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Small increase in green spaces can offset temperature rise

Small increase in green spaces can offset temperature rise

Scientists at the University of Manchester have conducted a study looking at the effect global warming will have on our major cities, and say a modest increase in the number of urban parks and street trees could offset decades of predicted temperature rises. The study has calculated that a mere 1

Posted byon10.14.2007inGreen Building, Society

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Terraforming Mars - Part 4

Terraforming Mars – Part 4

This is the final part of a series on the obstacles to be overcome in the process of terraforming Mars for human colonization. The previous articles covered thickening the Martian atmosphere, warming it to comfortable levels and transforming it into breathable air. This section will cover the de

Posted byon09.4.2006in@ Green Geek, Energy, Green Building, Society

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Exposure to daylight affects brain, enhances responses

Exposure to daylight affects brain, enhances responses

We've known for a long time that exposure to light enhances both performance and alertness in humans, but little was known about the neurological basis for these effects. Now, researchers have begun to identify how light affects our cognitive functions, determining why we perform better with nat

Posted byon08.22.2006inGreen Building, Society

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Pesticides in Produce

Pesticides in Produce

A simulation done by the Environmental Working Group shows that people can lower their pesticide exposure by 90 percent by avoiding the top twelve most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated instead. Eating the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables will expose

Posted byon08.22.2006inSimple Living, Society

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