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GO GREEN TIP #112: How to Avoid Products With Palm Oil

Shares 1K<p>How to Avoid Products with Palm Oil<p>What if we told you that a single ingredient contained in many of your favorite foods– palm oil– is …

World’s largest solar park under development in Egypt

The Benban Solar Park aims to reach somewhere between 1.6-2.0GW of solar power by the middle of 2019.<p>The projects will receive no incentives, however, it will be given a 25 year contract to sell its electricity at 7.8¢/kWh to the the state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) and …

What Trump’s 2019 Budget Means for Millions Living Near Abandoned Coal Mines

With the coal industry in decline, coal-reliant communities as facing challenges about their economic futures. Despite the need for the federal …

Plastic Threatens to Swamp the Planet

By Paul Brown<p>A ubiquitous tide of plastic particles has now swept throughout the world's oceans.<p>The human rights activist Bianca Jagger described to …

Plastic pollution: Families turn to traditional shopping methods to dramatically cut down on waste

UK families are trying cut their plastic use and are turning back to traditional shopping methods.<p>A survey found that 93 per cent of families said …

Solar-powered hydrogen reactor stores heat for overnight use

The Sun can provide an unlimited amount of energy, but there's one major downside – night. For roughly half the day facilities and devices that rely …

Permafrost Experiments Mimic Alaska’s Climate-Changed Future

<i>This story originally appeared on High Country News and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Struggling to keep my balance, I teeter along a …

Teen Nabbed For Smuggling a Tiger Cub Just Got Six Months in Prison

The incident highlights the growing trade in illegal wildlife.<p>A U.S. customs inspector noticed something suspicious one early morning last August: a cat-like object lying on the passenger side floor of a Chevy Camaro crossing into California from Mexico.<p>Court documents show that Eriberto Paniagua, …

Nation's Largest Wind Farm Coming to Oklahoma

The Wind Catcher Energy Connection project, which includes a massive 800-turbine wind farm under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle, is getting …

The cost of high-efficiency solar panels fell 37% in 2017

In 2017, the price for high-efficiency solar panels dropped from 72¢/W to 45¢/W, representing a 37 percent decline in cost. The falling price point …

What happens if Earth gets 2°C warmer?

And why are we trying to avoid it?<p><i>Note: Below is the script for the video, above. You may want to just watch the video instead. While we have you, why don't you subscribe to</i> Popular Science <i>on YouTube?</i><p>If the world gets warmer by two degrees Celsius, we’re screwed. To prevent that, the United Nations …

Climate Change

Britain and Europe must tighten palm oil supply chains to save forests, EU parliament told

Forest peoples affected by plantations urge EU to tighten supply chain controls despite diplomatic opposition<p>If Britain and other European nations are to fulfil forest protection goals, they must tighten oversight of supply chains for palm oil and other products, a delegation of forest peoples told …

Forests

Seychelles Creates Groundbreaking Marine Reserve With Help From Leonardo DiCaprio

The Seychelles has created two vast new marine protected areas in the Indian Ocean after a groundbreaking finance deal brokered by the Nature …

Uranium Mining's Toxic Legacy: Why the U.S. Risks Repeating Mistakes

By Stephanie Malin<p>Uranium—the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons—is having a moment in the spotlight.<p>Companies such as Energy Fuels, …

Here's Why You Shouldn't Throw Out Your Old Christmas Jumpers

Reduce, reuse recycle, anyone?<p>The Christmas jumper may be a much-loved staple of festive season in the UK, but it turns out buying a novelty jumper …

The 2017 Christmas Fashion And Beauty Gift Guide For People Who Want To Give Sustainably

🎁💄<p>Festive fact: the amount of wrapping paper thrown away at Christmas in the UK alone, would stretch to the moon, according to research by …

To Find New Biofuel Enzymes, It Can Take a Microbial Village

The study, recently published in the journal <i>Nature Microbiology</i>, reports on the discovery of new types of cellulases, enzymes that help break down …

Biology

Trump puts hold on this week's decision to again allow trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday night announced that the administration’s reversal of a ban on importation of elephant hunt trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia has been put on hold until further review. The sudden decision follows protests from …

Wildlife

Trump Sons Auctioning Off $1 Million Hunting Trip to Celebrate Inauguration

So much for separating business and politics. A Texas nonprofit co-chaired by notorious hunting enthusiasts Donald Jr. and Eric Trump will be hosting …

Seven States Take Big Next Step on Climate: Here’s the What, Why and How

By Ken Kimmell<p>On Monday, Nov. 13, a bi-partisan group of seven states (New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and …

Climate

Scientists give humanity ‘second notice’ to shape up or suffer the consequences

• <i>In a paper published this week in Bioscience, scientists issue a second warning to humanity to adopt more sustainable practices and check in on how</i> …

We now know just how bad the Flint water crisis was for pregnant women

A Flint resident holds up a bottle of the city's water along with hair pulled from her drain.Molly Riley/AP<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe …

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Noted climate scientist who sometimes claims to speak for God called global warming skeptics 'perverse'

Trending story found on www.hermancain.com<p>Apparently it never occurred to him that God is sovereign over the climate. This is the sort of thing that …

Climate Change

'Modern air is too clean': the rise of air pollution denial

US sceptics are questioning the science behind air pollution and mortality, a trend that is starting to appear in countries where the air is much more toxic<p>Despite report after report linking air pollution to deterioration of the lungs, heart and brain, Prof Robert Phalen believes the air is “too …

Pollution

Fears for Great Barrier Reef as deforestation surges in catchments

A deforestation surge in Queensland, which the latest government data suggests is about to accelerate dramatically, is heavily concentrated in catchments for the Great Barrier Reef, further undermining plans to improve reef water quality.<p>The finding has renewed calls for the federal government to …

Great Barrier Reef

European countries unite for North Sea clean power hub

This week, we’re inspired by plans to build an artificial island in the North Sea that would power around 80 million homes across six countries with …

North Sea

Marine reserves are climate reserves: Mexico has the chance to protect its ocean and fight climate change

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>Creating marine reserves can help to rebuild and …

Conservation

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for November 14, 2017

According to the November 14, 2017, U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 13.1% of the contiguous United States, an increase …

Weather

How Heatwaves can kill you in 27 different ways

Around the world, numerous cases have revealed the considerable dangers of extreme heatwaves. Over 70,000 people perished to the extreme heat of the …

Medicine