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'Dancing' Ultraviolet Light Show Helps Plants Grow Faster | IE

'Dancing' Ultraviolet Light Show Helps Plants Grow Faster | IE | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
In a blend of art and science, a Dutch designer has invented an ultraviolet light technology that helps plants grow faster. Read it here.
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the story is quite interesting - but the vide is stunning....

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Google Earth Shows Almost 40 Years of Climate Change | IE

Google Earth Shows Almost 40 Years of Climate Change | IE | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The awe-inspiring 3D time-lapses provided by Google Earth are showcasing the grave effects of climate change.
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probably not photoshopped...

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The 10 Hardest Fish to Catch in Freshwater

The 10 Hardest Fish to Catch in Freshwater | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
What are the hardest fish to catch in the world? Keep reading to learn about the 10 meanest fish in freshwater.
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dinner anyone?

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First-Ever Plant to Recycle All Forms of Plastic Is In Construction | IE

First-Ever Plant to Recycle All Forms of Plastic Is In Construction | IE | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The world’s first commercial-scale plant will be able to process 80,000 tonnes of plastic waste per year. Learn all about it here.
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let's hope this is just the beginning...

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'Dancing' Ultraviolet Light Show Helps Plants Grow Faster | IE

'Dancing' Ultraviolet Light Show Helps Plants Grow Faster | IE | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
In a blend of art and science, a Dutch designer has invented an ultraviolet light technology that helps plants grow faster. Read it here.
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the story is quite interesting - but the vide is stunning....

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Space Hurricane Observed for the First Time | IE

Space Hurricane Observed for the First Time | IE | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, scientists discovered a twirling space hurricane in Earth's upper atmosphere. Read all about it here.
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certainly not your "normal" hurricane

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The Biggest Snow Storms in US History

The Biggest Snow Storms in US History | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
We trudge back in time to revisit some of the worst blizzards in U.S. history.
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I am originally from Chicago - snow storms have fond memories, just glad no shoveling required!

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In pictures: The mission finding the climate crisis changes the Arctic

In pictures: The mission finding the climate crisis changes the Arctic | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
changing the Arctic
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changing the Arctic....

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Trump Opens 9.3 Million Acres of Tongass National Forest to Logging

Trump Opens 9.3 Million Acres of Tongass National Forest to Logging | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
President Trump announced he will exempt Alaska’s Tongass National Forest from the "Roadless Rule," opening the door for logging companies.
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NOT a brillliant move Mr. President

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China's first chick hatched without an eggshell | CCTV English

Cracking an egg into a glass bowl and then watching the chick develop, grow, and hatch sounds like the most imposible idea ever. But this video shows that it can be done. Let's watch the entire fascinating process of China's first chick hatched without eggshell in just 21 days.

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a chicken born outside the egg...

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The Bananas Plan to Sprinkle Glass Over the Arctic

The Bananas Plan to Sprinkle Glass Over the Arctic | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The Arctic Ice Project wants to protect and rebuild crucial ice formations by covering the Arctic in reflective glass beads.
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we can only hope they know what they are doing....

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Florida Is Releasing Almost a Billion Gene-Hacked Mosquitoes

Florida Is Releasing Almost a Billion Gene-Hacked Mosquitoes | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
"With all the urgent crises facing our nation and the State of Florida — the Covid-19 pandemic, racial injustice, climate change — the administration has used tax dollars and government resources for a Jurassic Park experiment."
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Mutant bugs! Not my specialty, but this could radically alter the food chain - and not for the common good!

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Scientists: Exploding Star Likely Caused Mass Extinction on Earth

Scientists: Exploding Star Likely Caused Mass Extinction on Earth | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
According to a new study, a supernova some 65 light-years from Earth caused a mass extinction event during the Late Devonian period, 359 million years ago.
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Mass Extinction on Earth. One of the worst mass extinctions in Earth’s history gravely damaged its ecosystem - no worry, that was 359 million years ago!
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Check Out This Amazing Design for an Underwater “Space Station”

Check Out This Amazing Design for an Underwater “Space Station” | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, wants to build the equivalent of the space station — but several leagues under the sea.
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below water - or off planet - which serves humanity the best?

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A Conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall: "We're Going to Put the Trees Back"

A Conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall: "We're Going to Put the Trees Back" | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Dr. Goodall explores how tree planting efforts serve to both replenish our forests, as well as recruit more people into the movement to protect them.
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short video with Jane Goodall - worth it.... the kids make a difference

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Deforestation Associated With Outbreaks of Disease | IE

Deforestation Associated With Outbreaks of Disease | IE | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A new study has linked deforestation, forest conversion, and palm oil plantations to disease outbreaks. Read the whole story here.
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wakeup call?

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Lightning Strikes May Have Kick-Started Life on Earth | IE

Lightning Strikes May Have Kick-Started Life on Earth | IE | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Understanding lightning strikes' role could have implications in the search for life beyond our planet. Read the whole story here.
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and we thought the spark created by rubbing 2 stickes together and starting a fire was a big deal...

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The Mantis Shrimp Will Change How You See (Literally) | IE

The Mantis Shrimp Will Change How You See (Literally) | IE | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Mantis shrimp eyes may be coming to your smartphone! Check out why human eyesight is lacking.
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viewing the world through another set of eyes is not a bad thing to do...

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If You Live Here, Prepare for a Cicada Infestation Expert Warns

If You Live Here, Prepare for a Cicada Infestation Expert Warns | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The reemergence of cicadas that happens every 17 years is occurring in spring 2021 in 15 states, with Maryland as its epicenter.
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"You Can't Kill This Bug, Even If You Run Over It With Your Car." - YIKES!

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If You See This Bug That's About to Invade the U.S., Don't Kill It

If You See This Bug That's About to Invade the U.S., Don't Kill It | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Experts are warning 15 states to prepare for an influx of bugs as millions of periodical cicadas return for the first time in 17 years.
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OK - so they are good bugs! But waiting 17 years to.....

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Most Active Atlantic Hurricane Season On Record Ends : NPR

Most Active Atlantic Hurricane Season On Record Ends : NPR | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season ends Monday. And it couldn't come soon enough. The season set plenty of records, including the most named storms, the latest a category 5 formed and many others.
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What to do when you do not have enough names to cover the season?

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This Is the Devastating Potential of the Arctic Permafrost Melting

This Is the Devastating Potential of the Arctic Permafrost Melting | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
"The only way to limit permafrost-related greenhouse gas releases is to mitigate climate warming by lowering anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions."
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this is not a good look...

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Hundreds of Elephants Suddenly Dropped Dead Because of Neurotoxin, Experts Say

Hundreds of Elephants Suddenly Dropped Dead Because of Neurotoxin, Experts Say | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Investigations reveal that hundreds of elephants died due to cyanobacteria, toxic microscopic algae found in larger bodies of blue-green water.
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Beautiful creatures lost...

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Thick clouds of mosquitoes kill livestock after hurricane

Thick clouds of mosquitoes kill livestock after hurricane | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) — Clouds of mosquitoes have been so thick in southwest Louisiana since Hurricane Laura that they’re killing cattle and horses. Farmers in a five-parish area east and...
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a strange story - mosquitoes in numbers that kill large creatures....

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MIT Professor: I Fear Imminent Human Extinction

MIT Professor: I Fear Imminent Human Extinction | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
MIT engineer Asegun Henry has a dire warning: if we don't stop pouring heat into the environment soon, humanity won't live much longer.
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no more pollution - no more people....

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Scientists Made Wine and Cheese Using an Annoying Weed

Scientists Made Wine and Cheese Using an Annoying Weed | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A team of scientists found out that the invasive weed Bidens pilosa a cheap source of enzymes that help make wine and cheese.
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weed - to wine and cheese (no, not the smoking weed - the annoying weed....

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