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PM/AM: Seawater Could Power Water Treatment Plants

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, Popular Mechanics' morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p><i>(Photo credit: Leonardo Banchik/ Elsevier B.V.)</i><p>New research in the Journal of Membrane Science suggests we may be able to power …

If Everyone Were Vegetarian, This Is How The World Would Look

More forests, anyone?<p>Vegan butcher shops exist in the U.S. now, but only about three percent of the American population is fully vegetarian.<p>Imagine, for a moment, if steak houses became seitan houses and not a single person on the planet consumed meat. How would the world look?<p>Very different, as …

Call for Imaginative Design to Build Green Infrastructure in Our Cities | Smart Cities Dive

Cities Alive is the new branding for construction firm Arup's integrated idea of sustainable cities that incorporate nature as green infrastructure, …

Are Gourmet Grocery Stores Gentrifying Neighborhoods?

Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods may be contributing to rising home values.<p>With hundreds of locations nationwide, gourmet grocery chains like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are a staple of wealthy communities. But these chains have begun to pop up in many underserved neighborhoods as well. While the …