Rachel LeDonne

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7 Facts About the Trump Administration’s Illegal Attack on National Monuments

Earlier this week, President Trump issued two proclamations to remove federal protections from roughly 2 million acres in Bears Ears and Grand …

Forests

Agrichemicals and ever more intensive farming will not feed the world

British farmers growing wheat typically treat each crop over its growing cycle with four fungicides, three herbicides, one insecticide and one chemical to control molluscs. They buy seed that has been precoated with chemicals against insects. They spray the land with weedkiller before planting, and …

Agriculture

These Solar Road Tiles Are Helping Power an Idaho Town

A town in Idaho has installed solar panel road tiles that could revolutionize the renewable energy industry. Solar Roadways, a company based in …

Roads

The 'Tesla of eco-villages' is developing off-grid villages that grow their own food and generate their own power

ReGen Villages is a startup real estate development company aiming to build small, self-sustaining residential communities around the world. The first one is expected to be completed in Almere, Netherlands in 2018. Unlike traditional subdivisions, ReGen villages would be "regenerative" (hence the …

With Colorado River dwindling, author finds reasons to be optimistic

With Lake Mead receding year after year and the threat of a shortage looming, the overallocated Colorado River seems to be approaching a breaking …

Masdar City: The ultimate urban experiment? - CNN Style

In partnership with<p>Written by Susan Lee, The Conversation<p>Susan Lee is Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide …

New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon

Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power …

Let's talk about meat

Veganism has become a lifestyle in many industrialized nations, with proponents often basing their choice on environmental concerns. But is meat …

Vintage photos show Disney's Magic Kingdom being built | CNN Travel

Humans are set to witness 'dangerous' consequences of global warming in this lifetime

The world could hit two degrees Celsius of warming – the point at which many scientists believe climate change will become dangerous – as early as …

Climate Change

This Startup Is Renaming Every Place On Earth

The company what3words assigned every 10-square-foot block of space in the world a new name. It makes more sense than you’d think.<p>Like many startups, what3words, a London-based company offering a new approach to global addressing, was born out of a frustration. Having worked in the music industry …

37% of North American Birds Face Extinction

A new report says 37 percent of all 1,154 migratory bird species on the North American continent are at risk of extinction, primarily due to …

Activists, Farmers, Indigenous People Rise Up to March Against Monsanto

Anti-corporate activists, organic farmers, Indigenous peoples, environmental groups and others took to the streets across six continents and over 400 …

Agriculture

3tags.org

Protesting to #Breakfree of fossil fuels – in pictures

From 3-15 May, thousands of young people around the world took part in civil disobedience on six continents, calling for oil, coal and gas to be kept in the ground. Anna Pérez Català from Climate Tracker shares some of her favourite pictures from the Break Free protests.

Fossil Fuels

The day coal power dropped out of the national grid for the first time in more than 100 years

At midnight on 10 May 2016, the UK hit an energy milestone. For the first time in over 100 years, the amount of coal being used by the national grid …

Fossil Fuels

Liquid Solar Energy May Arrive Sooner Than Bill Gates Thinks

A Harvard professor says the ambitious proposal to turn solar rays into fuel may not be that far off.<p>When recently asked which superpower he would …

Bill Gates

Irish county becomes first in English speaking world to make Passive House standard mandatory

There are perhaps a hundred and fifty Passive Houses in America today. The super-efficient building standard is big in Europe but a niche product in …

Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists

Leading water scientists have issued one of the sternest warnings yet about global food supplies, saying that the world's population may have to switch almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid catastrophic shortages.<p>Humans derive about 20% of their protein from …

Bill Gates: World will deliver 'clean energy breakthrough' within 15 years

Bill Gates has predicted researchers will “discover a clean energy breakthrough that will save our planet and power our world” within the next 15 years.<p>In their annual open letter, Bill and Melinda Gates provide an update on their plans to stimulate innovation in technologies for tackling climate …

Energy

Never Grow Up: Man Quits Job, Builds Dream Treehouse Dwelling

[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ]Fed up with his fast-paced life in New York City, Foster Huntington quit his job, hopped into a …

Scientists give new lease on life for near-extinct Hawaiian crow

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the Hawaiian crow, a critical step to saving a species that is on the brink of extinction.<p>Together with PacBio, scientists at San Diego Zoo Global and the University of Hawaii recently shared the genome results at the annual Plant and Animal Genomics XXIV …

Grim news for bears, tigers under proposed new wildlife law in China

BEIJING — Bears, tigers, pangolins and a range of other endangered animals are facing bleaker prospects than ever.<p>A draft amendment to China’s wildlife protection law has infuriated conservationists by confirming that it is legal to breed endangered species in captivity for commercial use and for …

Mali's desert elephants face extinction within three years

Mali’s elephants, one of just two remaining desert herds in the world, will be gone in three years unless the government does more to protect them, a conservation group has warned.<p>Poachers have taken advantage of the chaos from a growing Islamist insurgency and other unrest in the lawless north to …

Wildlife

'If the world ends in 2100, we’re probably OK'

There’s a myopia in the climate discourse today.<p>“Everyone is focused on what happens by 2100. But that’s only 2 generations from today. It’s like: If the world ends in 2100 we’re probably OK!” says Professor Richard Zeebe of the University of Hawai’i. “But It’s very clear that over a longer …

Climate Change