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Microplastic menace has spread to the world's most remote oceans

New data collected in a round-the-world boat race has shown microplastics are in more of our planet's oceans than previously thought. What can we do …

BBC to ban single-use plastics by 2020 after Blue Planet II

<b>The BBC is to ban single-use plastics by 2020, after TV series Blue Planet II highlighted the scale of sea pollution.</b><p>First, throwaway plastic cups and cutlery will be scrapped by the end of this year, followed by plastic containers in canteens by 2019.<p>By 2020, the BBC hopes to be free of single-use …

Pollution

'Time-traveller from 2030' PASSES lie detector test over whether his future predictions are true

A man who claims he is from the year 2030 - and has revealed a number of predictions for the future - has undergone a lie detector test and …

Scientists Have No Idea Why This Enriched Uranium Particle Was Floating Above Alaska

On August 3, 2016, seven kilometers above Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, a research plane captured something mysterious: an atmospheric aerosol particle …

Nuclear Energy

The North Face unveils a geodesic tent that can withstand 60 mph winds

Known for its high-quality outdoor gear, The North Face just unveiled a dream tent designed to meet the needs of even the most intrepid camper. The …

What magnets have to do with pistachios—Synchrony in ecology puts ising model to the test

Did you ever pass an orchard with branches bursting with flowers and wonder how the trees "know" when to blossom or bear fruit all at the same time? …

Ecology

Polar bears could go extinct sooner than scientists previously thought

We’ve long known climate change will cause trouble for polar bears in the wild, but a new study reveals their metabolic rates are higher than we …

Viruses—lots of them—are falling from the sky

An astonishing number of viruses are circulating around the Earth's atmosphere – and falling from it – according to new research from scientists in …

Ecology

Armageddon Update: 'Doomsday Clock' Stands at 2 Minutes to Midnight

The "Doomsday Clock," a hypothetical timepiece that measures humanity's proximity to destruction by our own actions, hovers perilously close to …

Particles one-thousandth the width of a human hair are causing large and powerful storms

These particles, known as aerosols, are the result of urban and industrial pollution, wildfires and other sources.<p>A new study, published in the …

Elon Musk's Huge Battery in South Australia Made $1 Million in Profit in Just a Few Days

Fast, clean, reliable.<p>On December 1, Tesla's 100MW battery system went online in South Australia after meeting founder Elon Musk's self-imposed …

Solar Energy Now Creates More Jobs in America Than Any Other Industry

And coal is not coming back.<p>Solar energy isn't just a tool to reduce emissions and help slow climate change – it's a job creator.<p>According to the …

The world's first 'smog vacuum cleaner' can suck up air pollution and turn it into jewelry

The air we breathe is not as clean as it once was. And in many cases, it is getting worse.<p>On high-smog days in Kraków, Poland, the city's air pollution can reach six times that of safe levels. And in the United States, about 4 in 10 people live in counties that have unhealthy levels of either ozone …

Pollution

Now Elon Musk Is Saying Tesla Could Rebuild Puerto Rico's Entire Power Grid | Inc.com

When Hurricane Maria barreled into Puerto Rico more than two weeks ago knocking out the island's entire power grid, Tesla knew it had the expertise to help. That's why the company quietly began sending battery packs and the personnel to install them to help restore power at key locations.<p>But with …

Puerto Rico

Look Around: The Costs of Not Acting on Climate Are Adding Up Fast

As Houston begins a recovery from Hurricane Harvey that is likely to last several years and cost many billions of dollars, the threat of extreme …