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What To Do With a Broken Zipper. Vincent Callebaut releases latest photographs for his carbon-absorbing vertical forest in Taipei. California City Ends Its Chronic Homelessness. Grassland Restoration: A Win-Win-Win for Birds, Prairies, and Landowners. Since 1970, North America's grassland birds have lost about half of their population, with an astounding three out of four species declining.

Grassland Restoration: A Win-Win-Win for Birds, Prairies, and Landowners

These losses are concerning for many reasons, perhaps most of all because bird declines serve as an “alarm” warning of challenges to the health of our land. What's behind these dramatic downturns? Legislation to Reduce Bird Collisions Passes the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill’s success is latest evidence of increasing momentum in bird-friendly building trend Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: Dr.

Legislation to Reduce Bird Collisions Passes the U.S. House of Representatives

Christine Sheppard, Director, Glass Collisions Program, 914-261-8277 | csheppard@abcbirds.org Birds such as the Common Yellowthroat fly into reflective glass because they confuse mirrored trees and other habitat for the real thing. The proposed legislation will reduce this threat. Photo by Owen Deutsch (Washington, D.C., July 1, 2020) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) applauds the U.S. Shockingly Simple: How Farmland Could Absorb an Extra 2 Billion Tonnes of CO2 From the Atmosphere Each Year. Credit: Dr Dimitar Epihov 2 Billion Tonnes of CO2 Could be Absorbed From the Atmosphere Each Year by Applying Rock Dust to Farmland Adding crushed rock dust to farmland could draw down up to two billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air per year and help meet key global climate targets, according to a major new study led by the University of Sheffield.

Shockingly Simple: How Farmland Could Absorb an Extra 2 Billion Tonnes of CO2 From the Atmosphere Each Year

Adding crushed rock dust to farmland could draw down up to two billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air per year and help meet key global climate targets, according to a major new study led by the University of Sheffield. The technique, known as enhanced rock weathering, involves spreading finely crushed basalt, a natural volcanic rock, on fields to boost the soil’s ability to extract CO2 from the air. The study showed that China, the United States and India – the highest fossil fuel CO2 emitters – have the highest potential for CO2 drawdown using rock dust on croplands. Tiny Weed-Killing Robots Could Make Pesticides Obsolete.

The Greenfield robotic solution is based on a simple idea: Keep mowing.

Tiny Weed-Killing Robots Could Make Pesticides Obsolete

When Brauer started thinking about which weed to target first, pigweed was an obvious first enemy. The pain-in-the-ass weed, also known as Palmer amaranth, claims the annoying weed holy grail — it is invasive, adaptive, and herbicide-resistant. A single plant, undeterred, can grow over six feet tall and produce up to half a million tiny seeds. Smile! Could the pandemic lead to happier times? In January 2018, a Yale University professor named Laurie Santos launched a course, Psychology and the Good Life, which quickly became the most popular class in the institution’s 319-year-history.

Smile! Could the pandemic lead to happier times?

After 13 years at Yale, in 2016, the 44-year-old had taken charge of one of the university’s residential colleges and had become alarmed by widespread mental illness and stress. She wanted to explain the paradox of why so many students were still suffering, having achieved their dreams of being admitted to Yale and having met society’s definition of success. Santos created the lecture series in a bid to teach her students what really mattered – to help them carve out lives of meaning and contentment.

Within a few days of the course’s launch, roughly a quarter of Yale’s entire undergraduate population had signed up. A few months later, in March 2018, Santos launched a 10-week online version of the original happiness course that anyone could access. Huts for the homeless catching on in the Northwest. A dynamic new approach to homelessness with roots in settling the West: Conestoga Huts.

Huts for the homeless catching on in the Northwest

The trend started in Eugene and the supporters are hoping it will spread through the Northwest. "This is our hut," said Tracy Joscelyn leading a tour of her hut. She said this temporary shelter is a godsend. "We have a beautiful bed. 40 Tiny Houses You Can Buy on Amazon - Prefab Houses You Can Buy Online. Students Invent Bacteria That Eat Plastic From The Oceans And Turn It Into Water - SCIENCE AND SPACE. The high pollution in the oceans is a big problem on the planet.

Students Invent Bacteria That Eat Plastic From The Oceans And Turn It Into Water - SCIENCE AND SPACE

According to recent research, it is likely that in the year 2050 we will find more plastic than fish in the waters of the seas, and for this reason there are many people working to generate solutions to this problem, some very imaginative to reverse this situation. Currently the novelty is a bacterium , developed by students Jeanny Yao and Miranda Wang , who have been developing this project since their school years and today reap the fruits of it. Hemp Could Be the Solution to Our Plastic Pollution Crisis. Bioplastics made from hemp are a viable alternative to petroleum-based plastics that have become the scourge of the ocean.

Hemp Could Be the Solution to Our Plastic Pollution Crisis

April 24, 2019 3 min read Brought to you by A to Z CBD Plastic is a significant source of pollution. 'Plant 1 trillion trees to fight climate change' Tom Crowther is a climate change ecologist at Swiss university ETH Zurich.

'Plant 1 trillion trees to fight climate change'

Four years ago he found there are about 3 trillion trees already on earth -- much higher than NASA's previous estimate of 400 billion. Now, his team of researchers has calculated there is enough room on the planet for an additional 1.2 trillion -- and that planting them would have huge benefits in terms of absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide, the main driver of climate change. "The amount of carbon that we can restore if we plant 1.2 trillion trees, or at least allow those trees to grow, would be way higher than the next best climate change solution," Crowther told CNN. A simple idea to whip climate change. Many people working on this subject believe the world needs a carbon tax on dirty fuels - coal and oil - to solve the problem.

However, the problem with a carbon tax is that it has so far been impossible to impose without governments falling. The Australian government tried to bring one in and they were kicked out - the new government cancelled it. Regenerative agriculture can make farmers stewards of the land again. For years, “sustainable” has been the buzzword in conversations about agriculture.

Regenerative agriculture can make farmers stewards of the land again

If farmers and ranchers could slow or stop further damage to land and water, the thinking went, that was good enough. I thought that way too, until I started writing my new book, “One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture.” How the Netherlands Feeds the World. This story appears in the September 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine.

In a potato field near the Netherlands’ border with Belgium, Dutch farmer Jacob van den Borne is seated in the cabin of an immense harvester before an instrument panel worthy of the starship Enterprise. From his perch 10 feet above the ground, he’s monitoring two drones—a driverless tractor roaming the fields and a quadcopter in the air—that provide detailed readings on soil chemistry, water content, nutrients, and growth, measuring the progress of every plant down to the individual potato. Van den Borne’s production numbers testify to the power of this “precision farming,” as it’s known. The global average yield of potatoes per acre is about nine tons. How Bill Gates-backed vegan Beyond Meat is winning over meat-eaters. The forest and sustainable forestry - Swedish Wood. Choice page. Makerspace Starter Kit. How to French Toast Leftover Pizza. How Rwanda’s Capital Became an African Tech Leader – Member Feature Stories. Impactful Teacher in Ghana Teaches Computer Programs Sans Computer.

Silent rooftop wind turbines could generate half of a household’s energy needs. The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail. On a Wednesday afternoon in a sprawling lot on a former naval air station in Alameda, California, across the bay from San Francisco, workers are welding a massive black tube together. Refugees learn masonry. Rescue fruit species. Portugal’s Example: What Happened After It Decriminalized All Drugs, From Weed to Heroin. As diplomats gather at the United Nations in New York this week to consider the future of global drug policy, one Portuguese official, João Goulão, will likely command attention that far outstrips his country's influence in practically any other area.

Man-Made Whirlpool Generates Electricity. International Cospas-Sarsat Programme. The International Cospas-Sarsat Programme is a treaty-based, nonprofit, intergovernmental, humanitarian cooperative of 44 nations and agencies (see box on right) dedicated to detecting and locating radio beacons activated by persons, aircraft or vessels in distress, and forwarding this alert information to authorities that can take action for rescue.[2][3][4] The system utilizes a network of satellites that provide coverage anywhere on Earth.

Distress alerts are detected, located and forwarded to over 200 countries and territories at no cost to beacon owners or the receiving government agencies.[5] Cospas-Sarsat was conceived and initiated by Canada, France, the United States, and the former Soviet Union in 1979.[6] The first rescue using the technology of Cospas-Sarsat occurred in September 1982.[7][8] The definitive agreement of the organization was signed on 1 July 1988. Background[edit] The Leap to Single-Payer: What Taiwan Can Teach. Tesla battery races to save Australia grid from coal plant crash – injecting 7MW in milliseconds. Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture. Growing food from mattresses: what experts can learn from working in refugee camps.

I am a scientist who has spent his career working with industry at the interface of science, engineering and medicine. Nerigo Emergency Evacuation Lift. Adding irradiated plastic makes for stronger concrete, cuts CO2 emissions. Concrete is responsible for a significant share of man-made greenhouse emissions. Amazon Now Sells Prefabricated Tiny Houses. Futuristic solar-powered Dutch family car hailed 'the future' Six EdTech Startups Democratizing Education [Infographic] This Tiny Country Feeds the World. The Equal Protection Challenge to Winner Take All: A Legal Guide. Three Billion People Cook Over Open Fires ― With Deadly Consequences. Do you know the value of rainwater? – GS rainwater harvesting module. Basic Income Experiment In Kenya Prompts A Boom In Savings Clubs : Goats and Soda. How to Make Fun of Nazis - The New York Times.

Solar 'trees,' shade panels could enhance Sebastian parks, generate money for the city. From Skyhook To STEM: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Brings The Science : NPR Ed. The World's First Functional Laser Weapon is Ready to Protect You. At Summer Camp, Girls Build Sandboxes And Confidence In Their Own Abilities. 13 Bright Spots and Optimistic Thinkers Challenge the Dark Future of Trump. Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: How we can face the future without fear, together. "Chairless chair" is designed to provide support for active factory workers. Understanding Blockchain – IoT For All – Medium.

Blockchains for Public Data – IoT For All – Medium. Wales and Scotland offer free abortions to women from Northern Ireland. Secrets Of Breast-Feeding From Global Moms In The Know : Goats and Soda. A School That Provides The One Constant In Homeless Children's Lives : NPR Ed. Refugee Scientists In Germany Get Support From Local Academics : Goats and Soda. Watch SpaceX's 5 Biggest Moments in Just 60 Seconds. Making Change: Brandon Dennison.