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Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Physics

Delhi Just Banned All Disposable Plastics

But can it actually change the habits of consumers?<p>While Michigan is busy banning the banning of plastic bags, Delhi, the Indian city of nearly 10 million people, has just banned all disposable plastics. Unlike U.S. cities, which often favor the short-term interests of business over the long term …

Global Fisheries Are Collapsing -- What Happens When There Are No Fish Left?

(Photo: Paul Symes)<p>"Commercial overexploitation of the world's fish stocks is severe," UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said back in 2012. "Many …

Two cheers for Swansea’s tidal lagoon

The go-ahead for the Swansea Bay project could help end fossil fuel reliance. But ministers have pulled the plug on other inventive schemes<p>Britain’s west coast is facing a revolutionary change. If renewable energy advocates get their way, swaths of shoreline will soon be peppered with giant …

Fossil Fuels

Introducing 'Year 2050,' Our Guide to Surviving the Next 33 Years of Climate Change

How much will our world change after three decades of rising temperatures?<p>We don't know what the world will look like 33 years from now. By then the Trump era, uncertain as it may seem from our vantage point, will become the stuff of history textbooks—or more likely, of history VR experiences. No …

Climate Change

Indian firm makes carbon capture breakthrough

A breakthrough in the race to make useful products out of planet-heating CO2 emissions has been made in southern India.<p>A plant at the industrial port of Tuticorin is capturing CO2 from its own coal-powered boiler and using it to make baking soda.<p>Crucially, the technology is running without subsidy, …

Family Lives in the Arctic Circle by Building Cob House in a Solar Geodesic Dome

The Arctic Circle conjures up images of extreme weather conditions, but one family has managed to create their own cozy oasis in the far reaches of Norway. The Hjertefølger family has been living on Norway’s Sandhornøya island, where they started their journey into sustainable living, since 2013. …

World's First Solar Road Opens in Normandy, France

France has just opened what it claims is the first public solar panel road in the world, officials said on Thursday.<p>The French Ministry of the Environment announced the inauguration of the “unprecedented” new road on Thursday, which is covered by solar panels and stretches for more than half mile …

France

India Could Leapfrog Advanced Countries By Adopting A Circular Economy

We have to slowly fix our economy to make it more sustainable. Growing countries like India could avoid the mistakes the first time.<p>As sleeping economic giants like India grow, the worry is they’ll take on the same bad habits as advanced countries: the same diets, the same levels of car use, the …