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Sending ice to Antarctica

<b>Scientists are planning to ship ice to the Antarctic. They're afraid that mountain glaciers around the world are melting as a result of climate change and want to store samples of ice in a new vault in the coldest place on Earth.</b><p>At 4,350m the Col du Dome sits just below the summit of Mont …

The Fallacy Behind High-Stakes Testing

In earlier posts I highlighted John Oliver's brilliant HBO broadcast poking holes in arguments for high-stakes standardized testing and focused on twisted efforts my the New York State Board of Regents and Governor Andrew Cuomo to justify high-stakes standardized tests that appear to have little or …

The real story behind Shell's climate change rhetoric

A man of Ben van Beurden’s power and reputation for blunt speaking is capable of silencing a ballroom packed with his boisterous peers. When the chief executive of Shell rose to address an industry gathering in a London hotel, a respectful hush descended.<p>Van Beurden, 57, rose from a modest …

Oil & Gas Industry

"Open Sesame" Shows the Importance of Seed Saving

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>The seed saving movement is growing. Communities are banding together to save and share heirloom and open pollination seeds that are in …

List of photovoltaics companies

This is a <b>list of notable photovoltaics (PV) companies</b>.<p>Grid-connected solar photovoltaics (PV) is the fastest growing energy technology in the world, …

International scientists warn against China's attempt to 'edit' human genome | DW | 24.04.2015

Controversial research by Chinese scientists stirred up a storm among scientists, who demanded that attempts to edit the human genome be halted …

3 Next-Level Grains to Try

While quinoa and farro are firmly in the mainstream, chef Aimee Oxley believes that the future belongs to kamut, spelt and amaranth.<p><i>We asked chefs to</i> …

Researchers may have found the most ingenious way yet to generate solar power

Solar energy is definitely taking off and now researchers may have come up with the absolute best way to generate cheap solar power by installing …

Scientists Have Found A Way To Unboil Egg Whites

It doesn't work as well as a metaphor for how some things in life are irreversible, but scientists have recently mastered a technique for un-cooking …

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics

Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond four of nine ‘planetary boundaries’

At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a “safe operating space” for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking points in the natural world.<p>The paper contends …

Solar and wind power are now cheaper than coal or natural gas in some markets

While renewable energy has been getting more affordable for residential installations, that has not always been the case on a commercial scale. For …

Can Houseplants Really Clean the World's Smoggiest City?

CEO uses greenery to filter the filthy New Delhi air that doctors said was killing him.<p><b>NEW DELHI—On the roof of an office building in India's capital, the world's smoggiest city, Kamal Meattle has a unique tactic for cleaning the air: a greenhouse with 400 common plants, including mother-in-law's</b> …

A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits

For most of the year, the trees of 40 fruits, of which there are currently 16 in the world, look like any other tree. But in spring, dozens of shades …

6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills

21st Century Learning<p>Our expert’s sample activities show how using free tech tools can help students learn to analyze, evaluate and create.<p>A …

The surprisingly large carbon paw print of your beloved pet

Humans are far from the only animals soiling the planet. Dogs alone are responsible for 10 million tons of waste<p>Last week President Obama announced a historic climate change agreement with Chinese president Xi Jinping. Aimed at drastically curtailing carbon emissions into the atmosphere, the goal …

Why butterflies’ spots change from season to season

A new study examines how the colorful insects escape their predators in different temperatures<p>Some butterflies change their spots, and scientists say they’ve found the reason why.<p>The butterfly <i>Bicyclus anynana</i> comes in two distinct forms. In the wet season, the bug is emblazoned with large, vibrant …

Over 400 million birds have disappeared from Europe

“This is a warning”<p>A new study published in the journal Ecology Letters paints a stark picture of our changing climate: 421 million birds have disappeared from Europe since the beginning of the 1980s, resulting in a 20 percent decrease.<p>"90 percent of that decline can be attributed to the 36 most …

We must still hate our kids: Philadelphia and “education reformers” fight demented war on elementary schools

No nurses, few textbooks, closed libraries: Money to urban schools is being starved, intentionally. It’s just wrong<p>Imagine sending your child to a school with a leaky roof, busted windows and a rodent infestation.<p>Or worrying whether the elementary school where you take your daughter every day is …

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinners That'll Help You Lose Weight

You'll be counting down the minutes 'til you can make these healthy dinner recipes!<p>When you get home after a long day at work, it can be so tempting to grab takeout or heat up a frozen meal instead of making dinner completely from scratch. After all, you might feel like you don’t have time (or the …

Healthy Eating

Weight Loss Success Story: How One Woman Feels "Unstoppable" After Shedding Almost 100lbs

Katie Russell jogged her way from 230 to 139lbs. See how she did it.<p><b>Before:</b> 230 lbs <b>After:</b> 137 lbs<p>Katie Russell, now 31, played sports in high school, but a steady after-practice diet of burgers, mozzarella sticks, and giant sodas—all of which she inhaled before pulling into her driveway at home—had …

Fitness

Turning dairy farm waste into Magic Dirt

Not to be confused with the Australian rock band of the same name, Magic Dirt garnered the Bioproduct Innovation of the Year award from the inaugural …

Former Cigarette Plant to Produce Batteries for Solar and Wind Energy Storage

Image Credit: Flickr, wlodi<p>Related:<p>The Philip Morris cigarette plant in Concord, North Carolina is switching to produce batteries to store energy for …

Green Charging Device Generates Energy from Your Motion

PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by pioneers at well known and new companies.<p>…

Community Discussion: Is nuclear power green?

Nuclear power is on the rise again. Should we embrace it?<p>Nuclear power was on the defensive long before the Fukushima Daiichi disaster threatened to bury it forever. But there are signs that we may be quietly approaching a nuclear renaissance. For the first time in 30 years there are not one but …

Report: Fewer people in the world are malnourished

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the number of chronically undernourished dropped from 18.7 percent of the …

Enough excuses: Civil activists urge govt to formulate ‘food security’ plan

<b>KARACHI:</b><p><b>Civil activists and researchers have urged the government to formulate a ‘food security plan’ to ensure the availability of food for the</b> …

Climate change and lack of food security multiply risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 countries

<b>Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria and the Philippines among key economies identified</b><p>A worrying combination of climate change vulnerability and …