Thu.Nov 22, 2012

Storing Solar Energy in Rust, From Israel

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Scientists at Technion, Israel’s institute of technology recently found a new way to store solar energy. Their method utilizes a substance that some of us are all too familiar with, iron oxide– otherwise known as rust.

Birds-of-Paradise Documentary Airing Tonight!

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You don’t want to miss this tonight on National Geographic at 10 PM Eastern! Here’s a sneak peak at one of the marvelous birds that will be featured. You can also read a review on Round Robin. Birding video

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Smart Bra May Replace Mammograms

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A better device for early breast cancer detection is expected to be available in 2013-2014. Any woman who’s endured the pain and embarrassment of a mammogram would welcome a painless alternative. Even better would be one that doesn’t subject her to radiation.

Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of November 2012?

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Most Americans are enjoying an early Thanksgiving weekend, for which I’m thankful. My family and many others are looking forward to veritable feasts to honor the fall harvest, for which I am also thankful.

Hydroelectric Dam Threatens “Ecological Massacre” According To Turkish Conservationist

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The Aras River basin is home to more than half of Turkey’s bird species, but a planned hydroelectric dam would alter the river’s marshy ecosystem, driving away the birds. That’s the fear of Ça?an ekercio?lu, lu, president and founder of Turkey’s KuzeyDo?a

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The White Noise of Smell Made by Israeli Chemists

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You can see the color white; you can hear white noise. Now, Weizmann Institute researchers from Israel show that you can also smell a “white” odor. Their research findings appear today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Kelly Kits Creativity Kits 10% off 72 hr Sale Nov 23-25

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Creativity is beautiful, rewarding, encouraging and therapeutic. Incorporating creativity in our lives and the lives of our children will grow appreciation and love for the art of making things. Designed to take art beyond coloring books is Kelly Kits.

American Crows Mobbing A Great Horned Owl

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Early Sunday morning I was out and about at Jones Beach State Park hoping to track down the hordes of crossbills that I had seen on Saturday for some more photographic fun. But I was distracted by the harsh cawing of a murder of American Crows.

Flexible use of Biomethane

Green (Living) Review

The 1st international VDI Conference "Biomethane - Upgrading and Utilization" on 19 and 20 March 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany highlights as a central theme the preparation and application range of biomethane Duesseldorf/Germany, November 2012: The biogas sector is growing worldwide. Feeding biomethane into the natural gas grid has many advantages: it enables the existing infrastructure to be decentralized and used efficiently.

Zalul’s App “Tests” the Swimming Water in Israel

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Thanks to a network of Israeli divers, and the Health Ministry, Israeli non-profit environmental association Zalul is now keeping the public up to date on the condition of the country’s waterways.

CIA Has Close Climate Change research Office


With the U.S. intelligence budget shrinking, the CIA has quietly shut down its Center on Climate Change and National Security -- a project that was launched with the support of Leon Panetta when he led the agency, but that drew sharp criticism from some Republicans in Congress., r eports Greenwire.

News: EU to Outlaw Shark Finning

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Great news, finally this brutal act will be banned! EU to close shark finning loophole. Check out the Organic Grocery List or Book Store.

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The International Responsibility for Justice in Occupied Palestine


The conflict in Gaza may have come to an inauspicious end last night following a ceasefire agreement, but there is little reason to rejoice for the Palestinian people.

Top Investment Funds Warn of Need for Action on Climate Change


A group of 200 investment institutions including HSBC, and Aviva and controls $21 trillion (£13 trillion) of assets worldwide is lobbying ministers as part of a broader campaign for action from leading global economies, The Independent reports.

Dynamic Glass Changes Its Tint Based on Sunlight


View Inc., a leading manufacturer of dynamic glass, has announced. that its commercial-scale dynamic glass product is ready for global. deployment. Concurrently, the company has changed its name to View.

Then Other Benefit of Sanitation: From Human Waste to Human Food


Toilets aren’t just a bin for human waste – they’re a receptacle for future fertiliser. Gates Foundation. What goes down our toilet is commonly viewed as waste.