A new interactive map shows the toxic waste sites near you

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A new interactive map shows the Superfund sites near you. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.onearth.org More than 1,300 Superfund sites are littered across the United States. These are the places that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has deemed so contaminated with hazardous waste that they need long-term response plans to deal with the clean up…. Read more »

A British lord created a device that runs on free electricity from the air

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The internet of things—millions of connected sensors, beacons, and wearables analyzing and mapping microscopic bits of data to make our lives better—is widely assumed to be the next big trend in digital technology. But however small a sensor may be, it still requires some energy to function—and, often, batteries that need occasional replacing. Lord Drayson, a…… Read more »