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New Lava Breakouts Cascade Down Hawaii Volcano

Welcome to one of the world's most active volcanoes.<p>Last week, two new lava flows broke out on Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, oozing red hot molten rock down the volcano's Pu’u O’o cone.<p>The breakouts, which began on May 24, have been continuously flowing -- and are quite a sight to behold. …

How the event that killed off the dinosaurs wiped out life in Antarctica

The Cretaceous–Paleogene mass extinction 66m years ago was the most recent of five similar crises to have devastated life on Earth over the last 540m …

Solar Power's Great New Hope Might Be a Bust

Perovskite might be a non-starter.<p>In recent years, perovskite has been touted as a challenger to the widespread use of silicon in creation of solar panels. The material has gotten the star treatment, having been profiled in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> and <i>The Guardian</i>. Entire companies have been founded …

Uncharted Arctic waters: A new opportunity for exploitation, or conservation?

Changing Planet<p>Co-authored by Erica Cirino<p>When thick sheets of sea ice began melting in the Arctic waters around Svalbard, Norway, a few years ago, a new expanse of sparkling blue sea opened up. As climate change continues to drive ice melt here on the previously untouched waters of the North …

Philippines, 35 other countries launch alliance for geothermal energy

Thirty-six countries gave the official start Monday to an initiative to promote geothermal energy in developing economies as a cleaner alternative to …

If we care about the climate, why are we planning so many coal-fired power plants?

The world is preparing to build 2,440 coal-fired power stations, which may seem odd given that world leaders recently launched high-profile talks in Paris to come up with a global agreement to limit global warming.<p>According to Climate Action Tracker, an environmental NGO, the pollution from that …

Nicaragua's Momotombo Volcano Erupts for 1st Time in 110 Years

Nicaragua's Momotombo volcano has erupted for the first time since 1905.<p>Although volcanoes can experience periods of dormancy and activity, very …

Could drinking beer save the Great Barrier Reef?

A Brisbane entrepreneur is behind the Good Beer Company, Australia’s first ‘social enterprise beer’, which aims to plough profits into marine conservation<p>What is Guardian Sustainable Business? Find out here<br>• Meet our advisory council<p>Could drinking beer save the Great Barrier Reef? The unlikely …

Buying These Organic Foods Is A Waste Of Money

<i>By: Kara King</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>People choose to eat organically for many reasons -- it's better for the planet, it's supposedly healthier -- but often these folks are misguided. Although it's true that USDA organic products must be free from synthetic ingredients and grown on farms that strive to …

Nutrition

This is what would happen if we still had dinosaurs

Jumbo Poop Helps French Switch to Green Power in Climate Fight

In the elephant paddock at the Beauval Zoo, Limbo is doing his bit for France’s ambitions in green energy.<p>The most prolific dung producer at the …

Why is recycling important? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Adam Vaughan

Photograph: Rex<p>Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: the amount of food we waste is an “environmental catastrophe”.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/d55ca0ff218e2775854f5e3d8777cb6e97c25cf8/0_0_4376_2626/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Photofusion/UIG via Getty<p>Glastonbury festival bins, colour coded for recycling. …

Wildlife Group Says Not To Rake Leaves, As If You Needed A Reason

We're definitely on board with this advice.<p>Environmentalists are confirming what teens have known for decades: Raking is terrible and overrated.<p>Bagging up leaves and throwing them out destroys precious habitat for small animals and fills up landfills. In fact, leaves and other “yard debris” make up …

A giant asteroid flying past Earth on Halloween is the least of our nightmares

Although 310,000 miles away may not sound close, the giant space rock is zooming by only a little farther away than the moon is from the Earth — close enough to spot with an amateur telescope, says NASA. It's also important to remember the 1,300-foot-wide asteroid, called 2015 TB145, is moving …

Asteroids

Sunscreen Could Be Killing The World's Coral Reefs, Study Says

Just one drop of the stuff can damage delicate corals.<p>Just two weeks ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) raised the alarm about the terrible plight facing the Earth’s coral reefs. For the third time in history, the world is in the midst of a global coral bleaching event, …

More than 400 towns and cities in America will be lost to the sea, study finds

Climate changes awareness has come too late for hundreds of towns and cities in the United States, environmental scientists have found<p>For millions of Americans, climate change has already passed the point of no return: no matter what action the world tries to take, their cities will be submerged by …

Climate Change

This tiny country just outlined a plan to completely stop using oil, coal, and gas

This is welcomed news in a world that - despite recent advances in tackling climate change by the US and China - remains relatively paralyzed in its ability to make substantial changes to how it deals with climate change.<p>Earlier this year, Costa Rica met the entirety of its national power demand …

Renewable Energy

Earthquake Lake

An apocalyptic seismic event creates a deadly chain reaction that ends with a 6-mile long lake developing within weeks.<p>At first glance the scenery is …

The amount of space junk around Earth has hit a 'critical density' — and it could jeopardize our space missions

<b>"We're at what we call a 'critical density' — where there are enough large objects in space that they will collide with one another and create small debris faster than it can be removed,"</b> Kessler recently told Marketplace.<p>For nearly 20 years, Kessler (who was retired until very recently) lead …

Space Exploration

NASA confirms there's a global subsurface ocean on Enceladus

The more we study our Solar System, the more water we find<p>We've known there is water on Enceladus for a while now, but NASA has just confirmed a more recent theory about the icy moon of Saturn: it has a subsurface ocean that spans the entire globe. The news comes just a handful of months after the …

Astronomy

Aspen, Colorado, Just Became the Third U.S. City to Reach 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Aspen, Colorado, is the third city in the country to have reached 100 percent renewable energy use, including wind, solar and geothermal heat.<p>Burlington, Vermont, and Greensburg, Kansas, were the first two cities to claim their respective titles.<p>Aspen, Colorado. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)<p>“It was …

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

Universe