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Moss-covered CityTree has the same air-purifying effect as 275 regular trees

20 of them have been deployed so far around the world<p>From smog-sucking bikes to electric taxis and paint made of car exhaust, designers and architects are stepping up to address air pollution—the world’s single largest health risk. But a new air filter making the rounds in Oslo, Paris, Brussels, …

Green Design

A new 'solar paint' lets you transform your entire house into a source of clean energy

PexelsPowering homes using clean energy is becoming easier thanks to a growing number of innovative technologies and initiatives. Some government programs help homeowners with the financial burden of equipping their residences with energy-generating solar panels, and Elon Musk's Tesla has developed …

The Tesla of solar electric yachts launches in New Zealand

The future of boating is electric – and silent. That’s what Dutch company Soel Yachts says, and they’re bringing electric travel to the seas with …

These Ultra-Stable, Printable Solar Cells Can Last For More Than 10,000 Hours

The next big thing in solar.<p>A team of scientists has created a low cost, fully printable solar cell that has remained stable in real world conditions …

Clean Energy

Dutch households will use servers to heat their showers for free

A small trial for a clever idea<p>You know just from using a laptop that computers give off a lot of excess heat. For data centers containing tens of thousands of servers, this is a big problem, wasting energy and money. To try and mitigate this, companies have experimented with moving facilities to …

An End to Fossil Fuels: India Commits to Sell Only Electric Cars by 2030

Doubling Their Efforts<p>Yesterday was a particularly glum day for climate scientists, with President Donald Trump withdrawing U.S. support for the …

We continue to plan for the future as if climate scientists don’t exist. The greatest shame is the absence of a sense of tragedy<p>After 200,000 years of modern humans on a 4.5 billion-year-old Earth, we have arrived at new point in history: the Anthropocene. The change has come upon us with …

Climate Change

Scientists Say Only 10 Years Left to Save the Planet

The planet, as we know it, has been given a deadline: 10 years. According to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, if humans …

New World Speed Records Confirmed >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

The World Sailing Speed Council has confirmed the establishment of a three new World Records set by the 120-foot trimaran IDEC with skipper Francis …

This Couple Had A Real-Life Mermaid Wedding

A wedding provides a great excuse to throw an over-the-top celebration. That's why we 100% support Susana and Jovany Zamos, who just held the most …

This interactive map allows you to see how polluted your street is in real-time

Air pollution is an invisible killer. In London, levels surpassed those of Beijing for the first time ever in January, causing Mayor Sadiq Khan to issue a "black" alert over the "shameful state" of the city's "toxic air."<p>Now, a new interactive map released by air pollution data provider BreezoMeter …

How Denmark Is Raising The World's Greenest Generation

By 2025 the Danish capital Copenhagen will be the world's first carbon neutral city, that's the plan anyway. Carbon emissions fell by around 20% in …

Hydrogen Has Been Turned To Metal, And It’s About To Change The World

Metallic hydrogen is one of the holy grails of modern science. It would essentially be a magic material, creating everything from impossibly fast computers to hovering cars (themselves powered by hydrogen) to batteries that never need charging. It was also supposed to be impossible, as it would …

Luxury solar yacht is just as spectacular as we anticipated

"We can confirm that we do have an unlimited range only powered by the solar roof, during a normal sunny day and a cruising speed between 6-7 kn" …

Sailing

When Tesla Takes to Water

Unlike Tesla cars, the all-electric Tesla Model Y yacht is a self-sustaining design that charges itself… with a little help from the sun and sea, …

Tesla

The Claim Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water Is Even Weirder Than You Think

This could explain one of the oldest mysteries in physics.<p>Despite sounding like the most egregious contradiction in physics, hot water appears to …

The definitive, scientific answers to 20 health questions everyone has

In the past few years alone, we got more evidence that coffee isn't a cause of cancer and the debate over the health effects of sugar became even more heated.<p>To help you parse out what works from what's merely myth, we compiled the definitive (at least for now) answers to some of the most pressing …

This NASA Laser Could Save the World

As phytoplankton goes, so goes the planet.<p>An ecosystem of tiny, cold-resistant phytoplankton living beneath the surface of icy waters near the north …

Global Warming

The Violent Costs of the Global Palm-Oil Boom

Just after nine o’clock on a Tuesday morning in June, an environmental activist named Bill Kayong was shot and killed while sitting in his pickup truck, waiting for a traffic light to change in the Malaysian city of Miri, on the island of Borneo. Kayong had been working with a group of villagers …