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Anything related to the beauty and protection of the environment (planets, earth, animals, vegetals and minerals
the complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors (as climate, soil, and living things) that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival

How Big Is Your Carbon Footprint?

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Steps you can take at home to reduce your impact on global warming

Dear EarthTalk: How can I measure—and then improve—my overall “carbon footprint?” What are the major areas of one’s daily life that one measures?
— Andy Fusco, Passaic, NJ

With global warming dominating so many headlines today, it’s no surprise that many of us are looking to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases our activities produce.

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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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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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Denmark Just Produced 140% of its Electricity Needs with Renewable Wind Power

About a week ago, Denmark made the absolute most out of a particularly windy 24 hours by harnessing its power and producing not only all of its own electricity needs for the day, but enough extra to spread between three neighboring countries.  To be exact, the sustainable wind-power technologies harnessed and collected 144% of one days electricity needs.

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This new, ‘complete’ tree of life shows how 2.3 million species are related

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By Rachel Feltman
Scientists have released a new version of the tree of life, showing everything we know about how the living things of Earth are related to one another. With 2.3 million species and counting, it’s the most complete model of its kind — but there’s a lot more work to do.

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Stunning 7-mile scale model of the solar system created in Nevada

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 (Vimeo video screenshot of the “To Scale: The Solar System” film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh.)

A group of friends has created a stunning 7-mile scale model of the solar system on a dry lakebed in Nevada.

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