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Jul31

Lost in migration

European Robin

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For decades, scientists and researchers have wondered whether electromagnetic noise – emitted by our use of electronic devices such as cell phones, radios, and televisions – affects birds’ ability to migrate. (more…)

Jul30

Solar-powered Germany

Solar Panels in Germany

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At the start of June this year, Germany set a new record by producing 50% of its electricity needs with solar panels.  Solar panels in that country of over 80 million people produced over 23 gigawatts of electricity on the afternoon of June 9th, which corresponded to 50.6% of the nation’s demand for electricity. (more…)

Jul29

Illinois microbead ban

Great Lakes

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Last month, Illinois became the first state to ban the sale of cosmetics containing plastic microbeads. (more…)

Jul28

Whiskey-powered vehicles

Scotch

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A Scottish biofuel company called Celtic Renewables has successfully demonstrated the concept of producing biobutanol – a hydrocarbon fuel that can be a direct replacement for gasoline and diesel – from whiskey-making byproducts.  They are now moving ahead to establish an industrial-scale pilot facility. (more…)

Jul25

Insect defense report card

Shipping Containers

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During last spring’s report card season, a little known government program received its grades. The program is aimed at defending our nation against the imported insects and diseases that harm trees, forests, and local economies. (more…)

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