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By Steven Natiello | A magazine dedicated to the world that we all call home, no matter our background. With articles ranging from sustainability and clean technology to conservation and wildlife preservation, this magazine features must-read articles for anyone with a vested interest in Planet Earth.

When is public transport free in Paris? When pollution gets out of hand

Facing health alerts over smog and pollution, Paris tries to get its citizens out of their cars.<p>It's not just China that's looking for novel ways to …

Paris

What Trump Should Learn From Reagan About Funding Energy Technology Research

The electric power industry is rife with speculation about President-elect Donald Trump’s potential impact on renewable energy.<p>During his campaign, Trump expressed doubts about the economics of renewable energy, saying wind and solar were “very, very expensive” and so forth. Despite these and …

Energy

Paris to sell off 'love locks' in support of refugees

Officials anticipate raising big bucks from the sale of lovey-dovey padlocks removed from city bridges.<p>In the spring of 2015, millions of amorous, …

Paris

State Sues Monsanto For Decades Of Alleged PCB Pollution

The federal government banned the use and production of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in 1979 after determining the chemicals are toxic. However, …

Environment

Earth racing to its sixth mass extinction, latest study indicates

Nearly half the species on the planet are failing to cope with the global warming the world has already experienced, according to an alarming new …

Environment

This distinctive electric motorbike is a ground-up reinvention of the motorcycle

<b>The Johammer J1 electric motorcycle is a head-turning e-mobility solution that can double as a home battery storage device.</b><p>An electric motorcycle …

Transportation

Apple just invested in China’s largest wind-turbine maker to power its supply chain

What does an iPhone have in common with a wind turbine in rural China? Apple is behind them both.<p>Apple has invested in four subsidiaries of Goldwind, China’s largest wind-turbine manufacturer. Each branch is located in a different province—Henan, Shandong, Shanxi, and Yunnan—and Apple will take a …

China

Charming off-grid Scandinavian-inspired tiny home is passive and energy efficient

Vivid colors and a light-filled interior beckon tiny house aficionados to NestHouse, designed by Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland. Avery’s goal …

Architecture

Scientists slam Donald Trump's environment chief over climate denial: 'It's like disputing gravity'

Donald Trump’s reported decision to appoint a renowned climate change denier as the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been …

Climate Change

DiCaprio meets with Trump on green jobs to boost economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation met Wednesday with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centered on preserving the environment can boost the economy.<p>In a statement to The Associated Press, Terry Tamminen, the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, …

Environment

'Climate change denier': Trump nominates Scott Pruitt to lead environmental agency

The Oklahoma attorney general has launched several lawsuits against the agency he may lead. Democrats and environmental protection groups have equated the nomination to "putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires."<p>US President-elect Donald Trump nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott …

Climate Change

Climate change could render Sudan 'uninhabitable'

(CNN)Sudan's ecosystems and natural resources are deteriorating.<p>Temperatures are rising, water supplies are scarce, soil fertility is low and severe droughts are common. After years of desertification, its rich biodiversity is under threat and drought has hindered the fight against hunger.<p>This …

Africa

Leonardo DiCaprio Meets Donald Trump to Talk Green Jobs and Economic Growth

(NEW YORK) — Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation met Wednesday with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centered on …

Energy

Scott Pruitt, Trump’s Climate-Denying EPA Pick, Is Worse Than You Think

Climate change may grab headlines, but the destructive impact of an oilman as EPA chief will be far more insidious.<p>Every scientist not on the corporate dole is upset about Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency.<p>Like Betsy DeVos, who wants to destroy public …

Climate Change

3 Things Scott Pruitt Has Actually Said About Climate Change

Firmly eliminating any notion that he would maintain an “open mind” on climate change, President-elect Donald Trump has chosen a climate denier and …

Climate Change

A Message to Breitbart from Weather.com

Pollution is so bad in Paris they are making public transport free

Parisians can use public transport for free for the second day running due to a spike in air pollution and some cars have been barred from the …

France

China leads the world in solar power installations

China continues to lead the world in solar-power installations and is expected to increase its capacity by more than 7 gigawatts (GW), or 7 billion …

China

This wireless keyboard never needs to be charged. Ever.

How many things do you own and use on a regular basis that need to be charged? Five? Fifteen? Twenty-five? Why add one more to the list when you …

Typing

A Hunk of Sea Ice Bigger Than India Has Vanished

Welp.<p>Sea ice off the coast of Antarctica and the Arctic hit record lows in November, and scientists are now reporting that, as of December 4, we’ve …

Sea Ice

Thousands of snow geese die in Montana after landing on contaminated water

Huge flock of migratory birds landed on acidic waters of an open pit mine where employees attempted to scare them off<p>Several thousand snow geese have died after a snowstorm forced large flocks to take refuge in the acidic, metal-laden waters of an old open pit mine in Montana.<p>Mark Thompson, …

Birds

Plug-and-play solar could be the next clean energy wave in the US

<b>In addition to investing in energy efficient home appliances, perhaps we should also be thinking about energy-generating appliances. Plug-and-play</b> …

Energy

A Promising New Solar Technology With A Troubling Old Toxicity Problem

Perovskite solar cells have stunned researchers with their rapid rise to efficiencies topping 20 percent, making them suddenly competitive with existing technologies. They can be ink-jet printed onto flexible plastic films, suggesting unparalleled ease of manufacture. They can be combined with …

Energy

How 11 cities are leading the climate change fight

From transit to radical green energy projects, new, sustainable solutions for our urban centers<p>The last year has seen big discussions on the ability of climate treaties and energy policy to shape and save our environment. But, in many ways, the changes that are helping to bring about greener …

Environment

Through climate change denial, we're ceding global leadership to China

Remember when China was the climate-action outcast, the obstacle standing in the way of progress in the global fight against a warming planet? What a difference a few years — and an election — can make.<p>Over the past few weeks, world leaders, delegates to the climate change conference in Marrakech …

China

Trump brings Koch network's green-energy foes from the fringe to the center of power

When an obscure nonprofit group attacked one of California’s signature green-energy projects this summer — warning a congressional panel that the embrace of solar energy would lead to crippling hikes in electricity bills — officials in the state shrugged off the testimony as noise from the …

Energy

Climate change likely cause of freak avalanches

Two vast ice avalanches that instantly changed the shape of a region in Tibet are being blamed on rising temperatures<p>For thousands of years the ice-capped Aru mountain range in western Tibet has been a steady presence, but this year, two vast ice avalanches changed the shape of the region in an …

Climate Change

Google Says It Will Run Entirely on Renewable Energy in 2017

MINCO, Okla. — Last year, Google consumed as much energy as the city of San Francisco. Next year, it said, all of that energy will come from wind farms and solar panels.<p>The online giant said on Tuesday that all of its data centers around the world will be entirely powered with renewable energy …

Google

Illegal Logging Is Depleting the Amazon Rainforest 29% Faster Than Last Year

A Step Backward?<p>New figures coming from the Brazilian government suggest illegal logging has taken more trees from the Amazon rainforest than …

Amazon