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1000-Foot-Tall Tower in the Amazon Will Monitor Climate Change From High in the Sky

1000-Foot-Tall Tower in the Amazon Will Monitor Climate Change From High in the Sky

If you think trees in the rainforest are pretty tall, a new tower being built in the Amazon to monitor climate change will make them look tiny. The Amazon Tall Tower is a joint effort between Brazil and

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Amazon Deforestation Jumped a Devastating 29% in 2013

Amazon Deforestation Jumped a Devastating 29% in 2013

The Amazon Rainforest saw a 29 percent jump in deforestation last year, spelling bad news for one of the world’s most important forests and the future of humanity. According to the Guardian, final

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Brazil Set to Elect World’s First Environmentalist President

Brazil Set to Elect World’s First Environmentalist President

Brazil is on the verge of electing their Barack Obama. Except Marina Silva would not only be the country's first black president - but also the world's first green president. Silva was born into a poor

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Ecuador Tragically Issues Oil Drilling Permits in Amazon Rainforest Reserve

Ecuador Tragically Issues Oil Drilling Permits in Amazon Rainforest Reserve

Ecuador's government yesterday issued oil drilling permits for the Yasuni reserve, a U.N. listed biosphere reserve in the western part of the country. Despite calls for a referendum on the issue and a

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Lotus-Shaped Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper Harvests Rainwater to Fight Fires in the Amazon

Lotus-Shaped Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper Harvests Rainwater to Fight Fires in the Amazon

The general shape of the Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper is inspired by the lotus flower, a plant well known for its ability to survive for many decades in a watery environment. Like the lotus flower, the

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Satellite Image Shows What Amazon Deforestation Looks Like From Space

Satellite Image Shows What Amazon Deforestation Looks Like From Space

The Amazonas State, which lies in western Brazil, is the nation's largest by area, and is almost completely covered by the Amazon Rainforest. Brazil reports an 84 percent reduction in Amazon

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Amazon’s New “Octocopter” Drones Can Deliver Purchases in 30 Minutes or Less

Amazon’s New “Octocopter” Drones Can Deliver Purchases in 30 Minutes or Less

Drone is considered a dirty word, but would you think better of the flying robots if they delivered your Christmas shopping? On Sunday, Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos revealed Prime Air, the company's

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Bond Bracelet: Reach Out And Touch Someone…Even If They’re A World Away!

Bond Bracelet: Reach Out And Touch Someone…Even If They’re A World Away!

When traveling far away from the ones we love, sometimes phone calls and Skype just aren't enough. We long to be able to reach out and touch our friends and family, to give them a squeeze and let them

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Amazon’s Biodome Greenhouses Receive Green Light From Seattle’s Design Review Board

Amazon’s Biodome Greenhouses Receive Green Light From Seattle’s Design Review Board

NBBJ and Amazon have been hard at work for over a year on a compelling, sustainable and publicly accessible design for the internet giant's new headquarters in downtown Seattle. The Design Review Board

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NBBJ Unveils New Plans for Biosphere Greenhouses at Amazon’s Seattle HQ

NBBJ Unveils New Plans for Biosphere Greenhouses at Amazon’s Seattle HQ

Amazon's new Seattle headquarters will take over 3 blocks in downtown in the Denny Triangle area. The project will comprise 3.3 million square feet spread over three city blocks - including three 38-story

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US DOE Announces Plan to Create Efficiency Standards for Computers and Servers

US DOE Announces Plan to Create Efficiency Standards for Computers and Servers

The Internet has greened many aspects of modern life, such as reducing resource extraction and emissions by digital distribution of mail, music, paper goods, and entertainment. Even so, the infrastructure

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IUCN Finds Staggering Number of Species Threatened by Climate Change

IUCN Finds Staggering Number of Species Threatened by Climate Change

Most nature lovers are familiar with the concept of a threatened species, or organisms that are in danger due to habitat loss, poaching, disease, or environmental factors. The International Union for

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Ecuadorian Pipeline Leak Sends 420,000 Gallons of Oil Towards Brazilian Amazon River

Ecuadorian Pipeline Leak Sends 420,000 Gallons of Oil Towards Brazilian Amazon River

Living along a major river means you are at the mercy of the actions of those living upstream. On May 31, a landslide ruptured the Trans-Ecuador pipeline operated by Petroecuador, sending 420,000 gallons

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NBBJ Unveils Striking Biosphere Greenhouses for Amazon’s Seattle HQ

NBBJ Unveils Striking Biosphere Greenhouses for Amazon’s Seattle HQ

Amazon's new Seattle campus will revamp three blocks in the Denny Triangle area in between South Lake Union and the commercial core. The plan calls for three 37-story towers complemented with lower

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Peru Declares an Environmental Emergency in the Amazon

Peru Declares an Environmental Emergency in the Amazon

Photo via Shutterstock After years of negligence by oil and gas companies and a dearth of regulations designed to hold them accountable for their actions, the Peruvian government has declared an

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Patents A Crash-Proof Airbag For Your Smartphone

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Patents A Crash-Proof Airbag For Your Smartphone

Photo via Shutterstock In an effort to forever vanquish the cracked, scratched smartphone screen, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has filed for—and received—what may be the world's first patent for a

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UNEP Up to 90% Of Global Deforestation is Due to Organized Crime

UNEP Up to 90% Of Global Deforestation is Due to Organized Crime

Photo via Shutterstock Illegal logging and timber trafficking is such a serious problem that the United Nations and Interpol has joined forces in order to tackle the global crime gangs that are

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Amazon’s New Green-Roofed Headquarters Will Be Seattle’s Largest Development Ever

Amazon’s New Green-Roofed Headquarters Will Be Seattle’s Largest Development Ever

NBBJ released new renderings and plans of Amazon's downtown Seattle campus in August during a Design Review Board (DRB) meeting. Amazon has already purchased three blocks in the underdeveloped Denny

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Google and Landsat Create Time-Lapse Videos Showing 40 Years of Environmental Destruction in the Amazon

Google and Landsat Create Time-Lapse Videos Showing 40 Years of Environmental Destruction in the Amazon

Landsat and Google Earth Engine may have created the closest thing we have ever seen to a virtual time machine. Forty years of satellite images of the Earth's surface have been organized, compiled, and

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Justice Department Files Antitrust Suit Against Apple for eBook Pricing

Justice Department Files Antitrust Suit Against Apple for eBook Pricing

Today the US Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five major book publishers over the pricing of eBooks. The Justice Department claims that Apple and the other publishers named

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Wireless Car Charging Could Be Here As Soon as 2013 from Companies Including Evatran, WiTricity, and HaloIPT

Wireless Car Charging Could Be Here As Soon as 2013 from Companies Including Evatran, WiTricity, and HaloIPT

Wireless electric car charging, the technology many said was too inefficient or impractical to be a success, now appears to be a top priority for many automakers and electronics suppliers. We recently

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Vagalume Modular Eco-Libraries Will Cultivate Literacy & Protect the Amazon River

Vagalume Modular Eco-Libraries Will Cultivate Literacy & Protect the Amazon River

The Vagalume Eco Library is based on a modular bookshelf that the nonprofit distributes already. Assembled from 4 precut pieces, the shelves can be flat packed and transported via boat. Upon arrival to

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Greenpeace Protests Brazilian Leather and Amazon Deforestation at Italian Trade Show

Greenpeace Protests Brazilian Leather and Amazon Deforestation at Italian Trade Show

Greenpeace members rallied last week in Italy to protest Brazilian leather and the mass deforestation it has been causing in the Amazon. The Greenpeacers dressed up in bark-like sustainable materials and

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Study Finds Amazon.com’s “Free” Shipping Has a High Moral Cost

Study Finds Amazon.com’s “Free” Shipping Has a High Moral Cost

Many of us take advantage of Amazon.com’s free shipping offer, adding one or two more cheap items to our baskets to achieve the $25 minimum. But what we may not realize is the real moral cost of

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Amazon to Introduce Book Lending to the Kindle

Amazon to Introduce Book Lending to the Kindle

Amazon appears poised to once again change the face of the book publishing industry. As if the Kindle wasn't enough, Amazon's new vision for e-readers could turn your Kindle into a full-blown library,

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Amazon Announces E-Text Books for Kindle – Just in Time for Back to School!

Amazon Announces E-Text Books for Kindle – Just in Time for Back to School!

College students rejoice! Amazon has just announced that it will make college text books available for their e-reader, the Kindle.  In an effort to grab a piece of the extremely profitable college text

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Amazon Announces E-Book Lending Library Service for All Kindle Users

Amazon Announces E-Book Lending Library Service for All Kindle Users

Today Amazon announced that later this year they will be launching a new feature for all Kindle owners that will allow them to borrow e-books from over 11,000 libraries in the US. This service is

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Enter Our Caption Contest to Win a Free $50 Amazon Card!

Enter Our Caption Contest to Win a Free $50 Amazon Card!

COME UP WITH A WITTY PHOTO CAPTION TO WIN A $50 GIFT CARD! Think you can come up with a clever caption for this pic of oversized egg carton furniture? If so, enter our contest! The wittiest caption

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LG Unveils Flexible Electronic Newspaper

LG Unveils Flexible Electronic Newspaper

Reading the newspaper during your morning commute is about to get a lot more convenient. LG recently unveiled its flexible e-paper, a new type of e-reader designed to mimic the look and feel of a

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Top 7 Best Green iPhone Apps

Top 7 Best Green iPhone Apps

Electronics have a pretty nasty rep as polluters of the Earth, but they can actually be an environmentalist's best friend when they're used for good instead of evil. One of the best examples we can think

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