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The future is STEM. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are quite clearly some of the fastest-growing job categories around. That’s according to a recent U.S. Dept. of Commerce report that showed STEM jobs growing at nearly 8 percent over the past decade. That’s about three times as fas...
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Earth Protect welcomes Jorge Ramos as a Post-graduate Fellow. Jorge is a recent graduate of Millersville University in Communications. He plans to pursue a career involving TV and film. He enjoys the fast paced nature of shooting and editing video. Also he likes meeting new people with diverse backg...
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A new analysis suggests the planet can produce much more land-plant biomass – the total material in leaves, stems, roots, fruits, grains and other terrestrial plant parts – than previously thought.   The study, reported in Environmental Science and Technology, recalculates thetheoretical...
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Evolution of the first burrowing animals may have played a major role in stabilizing the Earth's oxygen reservoir, according to a new study in Nature Geoscience.   Around 540 million years ago, the first burrowing animals evolved. When these worms began to mix up the ocean floor's sedime...
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A unprecedented lightning storm recently hit Venice Beach, killing one and injuring at least 13 others. Unusual weather events like this could be evidence of our impact on the planet, and are not to be taken lightly. The person killed was only 20 years old, swimming in the water with no forewarning....
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 To reduce fire hazard in the United States, wildland managers often utilize the silvicultural practice of mechanically cutting woody shrubs and suppressed trees (ladder fuels). These cuttings and other post-logging debris are then burned during periods of low fire danger in order to dispose of...
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Long term exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide damages bees' ability to forage for pollen – and may be changing their choices of which flowers to visit – according to new research published today. The research, conducted at Royal Holloway University of London, monitored bee activity using Rad...
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Apple released its full 2014 Environmental Responsibility report this afternoon with new climate change data and information on the company’s promise to reduce its carbon footprint. The new report highlights some of the good decisions Apple made to reduce its environmental impact in 2013, by doing ...
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Independence Day is one of block parties, barbecues, icy cold drinks, sparklers, noisemakers, fireworks, and therefore, a ton of trash. Here are a couple things to keep in mind before, during, and after your July 4th fun: 1. If you are going out in the wilderness, to a parade, or off to the beach, ...
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Oil company Soco International is suspending all operations in Virunga World Heritage Site - Africa's oldest national park. It has also committed to keep out of all other UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Virunga World Heritage Site is safe from oil drilling - for now. London based oil company SOCO Int...
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The newly released Renewables 2014 Global Status Report is now available. Find out what made 2013 another record year for renewables. Read about: > expansion of supporting policies in developing economies> additions to electricity generating capacity> progress...
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A new system for cleaning soils contaminated with industrial toxins harnesses the power of White rot - a common fungus that decays fallen wood in forests. Research in Finland shows it can also destroy dioxins and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons. 'White rot' fungi that decay dead wood in forests can be h...
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A NOAA-led study finds that over the past 30 years, the location where tropical cyclones reach maximum intensity has been shifting toward the poles in both the northern and southern hemispheres at a rate of about 35 miles, or one-half degree of latitude, per decade. According to the study...
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Lord Howe Island World Heritage Site, Australia Background Lord Howe Island is an irregularly crescent-shaped volcanic remnant in the Southwest Pacific Ocean. Two thirds of the island is a Permanent Park Preserve and the surrounding waters a Marine Park since 1998. Lord Howe is one of the "cleanes...
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Apple’s brick-and-mortar stores in the United States and around the world will celebrate the upcoming Earth Day next Tuesday, April 22. According to a new report Thursday, Apple’s Cupertino, California campus will also join the celebration with a major internal event on April 22 focused on 2014 Eart...
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EarthFair 2014Sunday, April 27, 2014Balboa Park • 10am - 5pm The annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world.EarthFair 2014 will be our 25th annual event! Each year, the EarthFair draws around 60,000 visitors.     Produced by 400 volunt...
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If you’re looking for the ultimate Earth Day celebration this year, you’ve come to the right place. SaveOnEnergy.com has scoured the country in search for the best cities to visit this year for Earth Day. When it comes to celebrating all that’s green, these cities are going above and beyond all the ...
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Dear Earth ProtectorRequest for Your Help  Earth Protect has submitted a proposal to the Knight News Challenge on "How can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation". We submitted www.earthprotect.com, "Earth Protect's curated video focused site provides a one-stop location...
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EARTH DAY S.F. SAT. APRIL 19, 2014 The U.N. Plaza / Civic Center   WELCOME TO SAN FRANCISCO’S Fourth Annual Earth Day Celebration!   On April 19th, up to 10,000 people from the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond, will converge at U.N. Plaza/ Civic Center to celebrate Earth Da...
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The first satellite in an ambitious European project to monitor Earth for climate change, pollution and deforestation and help disaster relief Sentinel-1A, a satellite designed to scan the Earth with cloud-penetrating radar, is set to lift off at 2102 GMT on Thursday aboard a Soyuz rocket from Kour...
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