To Expand a City, Make it Float. Algae biofuels: the wave of the future. Science Fiction or Fact: Sentient Living Planets Exist. Wind turbines that learn like humans. Earth Hour dilemma: When the 'like' button harms the planet. 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. New synthetic biology technique boosts microbial production of diesel fuel. Electricity from trees. T. Boone Pickens: Let's transform energy. How to turn caves into giant batteries. Symbiosis: a surprising tale of species cooperation. Studying the importance of biological rhythms for the ecological performance of plants. In Spain, eco-friendly hotels are more profitable. New Tubes: Redesigning the Toilet to Produce Water, Fertilizer, and Energy. 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 Discover Guided Tour Science News.
Space bacteria found in British river could be new power source for the world. Replacing electricity with light: First physical 'metatronic' circuit created. Games for nature. Fungi Discovered In The Amazon Will Eat Your Plastic. Superbugs from space offer new source of power. 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. 'Perpetual Growth Myth' Leading World to Meltdown: Experts. "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. Water management and climate change in ancient Maya city. Does history repeat? Using the past to improve ecological forecasting.
Man-made photosynthesis to revolutionize food and energy production. Explaining Climate Change with Baseball and Steroids. New TED Book – Living Architecture. New study suggests that electric-powered trucks will save money for businesses. Cheap, Sustainable Water Filter Made from Seeds and Sand. Radical theory explains the origin, evolution, and nature of life - "Earth is alive" 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. Sunshade geoengineering more likely to improve global food security, research suggests. 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. Biodiversity crisis is worse than climate change, experts say. A map that reveals Earth's emerging hot zones [VIDEO] Bolivia Set to Pass Historic 'Law of Mother Earth' Which Will Grant Nature Equal Rights to Humans. 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.
In late 2005 Bolivia elected its first indigenous president, Evo Morales. Biofuel from beneath the waves : Nature News & Comment. Chemistry professor developing sustainable bioplastics. 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. Climate and the statistics of extremes. Project to pour water into volcano to make power. Soil’s Hidden Secrets. 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 Discover Guided Tour Science News. Researchers discover particle which could 'cool the planet'
Battery, heal thyself: Inventing self-repairing batteries. 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 Discover Guided Tour Science News. Where the Trees Are. Trees are one of Earth’s largest banks for storing the carbon that gets emitted by natural processes and human activities.
Forests cover about 30 percent of the planet’s surface, and as much as 45 percent of the carbon stored on land is tied up in forests. But did global forests hold more or less carbon in the past?