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Stories this week on The Treetalker

In my quest to find stories that give hope (and perhaps a smile) to the wearied environmentalist, I submit these stories for your perusal. Please visit my website for links to the stories in their entirety. Have a great week.

http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

Mass. Senate OKs $1.9 Billion Environmental Bill

Lawsuit Demands California Stop Approving Pesticides that Harm Honeybees

3-D Technology Used to Help California Condors, Other Endangered Species

“Snowpiercer” is Cli-fi with No Science in It. We Need More Films Like It

Bike Lanes Save Lives AND Money

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How To Sell Green Products To The Self-Regarding Consumer

 

 

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Stories this week on The Treetalker

In my quest to find stories that give hope (and perhaps a smile) to the wearied environmentalist, I submit these stories for your perusal. Please visit my website for links to the stories in their entirety. Have a great week.

http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

Mass. Senate OKs $1.9 Billion Environmental Bill

Lawsuit Demands California Stop Approving Pesticides that Harm Honeybees

3-D Technology Used to Help California Condors, Other Endangered Species

“Snowpiercer” is Cli-fi with No Science in It. We Need More Films Like It

Bike Lanes Save Lives AND Money

shutterstock_151804082

How To Sell Green Products To The Self-Regarding Consumer

 

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New this week on The Treetalker

White House Plans To Mark Off World’s Largest Ocean Sanctuary – On June 17th, President Obama announced plans to create the world’s largest marine preserve, following the lead of his immediate predecessors to try to save a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean from drilling, fishing and other environmental dangers, by dramatically expanding the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

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Planet Ark Environmental Foundation, an Australian charity, promotes sustainable use of resources. One of their programs is Cartridges 4 – recycling used printer ink cartridges. They are sorted and returned for remanufacture or (more exciting) for use in a new road-asphalt product called TonerPave ™.

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Baltimore’s Water Wheel Keeps On Turning, Pulling In Tons Of Trash – City resident John Kellett developed a big water wheel to collect the plastic cups, cigarette butts and Cheetos bags that flow into the Baltimore Inner Harbor waterway after rainstorms. Kellett got funding from city officials, and the water wheel is now docked in the harbor, where it has removed 40 tons of trash since it began charring in May.

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New this week on The Treetalker

White House Plans To Mark Off World’s Largest Ocean Sanctuary – On June 17th, President Obama announced plans to create the world’s largest marine preserve, following the lead of his immediate predecessors to try to save a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean from drilling, fishing and other environmental dangers, by dramatically expanding the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

and

Planet Ark Environmental Foundation, an Australian charity, promotes sustainable use of resources. One of their programs is Cartridges 4 – recycling used printer ink cartridges. They are sorted and returned for remanufacture or (more exciting) for use in a new road-asphalt product called TonerPave ™.

also

Baltimore’s Water Wheel Keeps On Turning, Pulling In Tons Of Trash – City resident John Kellett developed a big water wheel to collect the plastic cups, cigarette butts and Cheetos bags that flow into the Baltimore Inner Harbor waterway after rainstorms. Kellett got funding from city officials, and the water wheel is now docked in the harbor, where it has removed 40 tons of trash since it began charring in May.

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The Treetalker – environmental news

Social entrepreneur Sanga Moses founded Eco-Fuel Africa, a company that sells kilns and machines that turn food waste into briquettes of clean, inexpensive cooking fuel.

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and:  Wind propulsion such as kites and Flettner rotors could offer a viable way to help cut CO2 emissions and fuel use by as much as 50% on smaller cargo vessels in the shipping sector.

Leafing-Out and Climate Change – the timing of leaf out in many species is related to the length of days, rather than temperature. Some species, particularly from the southern hemisphere, have this evolutionary adaptation, as they migrate north, they may replace trees that cannot tolerate increasing heat.

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The Treetalker – environmental news

 Social entrepreneur Sanga Moses founded Eco-Fuel Africa, a company that sells kilns and machines that turn food waste into briquettes of clean, inexpensive cooking fuel.

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and:  Wind propulsion such as kites and Flettner rotors could offer a viable way to help cut CO2 emissions and fuel use by as much as 50% on smaller cargo vessels in the shipping sector.

Leafing-Out and Climate Change – the timing of leaf out in many species is related to the length of days, rather than temperature. Some species, particularly from the southern hemisphere, have this evolutionary adaptation, as they migrate north, they may replace trees that cannot tolerate increasing heat.

http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

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This week on The Treetalker

Saving Bees With Spider Venom?—Newcastle University researchers found combining the toxin from the Australian funnel web spider with a protein (lectin) from a snowdrop plant creates a biopesticide that is still fatal to common farm pests but would appear to have absolutely no effect on the bees, and previous studies have already shown that it is safe for higher animals.

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Chile Scraps Huge Patagonia Dam Project After Years of Controversy—Chile’s government canceled a controversial plan for five dams on two of Patagonia’s wildest rivers Tuesday, after an eight-year battle between environmentalists and developers, overturning the environmental permits for the HidroAysén project, which would have put dams on the Baker and Pascua Rivers, flooding 5,900 hectares of land in order to generate hydroelectric power. These stories and more at my website.

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and, oh yeah … I don’t mention this much, but I get a bit of “information” from a selected tree each week. You might want to check out what they have to say.

 

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