Vidyia Murali

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In every whale's earwax is a record of its lifetime exposure to pollutants

Scientists have developed a new method for learning all sorts of interesting things about whales by studying their earwax<p>In addition to the amazing revelation that whales have earwax, we learn that a team of researchers in the US has published a paper detailing a new method that they developed for …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

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8 U.S. states create an alliance to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road

The future of motorized transportation is electric, there's no doubt about that (I write "motorized" because there's all kinds of other ways to get …

8 years later: the state of the bees

About 8 years ago, the first reports of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a phenomenon that led to the sharp decline of bee populations around the …

Floods, forest fires, expanding deserts: the future has arrived

Evidence from around the world supports scientists' assertion that global warming is already happening<p>Climate change is no longer viewed by mainstream scientists as a future threat to our planet and our species. It is a palpable phenomenon that already affects the world, they insist. And a brief …

Trash from the K-Cups sold last year would circle the Earth almost 11 times

K-Cups seem like the complicated Starbucks order of today: an expensive, caffeinated way to express your oh-so-unique taste and personality. Who …

California makes history by banning plastic bags: Here’s what we should take on next

Banning plastic bags is a good start. Cutting down on these other wasteful products would be even better.<p>Single-use plastic bags are officially illegal in California, marking the first time an entire state has managed to pass through a ban. Starting in July 2015, plastic bags will disappear from …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>Mar<p>15<p>Thu<p>Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC<p>Mar<p>15<p>Thu<p>MGMTMatthew Dear<p>The Anthem, Washington, DC<p>Top Events<p>Apr<p>24<p>Tue<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, …

Put Down That Pineapple: Farm Runoff Is Killing Hawaiian Sea Turtles

Hawaii’s golf courses and pineapple farms are causing tumors in imperiled green sea turtles, a study published Tuesday finds.<p>The link is an amino …

Cheetahs Are Walking Themselves to Death

A century ago, more than 100,000 cheetahs roamed the wild. Today, the majestic cats number fewer than 10,000—and conservationists and scientists have …

How We Can Save Coral Reefs and Why We Should

<i>By</i> <i>Jennifer Weeks</i>, <i>Ensia</i><p>Coral reefs are among the most beautiful ecosystems on Earth — “a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet,” in …

Why our environmental obsession with plastic bags makes no sense

This week, California became the first state to ban single-use plastic bags. Going forward, customers at grocery stores, pharmacies, and convenience marts will have two options for bagging their purchases: they can pay ten cents for a paper bag, or they can bring a reusable bag from home.<p>the type …

Can the Big Island of Hawaii Get All of Its Electricity From Renewables?

Hawaii’s utilities just resubmitted long-term energy plans to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, and there was at least one very nice surprise: …

If these 35,000 walruses can't convince you climate change is real, I don't know what to tell you