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Robot Jellyfish Could Be Powered By Seawater

Researchers at Virginia Tech, the University of Texas at Dallas and some other universities are working on the development of robotic jellyfish for a project funded by the US Navy. The propulsion mechanism for the artificial jellyfish employs hydrogen and oxygen mixed with seawater. A chemical reaction results, which causes material in the robotic jellyfish […]

April 5th

Coriander Contained High Levels Of Toxin

(This article originally appeared on Healthfooddaily.) A study of ten families found that the ones who ate organic, catered meals had higher levels of chemicals in their bodies. It wasn’t because the food they were eating is organic, the high levels of phthalates were traced to imported coriander, and bottled dairy milk. Dairy products can […]

March 27th

New Lizard Species Do Not Look 'Evil'

Two new lizard species were discovered in the mountain rainforest habitat of northeastern Peru. Too bad a media outlet already said they look evil: ‘New lizard species look like evil dinosaur hybrids’. Why would a person judge another species and use the word evil, when it has never done anything to harm humans? The wood […]

March 21st

Trainsforming America (Environmental Film Festival Series)

Train Commute Haiku #559: Your North Face parka Leads me to believe you’re on A grand adventure Continuing on with PlanetSave’s coverage of a recent Environmental Film Festival in Florida, here’s a post on the new documentary Trainsforming America: Trainsforming America — New Documentary A new film, Trainsforming America, takes a look at passenger rail […]

February 21st

World Pangolin Day is February 16 #worldpangolinday

Did you know that World Pangolin Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in February? This year, the special day falls on February 16th  — so be sure to mark your calendar if you haven’t already done so! World Pangolin Day is an opportunity for pangolin enthusiasts to join together in raising awareness about these […]

February 1st

Rhino Crisis Round Up: The First 10 Days of 2013

During the first ten days of 2013, a total of seven rhinos have already been killed in South Africa and India, while arrests have been made in India, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Unfortunately, South Africa’s final body count for 2012 was even higher than expected. The South African Department of Environmental Affairs announced on January […]

January 11th

Rhino Crisis Round Up: South Africa Death Toll At Least 618

The number of rhinos killed in South Africa in 2012 has reached a staggering 618, according to a December 10th update from the Department of Environmental Affairs. There have been 257 arrests for rhino crimes this year in South Africa. Earlier this week, the much-anticipated Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by South Africa’s Minister […]

December 14th

Ecoliterate: A Great Book To Gift Someone This Holiday Season

  Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence is a practically focused book written by Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, and Zenobia Barlow. The book is not only for educators and students, but also for parents and grandparents. It is a great source of information and real examples that anyone can use to help […]

December 12th

Chris Murphy For Senate (Connecticut)

  Wrapping up my short series on 4 Senate candidates you should support and vote for (if you can), Chris Murphy of Connecticut is last but not least. Murphy has one of the best intro statements I’ve ever seen, maybe the best: “Chris has a real record of fighting for Connecticut’s working families and middle class. His […]

November 5th

Elizabeth Warren For Senate (Massachusetts)

  If you’re voting in the Massachusetts election today or tomorrow, you should be voting for Elizabeth Warren without any hesitation — she’s one of the best politicians I’m aware of. Here’s a quick rundown of how her and her opponent, Scott Brown, differ: Not many politicians are so dedicated to the people as Elizabeth […]

November 5th

Tammy Baldwin For Senate (Wisconsin)

  If you live in Wisconsin, I’d highly recommend that you do your best to get your friends, family members, and strangers on the street to go to the polls and vote for Tammy Baldwin. Tammy has a repertoire of great qualities and policies that should earn her a seat in the Senate, but for […]

November 5th

Obama Facts: 12 Facts About Obama's Record

  The Obama campaign just passed along the 12 facts below about Obama. As someone who follows politics quite closely, I think it was a good list to put together. As just noted, there are numerous other cleantech, climate, and other environmental topics Obama has scored big points on, but if you have a ‘broader’ […]

November 5th

Endorsement For Obama (Obama's Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency, Clean Transportation, Green Jobs, & Climate Change Successes)

  I’ve been on the “there’s hardly any difference between Republicans and Democrats” line. I’ve campaigned for people on that line. But that simply isn’t the story today. There are now HUGE differences between Democrats and Republicans (the most backwards group of politicians I’m aware of in U.S. history), and that includes some huge differences […]

November 5th

Samsung Supplies Solar-Powered Internet Schools For South Africa

  Samsung has built solar-powered Internet schools for use in a rural region of South Africa (notably, with careful consideration of potential problems, such as a special design material to protect the panels from theft). The schools are literally modified shipping containers equipped with seats, desks, laptop computers, Galaxy tablet PCs, and an Internet connection. […]

November 1st

UCS Climate Scientist Corrects Misleading Science Reporting at FOX, Wall Street Journal (VIDEO)

Some major news outlets continue to broadcast or publish what can only be called disinformation regarding the current state of climate science research findings. As previously reported here on Planetsave, FOX News has been at the forefront of inaccurate (doubt-promoting) climate change reporting.The Wall Street Journal has also continued this questionable reporting on its famous op-ed […]

October 17th

World Rhino Day 2012 Round Up

  On September 22nd, the third annual World Rhino Day was celebrated, with over a dozen countries participating this year. World Rhino Day brought NGOs, zoos, rhino sanctuaries, and concerned citizens across the globe together to raise awareness and funds for the five species of rhinoceros — all of which are under threat from the […]

September 27th