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Rising Seas Could Cause Your Next Internet Outage

<i>This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>You probably didn’t give much thought to how exactly you loaded …

Climate Change

‘Nothing to worry about. The water is fine’: how Flint poisoned its people

When the people of Flint, Michigan, complained that their tap water smelled bad and made children sick, it took officials 18 months to accept there was a problem. By Anna Clark<p>On a hot day in the summer of 2014, in the Civic Park neighbourhood where Pastor R Sherman McCathern preached in Flint, …

Snorkeling

Sunlight Might Be the Key to Turning Our Oceans Into Drinkable Water

The Department of Energy is betting big on a new technology to turn saltwater into freshwater.<p>Two-thirds of the world is water, but only a fraction …

Water

Left your bottled water in a hot car? Drink it with caution, some experts say

As a heat wave bakes parts of the country this week, some experts believe there may be more than one reason to keep your bottle of water cool when the temperatures rise in the summer.<p>Some researchers who study plastics recommend against drinking water from plastic bottles that have been sitting in …

Snorkeling

21 Indian cities will run out of groundwater by 2020

At the bottom of the water index for 2016-17 are Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh (UP), and Haryana, which are major producers of paddy, …

India

Warehouse Collapse Destroys Half of Distillery's Bourbon Supply

It's been a really rough month for whiskey distillers<p>The Fourth of July is one of if not the heaviest-drinking holidays here in the United States. …

Mitch McConnell

Hockey arena pulls water from air to make ice; saves 500,000 gallons a year

LOS ANGELES — Executives from Staples Center and the Los Angeles Kings were willing to hear a start-up’s pitch about slicing energy costs and …

Water

State Water Board Proposes Increased Delta Outflow

The State Water Resources Control Board today recommended potentially significant increases in Delta outflow, and reduced diversions throughout the …

Water

Despite Friday flooding in Hays, Ellis County still in drought

<b>OFFICE OF GOV.</b>TOPEKA <b>–</b> While there have been some recent rains, drought conditions for many areas of Kansas continue to worsen. Today Governor Jeff …

Water

Newsletter

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Mark Peplow extols two books on broken pipes and promises in Michigan.<p>Mark Peplow is a science journalist based in Cambridge, UK.<p>Contact<p>…

Water

How Coke spun the public on its water use

When Coca-Cola announced plans earlier this year to recycle the equivalent of 100 percent of its packaging by 2030, the company touted the effort as building on its success with sustainable water use. In a 2016 full-page ad published in <i>The</i> <i>New York Times,</i> the company proclaimed, “For every drop we …

Sustainability

One of The Most Frightening Climate Change Predictions Seems to Be Already Happening

Oh no oh no oh no...<p>Two years ago, former NASA climate scientist James Hansen and a number of colleagues laid out a dire scenario in which gigantic …

France was the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unused food — and the world is taking notice

France is a culinary leader — both at the table and, more recently, in the trash can.<p>In February 2016, France became the first country in the world to prohibit supermarkets from throwing away unused food through unanimously passed legislation.<p>Now, supermarkets of a certain size must donate unused …

Scott Pruitt Visits A Polluted City That Could Be Crushed By EPA Budget Cuts

He'll have to do better than a whirlwind trip to fix the lead crisis in East Chicago, Indiana.<p>To call Wednesday’s visit by Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in East Chicago, Indiana, highly anticipated would be putting it mildly.<p>Local residents are struggling with …

Las Vegas' City Government Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Las Vegas is now the largest city in the country to run entirely on renewable energy.<p>Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city governement entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade. The goal was reached …

The real-world uses for virtual reality

<b>Think of virtual reality and you will probably conjure up images of fantastical landscapes in a game or film set.</b><p>But VR can also be embedded in reality to give people more understanding of the world around them.<p>Increasingly it is being used as a tool by journalists, teachers, healthcare workers and …

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine | Laura Parker

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

The Foods You Should Be Freezing To Give Them A Longer Lifespan

No freezer is complete without a stash of cookie dough in it.<p>When it comes to cooking (and saving money), the freezer is your best friend. There are a lot of articles circulating the web that discuss surprising foods you can freeze and foods you should never freeze. These articles are important, …

Chef Benjamin Darnaud: From 'Top Chef' to Sustainable Meat and Honey

<i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we’re traveling the country to look at how sustainability has become a rapidly growing movement within the food world. Chefs at the forefront of this trend are</i> …

California is about to find out what a truly radical climate policy looks like

California has long prided itself on being a world leader on climate change — and with good reason.<p>Within the United States, California is No. 1 (by far) in solar power and No. 3 in wind power. It boasts the third-lowest carbon dioxide emissions per capita behind New York and Vermont. Since 2000, …

Climate

Dyson vs. iRobot Roomba: The Home Robot Revolution Starts on Your Floor

Dyson’s robotic 360 Eye, with its $1,000 price tag, out-suctions but doesn’t outsmart iRobot’s $900 Roomba 980<p>Robot vacuums used to be terrible. But now they suck.<p>That’s a good thing. Suction is what stands between you and a house beset by dust bunnies, dog hair and stray Froot Loops. For a dozen …

Robotics

How Jupiter saves Earth from destruction

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA scored a bull's-eye with its latest space spectacular. From a distance of a half a billion miles, NASA guided its Juno space probe so that it went into a flawless orbit around Jupiter, only the second time in history this has been done. Some have compared this feat to trying to thread …

Universe

Eight Animals That Climate Change Is Pushing to the Brink

When Australian scientists announced in June that the Bramble Cay melomys had gone extinct, they also confirmed that the small, ratlike rodent is the …

The City Of The Future Is In Ohio

Self-driving shuttles, super-smart buses, an independent payment network, and more: Welcome to the Great Columbus Experiment.<p>In some ways, Columbus is the every-city. It’s at the very center of a state known as the “heart” of America. It is not home to the country’s technological nexus, like San …

Urban Design

That sinking feeling: Beijing dropping by up to 4 inches a year, study shows

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Beijing residents have put up with choking smog, trash-filled rivers and toxic running tracks. Now they have another concern -- sinking.<p>An international study led by Beijing-based researchers has discovered that the city is dropping by as much as 11 centimeters (4 inches) in some …

China

A biologist has a radical plan to save the Earth

<i>The following is an excerpt from "Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight For Life," by Edward O. Wilson.</i><p>The global conservation movement has temporarily …

Say goodbye to El Niño, and a wary hello to La Niña

There's no easy way to say this, so I'm just going to come right out with it. I hope you're sitting down:<p>El Niño is dead, having slipped into a coma …

5 Tactics to Win a Negotiation, According to an FBI Agent

It was 1998 and I was standing in a narrow hallway outside an apartment on the 27th floor of a high-rise in Harlem. I was the head of the New York …

New York City