Tracking Global Forest Changes | Earth Wise
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by Earth Wise
1d ago
India is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world.  An estimated 47,000 plant species and 89,000 animal species can be found in India, with more than 10% of each thought to be on the list of threatened species. India is also one of the 10 most forest-rich countries in the world.  Trees cover ..read more
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A Growing Threat To Wheat | Earth Wise
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by Earth Wise
4d ago
Wheat is one of the most widely-grown crops in the world and plays a major role in human nutrition.  In fact, wheat contributes approximately 20% of the protein and 20% of the calories consumed by humans globally.  It is grown on every continent except Antarctica.   But wheat is under growing attacks from harmful toxins.  According ..read more
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Electric Mail Trucks | Earth Wise
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by Earth Wise
5d ago
The US Postal Service recently announced that it plans to buy at least 66,000 electric vehicles by 2028.  With more than 231,000 total vehicles, the Postal Services operates one of the largest civilian vehicle fleets in the world. Last February, the Postal Service announced a plan to replace up to 165,000 older mail trucks, many ..read more
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Carbon Capture In Wyoming | Earth Wise
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by Earth Wise
6d ago
Wyoming produces about 40% of our country’s coal and many towns in the state were built because of and make their living from it.  With coal’s plummeting share in the nation’s electricity, there is a great deal of anxiety among residents of those towns. As carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere continue to climb, there ..read more
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Fusion Power And The Climate Crisis | Earth Wise
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by Earth Wise
6d ago
In December, the Department of Energy announced that scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California had achieved a breakthrough in nuclear fusion technology.  Fusion is the process by which the sun generates energy.  If we had the means to produce nuclear fusion in a controlled fashion, it would be an almost limitless source of ..read more
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Fertilizing The Ocean | Earth Wise
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by Earth Wise
1w ago
There are a variety of schemes for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  Some require advanced and generally not-very-well developed technology.  Others, such as planting vast numbers of trees, are nature-based but are daunting with respect to the scale to which they need to take place in order to be truly effective. Researchers at the ..read more
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Electric Cars And Cleaner Air | Earth Wise
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by Earth Wise
1w ago
Cities are awash in microscopic soot and other pollutants from the tailpipes of vehicles.  Apart from contributing substantially to the warming of the planet, these emissions have a significant impact on human health.  Research at Cornell University has determined that the continued growth of electric cars will lead to cleaner air and reduced human mortality ..read more
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Harvesting Fresh Water From Ocean Air | Earth Wise
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1w ago
Roughly three-quarters of the world population has access to a safely managed water source.  That means that one-in-four people do not have access to safe drinking water.  Even in the wealthy United States, persistent drought in the west is creating problems in places like Phoenix, Arizona. Water is plentiful on Earth but more than 99 ..read more
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An Agreement To Protect Biodiversity | Earth Wise
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1w ago
The UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal in December concluded with a historic deal aimed at stemming the rising tide of extinctions.  Nearly 200 countries signed on to the agreement to protect 30% of the Earth’s land and sea by the end of this decade. Part of the agreement also pledges that countries will reduce fertilizer ..read more
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Renewables Will Overtake Coal | Earth Wise
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2w ago
According to a recent report by the International Energy Agency, worldwide growth in renewable power capacity is set to double in the next five years.  In fact, by 2027, the world will add as much renewable power as it did over the previous 20 years. Of particular significance is that renewables are going to overtake ..read more
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