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Recycling light

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Humanity started recycling relatively early in its evolution: there are proofs that trash recycling was taking place as early as in the 500 BC. What about light recycling? Consider light bulbs: more than one hundred and thirty years ago Thomas Edison patented the first commercially viable incandescent light bulb, so that “none but the extravagant” would ever …

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Andrea Germanos – Battered By Drought, Forests Lose Ability to Fend Off Climate Change

Forests play an important role as “carbon sinks” by absorbing and storing CO2 emissions, but a new study finds that that droughts—expected to become more frequent with climate change—deal that climate-buffering power a blow. The findings, published this week in the journal Science, show that forests don’t recover as quickly after a drought as had been previously thought, indicating a …

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Drought’s lasting impact on forests

SALT LAKE CITY, July 30, 2015 – In the virtual worlds of climate modeling, forests and other vegetation are assumed to bounce back quickly from extreme drought. But that assumption is far off the mark, according to a new study of drought impacts at forest sites worldwide. Living trees took an average of two to four years to recover and …

Andrea Germanos – The Solution to Climate Change Right Under Our Feet

What if there were a risk-free way of helping to mitigate climate change while simultaneously addressing food and water security? A new report from the Center for Food Safety’s Cool Foods Campaign says that such an opportunity is possible, and it’s right below our feet. Soil & Carbon: Soil Solutions to Climate Problems outlines how it is possible to take atmospheric …