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Cutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancer

The Food and Drug Administration approved a second version of a groundbreaking treatment Wednesday that genetically alters patients' cells to attack cancer — this time, to fight aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma.<p>The treatment is for adults with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma who have not …

Immunotherapy

There’s a biological reason you feel down after having the time of your life

Think about the last time you were really happy. Not just when you were pleasantly surprised, or you had a “nice” time, but rather a moment in which you were smiling uncontrollably and laughing not because someone said something funny, but because it was a moment of pure bliss.<p>Those moments tend to …

Happiness

Here's Elon Musk's Plan to Power the U.S. on Solar Energy

"The sun is a giant fusion reactor in the sky."<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk — whose company makes electric cars and has a new solar roof panel division — told …

Saudis Seek Bids for First Utility-Scale Plant for Wind Power

Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest exporter of crude oil, moved a step closer toward the construction of its first utility-scale wind-power …

California is generating so much solar energy, it's paying other states to take it

Massive investment coupled with falling prices has created a perfect renewable storm in the Golden State.<p>The Golden State may want to consider …

Inspired by Nature: Scientists Find Groundbreaking Solution for Solar Storage

One of the most common pitfalls of solar energy is storing it. On sunny days there is typically an excess of energy, which is lost if not captured. …

Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record

President Trump on Tuesday took the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor’s environmental record, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions.<p>The sweeping executive order — which the president signed with great fanfare in the Environmental …

Fossil Fuels

Ecuador has begun drilling for oil in the world’s richest rainforest

The country is poised to cash in on one of its most valuable assets. But at what cost?<p><i>Originally published by</i> <i>bioGraphic</i><i>.</i><p>As many of the planet's last hectares of wilderness give way to roads and towns, farms and soccer fields, gas stations and Starbucks, the Anthropocene marches on. Perhaps nowhere …

Bees Are Now Officially On The U.S. Endangered Species List

So, this is bad news<p>In what is obviously terrible news for anyone familiar with cinematic classic <i>Bee Movie</i> (and, you know, in possession of a minimum degree of knowledge with regard to overall environmental health), it's been announced that a species of bumble bee will be placed on the endangered …

Solar power becoming world's cheapest form of electricity production, analysts say

Solar power is becoming the cheapest way to generate electricity, according to leading analysts.<p>Data produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) …

Renewable Energy

The "Tesla of Trucking" Reveals a Hydrogen-Fueled Big Rig

Nikola Motor Company revealed Thursday night how it plans to become the Tesla of trucking: It unveiled the hydrogen-powered Nikola One, announced …

Is the treehouse the pinnacle of sustainable living? - CNN Style

Sustainable Living

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Why Are California Farmers Irrigating Crops With Oil Wastewater?

In the last three years, farmers in parts of California's Central Valley irrigated nearly 100,000 acres of food crops with billions of gallons of oil …

Members of Green Day might've found the solution to non-recyclable coffee pods

Don't wanna be an American Idiot? Buy some environmentally friendly coffee.<p>Mike Dirnt and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day announced Friday the …

Indian farmers fight against climate change using trees as a weapon

As the world passes a critical barrier for climate change, radical techniques for turning farms into carbon sinks are growing in popularity in India<p>In 19 years, Ramu Gaviti’s six acres of land have gone from barren, dry and sparsely vegetated to fertile, moist and thick with biomass. Peacocks, wild …

Fossil Fuels

Tesla's Invisible Solar Panels Are a Big Deal to Suburbanite Homeowners

We’ll only save the world if we can look good doing it.<p>Last night, Elon Musk announced he would save the world in style. At a 20 minute press conference the Tesla CEO announced both the Powerwall 2.0 solar battery and a new way to charge it—solar-powered roof tiles.<p>Tesla's new roofing tiles look …

World's Largest Solar Project Would Generate Electricity 24 Hours a Day, Power 1 Million U.S. Homes

The race to build the world's largest solar power plant is heating up. California-based energy company SolarReserve announced plans for a massive …

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Sundrop Farms, a tomato production facility that is the first agricultural system of its kind in the world, celebrated its grand opening in Port …

Gene injection to brain could halt Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease could be stopped in its tracks with an injection into the memory centres of the brain to boost a gene which clears out destructive sticky plaques, scientists believe.<p>Four years ago, researchers discovered that a protein called PGC1 -alpha was vital for preventing the build-up of …

Dementia

Sex and Gender Differences in Humans Aren't Binary - Fact or Myth?

Non-Binary Sex and Gender: Is Sex Binary? Is Gender Binary?<p>Studies have shown there is no single determinant of sex, gender, or sexuality. Thus, a …

Behind the Push to Hold a Presidential Debate on Science-Based Issues

This week’s debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is the first of three the candidates will engage in before the November election. As in …

High times: Vertical farming is on the rise — but can it save the planet?

Groundbreaking advances in vertical farming, which doesn’t break ground at all, raise hopes it can feed the world<p>Farming as we know it is failing. Mom-and-pop operations are struggling to survive and Big Ag cares far more about its bottom line than about your health, or the health of the planet. …

Those Used Coffee Grounds Could Get the Lead Out of Your Water

Those used coffee grounds you dump into the trash every morning might just help remove lead and mercury from drinking water one day, according to a …

Snow leopards' return brings hope to remote Afghan region

WAKHAN, Afghanistan (AP) — In a picturesque corner of Afghanistan, a unique conservation effort has helped bring the elusive snow leopard back from the brink and given hope to one of the poorest and most isolated communities on earth.<p>The leopards range across the snowy mountains of a dozen …

World's first large-scale tidal energy farm launches in Scotland

MeyGen tidal stream project leads the way in tackling climate change and providing jobs, says Nicola Sturgeon<p>The launch of the world’s first large-scale tidal energy farm in Scotland has been hailed as a significant moment for the renewable energy sector.<p>A turbine for the MeyGen tidal stream …

Hydroelectric Power

Behind the sugar industry’s 50-year mission to axe its link to heart disease

Trust no one.<p>That’s the takeaway of a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which claims the sugar industry in the 1960s launched a campaign in which it paid for nutrition research to downplay evidence linking America’s rising sugar consumption to …

Diabetes