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Yes, humans have made wildfires worse. Here’s how.

Burning since late July, Northern California’s Mendocino Complex and Carr Fire are among the biggest blazes in state history. As of Aug. 14, the two fires combined have torched more than half a million acres and destroyed more than 1,000 homes. Eight people have died in the blazes, including four …

Forests

Save the world, plant a garden | Recap of permaculture lecture at the Grange | The Journal of the San Juan Islands

A canal cleared of hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage, desert areas turned into pomegranate orchards, living buildings that are entirely …

Permaculture

Halloween skeletons put to work on Evanston sinkhole

A northwest family is highlighting the horrors of the city’s slow response to a large sinkhole on their street, enlisting the help of some Halloween …

Repairs

There's One Simple Thing You Should Do if You Really Want to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

But you might not like it.<p>If you're the type who fusses over recycling and using cold water to save the planet, boy do we have some news for …

Sustainability

Shocking moment pensioner, 80, gets swallowed by a sinkhole as pavement suddenly opens up in China

An elderly man has been rescued after falling into a four-foot-deep sinkhole that suddenly appeared on a road in northern China.<p>Shocking surveillance …

Emergency Medicine

Russian villagers terrified as 105-foot-wide sinkhole - deep enough to fit a 16-storey building inside - suddenly opens up in a field near their homes

Mushroom pickers from a Russian village suffered 'shock' when they saw how a 165 ft deep hole had opened up in front of them.<p>The crater - some 105 ft …

Novgorod

Solarpunk: The antidote to gloom and doom

Science fiction sometimes paints a bleak vision of the future, with wrecked landscapes where technology runs amok and humans struggle to survive.<p>But …

Science Fiction

Rare river sinkhole opens up and creates whirlpool, leads to man's death at Saddler Falls, Arkansas

A kayaker bypassed a part of an Arkansas scenic river known as Dead Man's Curve during a weekend trip, but a rare sinkhole created a whirlpool along …

Global warming, now brought to you by your local TV weathercaster

Steve LaPointe has been a television weatherman for nearly three decades, and for most of his career, he didn’t focus much on global warming. He was skeptical about the science behind it, particularly the notion that human behavior was heating the planet.<p>But the issue wouldn’t go away. So LaPointe …

How to create a perfectly imperfect lawn

Make your yard beautiful—and environmentally-friendly, too.<p>Have you ever walked past one of those lawns that looks like a movie set? At your feet lies a Stepford-esque sea of emerald, not a bug or weed in sight, and a friendly neighbor is always standing on guard, hose in hand. (Pro tip: That …

Robots can build entire cities almost for free. These architects are making it happen.

Manuel Jimenez Garcia and Gilles Retsin are literally setting the foundations for an architecture of the future. They are co-founders of the Design …

Why a Massive Sinkhole Tore Open in New Zealand

Both natural and manmade conditions can create similar sinkholes in places like Mexico, China, and the U.S.<p>New Zealand's newest sinkhole may be one of its largest. It extends down more than six stories. From end-to-end, it measures just about the length of two football fields. The sinkhole is so …

Your iPhone may be driving Apple to desperate measures in a race that’s bad for the planet

The work is not easy at the Kamoto Underground Mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where laborers — some of them children — spend long …

Never Forget to Water Your Plants Again with Happy Plant

Whether indoors or out, plants add oxygen to the air and bring a sense of calm to those who look upon them. I’ve always dreamed of an apartment filled from top to bottom with sprawling green plants, but remembering the various watering schedules amid my busy schedule means more plants die on my …

Elon Musk's Tesla and SA Labor reach deal to give solar panels and batteries to 50,000 homes

At least 50,000 homes in SA will be given solar panels and batteries in a scheme by Elon Musk's Tesla and the SA Government to build the world's …

The Blair Witch Project's Ed Sanchez Falls into a Sinkhole 2!

<i>The Blair Witch Project</i> co-director Eduardo Sanchez has a new film in the works, this one a horror comedy entitled <i>Sinkhole 2</i>, which is likened to …

Horror

A Giant Hole Just Opened Up In A Sleepy Farming Town In Brazil

Residents in the sleepy farming town in Brazil were surprised to see a massive hole suddenly appear in the middle of a local soybean farm. The crater measured about 65 feet wide, while locals were unable to determine the depth of the funnel-shaped hole.<p>The town where the crater appeared is …

Go Inside These World-Famous, Rarely Seen River Caves

Adventure<p>See stunning photos of these strictly protected underground caves in Slovenia.<p>Slovenia is a world-famous caving destination, with around 8,000 <i>jamas</i>, or caves, located in a country smaller than Vermont. Of those 8,000 formations, however, only around 20 are considered “show caves”—caves …

The man-made world is horribly designed. But copying nature helps.

Biomimicry design, explained.<p>Japan’s Shinkansen don’t look like your typical train. They’re fast — so fast they coined the term “bullet train” — with long, pointed noses that let them reach speeds of up to 200 miles per hour.<p>But these Japanese trains didn’t always look like this. Earlier models …

The warmth and wisdom of mud buildings

"There are a lot of resources given by nature for free -- all we need is our sensitivity to see them and our creativity to use them," says architect …

Bloomberg unveils clean energy commitment to counter rollback of emissions rule

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced an increased commitment to end America's coal dependency and transition the U.S. economy to a …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explains what happened when employees struggled with a gross milk situation

Employees were opening an eight-ounce carton of milk from the fridge, pouring a splash into their coffee, and leaving behind the opened container so the next person could finish it.<p>But nobody wanted to use milk that might have already spoiled, so the next person would just open a fresh carton, and …

Satya Nadella

Tesla is sending hundreds of Powerwall batteries to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is still dealing with the widespread damage of Hurricane Maria that hit earlier this month. The entire island has lost electrical power, …

New Atlas

Space isn’t easy to come by for folks in the densely populated cities of Taiwan. A new tiny apartment in the capital of Taipei is making the most of …

Architecture

Is Negativity Bias Sabotaging Your Success?

My daughter Maddy often reminds me of the time I was late for her pre-school dance recital. Admittedly I should have left home sooner. I should also have factored in that the car park would be full. But I didn’t. By the time I parked two blocks away, unbuckled my two younger sons (aged one and two …

Happiness

Provocative street art installation shows baby peering over US-Mexico border wall

Renowned street artist JR has installed a provocative new piece on the US-Mexico border. Best-known for his artistic commentary on social issues, JR …

Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money

Not getting sick and dying from pollution is worth quite a bit, it turns out.<p>Wind and solar power are subsidized by just about every major country in the world, either directly or indirectly through tax breaks, mandates, and regulations.<p>The main rationale for these subsidies is that wind and solar …

Coming Soon: Social Good Summit 2017 - United Nations Foundation

Think about your dreams for a better world in 2030. How can we realize this vision?<p>At this year’s Social Good Summit, global leaders and citizens …