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Eco Friendly October 3, 2019 posted by

Breeding Sheep for Less Emissions – new initiative is called Grass to Gas

Livestock has come under fire for emissions. Cows are the most famous but sheep are feeling the heat too. The gas they emit when they. . . emit gas contributes heavily to global emissions so scientists are beginning to breed sheep that emit less called the Grass to Gas initiative.


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Breeding Sheep for Less Emissions – new initiative is called Grass to Gas
Eco Friendly October 3, 2019 posted by

Earth Stores Vast Amounts of Carbon – but the climate crisis is still real

As you know, there’s already carbon in the Earth. It’s part of the make up of the planet and natural events (like volcanoes) release it back into the air and as it turns out, there’s A LOT of carbon below the surface of the world but the planet is really good about regulating the natural flow. Our actions are disrupting that.


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Earth Stores Vast Amounts of Carbon – but the climate crisis is still real
Eco Friendly September 26, 2019 posted by

Mapping the Greenhouse Gases – new satellite will give new view of atmosphere

We’ll have a new idea of the planet’s greenhouse effect in the coming years. A new satellite is being launched by Europe that will be able to look at the long wavelength portion of the electromagnetic spectrum which may lead to new data about our warming planet.


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Mapping the Greenhouse Gases – new satellite will give new view of atmosphere
hmm..interesting September 17, 2019 posted by

Ozone Hole Smaller than Normal – smallest it has been in thirty years

We’ve been hearing about the hole in the ozone layer since the 80s. Man made chemicals caused it and there was a substantial push for those chemicals to be taken out of production. Which is great. The hole this year is the smallest it’s been in the thirty years! But it has nothing to do with human effort.


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Ozone Hole Smaller than Normal – smallest it has been in thirty years
Eco Friendly September 10, 2019 posted by

edumper – this massive electric dump truck never needs charged

Construction trucks are cool. There’s just something weirdly fascinating about them although the allure of the eDumper isn’t a mystery. This is a giant dump truck that runs on electricity and never needs to be plugged in. It works with regenerative braking and this article breaks down that concept.


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edumper – this massive electric dump truck never needs charged
Eco Friendly September 6, 2019 posted by

The Great Sundew – this hungry little plant is getting a second chance

Some good news from the world of plants. The Great Sundew, an endangered species native to parts of England, is getting a second chance in the wild as a new conservation effort has started up. Might be worth noting that despite it’s gentle name, these little guys are carnivorous.


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The Great Sundew – this hungry little plant is getting a second chance
hmm..interesting July 24, 2019 posted by

Stratospheric Aerosol Injection – a radical solution to climate change

There are many ideas for things we can do on the ground to help lesson the damage of climate change, many of which are already in development or being used today. That being said, there’s still room for radical solutions like dumping sulfate particles into the stratosphere, called stratospheric aerosol injection, to protect us from the sun. Science fiction sounding? Yes but it’s a real suggestion.


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Stratospheric Aerosol Injection – a radical solution to climate change
Eco Friendly July 19, 2019 posted by

Non-Washing Clothes – wear a t-shirt for days and days without washing it

Not having to do laundry ever again is the future we all want. And bonus, less laundry is better for the environment. There are a couple of brands that offer clothes that can last without a tumble in the wash but are they really better and do they actually work? As it turns out, the answer is yes.


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Non-Washing Clothes – wear a t-shirt for days and days without washing it
Eco Friendly July 18, 2019 posted by

Big Butterfly Count – help track this year’s butterfly migration

Science needs help again. This time in counting butterflies. Which is about as whimsical and lovely as one can get to be honest. A giant migration of butterflies has caused scientists to ask the public for help in counting millions of them in the UK. You can join the Big Butterfly Count and help out!


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Big Butterfly Count – help track this year’s butterfly migration
future tech July 4, 2019 posted by

Plastic Eating Bacteria – microorganisms in the fight against pollution

Plastic waste is a huge problem because we rely on the material for many, many things. Not just grocery bags and packaging either. Medical equipment, tech devices, inexpensive textiles, etc. The list is really endless. One day we may be able to dispose of plastic the same way we do food waste, with bacteria. Plastic eating bacteria isn’t here yet but it’s looking better and better for our future.


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Plastic Eating Bacteria – microorganisms in the fight against pollution