril in our oceans

China and some Australian states are fighting the plastic peril in our oceans | Environment | Scoop.it
China and some Australian states have banned the most harmful types of plastic bags in an effort to fight the damaging effects of plastic in the world's oceans.
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Should be banned all over the world

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China offers 5b yuan in rewards to fight air pollution

China offers 5b yuan in rewards to fight air pollution | Environment | Scoop.it
Xinhua China offers 5b yuan in rewards to fight air pollution South China Morning Post China said on Monday it would give rewards amounting to 5 billion yuan (HK$6.34 billion) for curbing air pollution in six regions where the problem is serious,...
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US Parks Accidentally Fertilized By Air Pollution

US Parks Accidentally Fertilized By Air Pollution | Environment | Scoop.it
America’s national parks receive harmful, accidental fertilization from air pollution. A recent study identified how this unwanted dose of nitrogen nutrients harms plants and disrupts aquatic...
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