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Pediatricians Warn Against Plastic Numbers 3, 6, 7

The next time you use a plastic container or bottle, you might want to look at the little number inside the triangle recycling symbol.<p>In a report …

Pollution

America spends over $20bn per year on fossil fuel subsidies. Abolish them | Dana Nuccitelli

Imagine that instead of taxing cigarettes, America subsidized the tobacco industry in order to make each pack of smokes cheaper.<p>A report from Oil Change International (OCI) investigated American energy industry subsidies and found that in 2015–2016, the federal government provided $14.7bn per year …

Fossil Fuels

2018 is on pace to be the 4th-hottest year on record

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sunburned? You're not the only one.<p>According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record. Only three other years have been hotter: 2015, 2016 and 2017.<p>The upward trend is not lost on experts, who say the …

Climate Change

Monsanto's 'cancer-causing' weedkiller destroyed my life, dying man tells court

Dewayne Johnson said that if he had known what he knew now about Roundup weedkiller, “I would’ve never sprayed that product on school grounds … if I knew it would cause harm … It’s unethical.”<p>Johnson, a former school groundskeeper in northern California who is terminally ill, was testifying on …

San Francisco

Redesigning an app with good visual design but uninspired UX

Case Study for Ritual App<p>Why I wrote this article?<p>This article starts with an interesting observation: most friends have this misconception about my …

UX Design

Climate Change Is Disrupting the Planet’s Seasons

Poring over four decades of satellite data, climate scientists have concluded for the first time that humans are pushing seasonal temperatures out of …

Climate Change

Monsanto 'bullied scientists' and hid weedkiller cancer risk, lawyer tells court

Monsanto has long worked to “bully scientists” and suppress evidence of the cancer risks of its popular weedkiller, a lawyer argued on Monday in a landmark lawsuit against the global chemical corporation.<p>“Monsanto has specifically gone out of its way to bully … and to fight independent …

San Francisco

Rising seas: 'Florida is about to be wiped off the map'

In 1890, just over six thousand people lived in the damp lowlands of south Florida. Since then the wetlands that covered half the state have been largely drained, strip malls have replaced Seminole camps, and the population has increased a thousandfold. Over roughly the same amount of time the …

Global Warming

30 years later, deniers are still lying about Hansen’s amazing global warming prediction | Dana Nuccitelli

Thirty years ago, James Hansen testified to Congress about the dangers of human-caused climate change. In his testimony, Hansen showed the results of his 1988 study using a climate model to project future global warming under three possible scenarios, ranging from ‘business as usual’ heavy …

What if Canada had spent $200bn on wind energy instead of oil?

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Renewable Energy

The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism

Since the founding of the United States, politicians and pundits have warned that partisanship is a danger to democracy. George Washington, in his Farewell Address, worried that political parties, or factions, could "allow cunning, ambitious and unprincipled men" to rise to power and subvert …

Political Science

Three of the best ways to read books to kids, backed by science

From timeless classics like <i>Goodnight Moon</i> to contemporary favorites like <i>Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus</i>, one of the best things that parents can do for their kids is cuddle up together with a book. It’s not just the one-on-one time that matters—story time helps develop children’s reading skills …

Kids

Trump’s Trade Deal: A Gift to Climate Polluters?

Could a trade deal prolong the climate damage furthered by Donald Trump?<p>Unfortunately, yes. A trinational report published today, NAFTA 2.0: For …

Climate

New Zealand halts future oil and gas offshore exploration permits

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will not grant any new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration, Prime Minister Jacinda Ahern said on Thursday, taking the industry by surprise with a decision that it says will push investment overseas.<p>The center-left Labour-led government said the move would …

Oil & Gas Industry

You Need to See This NASA Video of Nearly 140 Years of Temperature Rises

Watch global warming in action.<p>When you're one tiny person living amongst 7.6 billion people on a small planet in just one Solar System in just one …

The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.<p>In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from <i>Game of Thrones</i> or <i>Harry Potter</i> engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the carnal figures look like those actresses, and …

#ShellKnew 30 Years Ago: Documents Reveal Predictions of Extreme Weather, Climate Lawsuits

Royal Dutch Shell has known about the links between fossil fuel use and climate change for decades, according to newly-released internal company …

Climate

Why 2018 will be the year apps go to the edge

If you’re running a software company today, it’s almost a foregone conclusion that most or all of your apps will run in the cloud. Likely Amazon or Google’s. It’s hard to imagine that this wasn’t always the case, but there are still some late adopters migrating their own physical data centers into …

John Oliver: How Sinclair Broadcast Group ‘Brainwashes’ Local News

John Oliver explored the disturbing trend of biased local news on Sunday’s <i>Last Week Tonight</i>.<p>The host showed how Sinclair Broadcast Group – the …

How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned Its News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War On The Media

Earlier this month, CNN’s Brian Stelter broke the news that Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner or operator of nearly 200 television stations in the …

Journalism

Tesla Solar Roof Buyer Tells Us First Impressions of Elon Musk's Tiles

Amanda Tobler is among the first to get on board.<p>Tesla’s solar roof is generating power for people right now. The tiles are part of CEO Elon Musk’s …

What Saudi Arabia’s 200 GW solar power plant would look like—if placed in your neighborhood

Saudi Arabia has a plan to wean its economy off oil. In the biggest sign of what the future of the Gulf state would look like, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japanese multinational Softbank to build 200 GW of solar power by 2030 at a …

Renewable Energy

How to use SaskPower incentives to get cheap solar energy

Smart folks across Saskatchewan are figuring out how to use two SaskPower programs to get solar on their homes and businesses at no long-term …

About half of Americans don’t think climate change will affect them — here’s why

It’s a mixture of politics and psychology<p>More than half of Americans seem to think that climate change won’t affect them personally, a new poll shows. Only 45 percent think that global warming will pose a serious threat in their lifetime, and just 43 percent say they worry a great deal about …

Stunning drops in solar, wind costs mean economic case for coal, gas is ‘crumbling’

Things are only going to get tougher for gas and coal compared to renewables.<p>Prices for solar, wind, and battery storage are dropping so rapidly that …

8 Reasons That Cause the Downfall of Most Web Start-ups

If you cannot market better, and cannot convey your product or service in a better way, you cannot out beat your competitors<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>The term "start-up" has been …

Startups

Elon Musk Shares Stunning Images of Finished Tesla Solar Roof Installation

It looks amazing.<p>The Tesla solar roof is building up. CEO Elon Musk shared images on his Twitter page Wednesday of the renewable energy system …

Husky Energy faces 10 charges in 2016 oil spill into Saskatchewan river

Husky Energy is now facing a total of ten charges in relation to a 2016 oil spill in Saskatchewan.<p>The July 2016 Maidstone-area spill saw 225,000 …

Shell sketches future with drastically fewer fossil fuels

Coal, oil and natural gas would plummet within the next couple of decades in a new report Royal Dutch Shell released Monday, envisioning a future …