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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, 11 April, 14:31
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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Lab-Grown Chicken Nuggets Made From Feathers to Hit Shelves by End of Year

Lab-Grown Chicken Nuggets Made From Feathers to Hit Shelves by End of Year | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
By Nick Meyer Is lab grown meat the future of the industry, or simply an expensive boondoggle that wealthy investors like Bill Gates and Richard Branson
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we'll see more like this coming soon....  wonder what kind of dipping sauce goes with feathers?

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Wayward NYC farm animals get a helping hand

Wayward NYC farm animals get a helping hand | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Animal advocate Tracey Stewart worked with the Farm Sanctuary Emergency Rescue Team to re-home the abandoned animals.
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Star Trek has its way with the perception of the Klingons – and their eating habits. Wonder how aliens would look at us? Perhaps when we show more respect for other living beings, the aliens will visit instead of doing a fly-by with their doors locked!

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Cherry Blossoms Blooming: Pictures

Cherry Blossoms Blooming: Pictures | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Cherry Blossoms Blooming
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not the normal post here - but a group of photos to beautiful not to share!

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Over 40 Snake Eggs Found in Australian School's Sandbox

Over 40 Snake Eggs Found in Australian School's Sandbox | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Australian parents can now worry about the eggs of venomous snakes hiding inside their kids' sandboxes. 43 potential snake eggs were found in the sandbox of St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School.
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life "down under"...  snake eggs?  (must be the devil)

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The Highest City in the World Celebrates Its Indigenous Culture with Freddy Mamani’s Neo-Andean Architecture

The Highest City in the World Celebrates Its Indigenous Culture with Freddy Mamani’s Neo-Andean Architecture | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The city of El Alto isn't just distinguished by its impressive altitude of over 13,000 feet above sea level or its self-governing status. This Bolivian municipality also sets itself apart with the distinctive architecture of Freddy Mamani Silvestre. The architect, who goes by Freddy Mamani professio
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a look at the highest city in the world...  (i did some quick fact checking - El Alto 13,615ft - neighbor La Paz 11,942)

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Circus lions who never knew the sun take their first steps on the wide open plains

Circus lions who never knew the sun take their first steps on the wide open plains | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Three circus lions and a cub fly thousands of miles to their forever home in South Africa.
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this is the 21st century - we have virtual reality - IMO - zoos and captivity should be in the history books - there is no need to hurt animals any longer...

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Is the fight against ocean plastic a distraction?

Is the fight against ocean plastic a distraction? | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The ocean is heating up, acidifying, and rising. Should we spend our energy on that and not straws–or does any attention on the ocean help spread awareness?
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"Houston, we have a problem" - and it is all over the damn planet....

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Indiana Dunes Becomes America's Newest National Park

Indiana Dunes Becomes America's Newest National Park | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Indiana Dunes National Park, formerly known as Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, is located in northwestern Indiana and is now America's 61st national park.
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great place to visit - especially in warmer weather...  close to Chicago - but a world away...

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Jimmy Chin on Ulvetanna, a Brutal 9,600-Foot Ascent in Antarctica

Jimmy Chin on Ulvetanna, a Brutal 9,600-Foot Ascent in Antarctica | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Photographer/videographer Jimmy Chin and legendary mountaineer Conrad Anker teamed up to pioneer a new route up Ulvetanna, a 9,600-foot peak in Antarctica.
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climbing your way to the bottom of the world

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Ikea Gunrid fights toxins and air pollution inside homes

Ikea Gunrid fights toxins and air pollution inside homes | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The technology works like photosynthesis, using sunlight and a chemical coating to destroy indoor pollutants.
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IKEA is known as a leader... they are doing it again....

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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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300 Million Monarch Butterflies Coming to Texas: Get Your Camera Ready

300 Million Monarch Butterflies Coming to Texas: Get Your Camera Ready | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Bluebonnets aren’t the only examples of beauty that Texas will experience in abundance this spring. After one of the largest and most breathtaking wildflower blooming season in decades, the Lone Star State can soon expect to see 300 million monarch butterflies.
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bring on the Monarchs....

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Apple trees are mysteriously dying all across America and nobody knows why

Apple trees are mysteriously dying all across America and nobody knows why | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
In some regions, as many as 80 percent of trees could be in danger from RAD or rapid apple decline.
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not only "why" - but can it be corrected?

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Thomas Bannon's curator insight, 11 April, 14:42
Here is something interesting: say you are a farmer, and over the course of a few years your plants start dying. You have done test for the usual suspects such as fungi, insects, bacteria and so on. But nothing to avail. This is now happening to apple trees across America. It starts with a single limb of the tree and then moves onto the entire tree, slowing killing the plant. Why is this happening you ask? No one knows. Test have been done and nothing has come from it. It is a great mystery right now and little progress has been made. It has grabbed the attention from many farmers but is still not at the level of great concern. But it continues to progress and still no solution. It is hard to imagine an America without apple trees. Its hard to imagine a fall with your family in flannel shirts and jeans but no orchards to go to. It might seem impossible, however, its something that just might happen. 
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The extreme effects of plastic on the world's oceans

The extreme effects of plastic on the world's oceans | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
One of the greatest threats to the world's water is plastic.
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shocking photos of a planet in trouble...

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the question:  how to fix it?

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Candace Seubert's curator insight, 1 April, 15:27
I am all for ditching straws but we also have to realize that there are so many more sources of plastic that affect ocean life.  We need to continue making these kinds of steps in the future and not just come to a plateau because we stopped using plastic straws.
 
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Samurai wasps could be our secret weapon against invasive stink bugs

Samurai wasps could be our secret weapon against invasive stink bugs | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
While stink bugs ravage our food crops, samurai wasps — another sneaky insect from Japan — are helping us keep them in check.
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The enemy of my enemy is my friend is an ancient proverb which suggests that two opposing parties can or should work together against a common enemy. AND - better than more chemicals!

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Searing Bands of White Light Mark the Ocean’s Rising Tides in a Coastal Community

Searing Bands of White Light Mark the Ocean’s Rising Tides in a Coastal Community | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A chilling new installation in the Outer Hebrides shows the impact of climate change and rising tides on the low-lying islands off the west coast of Scotland. Lines (57° 59 ́N, 7° 16 ́W)  was created by Finnish artists Pekka Niittyvirta and Timo Aho for Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre in
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an awakening...

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In the Deepest Ocean Trenches, Animals Eat Plastic

In the Deepest Ocean Trenches, Animals Eat Plastic | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Alan Jamieson remembers seeing it for the first time: a small, black fiber floating in a tube of liquid. It resembled a hair, but when Jamieson examined it under a microscope, he realized that the fiber was clearly synthetic—a piece of plastic. And worryingly, his student Lauren Brooks had pulled it from the gut of a small crustacean living in one of the deepest parts of the ocean.
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"The world produces an estimated 10 tons of plastic a second" - SCARY THOUGHT!

 

How long before there is no room - on the planet?
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Costa Rica poised to become world's first fossil fuel-free country

Costa Rica poised to become world's first fossil fuel-free country | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
President Carlos Alvarado is dedicated to leading his already progressive country into an even cleaner and greener future. (Photo: Ezequiel Becerra/AFP/Getty Images)
And for this, Costa Rica, a country of 5 million, deserves all the accolades thrown at it. But abolishing fossil fuels in just three short years isn't as effortless as it might appear when you consider the one area in which the ultra-progressive country isn't light-years ahead: transportation.
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one to watch - and follow...

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Kids surrounded by greenery may grow up to be happier adults

Kids surrounded by greenery may grow up to be happier adults | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A new study finds that children under 10 who had greater access to green space had 55% less risk of mental health disorders in adulthood.
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Something to think about for urban growth...

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How to be a zero-waste grocery shopper

How to be a zero-waste grocery shopper | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
These tips will help you make a trip to any type of grocery store as zero-waste as possible.
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help protect the planet..

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Is there a reason toothpaste has to be in a box?

Is there a reason toothpaste has to be in a box? | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
An online petition is calling on toothpaste manufacturers to drop cardboard box packaging.
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ditching the throw away box makes perfect sense...   more thing  to look at, no?

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