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Ethiopia breaks world record by planting 350 million trees in one day | Living

Ethiopia breaks world record by planting 350 million trees in one day | Living | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The east African nation setting an example with an ambitious tree-planting campaign.
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they got it done - for themselves. for the planet, for the future....

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How Dutch bus stops are helping bees

How Dutch bus stops are helping bees | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Bus stops in the Dutch city of Utrecht now have gardens specifically to help the bee population.
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catch a bus - save a bee...  great city ideas for roof tops....

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Dallas is getting an urban park 11 times as large as Central Park

Dallas is getting an urban park 11 times as large as Central Park | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Since the early 2000s, the Texas city has been building a 10,000-acre nature district. The latest portion, which cost $250 million, will be complete by 2021.
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Go Dallas! A way to keep the green...

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'Traffic jam' on Mount Everest turns deadly for climbers

'Traffic jam' on Mount Everest turns deadly for climbers | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Hundreds of hikers battle altitude sickness and frostbite as they wait in line to summit Mount Everest.
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where humans go - trash follows.....

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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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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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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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'Single-use' is the 2018 word of the year

'Single-use' is the 2018 word of the year | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The dictionary's most popular word of the year has to do with waste.
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perhaps one of the most negative words in use today!

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From turtles snagged in plastic waste to people eking out a living in a landfill site: Environmental Photographer of the Year 2018 images reveal the fragile state of Planet Earth

From turtles snagged in plastic waste to people eking out a living in a landfill site: Environmental Photographer of the Year 2018 images reveal the fragile state of Planet Earth | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
These stunning photos were revealed as winners of the 2018 Environmental Photographer of the Year, as well as those shortlisted and highly commended by the charity CIWEM.
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we have only one world - these pictures should scare you...

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The worst everyday air pollutants and what they do to our bodies

The worst everyday air pollutants and what they do to our bodies | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Nearly half of all air pollutants exceed breathable levels and they often have a dangerous impact on our health.
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not good for mankind - or the planet...

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(6) The surprising solution to ocean plastic | David Katz - YouTube

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ocean clean up is the LAST thing we have to do! - view the video....

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Why you should grow a lawn for bees

Why you should grow a lawn for bees | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
If you leave these weed flowers intact, your local pollinators will thank you.
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what would happen if bees disappeared?

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Ethiopia plants 350 million trees in one day

Ethiopia plants 350 million trees in one day | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
To fight climate change and deforestation, Ethiopia is turning to trees in a big way.
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The country is aiming for 4 billion by October....

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Cement production makes more CO2 than all the trucks in the world

Cement production makes more CO2 than all the trucks in the world | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
But nobody is buying greener cement because it costs more.
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we know we need to reduce the use of plastic - now, cement too?

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Costa Rica has doubled its forest cover in the last 30 years

Costa Rica has doubled its forest cover in the last 30 years | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Long committed to the environment, Costa Rica has often been praised for making inroads on sustainability, biodiversity and other protections. The most recent headline is that Costa Rica plans to get rid of fossil fuels by 2050.
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imagine - doubling the forest - maybe we can learn something....

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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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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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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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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, April 1, 10:27 AM
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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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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Ecosia offers RWE €1m to save Hambach Forest from coal mining

Ecosia offers RWE €1m to save Hambach Forest from coal mining | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Hambach Forest in Germany has already been decimated by the coal industry. Now, the nonprofit search engine Ecosia wants to pay €1 million to preserve the remaining 10% of it.
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want to save it?  buy it.....

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'Infinitely' recyclable polymer could be the future of plastics

'Infinitely' recyclable polymer could be the future of plastics | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Chemists at Colorado State University think they've found a polymer that's similar to plastic and can be easily manufactured and recycled.
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plastics of today, time to go away...

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Study weighs environmental costs of proteins

Study weighs environmental costs of proteins | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Beef and farmed catfish aren't great on the environment, but wild-caught fish and farmed shellfish have low environmental impacts.
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a time for change....

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(6) OCEAN POLLUTION: This Whale Had A Message From The Deep - YouTube

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we are killing the world - time to change..

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