Deforestation & Tree Deaths Can Have Significant Effects On Global Climate Patterns, Research Finds

Published on November 19th, 2016 | by

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Deforestation events and mass tree deaths — whether through drought, heat, and insect infestations — can have significant effects on global climate patterns, according to new research from the University of Washington. To put that another way, while deforestation and mass-deaths of trees can cause the complete upheaval of the local environment, effects also include […] read more

Totem Power Imagines How To Build Zero Emissions Smart Cities

Published on November 19th, 2016 | by

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Originally published on Gas2 Totem, Power, a New York start-up company, calls itself “The Future Of Smart Power.” Totem proposes to build a network of devices that will bring zero emissions power, internet access, street lighting, energy storage, and EV charging stations to the smart cities of the future. Looking like a cross between a large […] read more

Masdar City Enters Exciting Phase 2!

Published on November 18th, 2016 | by

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Originally published on Green Building Elements The fascinating cleantech evolution of Masdar City continues! Pushing the limits of urban design and community building, Masdar City is pressing forward in its pioneering quest for the highest quality of life with the lowest carbon footprint. Setting a new international precedent for sustainable urban planning, Boston-based CBT is […] read more

Wild Chimpanzees In Bakoun, Guinea Regularly Go Fishing For Algae, Research Finds

Published on November 13th, 2016 | by

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While using the word fishing is perhaps a bit misleading (though some chimpanzees and orangutans do apparently go fishing with their hands sometimes), new research has found that a population of wild chimpanzees in Bakoun, Guinea regularly go fishing for algae during the dry season using sticks. Sometimes these sticks used are very long, up […] read more

Purslane (Portulaca Oleracea) Nutritional Value Can Be Enhanced Through Nitrogen Fertility Management, Research Finds

Published on November 11th, 2016 | by

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Common purslane is, despite its public image as a weed in many regions, a very nutritious food item — with the plants being high in a number of different important vitamins and minerals. Notably, common purslane (Portulaca oleracea) possesses higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids than any other leafy green vegetable does. While purslane […] read more

Neanderthals & Denisovans Granted Humans Specific Genetic Adaptions/Advantages Through Interbreeding

Published on November 11th, 2016 | by

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The so-called Neanderthals and Denisovans were two, of very likely a great many, of the branches or relatives (depending on your view) of humans that lived in Asia, Europe, and the Near East, for up to a million years. (If you include other homo erectus descendants, that have lived in Asia and probably Europe, relatives […] read more

Julia Louis-Dreyfus On Why She Is Voting For Hillary And Climate Change

Published on November 3rd, 2016 | by

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is well known for her portrayal of Jerry Seinfeld’s former girlfriend. Since 2012, she has been the star of  Veep, a hit television show on HBO that takes an up close and personal look at the hypocritical, lying, conniving world known as American politic. Now in its fifth season, Veep has won an Emmy […] read more

Googly Eyed Stubby Squid, Bobtail Squid, Flapjack Octopus, Dumbo Octopus,Vampire Squid, & Snail Fish (Nautilus Live Videos)

Published on November 3rd, 2016 | by

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To the eyes of a land mammal, the deep ocean is a strange place. The colors, shapes, movements, and animal behaviors are quite different. With that in mind, the team of the Nautilus deep-sea submersible has a nice collection of videos and images on its website free for perusing. Here are some of the best […] read more