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The Future Of Urban Farming Might Actually Be Suburban Farming

The company’s newest site will be in the town of Wilmington, Ohio. With a population of only 12,459, it’s not the target market. But it’s near …

How a Large Enough Volcanic Eruption Could Threaten All Human Life on Earth

Volcanic eruptions like Mount St. Helens, Krakatoa, and Mount Vesuvius have had devastating impacts on large areas of the world, but Real Life Lore …

Geology

World's biggest oil exporter Saudi starts hunt for solar and wind firms

The world's biggest oil exporter on Monday took the first step toward a goal of generating 9.5 gigawatts (GW) of energy through solar and other renewable means.<p>It invited local and international firms to try to qualify for bidding on two projects.<p>One is for 300 megawatts (MW) of solar energy to be …

Revolutionary Power Plant Captures All Its Carbon Emissions, At No Extra Cost

<i>Green Gas: the Allam Cycle technology promises a future of emissions-free fossil fuels.</i><p><b>GROWING UP IN ENGLAND</b> after World War II, “all the youngsters like me were obsessed with aircraft,” says Rodney Allam. “I had a picture on my wall of Chuck Yeager when he broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, …

Carbon Dioxide

Signs Of Depression And Anxiety Can Be Seen In Newborns

Early differences in brain connectivity predict later symptoms, a new study suggests.<p>Depression and anxiety can take root as early as the very first moments of life.<p>Certain patterns of brain connectivity seen in newborn babies can predict the baby’s likelihood of showing early symptoms of mental …

A Majority Of Americans Want Renewable Energy To Be A Top National Priority

Will Americans ever stop debating climate change? That seems, at best, unlikely. But interestingly, the debate is far more settled over one aspect of changing how we treat our world. Renewable energy, a new poll finds, is something many voters, even the most hardcore climate change deniers, think …

American Workers Are Moving to These Top 10 Cities, According to LinkedIn

An analysis of 133 million LinkedIn members in the US reveals the 10 most popular cities workers want to move to.<p>With over 133 million workers in the US having LinkedIn profiles, and millions of jobs posted on LinkedIn in the US every month, the professional networking site has access to a trove of …

San Francisco

A New Theory on OCD: Maybe It’s About ‘Guilt-Sensitivity’

Obsessive-compulsive disorder manifests itself in many forms, but perhaps the one most commonly known is compulsive checking. (Did you really turn …

Psychology

China kills over 100 coal projects as it moves toward clean energy

While Donald Trump spreads the myth that the decline of coal is due to a “war” launched by the Obama administration, the rest of the world continues …

Last year was the warmest year on record – for the third time in a row

Last year was the third year in a row to shatter global heat records, a trend that scientists say shows 'big changes' are already underway.<p>January …

More People Are Employed by Solar Power Than All Fossil Fuels Combined

Power to the People<p>Some very exciting numbers concerning renewable energy have just been revealed in a recent jobs report. According to the report, …

Renewables can’t deliver Paris climate goals

PHOTO:AFP<p>Expansion of renewable energy cannot by itself stave off catastrophic climate change, scientists warned Monday.<p>Even if solar and wind …

Gargantuan offshore wind turbine crushes record for most energy produced in 24 hours

There’s a massive offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark breaking energy generation records left and right.<p>MHI Vestas Offshore Wind — a joint …

Bangalore tops a new list of the world’s fastest-changing cities

To remain competitive in today’s economic landscape, cities have to keep innovating and adjusting to constantly changing circumstances.<p>Bangalore, India’s tech hub (now officially called “Bengaluru”), appears to be willing to refashion itself to thrive. It’s now the world’s fastest-changing city, …

San Francisco

Venezuela military trafficking food as country goes hungry

PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela (AP) — When hunger drew tens of thousands of Venezuelans to the streets in protest last summer, President Nicolas Maduro turned to the military to manage the country's diminished food supply, putting generals in charge of everything from butter to rice.<p>But instead of …

A new brain study sheds light on why it can be so hard to change someone's political beliefs

Why we react to inconvenient truths as if they were personal insults.<p>Albert Einstein was one of the most important physicists of all time. His scientific predictions have withstood 100 years of scientific challenges. His thinking fundamentally changed the way we understand the universe. Yet people …

Cognitive therapy more effective than medication in treating social anxiety disorders, study finds

“We’ve set a new world record in effectively treating social anxiety disorders,” says Hans M. Nordahl, a professor of behavioural medicine at the …

Mental Health

Scientists Try to Save Government Climate Change Data From Trump

There's a big effort to backup everything in case his administration tries to remove it from the web.<p>President-elect Donald Trump is going to be …

Indonesia: At least 43,000 people displaced by earthquake in Aceh province

Officials expect the numbers to rise as relief operations spread out into the affected areas.<p>At least 43,000 people have been displaced by the …

Climate change denier Rick Perry picked by Donald Trump for Energy Secretary

A climate change denier, who once forgot the name of the Department of Energy when announcing plans to scrap it, has been chosen to head the agency …

Canadian government introduces first national carbon price

The Canadian government has approved a nationwide carbon price with most of the provinces. Only Saskatchewan and Manitoba did not agree, citing …