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The natural environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or some region thereof. It is an environment that encompasses the interaction of all living species. Climate, weather, and natural resources that affect human survival and economic activity.

This Tree Can Grow Over 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit

 by Morenike Adebayo

photo credit: Artist’s impression of The Tree of 40 Fruit. Sam Van Aken/Ronald Feldman Fine Art

The enchanted-looking tree above harbors a wondrous secret.

Using an ancient technique called “chip grafting,” artist and Syracuse University professor Sam Van Aken has carefully nurtured trees that can bear over 40 different types of stone fruits, including peaches, nectarines, apricots and almonds.

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Catching Waves and Turning Them Into Electricity

An artist’s rendering of experimental buoys made by Carnegie Wave Energy. The buoys harness the motion of waves  off Australia and use it to create electricity and desalinate water CreditCarnegie Wave Energy Limited

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This self-filling water bottle is the ultimate in vaporware

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Austrian startup Fontus is developing a novel water bottle that is vaporware in just about every sense of the phrase. Not only does it not yet exist in the marketplace, but it is claimed to literally pull water vapor out of the air to fill itself.

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LifeStraw water filters convert contaminated water into clean, safe drinking water.

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LifeStraw® water filters convert contaminated water into clean, safe drinking water. The easy-to-use filters are a vital tool for some of the 780 million people who don’t have ready access to safe drinking water. This leaves them at risk for diarrheal disease, which kills more than 1.5 million people every year. Continue reading LifeStraw water filters convert contaminated water into clean, safe drinking water.

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