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Three post-truths about global energy and climate change

One of the unfortunate legacies of 2016 is the frequency of so-called "post-truth" communications. This term has emerged to describe communications in which objective facts are replaced by erroneous assertions aimed at creating emotion-based beliefs. Post-truth communications reached a peak during …

Costa Rica ran almost entirely on renewable energy in 2016

Costa Rica ended 2016 on a particularly green note.<p>The Central American nation ran entirely on renewable energy for more than 250 days last year, the …

Renewable Energy

Fantastic GreenTips To Increase Saved Power

If you’re interested in having a greener source of energy for your appliances at home, read the following article to learn how to save money and the …

Going vegetarian would cut global food emissions 'by two thirds and save millions of lives'

Going veggie would cut global food emissions by two thirds and save millions of lives – new study<p>Marco Springmann, <i>University of Oxford</i><p>Eating more …

Diets

18 Signs That Show We've Reached the Tipping Point

By Bruce Melton<p>Our planet's systems have a tremendous capacity to absorb punishment before they begin to show signs of degradation. Earth's ecology …

Climate Change

Sewage controversy in Greater Victoria finally circled the drain in 2016

It took residents, politicians and even Americans living across the Juan de Fuca Strait raising a stink, but 2016 was the year the Greater Victoria …

Vancouver Island

Solar Panels Now So Cheap Manufacturers Probably Selling at Loss

Solar manufacturers led by China’s Trina Solar Ltd. are probably selling at a loss after prices fell to a record low this week.<p>The global spot market …

Solar Power

The colossal African solar farm that could power Europe

We visit a vast power plant at the door to the Moroccan desert that is helping to define the energy future of the world.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The minibus crosses the vast plateau on a newly paved road. Cracked fields stretch …

Renewable Energy

Why all world maps are wrong

Biomedicine

Sudan's farmers work to save good soils as climate change brings desert closer

Haphazard rains and increasing desertification in the eastern state of Gedaref are destroying previously fertile soil and leaving villagers unable to farm<p>In Sudan’s eastern state of Gedaref, nicknamed “the granary” for its vast rows of sesame, sorghum and millet, banks of sediment and gravel are …

Africa

5 Drawing Exercises That Will Make Anyone An Artist

5 Drawing Exercises That Will Turn Anyone Into An Artist<p>April 24, 2017<p><i>The post was authored by Emily Potts with contributions from Whitney …

Creativity