Edible Water Bottles?

This edible water blob could replace plastic bottles by Bryan Nelson, Mother Nature Network

“The Ooho ‘water bottle’ is a gelatinous blob that allows you to have your bottled water (minus the plastic) and eat it too.”

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Photo: Rodrigo García González, Guillaume Couche and Pierre Paslier/Ooho

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IPCC PRESS RELEASE, 31 March 2014

wg2cover“IPCC Report: A changing climate creates pervasive risks but opportunities exist for effective responses

Responses will face challenges with high warming of the climate

“We live in an era of man-made climate change,” said Vicente Barros, Co-Chair of Working Group II. “In many cases, we are not prepared for the climate-related risks that we already face. Investments in better preparation can pay dividends both for the present and for the future.”

Adaptation to reduce the risks from a changing climate is now starting to occur, but with a stronger focus on reacting to past events than on preparing for a changing future, according to Chris Field, Co-Chair of Working Group II.”

Read full press release: IPCC Press Release 3.31.14

Access the report and other information.

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American wind power sees unprecedented growth entering 2014

windmillAmerican Wind Energy Association Press Release, January 30

“Largest-ever crop of wind farms under construction, building U.S. industry’s momentum

Washington, D.C., — The American wind energy industry responded to the extension of the Production Tax Credit in 2013 by starting construction on an historic and unprecedented number of new wind farms, backed by Power Purchase Agreements with electric utilities on a record scale by the close of the year.”

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Educators: Check Out National Green Week

Posted: February 7

What is National Green Week?

National Green Week is an annual event that empowers schools to engage in sustainability focused lessons, projects or activities between the first full week in February and the end of Earth Month (April). Participating districts, schools, classrooms or youth groups choose a week, then select from GEF’s sustainability focused programs to be their ‘green theme.’  Each theme provides 5 day standards-based lesson sets, activities, recommended reading, sustainability tips, contests, and more! Join over 10,000 schools and 5 million students in the largest sustainability education program running!

Click here to learn more and participate!

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The Year in Weather Like Never Seen Before

by Brian Kahn, Cliamte Central, January 27, 2014

“Satellite images often provide crucial information when major storms such as Super Typhoon Haiyan form. But both extreme events and our day-to-day weather are part of a much larger climate system. Now EUMETSAT, the European Union’s satellite agency, has taken that long view and used satellite images to construct an entire year in weather on our planet in high definition.”

Year in Weather

 

“The new visualization uses data gathered in 2013 from European, Japanese, and American satellites and overlays it on NASA’s Blue Marble images. This is the first time EUMETSAT has put together this type of visualization.”

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