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To Expand a City, Make it Float | Science News
Algae biofuels: the wave of the future | Science News
Science Fiction or Fact: Sentient Living Planets Exist | Science News
Wind turbines that learn like humans | Science News
Green groups around the world are turning to social networking to drive their campaign for Earth Hour on Saturday, when lights are turned off for an hour to signal concern about global warming.But here's the irony. With every email, every tweet, every appeal watched on YouTube or "liked" on Facebook, environmentalists are stoking the very problem they want to resolve. Each time we network, we emit carbon dioxide (CO2) through the fossil fuels which are burned to power our computers and the servers and databanks that store or relay our message. Earth Hour dilemma: When the 'like' button harms the planet | Science News Earth Hour dilemma: When the 'like' button harms the planet | Science News
New synthetic biology technique boosts microbial production of diesel fuel | Science News
Electricity from trees | Science News
T. Boone Pickens: Let's transform energy -- with natural gas | Science News
How to turn caves into giant batteries | Science News
Symbiosis: a surprising tale of species cooperation | Science News
Studying the importance of biological rhythms for the ecological performance of plants | Science News Studying the importance of biological rhythms for the ecological performance of plants | Science News Sign up for Free Share ideas that matter and shine on the Web. I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account Login Sign up
In Spain, eco-friendly hotels are more profitable | Science News
New Tubes: Redesigning the Toilet to Produce Water, Fertilizer, and Energy | Popular Science | Science News Sign up for Free Share ideas that matter and shine on the Web. I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account Login Sign up New Tubes: Redesigning the Toilet to Produce Water, Fertilizer, and Energy | Popular Science | Science News
Sign up for Free Share ideas that matter and shine on the Web. I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account Space bacteria found in British river could be new power source for the world | Science News Space bacteria found in British river could be new power source for the world | Science News
Replacing electricity with light: First physical 'metatronic' circuit created | Science News
Games for nature | Science News
Sign up for Free Share ideas that matter and shine on the Web. I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account Login Sign up Fungi Discovered In The Amazon Will Eat Your Plastic | Science News Fungi Discovered In The Amazon Will Eat Your Plastic | Science News
Superbugs from space offer new source of power | Science News Superbugs from space offer new source of power | Science News Sign up for Free Share ideas that matter and shine on the Web. I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account Login
"The current system is broken," says Bob Watson, the UK’s chief scientific advisor on environmental issues and a winner of the prestigious Blue Planet prize in 2010. "It is driving humanity to a future that is 3-5°C warmer than our species has ever known, and is eliminating the ecology that we depend on for our health, wealth and senses of self." Smoke billows from burned trees. 'Perpetual Growth Myth' Leading World to Meltdown: Experts 'Perpetual Growth Myth' Leading World to Meltdown: Experts
Sign up for Free Share ideas that matter and shine on the Web. I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account Login Water management and climate change in ancient Maya city | Science News Water management and climate change in ancient Maya city | Science News
Does history repeat? Using the past to improve ecological forecasting | Science News
Man-made photosynthesis to revolutionize food and energy production | Science News
Explaining Climate Change with Baseball and Steroids | LiveScience | Science News
New TED Book – Living Architecture | Science News
New study suggests that electric-powered trucks will save money for businesses | Science News
Cheap, Sustainable Water Filter Made from Seeds and Sand | Water Issues | LiveScience | Science News
Radical theory explains the origin, evolution, and nature of life - "Earth is alive" | Science News Radical theory explains the origin, evolution, and nature of life - "Earth is alive" | Science News The earth is alive, asserts a revolutionary scientific theory of life emerging from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The trans-disciplinary theory demonstrates that purportedly inanimate, non-living objects—for example, planets, water, proteins, and DNA—are animate, that is, alive. With its broad explanatory power, applicable to all areas of science and medicine, this novel paradigm aims to catalyze a veritable renaissance.
Turtles' mating habits protect against effects of climate change | Science News
Carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of coal, oil, and gas have been increasing over the past decades, causing Earth to get hotter and hotter. There are concerns that a continuation of these trends could have catastrophic effects, including crop failures in the heat-stressed tropics. This has led some to explore drastic ideas for combating global warming, including the idea of trying to counteract it by reflecting sunlight away from Earth. However, it has been suggested that reflecting sunlight away from Earth might itself threaten the food supply of billions of people. Sunshade geoengineering more likely to improve global food security, research suggests | Science News Sunshade geoengineering more likely to improve global food security, research suggests | Science News
Biodiversity crisis is worse than climate change, experts say | Science News
A map that reveals Earth's emerging hot zones [VIDEO] | Science News
With the cooperation of politicians and grassroots organizations, Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth which will grant nature the same rights and protections as humans. The piece of legislation, called la Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra, is intended to encourage a radical shift in conservation attitudes and actions, to enforce new control measures on industry, and to reduce environmental destruction. The law redefines natural resources as blessings and confers the same rights to nature as to human beings, including: the right to life and to exist; the right to continue vital cycles and processes free from human alteration; the right to pure water and clean air; the right to balance; the right not to be polluted; and the right to not have cellular structure modified or genetically altered. Bolivia Set to Pass Historic 'Law of Mother Earth' Which Will Grant Nature Equal Rights to Humans
Biofuel from beneath the waves : Nature News & Comment | Science News
Chemistry professor developing sustainable bioplastics | Science News Sign up for Free Share ideas that matter and shine on the Web. I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account Login
Sign up for Free Share ideas that matter and shine on the Web. I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account 5 Phone Apps for Healthy Green Eating | Science News
Climate and the statistics of extremes | Science News
Project to pour water into volcano to make power | Science News
Soil’s Hidden Secrets | Science News Sign up for Free Share ideas that matter and shine on the Web. I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account Login Sign up
Researchers discover particle which could 'cool the planet' | Science News
Battery, heal thyself: Inventing self-repairing batteries | Science News
Where the Trees Are