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Paleo Profile: Huanansaurus ganzhouensis

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p><b>Name:</b> <i>Huanansaurus ganzhouensis</i><p><b>Meaning:</b> The name is a clue to where this dinosaur was found. <i>Huanansaurus</i> means “southern China lizard”, and <i>ganzhouensis</i> refers to the locality Ganzhou where it was uncovered.<p><b>Age:</b> Late Cretaceous, around 72 million years ago.<p><b>Where in the</b> …

Donghyun Kim's Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

1/7<p>Donghyun Kim Micro Housing Concept<p>Micro-housing has become a hot topic as New York City aims to reconcile its lack of affordable housing with its …

From trash to treasure: Adidas designs shoes made of ocean garbage

To call ocean pollution a big problem is an understatement. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, in 2006, there were 46,000 pieces of floating plastic for every square mile of ocean. Plastic debris is responsible for the deaths of over a million …

Power sector's emissions accelerate one year after carbon tax's demise

"All demand growth is going to be supplied by coal, and when you add in the LNG consumption, it will definitely be an acceleration," Dr Saddler …

Meat is a complex health issue but a simple climate one: the world needs to eat less of it

Climate change is the greatest challenge to human health, according to the recent Lancet Commission report which calls for action to protect the …

Water Escapes a Warm Planet — Will Earth Become Like Mars?

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. The publication contributed this article to Space.com's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.<p>We …

Footer Crest

As global populations swell, farmers are cultivating more and more land in a desperate bid to keep pace with the ever-intensifying needs of humans.<p>As …

A New Kind of Artificial Reef Is Saving Fish

Build it, and they will come.<p>That’s not just a line from <i>Field of Dreams</i>. It’s also a real lesson coming out of Australia, where an innovative …

U.N.: Up to 90 Percent of Electronic Waste Illegally Traded or Dumped

Electronic waste is not only a global environmental hazard, it's a burgeoning multibillion-dollar criminal business, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday. The report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that as much as 90 percent of the world's electronic waste …

Plastic: Environmental Enemy #2

<i>Marine debris on Kamilo Beach, Hawaii, washed up from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (Image Credit: Algalita)</i><p>The world’s oceans are working …

Pollution

Steroids for cattle causing sex changes in fish

A hormone used to raise beef cattle may be staying in the environment longer than previously believed and changing the sex of fish, among other …

Algae Could Help Solve Our Environmental Problems, so Why Aren't We Using It?

The stuff we think of as pond scum could be the secret to fixing food scarcity and fuel security, but not until algae systems are less expensive and more efficient.<p>Earlier this month, English design firm ecoLogics Studio drew the attention of attendees at Expo Milano 2015 (this year's Universal …

Obama Approves Arctic Oil Drilling: Shell Cleared To Drill, Environmental Groups Express Disappointment

President Obama's legacy has arguably suffered another dent with his administration's recent decision allowing Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. to start …

The Dirt on Dirt

When I was eight years old, I saw a public-service announcement about the importance of soil. Rowlf, the piano-playing dog of Muppets fame, sang a …

Greenpeace awards Apple straight A’s for energy policy

A new report from environmental organization Greenpeace has given Apple top marks for its policies and movement toward renewable energy.<p>The 72-page document by senior policy analyst Gary Cook and media officer David Pomerantz serves as an evaluation of current corporate activities, a summary of the …

Audi just created fuel from water and carbon dioxide

29th Apr 2015<p>Audi has just created a new fuel out of water and CO2, and they're calling it "blue crude". What does this mean for the car industry and …

Climate Change Could Threaten 1 in 6 Species With Extinction: Study

Global warming, if left unchecked, could eventually push 1 out of every 6 species on Earth into extinction, a new study projects. In a report published Thursday in the journal Science, University of Connecticut ecologist Mark Urban analyzed 131 peer-reviewed studies on species that used various …

The Bright Spots Are Back in This New View of Ceres

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is getting closer and closer to dwarf planet Ceres, the most massive body in the asteroid belt. On April 14 and 15, as the spacecraft hovered above Ceres’ northern hemisphere, it shot these newly released images from a distance of just …

Astronomy

Mexican president signs controversial oil and gas law

<b>Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed a controversial law that allows foreign companies to drill for oil for the first time since the sector was nationalised in 1938.</b><p>The legislation was passed by Congress on 13 December and ratified by a majority of Mexican states.<p>President Pena Nieto …

Mexico

Obama looks toward 2014 'breakthrough' after rocky 2013

His approval ratings plumbing all-time depths after a year consumed by congressional gridlock and the troubled launch of the Affordable Care Act, Obama laughed off a question about whether 2013 -- the first year of his second term -- was the worst of his presidency.<p>"I got to tell you, that's not …