Dr. Gerald H. Pollack ~ The Fourth Phase of Water:

GrahamHancockDotCom | By: Luke Hancock & Echan Deravy | GPE – April 02, 2018: Pollack Laboratory ~ uncovering nature’s deeply held secrets. Dr. Gerald Pollack maintains an active laboratory at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of WATER: A Multidisciplinary Research Journal; Executive Director of the Institute for Venture Science; co-founder of 4th-Phase Inc.; and…

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Turning Cities Into Sponges ~ How Chinese Ancient Wisdom Is Taking On Climate Change:

The Guardian | By: Brigid Delaney | March 21, 2018: Landscape architect Kongjian Yu is making ‘friends with water’ to mitigate extreme weather events in modern metropolises. How does a city cope with extreme weather? These days, urban planning that doesn’t factor in some sort of catastrophic weather event is like trying to build something in a fictional utopia. For…

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Do Electrified Villages In Developing Regions Need Microgrids?

Renewable Energy World | By: Jennifer Delony | GPE – March 22, 2018: A new video produced with support from international development agency USAID takes a closer look at microgrid development in India and the need to bring these independent solar and battery-based systems to villages already connected to the main grid. Originally published March 16, 2018: Despite having access…

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An Effective Herbal Treatment For Malaria?

Jeunes Patriotes Congolais | GPE – March 21, 2018: The video (in French) presents the work of Jérôme Munyangi, a Congolese Physician-Researcher based in Maniema for the purpose of finding a healing plant that will be effective against malaria. A team of Democratic Republic of Congo doctors, Jerome Munyangi and Michel Idumbo, conducted large-scale randomized clinical trials in the province…

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Solar Power Successfully Shared In Mini Grid Trial:

Sustainability Matters | GPE – March 20, 2018: Power reliability is looking more promising after AusNet Services’ mini grid trial in Mooroolbark, Victoria, recently passed a new milestone, demonstrating that batteries and solar shared on the network can be orchestrated to power nearby homes during power outages. The milestone saw AusNet Services successfully separate the small, residential community from the…

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ESA Testing Detection Of Floating Plastic Litter From Orbit:

European Space Agency | March 19, 2018: The millions of tonnes of plastic ending up in the oceans every year are a global challenge. ESA is responding by looking at the detection of marine plastic litter from space, potentially charting its highest concentrations and understanding the gigantic scale of the problem. We dump around 10 million tonnes of plastic in…

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A Bold Plan For The World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper In Tokyo:

Clean Technica | By: The Beam | March 15, 2018: Sumitomo Forestry Co. recently released a plan to build the tallest wooden high-rise in the world. At a height of 350 meters and comprised of 90% wood, the building has been dubbed the W350. The architectural designs feature plentiful greenery and aim to create a sense of biodiversity in an…

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Solar-Plus-Storage Makes Tangible Difference In Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts:

Renewable Energy World | By: Jennifer Delony | GPE – March 16, 2018: With a reported 150,000 homes and businesses in Puerto Rico still waiting for electricity since it was lost six month ago during Hurricanes Irma and Maria, small successes with solar-plus-storage installations are making a big difference in ongoing recovery efforts. Originally published March 9, 2018: Hawaii-based Blue…

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GE’s Reservoir Solutions ~ Modular Energy Storage Solutions:

General Electric | GPE – March 16, 2018: For more than 100 years, the power grid has remained balanced by controlling power generation to match demand. As clean but variable and non-dispatchable power sources start to become a larger part of the energy matrix, energy storage can help keep the grid in balance. GE’s Reservoir Solutions: GE’s Reservoir Solution provides…

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Microplastic Pollution In Oceans Is Far Worse Than Feared, Say Scientists:

The Guardian | By: Damian Carrington | March 12, 2018: A study reveals highest microplastic pollution levels ever recorded in a river in Manchester, UK and shows that billions of particles flooded into the sea from rivers in the area in just one year. The number of tiny plastic pieces polluting the world’s oceans is vastly greater than thought, new…

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A New Emphasis For Green Infrastructure:

Forester Network | By: Janice Kaspersen | March 13, 2018: A few weeks ago I mentioned a plan in Orange County, CA, to capture stormwater by using inflatable dams to slow the flow in a couple of local creeks. The slow-moving water will infiltrate and help replenish the groundwater—the source of much of the county’s drinking water supply—rather than rapidly…

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New Material Made From Wood Is Biodegradable Super Insulation:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | March 14, 2018: While our focus here at CleanTechnica is often confined to electric vehicles and renewable energy, there are lots of other pieces to the carbon reduction puzzle. One of those pieces is better insulation for buildings that does a better job of lowering heating and cooling loads while being biodegradable when…

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Starting School At 10am Halves Student Illness And Improves Academic Performance, Finds Study:

The Independent | By: Josh Gabbatiss | GPE – March 14, 2018: Teenagers require more sleep than adults, and this should be taken into consideration when setting school start times. Originally published November 27, 2017: A new study has shown delaying school start times for teenagers can have major benefits, including better academic performance and improved mental and physical health.…

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British River Has Worst Recorded Microplastic Pollution In The World, Study Finds:

The Telegraph | By: Sarah Knapton | March 12, 2018: A British river has the worst microplastic pollution in the world, researchers have found, with levels even greater than hugely built-up areas such as in South Korea and Hong Kong. Geographers at The University of Manchester are calling for tighter regulations to prevent plastic entering waterways after finding ‘extraordinarily’ high…

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What Is Biodiversity And Why Does It Matter To Us?

The Guardian | By: Damian Carrington | March 12, 2018: The air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat all rely on biodiversity, but right now it is in crisis – because of us. What does this mean for our future and can we stop it? What Is Biodiversity? It is the variety of life on…

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Aviation Professor Bridges Real, Artificial Worlds:

AOPA | By: David Tulis | March 12, 2018: JetXplore holographic learning enhances training. Western Michigan College of Aviation associate professor Lori Brown harnessed the advantages of augmented reality technology to make learning come alive for aviation students. She designed a virtual but realistic holographic learning system called JetXplore through a partner spotlight program with Microsoft so students could see,…

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Building The Future ~ Plastic Roads:

PlasticRoad | GPE – March 10, 2018: Imagine that constructing a road would take days instead of months. That roads would last three times as long. That maintenance and traffic disruption are things of the past. And that cable and piping problems as well as the urban water problem are solved overnight. This may sound like a scenario in the…

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Netherlands To Build Roads With Recycled Plastic From The Ocean:

Good News Network | By: Joao Freitas | GPE – March 10, 2018: A Dutch organization has announced plans to salvage plastic pollution from the ocean and use it to build highways in Rotterdam. Originally published October 21, 2017: The solution is quite simple: VolkerWessels, the company leading the project, plans to gather the materials by installing barricades in nearby…

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AI Seen As Greater Job Threat Than Immigration, Offshoring:

Gallup | By: RJ Reinhart | March 09, 2018: More than half of Americans (58%) say technology poses a greater threat to jobs in the U.S. over the next decade, while 42% see immigration and offshoring as the greater threat. Republicans, who see immigration and offshoring as roughly an equal threat as technology, are the only subgroup of Americans not…

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