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9 Life Hacks To Help You Break Up With Plastic

9 Life Hacks To Help You Break Up With Plastic | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
So easy!

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, February 27, 8:28 PM

Did you know that you can cut back on using plastic to help the environment, your health, and animals? It’s heartening to read other articles describing this environmental issue.

 

People are starting to wake up and take action on their own. You can join them.

 

Health Tips:

 

Bring your own utensils, stainless steel or glass bottles, glass straw or ask for one. Use natural fibers for shopping bags and clothing.

 

Do your best to buy items and food that is not packaged in plastic. Petition brands to stop using plastic packaging.

 

If you live in a State that has a river or ocean, volunteer for clean-up days.

 

Read more about “9 Life Hacks To Help You Break Up With Plastic” from www.huffingtonpost.com by Dominique Mosbergen.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/healing-our-planet site is being curated by Sandi Cornez, Food Consultant, Health and Wellness Educator. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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Turning cities into sponges: how Chinese ancient wisdom is taking on climate change | Art and design | The Guardian

Turning cities into sponges: how Chinese ancient wisdom is taking on climate change | Art and design | The Guardian | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
Landscape architect Kongjian Yu is making ‘friends with water’ to mitigate extreme weather events in modern metropolises
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World must act by 2020 to avoid runaway #climate change: #UN chief #Greenpeace #Oxfam #RedCross

World must act by 2020 to avoid runaway #climate change: #UN chief #Greenpeace #Oxfam #RedCross | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
With 2018 shaping up as the fourth hottest year on record, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that the world must take action in the next two years to avert the disastrous consequences of runaway climate ...

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#Yes #Australia could launch legal challenge to #Japan's 'scientific' #whaling hunts the #world should challenge Japan!

#Yes #Australia could launch legal challenge to #Japan's 'scientific' #whaling hunts the #world should challenge Japan! | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
After a ‘win for whales’ at the IWC, government is urged to do more but refuses to send ship to monitor Japan’s actions...

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NASA releases time-lapse of the disappearing Arctic polar ice cap

NASA releases time-lapse of the disappearing Arctic polar ice cap | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
NASA posted this video to YouTube with this description, “Arctic sea ice has not only been shrinking in surface area in recent years, it’s becoming younger and thinner as well. In this animation, where the ice cover almost looks gelatinous as it pulses through the seasons, cryospheric scientist Dr. Walt Meier of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center describes how the sea ice has undergone fundamental changes during the era of satellite measurements.”

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Why Do Corals Glow in the Dark? A new study suggests they use fluorescence for photosynthesis

Why Do Corals Glow in the Dark? A new study suggests they use fluorescence for photosynthesis | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it

It’s one of the ocean’s most beautiful and striking mysteries: Why do corals fluoresce? In shallow waters, they glow a brilliant pink and purple. In deeper waters, corals turn red and green against a dim blue background. The view is most unforgettable at night with a flashlight and mask filter, when the fluorescent corals provide a “psychedelic adventure.”

 

Jörg Wiedenmann, a coral reef scientist at University of Southampton, had previously found that the pink and purple fluorescence in shallow waters act as a kind of sunscreen. The fluorescent pigments absorb damaging wavelengths of light and emit it as pink or purple light, protecting the single-celled organisms called zooxanthellae that live symbiotically inside coral. Zooxanthellae are photosynthetic and they provide the coral with food in exchange for shelter.

 

This “sunscreen” effect was interesting, but it didn’t explain why corals fluoresce in deeper water, where light was not intense enough to harm zooxanthellae. In fact, in those dim blue waters, the problem was more likely too little light. Wiedenmann and his colleagues now have a new study, in which they present a novel function for deep water fluorescence. And again, it has to do with the zooxanthellae: Coral may be converting blue light into orange-red light that penetrates deeper into the coral tissue, where photosynthetic zooxanthellae live. Fluorescence, by definition, is the absorption of light in one color and the emission in another.


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Increasing the Water Table Would Reduce Global Warming - Environmental Leader

Increasing the Water Table Would Reduce Global Warming - Environmental Leader | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
More surface water means less global warming. That's the conclusion drawn by scientists at the University of Sheffield, which found that the water table -- the level below which the ground water is saturated with water -- will also improve the growth of crops and slow the loss of peat soils.
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Shifting to a Clean Energy Economy Would Bring Billions in Economic Benefits, Shows New Report

Shifting to a Clean Energy Economy Would Bring Billions in Economic Benefits, Shows New Report | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
We all know the science. The United States and the world as a whole must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent or more by 2050 in order to significantly reduce the risks posed by unabated climate change. Intensifying droughts and heat waves, inundation of coastal economies brought on by sea level rise, and increasing wildfires and extreme weather events across the United States are only some of those intensifying risks.
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Images reveal underwater volcanoes in stunning detail

Images reveal underwater volcanoes in stunning detail | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
The researchers visited lava flows in a section of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, north of Iceland, called the North Kolbeinsey Ridge, using a deep-sea torpedo robot.
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Global Warming Is Repeating Itself...4 Million Years Later

If you think CO2 levels are high today, guess how high they were 4 million years ago! Where did all of it go? The Difference Between Global Warming An
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The case for optimism on climate change

The case for optimism on climate change | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
Why is Al Gore optimistic about climate change? In this spirited talk, Gore asks three powerful questions about the man-made forces threatening to destroy our planet -- and the solutions we're designing to combat them.
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Underwater photographer of the year 2016 winners – in pictures

Underwater photographer of the year 2016 winners – in pictures | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it

Italian photographer Davide Lopresti has been named Underwater photographer of the year 2016 for his stunning seahorse image titled Gold

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Climate change likely to persist for the next 10,000 years

Climate change likely to persist for the next 10,000 years | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it

Scientists argue that we need to take a longer view of what's happening to the environment

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Why U.N. Goal of Protecting 10 Percent of Oceans Won't Be Met by 2020

Why U.N. Goal of Protecting 10 Percent of Oceans Won't Be Met by 2020 | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
Protecting 10 percent of the ocean by 2020 was a baby step toward creating a healthier ocean. One study found we're not even half way there.

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The Tiniest Pieces Of Plastic Are Threatening The Ocean's Largest Creatures

The Tiniest Pieces Of Plastic Are Threatening The Ocean's Largest Creatures | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
Even though they're smaller than 5 millimeters, microplastics are causing a huge problem for oceans and the environment. Most recently, scientists are concerned

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, March 24, 2:50 PM

Did you know that tiny pieces of plastic known as microplastics are harming marine animals? These beautiful large creatures are consuming tiny plastic at alarming rates through pollution and smaller fish they ingest.

 

These plastic pieces can cause internal damage and block nutrient absorption. The chemicals in the plastic can create their set of problems.

 

Health Tips:

 

Do your part to end plastic consumption. Bring your own utensils and plates.

 

Carry glass jars and/or stainless steel water bottles. Bring your own glass straws if you use them. tell your fave restaurant to stop using plastic straws and other items.

 

Support companies who are reusing plastic to create new recycled products. Petition your legislators and local government to ban plastic bags.

 

Buy products in glass containers. Limit your purchases of products encased in plastic packaging.

 

Read more about “The Tiniest Pieces of Plastic Are Threatening the Ocean’s Largest Creatures” from www.care2.com by Alice Graef.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/healing-our-planet site is being curated by Sandi Cornez, Food Consultant, Health and wellness Educator. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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How To See Nature by Paul Evans published by Batsford: Pavillion Books  

'With a title taken from the 1940 Batsford book, this is nature writing for the modern reader. It is a book both for those that live in the country and those that don’t, but experience nature every day through brownfield edge lands, transport corridors, urban greenspace, industrialised agriculture and fragments of ancient countryside. Evans weaves historical, cultural and literary references into his writing, ranging from TS Eliot to Bridget Riley, from Hieronymus Bosch to Napoleon'.

 

Publication date 4 October 2018 

Pre-order now 

https://www.pavilionbooks.com/book/how-to-see-nature/


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Introducing Planet Publications

Introducing Planet Publications | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
In April, 2017, Planet launched its Education and Research Program, which enables scientists and researchers at universities to apply for non-commercial access to up to 10,000 km2 of data per month.

In less than a year, more than 1,400 scientists and researchers across more than 70 countries have come onboard, leveraging Planet’s data for cutting-edge science that’s changing how we understand our planet.

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#Coral reef expert Charlie #Veron Great #Barrier Reef #Australia dead within 15 years #sixth mass #extinction

#Coral reef expert Charlie #Veron Great #Barrier Reef #Australia dead within 15 years #sixth mass #extinction | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
Our top coral expert says the demise of the Great Barrier Reef is far from our biggest problem.
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Ancient underwater forest found in US - BBC News

Ancient underwater forest found in US - BBC News | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
Scientists have dated the trees to a previous ice age 60,000 years ago, when sea levels were far lower.

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Discovery of new shark species highlights need to protect Belize waters

Discovery of new shark species highlights need to protect Belize waters | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
The species, which requires healthy habitats, serves as an indicator of the state of health of Belize waters.- and its rich biodiversity.
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Video of the week: Squid protein promotes self-repairing materials

Video of the week: Squid protein promotes self-repairing materials | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
Researchers in the US have turned to squid rings in the development of a coating that encourages materials to repair themselves.
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UK firm hails solar steam breakthrough

UK firm hails solar steam breakthrough | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
UK renewables specialist Lark Energy has been granted a UK patent for a solar thermal system that it claims could have a host of applications for power generation and desalination.
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New study maps rate of New Orleans sinking

New study maps rate of New Orleans sinking | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it
New Orleans and surrounding areas continue to sink at highly variable rates due to a combination of natural geologic and human-induced processes, finds a new NASA/university study using NASA airborne radar.

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Underwater photographer of the year 2016 winners – in pictures

Underwater photographer of the year 2016 winners – in pictures | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it

Italian photographer Davide Lopresti has been named Underwater photographer of the year 2016 for his stunning seahorse image titled Gold

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Scientists are floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now

Scientists are floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now | Healthy Waters | Scoop.it

Scientists say the region has been 'absurdly' warm lately, perhaps due to the influence of El Niño.

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