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A Gorgeous Film Created From Still Photos That Capture the Intersection of Water Meeting Light

Dutch filmmaker Armand Dijks has created “Elemental“, a gorgeous film that captures the brilliant intersection where light and water meet. The film …

Photography

This start-up can make avocados last twice as long before going bad - The Washington Post

The new avocados rolling out to Midwest Costco stores this week don’t look like the future of fresh produce. But they’re testing technology that could more than double the shelf life of vegetables and fruits.<p>That technology, developed by the start-up Apeel Sciences, consists of an invisible, …

Agriculture

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

Plants need carbon dioxide to live, but its effects on them are complicated.<p>As the level of carbon dioxide in the air continues to rise because of human activity, scientists are trying to pin down how the plants we eat are being affected.<p>Mounting evidence suggests that many key plants lose …

Climate Change

You can now glamp in the Arctic surrounded by turquoise waters and white sands

The Caribbean-like waters of Norway offer a unique summer holiday.<p><b>Luxury campers looking for a unique experience can now head to the far north of Europe and enjoy a glamping holiday like no other beside the sandy beaches and Caribbean-esque waters of Northern Norway.</b><p>A new eco-camp above the Arctic …

European Travel

Trump Tower, one of largest users of Chicago River water, has never met EPA rules for protecting fish, records show

Fishing piers and floating gardens welcome anglers to the Chicago Riverwalk, but a few blocks upstream is a little-known threat to fish and other aquatic life in the city’s steadily improving waterway: Trump International Hotel & Tower.<p>State records obtained by the Tribune show the president’s …

Chicago River

The China-India rivalry is causing an ecological disaster in the Himalayas

Chinese and Indian competition on their shared Himalayan border is more likely to create a slow-moving environmental catastrophe than a quick military or nuclear disaster.<p>The Himalayan plateau plays a crucial role in Asia. It generates the monsoonal rains and seasonal ice-melts that feed rivers and …

India

The City of London will be powered with 100% renewable energy by October 2018

The City of London, the historic “Square Mile” central district of London, will soon switch to clean energy in a big way. Starting in October 2018, …

Renewable Energy

The Shift From 4G to 5G Will Change Just About Everything

Telecom experts are going so far as to herald the arrival of 5G as the advent of the fourth industrial revolution. There are an ever-expanding number …

Internet of Things

Africa might leapfrog straight to cheap renewable electricity and minigrids

<i>The road to ubiquitous electricity</i><p>WHEN SATELLITES TRAIN their cameras onto Africa at night, it is almost as if they are peering back to an age before …

Renewable Energy

Scientists to America: Embrace climate action or lose your coastal cities

Antarctica lost a trillion tons of ice just since 2012. Avoiding total collapse requires embrace of Paris Climate Accord now.<p>Either we reverse …

Climate Change

There's a Huge Problem With US And EU Claims That Wood Burning Is "Carbon Neutral"

A troubling loophole.<p>It's basic science that you learn in high school. Trees remove carbon from the air, and when they burn, that carbon dioxide is …

Fossil Fuels

The Potential Pitfalls of Sucking Carbon From the Atmosphere

Last week, Canadian company Carbon Engineering published research findings that show how carbon dioxide could be sucked up from the atmosphere for …

Climate Change

The end of net neutrality is here

The way the internet is regulated in the US is about to change.<p>The controversial repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections is officially set to take effect on Monday, despite ongoing efforts from members of Congress, state officials, tech companies and advocacy groups to save the rules.<p>The …

Net Neutrality

This Ghost Town Was Swallowed Up by Nature and Now It's an Eerily Beautiful Hiking Destination

Man and nature are often portrayed at odds with each other: As skyscrapers go up, trees come down. But sometimes the world has different plans. After …

Ghost Towns

WHO chief says Ebola outbreak in Congo is stabilizing

GENEVA (Reuters) - A deadly Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is stabilizing, giving reason for cautious optimism, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday.<p>"It's stabilizing. We're optimistic, cautiously optimistic," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told Reuters.<p>He …

Disease

Uranium-contaminated groundwater found throughout India

A new study from Duke University reports that uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers is common in 16 Indian states. While much of the …

Uranium

You're eating microplastics in ways you don't even realise

We’re increasingly aware of how plastic is polluting our environment. Much recent attention has focused on how microplastics – tiny pieces ranging …

Pollution

The newest green-tech idea: drown data centers at sea

In a bid to save the planet while making some money, Microsoft just drowned one of its data centers at sea. Project Natick is now operating at about 100 ft below the surface of the North Sea near the UK’s Orkney islands, fully powered by renewable energy.<p>The logic is sound: Bringing data centers …

Scottish Government

Hurricanes are slowing down, and that's very bad news for everyone

Hurricanes and typhoons — the monstrous, destructive storms that bring extreme wind and rain to coasts around the world — are slowing their pace as …

Climate Change

Onsite Power And Microgrids May Be The Key To Global Development

Nearly a quarter of the 1.1 billion without access to reliable electricity are located in India, which is critical to its development and which requires creative solutions. While the growth of centralized power generation and delivery is expanding there, so too is onsite rooftop solar energy with …

Renewable Energy

Protestors in San Francisco are using electric scooters to blockade Google buses

Old and new tech are colliding in San Francisco—literally.<p>Demonstrators gathered up electric scooters and used them to obstruct Google’s commuter shuttles for employees, also known as Google buses, this morning in San Francisco. The protestors carried bright yellow signs that bore slogans …

San Francisco

A 98-Year-Old Photographer and Her Love Affair with New York

“Her photographs are etched into her mind,” the curator Daniel Cooney says of Vivian Cherry, the artist behind the current show at his gallery, …

Street Photography

GMO mosquitoes: how CRISPR and gene drives could help end malaria - Vox

The debate over whether to use genetically modified mosquitoes to fight malaria, explained.<p>Kevin Esvelt wants me to know that if I fuck up this article, 25,000 children could end up dead.<p>Esvelt is a biologist at MIT and the first person to formulate a technology known as a CRISPR gene drive, a gene …

Public Health

Watch as Nearly 1,000 Drones Come Together to Make TIME's New Cover

TIME’s cover this week is unlike any in the magazine’s 95-year history.<p>Working with Intel, the cover was made by using 958 of the company’s Shooting …

Drones

Fire and ice: The untapped fossil fuel that could save or ruin our climate

Methane hydrate buried below permafrost and the ocean floor could meet the world’s energy needs for 100 years – but would extracting it be …

Fossil Fuels

Join Dia Mirza Afroz Shah’s Mission To Beat Plastic Pollution

Did you know that 500 billion plastic bags are consumed every year?<p>Did you know that it takes over 100 years for plastic to degrade in the …

Pollution

Starting in the 1920s, inventive entrepreneurs started creating attention-grabbing buildings to appeal to passing drivers and while they were initially dismissed as monstrous, their appeal has endured. In Jim Heimann’s new book, California Crazy, a collection of essays accompanies images of the …

Architecture

world's first 3D-printed concrete houses to be built in eindhoven, the netherlands

jun 11, 2018<p>west has declared that he is looking for 'architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better'.<p>west has declared that …

Architecture

The dark age of soulless sans-serif logos is coming to an end

We may have reached the close of the era of uber-sleek, soulless, sans serif-based logos. According to the latest LogoLounge trends report, graphic designers are bringing back luscious serifs in an effort to infuse brands with personality and charm.<p>The “serif-redux” trend, as LogoLounge founder …

Typography

A radical US startup has successfully fired up its zero-emissions fossil-fuel power plant

The US energy startup, Net Power, has announced that it has successfully fired up its natural-gas plant in La Porte, Texas. In the age of climate change, when reducing emissions should be our primary goal, it may sound odd to celebrate the launch of a fossil fuel-burning plant. But Net Power is …

Fossil Fuels