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The Incredible Sea Life of the Red Sea Coral Reef | BBC Earth

Simon Reeve dives into the Red Sea to get close to its incredible fish and marine wildlife. Subscribe to BBC Earth for more amazing animal videos – http://bit.ly/BBCEarthSub Watch more videos from BBC Earth:Planet Earth http://bit.ly/PlanetEarthPlaylistBlue Planet http://bit.ly/BluePlanetPlaylistPlanet Earth II…

Climate Change and Human History

NATURE’S MUTINYHow the Little Ice Age of the Long Seventeenth Century Transformed the West and Shaped the PresentBy Philipp Blom From around 1570 to 1710, temperatures in the earth’s Northern Hemisphere plunged by an average of about 2 degrees Celsius…

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Water pollution inspires the Lake Erie Bill of Rights to improve water quality

Residents of Toledo are fighting back against water pollution in Lake Erie. Residents in the Ohio town voted in a Lake Erie Bill of Rights to help protect the lake from human waste, a move that has been criticized by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). The piece of legislation, dubbed LEBOR, basically gives the lake the same rights as humans. If the measure stands up in court, residents will be able to sue individuals and businesses on behalf of the lake. Citizens in Toledo hope this will…

My garden birds – February 2019

Mark ♦ March 5, 2019 ♦ 2 Comments This year I am keeping a list of birds seen in or from my garden. Well, I’m on a respectable but not very impressive 30 species so far, 24 in January with…

Manufacturing Giant 3M Commits To 100% Renewables & Joins RE100

American manufacturing giant 3M announced last week that it was committing to move to 100% renewable electricity across all its global facilities by 2050 and has started the process by switching its company headquarters St. Paul, Minnesota, to 100% renewable electricity last Friday and kickstarting the company’s efforts by bringing its total renewable electricity consumption to 30%. 

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UNStudio unveils sustainable vision for The Smartest Neighborhood in the World

In Helmond’s Brandevoort District in the Netherlands, an exciting new development had boldly declared its plans to become “The Smartest Neighborhood in the World.” Known as the Brainport Smart District (BSD), the tech-savvy and sustainable initiative has taken one step closer to reality thanks to the recently unveiled spatial plans created by an UNStudio-led design team. To be developed in phases across the span of ten years, the Brainport Smart District will be a one-of-a-kind mixed-use neighborhood…

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Plastic pollution is causing reproductive problems for ocean wildlife

Plastic pollution is becoming a major problem for ocean wildlife. Organisms that ingest plastics are subject to hormone disruption and issues with reproduction that affect their overall health, a new study finds. Wildlife around the world is exposed to plastic pollutants called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Not much is known about how these chemicals affect marine environments, though scientists have been studying them for years. According to The Guardian, killer whales, for instance,…