Adam’s Twitter Facts: January, 2012

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Which newspaper surpassed the NYT as world’s biggest online? http://bit.ly/wr9t1V
US wind installations grew by 31% in 2011. http://bit.ly/y1cSkn
GE forsees a “facebook of things,” as more machines interconnect. http://bit.ly/whDWZR
The world’s biggest trees – in pictures. http://bit.ly/wZZe35
Overgrazed grasslands tied to locust outbreaks. http://bit.ly/A0ssXJ
The complex geometry of pasta, visualized. http://bit.ly/ylyiqj
US EIA forecasts a decline in coal’s share of energy mix by 2030. http://bit.ly/wNLBSu
LED could capture half of demand for new lighting in the next decade. http://onforb.es/zywP3d
Ford still profitable, three years on. http://nyti.ms/x2a9cU
Brazil businessmen are the 3rd most optimistic, after Georgia, Peru. http://onforb.es/wSvzrv
11 new planetary systems and 26 new planets. http://bit.ly/zkee2s
Fossil fuel subsidies – a tour of the data. http://bit.ly/w8pmOG
UK born students dropped 7.6% in 2012, as tuition costs soar. http://bit.ly/zR6iwL
South Korea using swipe cards to charge for food waste, by weight. http://bit.ly/AlvKcG
2012 will be a big year for M&A in the ad industry. http://bit.ly/y9JKYO
Ecologists capture deep sea fish music. http://bit.ly/AqUR1Y
Apple overtakes Samsung as world’s largest smartphone vendor. http://tcrn.ch/yLFQCs
Palm biodiesel is as dirty as tar sands. http://bit.ly/wq0Qbg
Apple joins Fair Labor Association. http://bit.ly/AfODdO
UK’s new airport in the Thames estuary. http://bit.ly/wIF8bv
@WEForum report argues for “green shift” that could save trillions. http://bit.ly/zrYY8h
Fruit flies use polarization pattern of skylight to keep their bearings. http://bit.ly/zvWI4K
Poachers have already killed 11 African rhinos in 2012. http://bit.ly/yPK7k
Scientists recreate earliest stages of evolution in the lab. http://bit.ly/x7dA0q
Meterorite chunks from Mars fell in Morocco last summer. http://bit.ly/wIasbJ
US bans import of exotic snakes. http://bit.ly/yHmxrd
Japan reached 85% recycling rates through continuous improvement. http://bit.ly/wK4fe7
Increased supply chain scrutiny means increased need for data. http://bit.ly/yaZpEa
China’s huge reforestation schemes are being challenged. http://bit.ly/xLEI07
Pakistan’s forests are becoming a victim of regional conflict. http://bit.ly/x0dLmB
Beijing now releasing real-time information on air pollution. http://bit.ly/yqX9 Qg
Chevron oil rig catches fire off the coast of Nigeria. http://bit.ly/zAEL9y
Scotland aiming for 100% renewables by 2020. http://bit.ly/Aj5WDc
Forced relocations in Ethiopia in the name of commercial agriculture. http://bit.ly/Abz5ZC
Headphones linked to pedestrian deaths and injuries. http://bit.ly/wUhzMi
Will savings from smart meter installations be passed to consumers? http://bit.ly/y8XxLX
Plant biodiversity is crucial in preventing desertification. http://bit.ly/wxqt9J
The UK still showing unflagging support for Canada’s tar sands. http://bit.ly/zUbhbC
Medicinal demand for gill rakers of manta and mobula rays are pushing them to extinction. http://nyti.ms/zlt5Gi
Mandatory green roofs as solution to increased flooding in Singapore. http://bit.ly/wuuHC H
CA’s new battery standard will save consumers $300M annually. http://bit.ly/zIjnnL
UK carbon offset prices at record lows. http://bit.ly/wpDLn0
Siemens putting its Middle East HQ at Masdar City. http://bit.ly/AohA2O
EPA’s carbon emissions database is live. http://bit.ly/xy2ugM
RyanAir passing on EU aviation carbon tax to passengers. http://bit.ly/zq6ZXk
Mera Gao Power provides ultra low cost electricity to Indian villages. http://bit.ly/xouwdt
Agroforestry experts argue for inclusion of trees in climate modeling. http://bit.ly/wKp9mM
Six new species of glow-in-the-dark mushrooms discovered in Brazil. http://bit.ly/ywTLCQ
Symbolically overpriced bluefin tuna sends wrong signal to poachers. http://n.pr/wAqSwi
Urban environmentalism is helping connect kids to nature in China. http://bit.ly/ysbYfP
Children delivered by c-section have increased risk of asthma. http://bit.ly/xLDRCr
Food production at record highs, deforestation at record lows in Brazil. http://bit.ly/ypNe8c
Germany installed more new solar in December than the US in 2011. http://bit.ly/xKnOkv
We could lose alpine meadows to climate change. http://bit.ly/xckJLJ
Genetic traces of giant tortoise suggest it may not be extinct afterall. http://bit.ly/xS3Wm9
Dubai unveils giant $3Bn solar power park. http://bit.ly/w1FKKi
Craftivists want to “expose the scandal of global poverty” through art. http://bit.ly/zcUJEz
Recycled wastewater to augment drinking water supply? http://bit.ly/ABrk9S
Climate change proving devastating to songbirds.
US Dept of Interior puts 20 year mining moratorium on Grand Canyon. http://n.pr/w6FcaG
Doomsday clock ticks one minute closer to midnight. http://bit.ly/wWygkF
Animal rights activists targeting Chinese bear-bile extraction industry. http://bit.ly/wNXXPd
Stars are born in turbulent cosmic environments. http://bit.ly/AcxRvB
New lemur found in Madagascar. http://nyti.ms/xIVHu3
Mexico City’s biggest waste dump has closed, with no replacement. http://bit.ly/zThRvu
Stephen Hawking calls for interplanetary colonization. http://bit.ly/Amm7jm
Indonesian activists in conflict with palm and rubber industries. http://bit.ly/ykOtQ6
Cutting Nigerian fuel subsidy alienates ordinary people from revenue http://bit.ly/xzn4vD
Climate deniers sinking to new lows. http://bit.ly/xLVW41
Buy this e-book: Love Your Monsters — new book from Shellenberger and Nordhaus. http://amzn.to/vZVgRh
Some top clean energy trends from 2011. http://bit.ly/yZqhHA

Climate-related ocean acidification rates vary, but are up almost everywhere.

http://bit.ly/wDM28E
Up to 80% of Canadian seal pups born in 2011 died due to thinning ice. http://bit.ly/zHStZs
Of 12 extreme weather events costing over $1Bn, Texas had eight in 2011. http://bit.ly/zglhwI
UK wind farms broke record, met 12.2% of demand this past Dec 28th. http://bit.ly/yAZu5T
Climate models could be underestimating extinctions. http://bit.ly/wzUTld
100 freelance photgraphers documented the state of the environment in 1972. http://nyti.ms/y28MLg
Chevron loses again in Ecuador, won’t back down. http://bit.ly/AocSNL
Zombie parasite fly could be partly responsible for the bee die-off. http://n.pr/zIalmo
Attention Disney animators. 12 pandas leave mom, live together on their own. http://bit.ly/w16HUq
Blogging can be psychologically beneficial to teens. Teens can be psychologically problematic for adults. http://bit.ly/zOazEw
Ten emerging sustainable cities. http://bit.ly/yRTopF

Record shareholder activism in 2011.

http://bit.ly/wQ8Wbb
Journaling can help you lose weight. http://bit.ly/zYx7Vr
Panda caught on video eating meat. Scandalous. http://bit.ly/AaH8I1
China refuses to pay EU aviation carbon fees. http://bit.ly/A4n0YJ
Inexpensive polymeric materials as potential carbon scrubbers. http://bit.ly/y48cWX
Renewables brought around $3B in investment to the UK in 2011. http://bit.ly/zECoQ4
Texas wildfires considered an “extinction level event” for up to 20 species. http://nyti.ms/A85VQ0
Micro-organisms that feed on C02. http://bit.ly/wEvBQC
More cities are dredging their ports to accomodate super sized cargo ships. http://n.pr/ye2TPr
EPA links fracking with water pollution for the first time. http://bit.ly/A9lDL7
FDA to limit use of cephalosporin in livestock, to prevent superbugs. http://bit.ly/zecUlP
Network map of flavors. Mushrooms and liver are lonely. http://bit.ly/yjSsSz
The best bio-inspired innovations of 2011. http://bit.ly/xVfb6c
New device finds cancer cells before they become tumors. http://bit.ly/yyb9XL
European animals forced to walk up to two days as “live exports” http://bit.ly/wZZUfV
100 million new smart meters to be installed in Europe by 2016. http://bit.ly/wlFj2n
This is what scarcity looks like. Bluefin tuna sells for almost a million dollars at Tokyo auction. http://bit.ly/w3pCSm
Return of wolves to yellowstone is causing ecosystem recovery. http://bit.ly/ywxjog
Scientists erase time for a zillionth of a second. http://bit.ly/wk8xJo
China planning to impose a very small carbon tax by 2015. http://bit.ly/Ak6Qmr
Lester and Hart call for a decentralized strategy for US energy innovation. http://bit.ly/zsxPbP
Luxury retailers proving recession-proof. Hmm. http://on.ft.com/yinj7d
Many US millionaires paying lower tax rate than middle class. http://cnnmon.ie/zrCVmm
Voyager 1 has reached the outer limits of our solar system. http://bit.ly/Ah9vO9
Many US millionaires paying lower tax rate than middle class. http://cnnmon.ie/wEKgyH
Call Samuel Jackson. Snakes in a tax office. http://onforb.es/z1o19o
Branson predicts aviation could be among “cleanest industries” in ten years. http://bit.ly/wVlg7d

 

 

 

 

 

 

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