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A Restaurant in China Has Been Charging Diners a Fee to Breathe Unpolluted Air

A restaurant in the Chinese city of Zhangjiagang has been caught charging customers a “clean-air fee” after it installed an air-filtering system in …

Pollution May Actually Be Good for the Earth

The hazy weather caused by pollution has made plants far more productive when it comes to scrubbing greenhouse gasses out of the air. Scientists say …

Solar Panels Won’t “Suck Up All the Energy From the Sun.” But Don’t Laugh at North Carolina.

Last week, the tiny town of Woodland, North Carolina, voted to reject construction of a solar farm and place a moratorium on further solar …

The Climate Risk No One Is Talking About

Ministers from across the world gathered in Paris over the weekend to hammer out the details of a sweeping climate accord to limit carbon emissions …

A Small Town Rejected A Solar Farm Over Fears It Would "Suck Up The Sun's Energy"

The panels were also called an eyesore and a possible health hazard.<p>The decision by the Woodland City Council last week also came after residents derided the project as an eyesore and potential environmental hazard.Strata Solar has previously received zoning permission for three solar farms in the …

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Lettuce 'three times worse' for environment than bacon, new study says

Meat-lovers, prepare to shove this in the face of all your vegetarian friends.<p>According to a new study from Carnegie Mellon, a vegetarian diet could be worse for the environment than a carnivorous one. Only pork chops can save the ozone now!<p>Fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood have a more negative …

Can a Plant Remember? This One Seems to—Here’s the Evidence

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>There’s this plant I’ve heard about that had a really bad afternoon a few years ago. It was in its pot bothering nobody and then, suddenly, it fell. Not once, but 56 times. (I’ll explain in a minute.) But it’s a plant. Things happen to plants, and as far as I …

Chinese cities are using this “mist cannon” to shoot pollution from the sky

With many cities in northeast China smothered by thick smog in recent months, the widespread use of face masks and air purifiers comes as no surprise. But some local governments have turned to a less familiar tool for combating air pollution: the mist cannon.<p>Late last year, Hunan Jiujiu Mining …