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Your Off-the-Grid Guide to Socorro Island

On this island, mantas are like puppies and sharks let you school with them.<p>When the general population hears the word “sharky,” the common reaction …

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

Neutralising the safety issue has opened the door to the biggest prize of all: the Internet of Things<p>On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, …

Public Health

To survive our high-speed society, cultivate 'temporal bandwidth' | Alan Jacobs

Our era of relentless social media and soundbites has caused us to lose sight of the past, and future<p>It is hard to imagine a time more completely presentist than our own, more tethered to the immediate; and is hard to imagine a person more exemplary of our presentism than the current president of …

Social Media

'Carbon bubble' could spark global financial crisis, study warns

Plunging prices for renewable energy and rapidly increasing investment in low-carbon technologies could leave fossil fuel companies with trillions in stranded assets and spark a global financial crisis, a new study has found.<p>A sudden drop in demand for fossil fuels before 2035 is likely, according …

Fossil Fuels

Leaked UN draft report warns of urgent need to cut global warming

The world is on track to exceed 1.5C of warming unless countries rapidly implement “far-reaching” actions to reduce carbon emissions, according to a draft UN report leaked to Reuters.<p>The final draft report from the UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) was due for publication in …

Climate Change

Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth

Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to date of the damage farming does to the planet.<p>The new research shows that without meat and dairy consumption, global …

Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals – study

Humankind is revealed as simultaneously insignificant and utterly dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth by a groundbreaking new assessment of all life on the planet.<p>The world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, according to the study. Yet since the dawn of …

Biomass

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it<p>“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most …

Social Research

10 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean

<b>1. Mind Your Carbon Footprint and Reduce Energy Consumption</b><p>Reduce the effects of climate change on the ocean by leaving the car at home when you can and being conscious of your energy use at home and work. A few things you can do to get started today: Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs, take …

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Ancient And Vulnerable: 25 Percent Of Sharks And Rays Risk Extinction

<b>Listen · 3:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>There are more than a thousand species of sharks and rays in the world, and nearly a quarter of them are threatened with extinction, according to a new study. That means these ancient types of fish are among the most endangered animals in the …

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The Goal: Protect 20 of the Ocean's Wildest Places by 2020<p>Our Expeditions<p>We’ve explored some of the wildest places in the ocean. See what we’ve …

Oceans

'Being cash-free puts us at risk of attack': Swedes turn against cashlessness

Sweden’s central bank governor has called for public control over its payment system. Others say a fully digital system is vulnerable to fraud and attack<p>It is hard to argue that you cannot trust the government when the government isn’t really all that bad. This is the problem facing the small but …

Eight infographics from “Systems Thinking 2” (2016)

Concluding 3 intensive weeks of content immersion, eight student groups created infographics of the ideas that resonated with them from the “Systems …

The Deepest Dive in Antarctica

Jon Copley and the BBC team behind Blue Planet did something that's never been done before: Diving over 1000 meters below the waves in Antarctica. In …

Scuba Diving

Should we give up half of the Earth to wildlife?

Populations of all kinds of wildlife are declining at alarming speed. One radical solution is to make 50% of the planet a nature reserve<p>The orangutan is one of our planet’s most distinctive and intelligent creatures. It has been observed using primitive tools, such as the branch of a tree, to hunt …

Wildlife

Decline in krill threatens Antarctic wildlife, from whales to penguins

Climate change and industrial-scale fishing is impacting the krill population with a potentially disastrous impact on larger predators, say scientists<p>The Antarctic, one of the world’s last great wildernesses and home to animals such as whales, penguins and leopard seals, is being threatened by the …

Antarctica

How Rising Ocean Acidity Could Send Us Into A Downward Spiral

Our oceans are getting more acidic, and it’s having big effects on some very small animals—with worrying implications.<p>Ocean acidification, a result of excess carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, can disrupt plankton blooms, according to new research published in <i>Nature Geosciences</i>. It’s a troubling …

The World Is Running Out of Fish Faster Than We Thought

New research suggests the number of fish caught for consumption is double what is being reported.<p>Between 1950 and 2010, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) underestimated the total number of fish caught in the world's oceans by over half, according to new book <i>Global Atlas of Marine</i> …

Ocean Facts You Might Not Want to Believe, But Need To

The ocean is much more than just our playground. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt<p>For many paddlers, the ocean is our sanctuary.<p>It gives us a place to …

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Bill Gates

26 Vegan Classics You Should Learn How To Cook

Yes, these are vegan.

Cooking

How Warren Buffett’s billionaire deputy became an “expert-generalist”

• Draw on that palette of diverse knowledge to recognize patterns and connect the dots across multiple areas.<br>• Drill deep to focus and perfect the thinking.”

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

• <b>Identify valuable knowledge at the right time.</b> The value of knowledge isn’t static. It changes as a function of how valuable other people consider it and how rare it is. As new technologies mature and reshape industries, there is often a deficit of people with the needed skills, which creates the …

Want to Strike North Korea? It’s Not Going to Go the Way You Think.

Trust me: I was a nuclear strategist for the Pentagon.<p>For the bulk of my professional career, I’ve been studying maybe the most difficult and dangerous question in American foreign policy: how to handle a North Korea armed with nuclear weapons. During five of those years, my job at the Department …

North Korea

This New Blockchain Protocol Wants To Create Accountability For Social Impact

The Ixo Foundation’s “proof of impact” protocol wants to give investors knowledge that their money is working–and save organizations time and money in evaluating if their programs are working.<p>As philanthropists and impact investors pour money into social and environmentally focused businesses and …

Oxygen Is Disappearing From the World's Oceans at an Alarmingly Rapid Pace

Tech & Science Ocean Oxygen Climate Change<p><i>Updated |</i> The ocean is running out of oxygen at a rapid speed—and the depletion could choke to death much …

PSA: Apple is making its $29 battery replacement pricing effective immediately

After growing controversy, Apple this week issued a public apology for how it handled slowing down older iPhones in conjunction with aging batteries. In addition to its apology, Apple also said that it would be lowering the price of iPhone battery replacements from $79 to $29.<p>Originally, the …

Apple Store

Giving Back to the Ocean and Marine Life We All Love

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” –Winston Churchill It feels good to give, and small acts of kindness can create a …

Global catastrophe is just two melted glaciers away

In a remote region of Antarctica known as Pine Island Bay, 2,500 miles from the tip of South America, two glaciers hold human civilization …