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Chernobyl site could be rebuilt as a massive solar farm

A new proposal from the Ukrainian government hopes to turn part of the wasteland around the world's largest nuclear disaster into a 60 square km solar and renewable energy park. As <i>the Guardian</i> reports today, the Ukraine is currently seeking funding to transform unused -- and dangerously radioactive …

In the UK, millions of people are putting their coffee cups into recycling bins — but they are not being recycled

o began Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's latest instalment of his War on Waste. And he continued: "the cost of consuming so much stuff is waste… mountains of it".<p>Last year witnessed his campaign for supermarkets to reduce food waste, and this year he has turned his attention to lack of recycling of …

Sustainability

Algae bloom forces Lake Elsinore closure

Swimming, boating and fishing are prohibited in Lake Elsinore after water quality officials Friday detected harmful levels of toxins related to blue-green algae.<p>A notice on the city's website said the the popular recreation spot about 70 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles would remain closed …

Diabetes is no laughing matter, say young sufferers

<b>A young American woman, infuriated by a social media trend where pictures of cakes and sweets are accompanied by #diabetes, has spelled out what it is really like to have the condition.</b><p>On a Facebook post with the hashtag #WhatDiabetesReallyLooksLike, Madeline Milzark, 18, wrote about living with …

Diabetes

New species of Pacific beaked whale confirmed

Researchers confirm that as yet unnamed whale sighted by Japanese fishermen was previously unknown to science<p>Scientists have confirmed that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale roams the northern Pacific Ocean. Sightings of the creature, which has a bulbous head and a beak like a porpoise, …

Small Trees For Modern Yards

‘Little Volunteer’ Tulip Tree<p>Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) is a native tree known for its towering size (70 to 100 feet) and yellow, …

How to Reach Financial Independence Even if You Make an Average Income

<i>This is a guest post from Pauline from InvestmentZen.com</i><p>Reaching financial independence is not an easy task, but it is perfectly doable even if you …

Personal Finance

12 Quick and Super Easy DIY Tutorials You’ll Want to Try This Weekend

Pinterest makes everything look pretty and easy, but there's no end to DIY fails on the Internet. Of course, some of the prettiest things on the …

Wall Art

These scientists studying coral reefs were brought to tears -- but in a good way

As ocean warming continues to trigger widespread destruction of coral reefs, a decade-long study of remote islands in the Central Pacific suggests these biodiversity hot spots may thrive despite the threats posed by an increasingly hotter planet.<p>With many parts of the globe in the grip of a nearly …

Coral Reefs

How much damage is the Porter Ranch leak doing to the climate?

Stephen Conley has flown pollution-detecting airplanes over some of the largest oil and gas fields in the nation. But never before has the UC Davis scientist encountered as much methane in the air as in recent months over suburban Los Angeles.<p>Over and over, Conley has flown his single-engine plane …

Natural Gas

How the government got into the tricky business of telling Americans what to eat

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>A person theoretically could live on meat alone, but it would be “a very one-sided and imperfect diet.” “Ashes” — however unappetizing they might seem — are essential to nutrition. Milk is as close as anything will ever come to being a perfect food.<p>And, above all, we eat …

Great Depression