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10 earth saving solutions
San Francisco Leads The Way
A student accidentally created a rechargeable battery that could last 400 years. http://u.pw/2pCHQ8h
Nestle Makes Millions Bottling Free Water While Flint continues to struggle, Michigan is allowing Nestle to pump and sell millions of gallons of water for next to nothing.
Real Talk: There Is No Excuse for You to Casually Drink Bottled Water
Put down the plastic. It’s past time to stop.
China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution Area to be planted by the end of the year is roughly the size of Ireland https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-tree-plant-soldiers-reassign-climate-change-global-warming-deforestation-a8208836.html
Let’s build FDR’s national park instead of the border wall
Trees Talk to Each Other in a Language We Can Learn, Ecologist Claims
Scientist’s accidental discovery makes coral grow 40x faster
There might be hope for our oceans, thanks to one clumsy moment in a coral tank. https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/fast-growing-coral-discovery-could-revitalize-oceans?rebelltitem=3#rebelltitem3
A craft beer company and an ad agency brewed up a brilliant idea to save marine life if six-pack rings end up in the ocean. Are you aware that 80% of the plastic humans throw away ends up in the oceans? The sad reality is made worse when one learns that, as a result, billions of pounds of plastic are now swirling in convergences in the seas. In fact, 40% of earth’s total ocean mass is now covered by plastic…. Read More: https://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2017/01/beer-company-makes-edible-six-pack-rings-that-feed-rather-than-kill-marine-life.html?fbclid=IwAR10G6Uyke_hu5WqP2ThmdNR7KsL7I0y1IGEWprHOtH7M5r3_E1K8Xv_N84&m=1
Mycologist Paul Stamets lists 6 ways the mycelium fungus can help save the universe: cleaning polluted soil, making insecticides, treating smallpox and even flu viruses.
Ikea is Switching to Biodegradable Packaging Made From Mushrooms And it’s not the only big company turning to this fungi packaging.
India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record low ‘India’s solar tariffs have literally been free falling in recent months’ https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/india-solar-power-electricity-cancels-coal-fired-power-stations-record-low-a7751916.html
‘Don’t feed the monster!’ The people who have stopped buying new clothes
Three Dogs Are Rebuilding Chilean Forests Once Devastated By Fire https://www.greenmatters.com/news/2018/02/19/2m3wBf/border-collies-forest
Invention of drinking water from air extraction
Front yard garden can stay Nathan Athans simply wants to grow the produce that his young family eats – with what had been the front yard of his Sugar Creek house as the source. https://www.examiner.net/news/20160409/front-yard-garden-can-stay
Ocean plastic collector
Ocean plastic cleanup
Moss for Acoustic Materials http://nordgrona.com
Self healing concrete
Recycled plastic roads
Geometric shelters http://upliftconnect.com/solution-for-homeless-and-refugees/
The Future of Protein Will Not Be Animal Meat http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/411802/our-meatless-morrow/
How To Regrow Fruit From Your Kitchen
Rippling Graphene Sheets May Be the Key to Clean, Unlimited Energy – Futurism https://apple.news/AYfAQhn4ATW2bG5zbre-0Twhttps://futurism.com/potential-clean-unlimited-energy
12 yr old environmentalist
Badass Little Girl Confronts Climate-Denying Congressman With Brilliant Question
Yuca plastic bags
Plastic bags into speakers
Highway wind turbines
France bans plastic cups, plates and cutlery Critics claim the new law violates European Union rules on free movement of goods https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/france-bans-plastic-cups-plates-cutlery-energy-transition-for-green-growth-a7313076.html?cmpid=facebook-post
The World’s Largest Ocean Cleanup Has Officially Begun https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/09/10/the-worlds-largest-ocean-cleanup-has-officially-begun/#10849d732738
Scientists create new super-enzyme that eats plastic bottles six times faster