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A new device can clean polluted air and turn it into hydrogen energy

A team of Belgian researchers has developed a device that will remove pollutants from the air and convert them into simple hydrogen — using sunlight, nanoparticles and a photoelectric chemical membrane.<p>The project was conceived and developed by two sets of researchers working on related issues, …

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B-Corp Or Just B.S.? There's A New Way To Tell

Dot com. Dot gov. Dot org. Over the years, those three little letters at the end of a URL have become powerful signifiers, cemented in our digital …

Architects want to put skyscrapers inside hollowed-out Giant Sequoia trees in California

Four South Korean architects say the Sequoia's massive size would make them perfect homes for skyscrapers.<p>The architects — Ko Jinhyeuk, Cheong Changwon, Cho Kyuhyung, and Choi Sunwoong — designed a tower that would live inside hollowed-out Giant Sequoia trees in California.<p>Their design, aptly named …

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These Simple Grab-and-Go Mini Frittatas Are a Summer Timesaver

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Healthy Eating<p>Sweet Chilli Beetroot and Goat's Cheese Mini Frittata Recipe<p>These Simple Grab-and-Go Mini Frittatas Are a …

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Here's What Manhattan Sounded Like in 1609

A new virtual reality project reconstructs the city’s historic soundscape.<p>You’re standing on the High Line. The walkways are damp, and fellow strollers have zipped on windbreakers to ward off the drizzle. Look up, and you’ll find a sky the color of poured mercury. The sound of a revving motorcycle …

SOBRO: The smart coffee table for cold beers and chill tunes

Coffee tables aren't the most glamorous piece of furniture. If you're anything like me, they inevitably become a repository for loose stuff like keys and remotes. StoreBound's SOBRO smart table aims to be a lot more useful. It's not just nice to look at; it's also well-equipped with a built-in …

Will vertical farming continue to grow, or has it hit the greenhouse ceiling?

<b>Agriculture has come a long way in the past century. We produce more food than ever before — but our current model is unsustainable, and as the</b> …

Can urban farming combat food waste? Chatting with the founders of Alma Backyard Farms

On Monday, volunteers and farm members will be collecting unharvested colorful leaves of Lacinato kale, Redbor kale, Bright Lights Swiss chard and purple cabbage at the Alma Backyard Farms at a local church and school location in Compton. The “gleaning party” is just part of the preparation for the …

The Blood of the Crab

"Every man, woman, and child and domestic animal on this planet that uses medical services is connected to the horseshoe crab."<p>"They're very hearty. But I think they pay a price for that."<p>"It also made us realize we don't know what these guys do most of the year."

Climate change poses ‘nightmare scenario’ for Florida coast, Bloomberg warns

America’s trillion-dollar coastal property bubble could burst “before the sea consumes a single house.” Here’s why.<p>“Pessimists selling to optimists.” …

Scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic bags and leaves behind antifreeze

The wax worm, a caterpillar typically used for fishing bait and known for damaging beehives by eating their wax comb, has now been observed munching on a different material: plastic bags.<p>Scientist Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain first …

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H.R. 1313: part of the trend of eugenics

March 10, 2017 by Rebecca Bratten Weiss<p>Advocates for the rights of the disabled have already expressed concern about the direction taken by the Trump …

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A renewable planet is almost inevitable

When the leader of the free world denies climate change and fills his cabinet with like-minded individuals, it's hard not to panic. The world is, after all, hurtling toward an irrevocable ecological catastrophe that threatens all of our lives. There may be a reason to be slightly less pessimistic, …

How we know that climate change is happening—and that humans are causing it

It's a matter of how, not if<p>“People come to Asheville to retire,” says Deke Arndt, “and data comes to Asheville to retire, too.”<p>He should know. Arndt and his colleagues sit atop a vast trove of current and historical climate data—data so valuable, it’s protected by multiple failsafes and even …

Republicans Look To Block EPA From Tackling Climate Change

“This is the legislative equivalent of trying to ban fire trucks while your house is burning."<p>GOP lawmakers have their sights set on stripping the Environmental Protection Agency of its power to take action on climate change.<p>Last week, Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.), a climate change denier, introduced …

The Trump Administration Is Scaring Scientists So Much That They’re Running For Office

Because politicians are messing with science, scientists have decided to mess back. A new organization, 314 Action, wants to help them get elected–starting right now.<p>Shaughnessy Naughton, is a trained chemist. She has also twice ran–unsuccessfully–for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th district. In …

Fungus Among Us: The History of Mushrooms in Taiwan

We eat too much of what is bad for us, experts say, and not nearly enough fruits and vegetables. But one positive trend is visible in some parts of the world: People are eating more mushrooms than they did a generation or two ago.<p>That is good news from a nutrition perspective because many types of …

A look at a Chinese fishery with a giant integrated solar array – feeding a world hungry for clean energy

Last week, a 200MW solar fishery came online in Cixi City in east China’s Zhejiang Province. The photos below show the immensity of the project. Dual use solar power comes in many forms: parking lot solar is always getting attention, walkable solar glass – like the project built by Apple (though I …

Clean Energy

The overwhelming whiteness of US environmentalism is hobbling the fight against climate change

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has many environmentalists on edge. The Republican president-elect has nominated the CEO of ExxonMobil as secretary of state, and his pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, is a noted climate-change denier with …

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Nurture is as important as nature when it comes to IVF, scientists find

Nurture is as important as nature when it comes to IVF, scientists have found, after showing that the chemical 'soup' in which embryos are placed during their first days of life is crucial to their success.<p>In a study which will be presented at the British Fertility Society meeting in Edinburgh …

Here's how less than one percent of Sweden's waste ends up in landfills

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March 2015 made climate history, and not in a good way

For the first time on record in human history, the monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide — the most important global warming …

Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

April 27, 2015 — <i>Editor’s note: This story was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a non-profit investigative</i> …