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There’s Gold In That Poop! Mining Precious Metals From Human Waste

A paper at this week's American Chemical Society meeting will discuss extracting microscopic precious metals from human waste The post There’s Gold In That Poop! Mining Precious Metals From Human Waste appeared first on Sustainablog...

Google’s splashy campus plan aims to rewrite the office park book

The Silicon Valley giant has unveiled eye-catching designs for its new office complex. Also: It wants to build oodles of new housing.

Given new powers, Pakistanis take on illegal loggers

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For decades, illegal loggers have been hacking away at the forests of Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan while facing few penalties....

Western Europe to see cooler temperatures April-June: WSI

LONDON (Reuters) - Below normal temperatures are expected in Britain and western Europe from April to June but Scandinavia and eastern Europe will continue to have above normal temperatures, Weather Services International (WSI) said on Monday.

Our Meat Obsession May Kill Us. But Not How You Think.

The world is using more antibiotics than ever before—and showing no signs of stopping. A new analysis published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science predicts that worldwide consumption of the drugs will grow 67 percent by 2030. Show More Summary

Chile environmental court rules Barrick project did not harm glaciers

(Reuters) - Chile's Environmental Court ruled on Monday that Barrick Gold Corp's halted Pascua-Lama gold and silver project has not damaged glaciers within its "area of influence," the Toronto-based gold producer said....

BP drops out of conservative ALEC policy group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil company BP said on Monday it has stopped supporting conservative political group ALEC, becoming the latest corporation to end its membership in a group critics say works to deny the existence of climate change.

Cyclone crosses remote Australian coast near evacuated island

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Tropical Cyclone Nathan smashed into northern Australia on Tuesday bringing gale-force winds and heavy rainfall to one of the country's most remote regions....

8 bright ideas for a cleaner future

Check out the awesome finalists from OpenIDEO's Renewable Energy Challenge.

Drones May Soon Get the Okay to Deliver For Amazon

The FAA still has to approve, but it may happen soon, along with flying cars Trending drones Amazon amazon.com

Jennifer Lawrence to Leave X-Men

No more Mystique Film X-Men Jennifer Lawrence Hunger Games Mystique

Shut Up, Texas

If like me you are tired of Texans gloating about their supposed “miracle,” today’s post from Kevin Drum brings some good news: For years, business lobbyists complained about what they derided as “job killer” laws that drive employers out of California. Rival state governors, notably former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, made highly publicized visits to […]

4 reasons why the Supreme Court’s mercury case is worth watching

This week, the court will hear argument in Michigan v. EPA, a case challenging EPA power-plant rules. Here's why you should care.

Has California’s megadrought already begun?

If it has, there will be widespread implications, including a significant re-shifting of California agriculture outside the state.

Fishermen discuss warming waters in this lovely short film

This short, moody video follows a Native couple fishing the Great Lakes.

Climate-denying senator given money by BP PAC

Sen. James Inhofe, who opposes climate change regulation, has received $10,000 from PAC funded by donations from BP's U.S. staff.

Amazon Forest Becoming Less of a Climate Change Safety Net

The ability of the Amazon basin to soak up excess carbon dioxide is weakening over time, researchers reported last week.

The DIY Biogas Plant: Turn Your Organic Wastes Into Cooking Fuel

Want to get more out of food & organic wastes than soil amendment? Consider building a DIY biogas plant for cooking fuel, too The post The DIY Biogas Plant: Turn Your Organic Wastes Into Cooking Fuel appeared first on Sustainablog.

Walmart is quietly going on a massive building spree

The retailer is building hundreds of Neighborhood Market stores that have nothing to do with neighborhood and everything to do with dominating the market.

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