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Burrowing Owls Face an Uncertain Future

Cool Green Science

Why are burrowing owls declining? Research and hope for the underground owl of the Americas. The post Burrowing Owls Face an Uncertain Future appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Birds Conservation Science

Bats also like the food diversity of cities

Green Prophet

Bats at night, Tel Aviv. A new Tel Aviv University on bats study found that, like humans, bats living in Tel Aviv enjoy the wide variety and abundance of food that the city trees have to offer, in contrast to rural bats living in the country, who are content eating only one type of food.

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Biodiversity, Climate Change and the Fate of Coral Reefs

Environmental News Network

An international group of researchers representing thousands of coral scientists across the globe is calling for new commitments and actions by the world’s policymakers to protect and restore coral reefs. Biodiversity, Climate Change and the Fate of Coral Reefs

Here's how the billionaire space race hurts the environment

Inhabitant

Over the years, pollution caused by rocket launches has often been brushed away due to the few launches taking place. However, due to the recent billionaire space race, conservationists are raising concerns over the pollution these launches create

How to Boost Your Heart Health Without Prescription Drugs

Green Prophet

For many of us, contemplating our heart health can sometimes require some difficult motivation. Perhaps it’s a stern warning from our doctor, holding our newborn child, or realizing that we’re winded climbing a flight of stairs.

Worse poison ivy is yet another effect of climate change

Inhabitant

Not only do hikers have to contend with wildfires and out-of-control ticks this year, but now even poison ivy is getting worse. This botanical bother's increasing severity is yet another effect of climate change

Raising Capital From Friends and Family

Green Prophet

Let’s say you have a startup that aims to change the world for growing more food, saving water, solving health problems. You need to raise money – but how? These financing rounds work in the following way: a specific individual invests a certain amount.

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Review Evaluates the Evidence for an Intensifying Indian Ocean Water Cycle

Environmental News Network

Report calls for better integration of observations, models, and paleo proxies. Review Evaluates the Evidence for an Intensifying Indian Ocean Water Cycle

New Potted Carbon planter captures CO2 with style

Inhabitant

As worldwide anxiety about the climate crisis soars, conscious consumers are embracing the idea of carbon tech, or ways to turn excess CO2 into marketable products. Which is probably why the new Potted Carbon planters attained full Kickstarter funding in less than 36 hours

The Environmental Toll of Disposable Masks

Environmental News Network

A new study calculates the waste generated by N95 usage and suggests possible ways to reduce it. The Environmental Toll of Disposable Masks

Bucha delivers lab-made leather alternative for clean fashion

Inhabitant

Bucha Bio is growing a clean, luxury leather alternative. Learn more about how Bucha is making leather sustainable

Analysis Shows Enzyme-Based Plastics Recycling Is More Energy Efficient, Better for Environment

Environmental News Network

BOTTLE Consortium effort develops model that finds sizeable energy and carbon-saving benefits for recycling pet, a common plastic used in bottles, clothing, carpet. Analysis Shows Enzyme-Based Plastics Recycling Is More Energy Efficient, Better for Environment

Bucha delivers lab-made leather alternative for clean fashion

AGreenLiving

Businesses around the globe have heard the consumer call for sustainable fashion products. The fashion industry as a whole has earned a notably bad rep for wasteful and dirty manufacturing. Few rank higher than the leather industry, with complaints ranging from animal cruelty to toxic chemical waste.

Deadly Floods Surprise Europe

Environmental News Network

Flash floods have devastated several communities in Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Deadly Floods Surprise Europe

Here’s how the billionaire space race hurts the environment

AGreenLiving

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, successfully flew to space and landed back on Earth this month, a move that has reignited the conversation about rocket pollution. Over the years, pollution caused by rocket launches has often been brushed away due to the few launches taking place. However, due to the recent billionaire space race, conservationists are raising concerns over the pollution these launches create.

Tail Without a Comet: The Dusty Remains of Comet ATLAS

Environmental News Network

A serendipitous flythrough of the tail of a disintegrated comet has offered scientists a unique opportunity to study these remarkable structures, in new research presented today at the National Astronomy Meeting 2021. Tail Without a Comet: The Dusty Remains of Comet ATLAS

Worse poison ivy is yet another effect of climate change

AGreenLiving

Not only do hikers have to contend with wildfires and out-of-control ticks this year, but now even poison ivy is getting worse. This botanical bother’s increasing severity is yet another effect of climate change. Warmer soil and inflated CO2 levels are fattening poison ivy vines, causing them to leaf out robustly — and maybe even make your skin itch more when you come into contact with them.

New Study Examines Commuter Characteristics and Traffic Pollution Exposure Among Commuters

Environmental News Network

The link between on-road traffic and air pollution is well-known, as are the negative health impacts of pollution exposure. . New Study Examines Commuter Characteristics and Traffic Pollution Exposure Among Commuters

New Potted Carbon planter captures CO2 with style

AGreenLiving

As worldwide anxiety about the climate crisis soars, conscious consumers are embracing the idea of carbon tech, or ways to turn excess CO2 into marketable products. Which is probably why the new Potted Carbon planters attained full Kickstarter funding in less than 36 hours. The new planters look like off-white stone speckled with black. But they’re really porcelain mixed with organic waste diverted from landfills. Since landfills accounted for about 15% of the U.S.’s

Epicentre of Major Amazon Droughts and Fires Saw 2.5 Billion Trees and Vines Killed

Environmental News Network

A major drought and forest fires in the Amazon rainforest killed billions of trees and plants and turned one of the world’s largest carbon sinks into one of its biggest polluters. Epicentre of Major Amazon Droughts and Fires Saw 2.5 Billion Trees and Vines Killed

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You can rent the world’s first 3D-printed Airbnb tiny home

AGreenLiving

With 3D printing, a small blob of material can turn into something amazing. Fibonacci House realizes this potential, as the world’s first fully 3D-printed concrete tiny home to be listed on Airbnb, now available to rent. Located in a rapidly-growing and widely popular area in the Kootenay Lake Village (KLV) project at Procter Point in Nelson, BC, the home was printed over the course of 11 days. It includes space for two adults and two children, with a tiny footprint of just 35 square meters.

The Climate Impact of Wild Pigs Greater Than a Million Cars

Environmental News Network

By uprooting carbon trapped in soil, wild pigs are releasing around 4.9 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide annually across the globe, the equivalent of 1.1 million cars. The Climate Impact of Wild Pigs Greater Than a Million Cars

Here’s how the billionaire space race hurts the environment

AGreenLiving

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, successfully flew to space and landed back on Earth this month, a move that has reignited the conversation about rocket pollution. Over the years, pollution caused by rocket launches has often been brushed away due to the few launches taking place. However, due to the recent billionaire space race, conservationists are raising concerns over the pollution these launches create.

Q&A: Scientists Analyze How the Pandemic Affected Air Quality

Environmental News Network

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live, and several studies have documented how those widespread changes in human behavior have impacted the environment. Q&A: Scientists Analyze How the Pandemic Affected Air Quality