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Apple says all of its worldwide facilities are now 100 percent powered by clean energy

(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday said it had achieved its goal of powering all of the company's facilities with renewable energy, a milestone that includes all of its data centers, offices and retail stores in 43 countries.<p>The iPhone maker also said nine suppliers had recently committed to running …

Renewable Energy

Amidst all the other Trump administration crises, they're actively making the climate crisis worse

Last month, those radical hippies at the World Bank warned:<p>The worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world …

Climate Change

E.P.A. Officials Sidelined After Questioning Scott Pruitt

WASHINGTON — At least five officials at the Environmental Protection Agency, four of them high-ranking, were reassigned or demoted, or requested new jobs in the past year after they raised concerns about the spending and management of the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt.<p>The concerns included …

Donald Trump

Trump EPA officials to roll back Obama emissions standards for cars

Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt has announced a plan to scrap pollution-preventing standards set in 2012. At the same time, a …

Clean Technology

Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

HOUSTON (AP) — A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property.<p>More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America's fourth-largest city, the …

Extreme Weather

How a silent retreat changed my life forever

I don’t often evangelize, especially when it comes to spiritual or wellness practices. This is due to the fact that despite being a person who writes …

Meditation

Atari reveals its console's new name; preorder date announced in April

Following earlier confirmation that the company was working on the project, Atari revealed the first images of its Ataribox console in July last …

Retrogaming

The judge in a federal climate change lawsuit wants a science tutorial

Here are answers to eight questions the judge wants to address during his climate crash course.<p>Nine cities across the United States, including New York and San Francisco, have taken the bold step of filing lawsuits against oil companies for damages stemming from climate change, arguing they are …

Climate Change

Northern white rhino: Last male Sudan dies in Kenya

<b>The world's last surviving male northern white rhino has died after months of poor health, his carers say.</b><p>Sudan, who was 45, lived at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was put to sleep on Monday after age-related complications worsened significantly.<p>His death leaves only two females - his …

Extinction

I tried the popular Silicon Valley diet credited with boosting energy and prolonging life — and I can see why people are obsessed

For the past 10 days, I've stifled the small voice she instilled in the back of my mind to remind me that forgoing breakfast is nutritional doom — all for the sake of a diet known as intermittent fasting.<p>The diet essentially involves abstaining from food for a set period of time ranging from 16 …

Holistic Medicine

Scientists predict catastrophic loss of forest fauna and flora due to CO2 emissions

If we don’t do something to slow down carbon emissions, we could lose up to half of all the plant and animal species in the world’s forests. A new …

Climate Change

With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble.<p>Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what went wrong and soon pinpointed the problem: A few valves were stuck.<p>Lori Garver, NASA’s deputy …

Space Exploration

Tesla bids for a new world’s largest Powerpack battery system in Colorado

After breaking a few energy storage records with its battery system projects in Australia, Tesla looks to come back to the US to build a new world’s largest Powerpack battery system in Colorado.<p>Earlier this year, we reported on Xcel Energy, an electric utility company operating across the Midwest, …

A generation raised on gun violence sends a loud message to adults: Enough

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thousands of students across the United States walked out of class Wednesday to demand stricter gun laws in a historic show of political solidarity that was part tribute and part protest.<p>From Maine to California, the 17-minute walkout -- one minute for each of the 17 people killed at …

Guns

20,000 Scientists Have Now Signed 'Warning to Humanity'

A chilling research paper warning about the fate of humanity has received 4,500 additional signatures and endorsements from scientists since it was …

Climate Change

Bose has a plan to make AR glasses

Best known for its speakers and headphones, the company has created a $50 million development fund to back a new AR platform that's all about audio.<p>OK, so this is weird, and not what we were expecting when Bose told us it was making a new product announcement at this year's SXSW: It's creating an …

Augmented Reality

We asked Siri, Alexa, and the Google Assistant 10 questions — here's which one is the smartest

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon's Alexa came out on top this time. Amazon<p>For better or worse, many of us rely on digital assistants to answer our everyday …

Google Assistant

Krill can digest ocean plastics: 'That is certainly not good news at all'

Scientists have shown for the first time that krill can break down plastic through digestion. But what might sound like a solution to marine plastic …

Trump’s administration wants scientists to stop describing effects of climate change as “dramatic”

When a glacier shrinks by 85%, would you say it shrank “dramatically”?<p>The Trump administration would say that it’s you who’s being dramatic.<p>In emails obtained by the Washington Post, political appointees at the Department of the Interior took issue with federal scientists who authored a report …

Global Warming

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Researchers say it’s a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage<p>Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale …

Clean Energy

Teenagers Defeat Trump’s Move to Kill Climate Change Lawsuit

A group of 21 youths who accuse the U.S. government of failing for decades to properly address climate change defeated the Trump administration’s …

Clean Technology

What Lies Within the Permafrost Will Escape Within Decades, Warns NASA

Much of it will be released into the atmosphere by 2100.<p>The most pervasive human fear is the fear of the unknown. One of the things we know very …

Global Warming

Tesla's Powerwall faces stiff competition from several other storage products

While Tesla‘s Powerwall may be the most well-known example of residential solar energy storage systems, it is not the only one and is facing …

Fancy charging up your electric car in 10 minutes?

<b>Imagine being able to charge your electric car in minutes rather than hours, or your smartphone in seconds.</b><p>That's the enticing prospect being touted by researchers who reckon they've discovered a new material that could boost the performance of a carbon-based supercapacitor - sometimes called an …

Clean Energy

Newly Discovered Penguin Mega-colony Is So Huge It Was Spotted in Space

Satellites captured the never-before-seen population in action.<p>Every day, Landsat satellites orbit the planet, capturing images of things like …

Nature

A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

AI Scientists Via Their 'Aging Clock' May Have Discovered How To Rewind Our Biological Clocks

“I never went through a biological clock experience. I never even heard it ticking.”~Jane Lynch<p>Well laughing it off may have worked for Comedian Jane Lynch, but for most of us, our biological clocks are not just ticking. They’re pounding.<p>Every single one of us is on the clock. And we are comprised …

Machine Learning

Tesla actually built the world’s biggest battery. Here’s how it works.

Get amped to learn about lithium-ion energy storage!<p><i>Note: This story was updated on December 1.</i><p>Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on an ambitious commitment, and the state of South Australia is now home to the world’s biggest battery. The battery installation is connected to a wind farm (that's …

Clean Energy

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

New desalination technology turns the world’s oceans into unlimited lithium mine (+drinking water)

You know that argument that comes up when someone sees your electric car and says something like, “it is way worse to mine lithium needed for batteries than oil and what happens when the lithium runs out? I saw a Meme on the internet so I know it is true.” Well…<p>Fun fact: The earth’s ocean water is …