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How the fear of wolves benefits ecosystems

Posted on Friday, October 19th, 2018

Wolves strike fear into the hearts of many species, humans included. Our fear of them has brought them to the edge of extinction, as we have relentlessly killed them as competitors and trouble-makers. But researchers are discovering that the very fear they instill in prey species is exactly what helps …

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Learn from these 5 ways bees work together

Posted on Friday, October 19th, 2018

Bees work together in many ways — the simplest of which is worker bees feeding the queen, as shown here — but they are so much complex than that. We could probably all take a lesson on working in harmony with others — and you’d be hard-pressed to find a species …

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How to Build a DIY Solar Air Heater from Old Soda Cans

Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Peter Rowan left his job as a self-described “corporate weenie”, and instead took up teaching, writing and converting a shed into a reclaimed writer’s studio.  Because the studio was off-grid, electric space heating was not an option. So he set up a simple soda can space heater, using fans running …

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62 Edible Wild Plants That You Didnt Know You Can Eat

Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

By Colin You’re  in the woods with some friends and realise neither of you packed enough food, what’s your first instinct? I certainly wouldn’t panic and neither should you. You are probably armed with tools in your backpack. Combine that with the Earth vast variety of natural foods; you should have little problem in …

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China’s Top 10 Eco-Innovations 2017

Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

From the inventive to the asinine, Chinese innovation has been on full display this year. Beyond the headlines dominated by its domestic tech giants, more impactful ideas are working to ensure a sustainable future. Here are this year’s top 10 Chinese eco-innovations. #10 – The Straddling Bus Heralded as a …

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Oasis dreaming: regreening the Djiboutian Desert

Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Ali Omar remembers a time when the practically bare patch of desert in northern Djibouti he calls home was a bustling seaside resort and the waters around it were teeming with fish. “Lots of people lived here and […]

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Guatemala joins the Clean Seas campaign and steps up efforts to beat plastic pollution

Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Guatemala joined the Clean Seas campaign – led by UN Environment – to reduce plastic pollution in the oceans, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of Guatemala, Alfonso Alonzo announced today. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the XXI Meeting of the Forum of Ministers […]

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20 Most Sustainable and Green Building Examples From Across the Globe

Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Buildings across the globe are adopting sustainable operational and constructional strategies. The increase in the number of initiatives doesn’t just accrue from increased awareness about climate change but green buildings actually offer significant cost savings. It’s not just the new establishments are integrating it into their building design blueprints but …

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Leeds uses bubble-bins in city centre recycling push

Posted on Friday, October 12th, 2018

Image captionBubble-blowing bins are part of a range of measures designed to encourage recycling Bins that blow bubbles and machines that offer rewards for recycling are being trialled in Leeds in a scheme launched on Tuesday. The #LeedsByExample project is claimed to be the UK’s biggest push to improve recycling …

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New materials are powering the battery revolution

Posted on Friday, October 12th, 2018

Shutterstockarnyfgx Lithium ion batteries, such as the ones pictured here, are currently the most common type of battery in electronics. There are more mobile phones in the world than there are people. Nearly all of them are powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, the single most important component enabling the portable …

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