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Jerko, the Water Vaccuum is a converted house boat that is outfitted with a floating wetland to clean the toxic gowanus canal which was recently designed as a super fund site.

from Columbia Water Center:
According to the EPA, the Gowanus Canal was “the repository of untreated industrial wastes, raw sewage, and surface water runoff for decades, causing it to become one of New York’s most polluted waterways” and that

 
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Saving turtle nests from the Gulf Oil Spill was beyond the scope of any federal or local agency so they solicited the help of “turtle people”. Jon Mooallem, from the NYtimes, dives into the story and characters behind one of the largest rescue and environmental relocation projects attempted, all with the help of UPS and NASA.
from nytimes magazine.

 
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This is the paste that is half way through the process of turning chickens into chicken nuggets.

“Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this.

 
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Antidepressants in the water are making shrimp suicidal.

 
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Iceburgs: multipurpose architectural placeholders until developers resurrect their projects.

 
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A sink hole swallows a Quebec Family. Much of Quebec is above a clay formed by an old sea that makes it vulnerable to collapse.

from NYT

 

  • The DeMilitarized Zone between North + South Korea is to be turned into a protected wildlife zone.This is one of the rare areas that has been left completely untouched for 50 years and is home to several endangered species like to Korea Tiger and Asiatic Black Bear. While only 2 miles wide, it provides a 155 mile corridor for animals to move freely.

    CNN published a series of photos by photographer, Choi Byung Kwan.

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    NASA has posted some stunning images of the gulf oil spill as it creeps toward the Mississippi River Delta. Click on the 1st image to see it blown up 400% to see a lot of the details missing in the smaller version.

     

    Open-pit zinc and lead mine devours Peru’s “Royal City of Mines.”

    “Like it or not, we depend on this main industry to maintain any semblance of development.” AP/Yahoo News

     
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