Scientists working to help manatees poisoned by Florida red tide

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The massive bloom of the toxic algae known as red tide has been raising states of emergency within Florida counties over the past few months as a result of ecological and health related damages. The harmful algal blooms are causing extensive fish kills as well as sickness and death in sea turtles, birds, and marine mammals such as manatees. Red tide accounts for 10% of manatee deaths in the last decade, however due to the current bloom cycle that ratio may jump to a tremendous 30% in the near future…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



DIY kits help explorers transform Sprinter vans into rugged adventure vehicles

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How lagom the Swedish concept of ‘just right’ can help you live a balanced life

If there’s one thing that defines our modern lives it’s this: too much. We have too much stuff, too many things competing for our attention (should I binge-watch on Netflix or check in on Snapchat. Or maybe both at the same time?), too much pressure to have the perfect life that everyone else on Instagram seems to have. It is overwhelming. That’s why you need to know about the Swedish concept of ‘Lagom,’ which celebrates the idea of “just enough,” the space between minimalism and too much.

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Vegetarian diets could help avert one-third of early deaths, new research finds

Plant-based diets might be more beneficial than we thought. New calculations from Harvard University scientists revealed one third of early deaths might be avoided if people started eating vegetarian diets.

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Local residents help build pre-fab bamboo social center that can be constructed in a week

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YouTuber designs a DIY solar device to help power Puerto Rico

Swaths of Puerto Rico still lack electricity. Jehu Garcia, film-making equipment company owner and YouTuber, wondered how he could help. He’s known for building his own do-it-yourself version of a Powerwall, and tackled the Puerto Rico power issue with his technical know-how by building a solar generator, and providing information for others to also build the DIY generators.

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Retractable solar sails to help power “world’s most eco-friendly cruise ship”

Peace Boat has been sailing the world since 1983, laboring to build a culture of peace through education and environmentally responsible travel. They recently unveiled their new Ecoship, designed by Oliver Design, that could take to the seas in 2020. A closed-loop water system, whale-inspired hydrodynamic hull, and retractable solar sails are among the features that make this ship, according to Oliver Design, the “world’s most eco-friendly cruise ship.”

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Tiny Montana company signs $300M contract to help restore power in Puerto Rico

The majority of Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million residents still lack electricity in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Now, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is looking to a two-year-old Montana-based company, Whitefish Energy, to help them switch the power back on. But some people are wondering why PREPA would sign the $300 million contract, the largest issued yet, with a company that had only two full-time employees at the time Hurricane Maria hit the island.

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Garbage from Hurricane Irma will now help power Florida

Hurricane Irma left a mess of destruction in its wake. But in Florida, some of that trash will be put to good use: as electricity. Garbage will be burned in waste-to-energy plants; one such plant in Hillsborough County, where Tampa is located, can power around 30,000 homes.

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6 ways you can help people affected by Tropical Storm Harvey

Tropical Storm Harvey is battering the Houston area, affecting around 6.8 million people, according to federal disaster declarations. How can you help? Whether you live close to the disaster in Texas or on the other side of the world, here are ways you can support people hit by the storm.

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