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Diving deep into water and energy trade-offs

Sometimes people don’t see the impacts of sustainability decisions beyond a balance ledger. That places poor in water or energy will still accept money to ship away that very resource they lack — often to a place that doesn’t want for that same resource, but happy to conserve it.

Thanks to These 100 Companies For Doing The Most To Keep Us Out of Medieval Subsistence Poverty and Misery

May 1, 2019, 11:41 am Apparently some environmental group put this together to shame (or perhaps violently target) these 100 companies but I read it completely differently.  I would treat this as a map of the top 100 heroes that…

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How to pull off a tech-free family vacation the whole family will enjoy

It’s a full-blown modern challenge to get through even an hour of the day without using technology. So considering a tech-free trip for the entire family may seem insurmountable. While we acknowledge that there will likely be some discomfort at times, we’re happy to report that it’s certainly attainable. Here are some tips to get you headed in the right direction towards a tech-free family vacation. <!–more→ Preparations We are so accustomed to having technology at our fingertips…

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Resolving the ‘invisible’ gold puzzle

In Carlin-type gold deposits, which make up 75% of the US production, gold does not occur in the form of nuggets or veins, but is hidden — together with arsenic — in pyrite, also known as ‘fool’s gold.’ A team of scientists has now shown for the first time that the concentration of gold directly depends on the content of arsenic in the pyrite.

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Resolving the ‘invisible’ gold puzzle

In Carlin-type gold deposits, which make up 75% of the US production, gold does not occur in the form of nuggets or veins, but is hidden — together with arsenic — in pyrite, also known as ‘fool’s gold.’ A team of scientists has now shown for the first time that the concentration of gold directly depends on the content of arsenic in the pyrite.

Peanut genome sequenced with unprecedented accuracy

Improved pest resistance and drought tolerance are among potential benefits of an international effort which has produced the clearest picture yet of the complex genomic history of the cultivated peanut.