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Photos capture diversity of life on Earth while inspiring conservation

Photos capture diversity of life on Earth while inspiring conservation | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
BigPicture photo contest winners celebrate diversity of life while inspiring conservation.
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stunning photos - of life....

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The story behind kudzu, the vine that's still eating the South

The story behind kudzu, the vine that's still eating the South | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
As the South's economy and industry shifted in the mid-20th century, however, rural farmers began moving away for jobs in more urban areas, leaving their kudzu plants behind to multiply unchecked. Spreading at a rate of about 2,500 acres per year, it wasn't long before the plant earned the nickname "the vine that ate the South."

By 1953, kudzu was struck from the USDA's list of suggested cover plants, and in 1970, it was officially declared a weed.

Today, kudzu covers a staggering 7.4 million acres in the South, with the heaviest infestations concentrated in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.
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a sobering ecological reality...

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London borough plants a 'bee corridor'

London borough plants a 'bee corridor' | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A 7-mile bee corridor encompassing 22 wildflower meadows is being planted in a London borough to help pollinators.
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sounds like a great idea for planet earth...

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Why we need to stop eating fish

Why we need to stop eating fish | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The recent UN biodiversity report states that overfishing is a bigger threat to the world's ocean than plastic or acidification.
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it seems there are many calls for change - but are we listening?

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Massive new report proves that humans are the worst species

Massive new report proves that humans are the worst species | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A shocking new UN report, the most comprehensive assessment of its kind, reveals our devastating impact on nature.
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something to think about - seriously...

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What is plant blindness?

What is plant blindness? | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Plant blindess is the "inability to see or notice the plants in one's own environment," which leads to "the inability to recognize the importance of plants."
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are you guilty of plant blindness?

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With Mills' signature, Maine becomes first state to ban foam food containers, cups

With Mills' signature, Maine becomes first state to ban foam food containers, cups | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Supporters had said because it cannot be recycled in Maine, polystyrene has become part of America's pollution and litter problem.
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so many ways to improve the world for those who follow...  we just have to start...

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Danish island embraces trash-free lifestyle

Danish island embraces trash-free lifestyle | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
By 2032, everything will on the Danish island of Bornholm will be recycled, repaired or reused.
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Bright GREEN Island....   change is coming, leadership is starting the change...

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Synchronized fireflies gather for a 'rave' in the Great Smoky Mountains

Synchronized fireflies gather for a 'rave' in the Great Smoky Mountains | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
fireflies
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fireflies - used to see them everywhere as a kid...   sadly, no more

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Dairy farmer breaks down what is really going on in the industry

Dairy farmer breaks down what is really going on in the industry | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A Minnesota dairy farmer breaks down and speaks about the hardships of being a dairy farmer in today's industry with prices low and suicide high.
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a call for help...   perhaps, not just for the farmers - but all of us...

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Norway won't drill in Arctic archipelago for billions of barrels of oil

Norway won't drill in Arctic archipelago for billions of barrels of oil | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Norway will not drill for oil in the Lofoten Islands in the Arctic, a move being praised by environmentalists but it's a blow to the country's oil industry.
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money vs earth....  this time, earth wins - for now....

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Biocarbon Engineer's tree-planting drones are flying in Myanmar

Biocarbon Engineer's tree-planting drones are flying in Myanmar | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
In Myanmar, a major project is under way: restore coastal mangrove forests–with a little air support.
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planting a forest with drones and seed planting missiles - efficiency!

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Thomas Bannon's curator insight, April 11, 9:31 AM
The time where technology goals meet environmental goals is here. This article gives great insight to the new technologies that we are using to help sustain and help our environment. Drones are a relatively new technology, but they are a great advancement and are continuing to find there place in our world. By using drones to help spread seeds and plant trees and other plants, we are using technology in a wonderful and great way. Although they often find themselves in controversy, drones give us abilities that we never thought were possible. For instance, this article shows us how we are helping our environment and saving both man power, fuel, and other means in a world without drones we would have to use to get the job done. This is wonderful and creative and I love it. Its great to see a technological advancement benefit our environment with little to no criticism. 
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Life With Cheeta the Chimp, the Former 'Tarzan' Film Star

Life With Cheeta the Chimp, the Former 'Tarzan' Film Star | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Cheeta the chimp, of 'Tarzan' fame, lives a good life in Palm Springs, Calif.
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one really special chimp - when will we understand just how sentient they are?

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Millions of people inhabit this 'hidden continent' that's 94% underwater

Millions of people inhabit this 'hidden continent' that's 94% underwater | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Earth is usually said to have six or seven continents, depending whether you separate Eurasia into Europe and Asia. While everyone may not agree on where to draw the lines, however, at least the basic layout of landmasses is set in stone, so to speak. Continents do merge and break apart over time, but the process is so slow they've barely seemed to budge throughout human history.

Nonetheless, one plucky little continent managed to hide under our noses until fairly recently. Many scientists now believe Earth has a long-overlooked seventh (or eighth) continent, identified as "Zealandia" in a 1995 study, covering about 1.9 million square miles (4.9 million square kilometers). That's more than half the size of Australia, or roughly big enough to hold seven Texases.

How did we miss something so big? To our credit, it was hiding in something even bigger: the Pacific Ocean.
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sometimes they find new planets - and sometimes a new continent - like this one...

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VIDEO | Where's the beef? The making of a billion-dollar burger

VIDEO | Where's the beef? The making of a billion-dollar burger | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Ethan Brown spent all his savings to build Beyond Meat. People told him he was crazy for years. Now his company is worth billions, and his product has earned its proper place in the meat aisle.
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are we watching a major evolution in meat?

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Scientists create a new type of plastic that can be recycled forever

Scientists create a new type of plastic that can be recycled forever | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
New plastic PDK can be broken down at a molecular level and come back just as strong to be reused again and again.
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we are in overtime...   survival may depend on it...

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Transparent Solar Panels Will Turn Windows Into Green Energy Collectors

Transparent Solar Panels Will Turn Windows Into Green Energy Collectors | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it

Researchers from Michigan State University developed completely transparent solar panels, whic
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seems MS is not the only one making changes to windows...   

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California town's 'Goat Fund Me' campaign to alleviate wildfire risk is a nibbling success

California town's 'Goat Fund Me' campaign to alleviate wildfire risk is a nibbling success | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
With local herds booked up through the year, Nevada City officials embark on a mission to employ a few hundred brush-munching goats.
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goats saving California...

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5 reasons why biodiversity is a big deal

5 reasons why biodiversity is a big deal | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Earth's species are now vanishing at rates unprecedented in human history. That matters for more reasons than many people realize.
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diversity at ALL levels - why it matters...

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Is 'global warming' the right term to use?

Is 'global warming' the right term to use? | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Instead of 'climate change' or 'global warming,
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Instead of 'climate change' or 'global warming, it needs another name?  So it is all about marketing?

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Wonder how they will one day "market" a BIG asteroid on a collision with planet earth? I suppose get outta Dodge won't do it.

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What would Earth look like if all the ice melted?

What would Earth look like if all the ice melted? | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
See what would happen to Earth if ice continues to melt at the current rate, pushing sea level rise along with it.
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it it our destiny?

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Google is ending food waste by measuring it with LeanPath

Google is ending food waste by measuring it with LeanPath | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Five years ago, Google starting measuring the quantity and value of food being tossed at its facilities. It’s still got a long way to go, but it’s an object lesson in how focusing on a problem can bring solutions.
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together we can do better....

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Russia will release 10 orcas, 87 belugas from overcrowded 'whale jail'

Russia will release 10 orcas, 87 belugas from overcrowded 'whale jail' | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
After reports of icy pens, rotten food and sick animals, 97 orcas and belugas will be released from a Russian 'whale jail.'
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how much damage can be undone?

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Ikea now grows lettuce in shipping containers at its stores

Ikea now grows lettuce in shipping containers at its stores | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The salad with your meatballs will now be ultra local.
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innovation and big business....  lettuce bring them together....

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Jane Goodall’s original tale of chimpanzees still astonishes today

Jane Goodall’s original tale of chimpanzees still astonishes today | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
To celebrate her 85th birthday, National Geographic revisits Jane Goodall’s 1963 article about the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream Game Reserve.
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more on chimps...

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