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New study to examine ecological tipping points in hopes of preventing them

A new project of scientists at UCSB's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and partners aims to synthesize existing research on tipping points in marine ecosystems and conduct case studies to devise a set of early warning indicators and management tools that may help to predict, even prevent, threatened systems from falling off the precipice.

Posted: Oct 30th, 2012

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Paper waste could be the solution to oil spills

Researchers from the Technological, Environmental and Logistics Centre (TEC Ltd) in Slovenia have successfully transformed waste from paper mills into a product that can effectively soak up fuel from leaks or oil from spills.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2012

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Lower costs thanks to smart plugs (w/video)

Residents of a new eco-development on the coast can better control and understand their energy usage, thanks to a system that allows outlets to communicate with each other through the power grid.

Posted: Oct 22nd, 2012

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Solar power is contagious

People are more likely to install a solar panel on their home if their neighbors have one, according to a Yale and New York University study.

Posted: Oct 19th, 2012

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