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“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

World Economic Forum

Urban farming utopia in India produces more energy than it uses

Most urban centers have a bad rap for pollution and energy consumption, but the cities of the future could be very different. Vincent Callebaut …

Lucid dreams are key to understanding consciousness

Flickr Creative Commons/Moyan Brenn<p>We spend around six years of our lives dreaming – that’s 2,190 days or 52,560 hours. Although we can be aware of the perceptions and emotions we experience in our dreams, we are not conscious in the same way as when we’re awake. This explains why we can’t …

Casa El Maqui in Chile is surrounded by flooded gardens that help keep the home cool

Chile-based architectural studio GITC designed Casa El Maqui in the coastal nature reservation of El Macs Brook near Santiago. The home accommodates …

How One Architect Imagines The Future Of Sustainable Cities

Say hello to "oceanscrapers."<p>If you think of the city of the future as being filled with impossibly tall skyscrapers, think again. Instead, we could one day become people of the sea who live in "oceanscrapers."<p>That's according to Paris-based architect Vincent Callebaut, who released a series of …

Cities

This Solar Home In England Costs Just $2 A Month To Run

The future is not just green, it's cheap, apparently.<p>For those skeptics who think alternative energy is a waste of time and that going green is for the excessively rich, this home in West Kirby, England should give you something to think about.<p>Designed by Colin Usher, director of UK-based John …

Secrets of kindness from Matthieu Ricard, the 'world's happiest man'

If being kinder is a goal for you, Matthieu Ricard has some good news. Kindness leads directly to happiness, says the 69-year-old Buddhist monk.<p>Ricard, often called the “happiest man in the world," has undergone hours of MRI scans during which scientists found unusually high levels of upbeat …

France, Germany, Canada call on world to put price on carbon

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — One of the smartest ways to fight global warming is putting a price on carbon dioxide pollution, according to key world …

Climate

Eco-home design

With the fragile state our planet is in, it comes as no surprise that we, as dwellers of this earth, are becoming more aware of our environmental …

The climate change fix we need: We’ll never solve the problem until we do this

We can’t solve global warming until we fix our politics. Here’s how we start<p>Democracy has not been doing well. For this reason, now is an awkward time to argue that it must be the fulcrum of the Anthropocene. In the United States and Europe, democracies have rushed into foolish wars and stumbled in …

32 Ways To Actually Wake Yourself Up In The Morning

Stop snoozin' and start livin'.<p>To get the best sleep, stop eating or drinking things with caffeine at least eight hours before you want to go to bed. That means soda, coffee, energy drinks, tea, and even chocolate.<p>According to the National Sleep Foundation, drinking alcohol can have adverse effects …

Jet Lag

Permafrost warming in parts of Alaska 'is accelerating'

<b>One of the world's leading experts on permafrost has told BBC News that the recent rate of warming of this frozen layer of earth is "unbelievable".</b><p>Prof Vladimir Romanovsky said that he expected permafrost in parts of Alaska would start to thaw by 2070.<p>Researchers worry that methane frozen within …

Global Warming

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

‘Hidden ocean’ under Chinese desert offers hope for global warming

One of the biggest mysteries in climate change might have just been solved – offering hope for new solutions to global warming.<p>‘Hidden oceans’ …

Transparent solar cells could turn your windows into power sources

Until now, solar cells of this kind have been only partially transparent and usually a bit tinted, but these new ones are so clear that they're practically indistinguishable from a normal pane of glass.<p>Previous claims toward transparent solar panels have been misleading, since the very nature of …

Panasonic develops most efficient solar panel ever with 22.5% sunlight conversion

We’ve reported a lot this year on the ever-dropping price of solar power technology, but the other incredibly cool thing happening is the steady …

Top 30 Millionaire Habits for Incredible Success

Habits are extremely powerful. Think about the most basic things you do every day, such as your morning and nighttime routines. These aren't even things you think about, you just do them because you've always done them. If you want to become a millionaire, you're going to have to program some new …

Mr. Global warming takes helicopter to play round of golf; gets blasted

Do as I say, not as I do.<p><b>President Obama</b> gave a speech at the 34th Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial Service in Emmitsburg, Maryland on Sunday, then he …

The VW scandal proves that we need the car of the future a lot sooner than anyone thought

Then it admitted that the cheating software affects 11 million vehicles globally.<p>The VW Group set aside over $7 billion to cover the costs of correcting the fraud. CEO Martin Winterkorn stepped down. Porsche boss Matthias Müller stepped up.<p>Five decades worth of consumer trust, dating back to the …

A Guide to Yoga Poses for the Chakras

10 Yoga Poses for Personal Power, Self-Love & A Zest for Life<p>A balanced Manipura or third chakra manifests as having solid self-esteem, strong …

Google Maps can now tell you if it’s worth installing solar panels on your roof | The Verge

Google wants to help you harness the power of the sun. A new service called Project Sunroof aims to provide a “treasure map” of solar energy with the …

Solar Power

Claim: Mathematical ‘discovery will change climate change debate’ – CO2’s impact ‘about a fifth or tenth of what the IPCC says it is’

<b>A MATHEMATICAL discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may change everything about the climate debate, on the eve of the UN</b> …

Climate Change

Meet the electric bus that could push every other polluting bus off the road

<i>By Adele Peters</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>Electric cars might be sexier. But Ryan Popple, who was an early employee at Tesla, is now convinced that electric buses are more interesting.<p>Gallery: Meet the electric bus that could push every other …