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Scientists are solving the mystery of Earth’s thermostat

Our planet can control its climate—very slowly.<p>Life on Earth has survived vast changes in climate, from a warm period 450 million years ago, when most of the present-day United States was underwater, to the last ice age 20,000 years ago, when New England was buried beneath a mile-thick glacier. …

Climate Change

a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions

Date |<p>Data |<p>Scale |<p>Source |<p>Control | Now « – ‹ – › – » ⊕Grid▷HD<p>Mode | Air – Ocean – Chem – Particulates<p>Height | Sfc – 1000 – 850 – 700 – 500 – 250 – …

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A History of Global Warming, In Just 35 Seconds

Last year, there was the temperature spiral. This year, it’s the temperature circle that’s making the trend of global warming crystal clear.A new …

Global Warming

The Country’s Mayors Commit Their Cities To 100% Renewable Power

If all the cities in U.S. Conference of Mayors hit this goal, it would cut more emissions than was outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement.<p>Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement continues to galvanize states and cities to take climate action for themselves. Earlier this month, …

Climate

This disturbing map reveals how climate change is already affecting your health, based on the state you live in

Climate change is already beginning to wreak havoc upon the planet. In the short term, we're facing more winter storms, miserably hot summers, and a longer allergy season. In the long term, entire coastlines will likely disappear, threatening communities and wildlife.<p>On a more local level, experts …

Climate Change

These Plastic-Eating Machines Will Filter Our Junk From the Ocean

The Ocean Cleanup revealed how their ocean-plastic-removal machine will actually work.<p>You probably remember hearing about The Ocean Cleanup when it was first announced: 19-year-old Boyan Slat developed a plan to rid the oceans of plastic much faster and much cheaper than anyone else.<p>This directly …

Oceans

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit | U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Tools<p>Topics<p>Climate Explorer<p>Image Credits:<p>Landing panel: Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, on Kodiak Island off the coast of Alaska. Kodiak National …

Climate Explorer

What does Mean Daily Maximum Temperature tell us?<p>A day’s highest (maximum) temperature usually occurs in the afternoon. Averaging the daily high …

Flipboard

Help MIT Solve Global Problems with Open Innovation - MIT Technology Review

Last month at the United Nations, MIT’s new Solve initiative brought innovators to pitch their most promising solutions to challenges we issued on …

Innovation

The next agricultural revolution: a ‘bionic leaf’ that could help feed the world

The radishes on the right were grown with the help of a bionic leaf that produces fertilizer with bacteria, sunlight, water, and air. (credit: Nocera …

Agriculture

New map reveals the world's most toxic countries

Just about every country in the world grapples with pollution, no matter how rich or poor they are. But you may not be aware of just how toxic your …

We don’t need to double world food production by 2050 – here’s why

Meeting both production and environmental goals will be a monumental task, especially in the face of new challenges<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>For decades, American agriculture has been a paragon of productivity, churning out record crops at a steady clip. We have …

Agriculture

Big kahuna of climate indicators: This January was the third warmest on record globally

The disappearance of Arctic sea ice is one indicator of how climate change is altering natural systems<p>While a powerful El Niño has faded, the globe’s heat continues to be an enduring phenomenon due largely to carbon pollution. This January was the third-warmest January on record, according to data …

Global Warming

Startling hyper-local air pollution maps reveal how much filthy air you're breathing in

Google Street View cars and open-source data are being used to monitor energy consumption, carbon emissions and the trading of energy between …

This Country Could Get Rid of Coal Entirely by 2050

The world's fastest-growing emitter of carbon dioxide could wean itself off coal entirely by 2050, a new report suggests—if the right policies are …

Renewable Energy

Don't Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

Colin Curwen-McAdams opens the door to his greenhouse in Mt. Vernon, Wash., and a rush of warm air pours out.<p>"Basically, it's summer all year long here," he jokes.<p>Curwen-McAdams, a PhD student at Washington State University, and WSU professor Steven Jones have developed a new species: a cross …

Agriculture

How #BuiltByGirls Plans To Build A Network of 20,000 Women In Tech

The organization’s new Wave platform is designed to help girls connect with mentors and grow their personal network.<p>Last year the group #BuiltByGirls found its way into the spotlight when former First Lady Michelle Obama joined forces with the organization for the Let Girls Build Challenge, a …

Startups

Global Fisheries Are Collapsing -- What Happens When There Are No Fish Left?

(Photo: Paul Symes)<p>"Commercial overexploitation of the world's fish stocks is severe," UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said back in 2012. "Many …

Maverick Collective

We change the future by creating it<p>PHOTO CREDIT: Vanessa Vick<p>Maverick Collective is redefining what it means to be a philanthropist.<p>We are part of …

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$1 million awarded to startups to improve U.S. cities

Last year design-based agencies across the U.S. clamored to apply for funding from the “Future Cities Accelerator.” Now, The Rockefeller Foundation, …

Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas Supports Multi-Stakeholder Approaches to Sustainable Development – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 /CSRwire/ - On November 21, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) approved …

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Biodegradable electronics

<b>Biodegradable electronics</b> are electronic circuits and devices with a limited lifetime owing to their tendency to biodegrade. Such devices are …

Which Countries Are Making The Best Progress On The Sustainable Development Goals?

Would it surprise you one bit if we told you they were in Scandinavia?<p>Last summer, 193 countries came together in New York to agree on 17 Sustainable Development Goals, covering everything from ending poverty to achieving gender equality. The successors to the Millennium Goals, the SDGs aim to put …

Sustainability on Flipboard

Gorgeous solar-powered greenhouse home in Sweden hits the market<p>If you’re looking for a gorgeous home surrounded by an idyllic landscape, this …

Tesla Drops "Motors" from Name, Musk Reveals Central Point of Secret Master Plan

Sun macrosystems<p>The true point of Elon Musk's "Secret Master Plan, Part Deux" is actually well beyond the vehicles we covered in our previous …

Sustainable Energy