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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.

Renewable Energy Jobs Will Likely Grow By More Than 170% in the Next 10 Years.

Those in energy-related positions make up about 8% of the U.S. workforce, but many sectors of the energy industry are seeing reductions in job …

The Arctic permafrost is starting to thaw and that is very, very bad news

The Arctic permafrost is starting to thaw, releasing the ground from the frozen state it has been in for thousands of years. At present, permafrost …

Climate Change

Saudi to launch $30-50 billion renewable energy program soon: minister

Saudi Arabia will launch in coming weeks a renewable energy program that is expected to involve investment of between $30 billion and $50 billion by 2023, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday.<p>Falih, speaking at an energy industry event in Abu Dhabi, said Riyadh would in the next few …

Oil

An Ice Shelf Is Cracking In Antarctica, But Not For The Reason You Think

A group of scientists are gathering today in the U.K. to discuss a slab of ice that's cracking in Antarctica. The crack could soon split off a frozen chunk the size of Delaware.<p>Last year, Heidi Sevestre spent 6 weeks living on that giant slab of ice off the Antarctic Peninsula.<p>"It's like being on a …

Global Warming

How Can We Overcome Our Laziness and Save the Planet?

Last year, amid all the disintegration of our political institutions and the accompanying nightmare death-spiral into fascism, one could have been forgiven for missing all the ways in which things also got worse and worse for our actual physical planet.<p>Yes, environmental disaster raged on and on …

Climate Change

China’s energy strategy: power and independence

What are the implications of China’s announcement last week that it will be spending $360m over the next four years to build up its renewable energy …

New studies show Rex Tillerson is wrong about climate risks

The remaining climate change uncertainties point toward higher risks and greater urgency for action<p>President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State – and until recently the CEO of ExxonMobil – Rex Tillerson was given a confirmation hearing by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last …

World News

Trudeau says Canada's oil sands must be phased out

Canada must "phase out" Alberta's oil sands and end the country's dependence on hydrocarbons, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. "We can't shut down …

Canada

Prince Charles Writes About Climate Change In New Ladybird Book

The royal is known for his passion for the environment.<p>Prince Charles has written a Ladybird book on climate change, a co-author has revealed.<p>The Prince of Wales, who has spoken out about man-made climate change on many occasions, has taken on the challenges and possible solutions in the book aimed …

Climate Change

The Death of the Tunnel Tree

Early last Monday morning, a friend of mine sent news that a tree we knew, a sequoia, had collapsed in a winter mountain storm. I was in New York, where two inches of hard snow sat on cars and tree branches that themselves looked like death. He was in Northern California, near the place where we …

Forests

The California drought is on its way out, but deeper droughts lie ahead

After a week of being walloped by major storms that have dumped copious rain and snow on the state, California is finally emerging from a deep, …

Drought

Call of the wild: can America’s national parks survive?

America’s national parks are facing multiple threats, despite being central to the frontier nation’s sense of itself<p>Autumn in the North Cascades National Park and soggy clouds cling to the peaks of the mountains that inspired the musings of Beat poets such as Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg 60 years …

Outdoors

Military's shift away from oil clashes with Trump's promises

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — At a sprawling desert base, a Marine recharged his radio's batteries simply by walking, while nearby fellow troops examined a rocket artillery system and a drone — both powered by the sun.<p>Navy and Marine Corps brass, accompanied by green energy executives, showcased …

Environment

Watch the first video of the rare ruby sea dragon

The unique sea dragon was recorded off Australia, its natural habitat.<p>We thought the world contained only two sea dragon species, but then scientists …

Nature

Coal-loving Wyoming legislators are pushing a bill to outlaw wind and solar.

Breaking up is hard to do<p>Will this massive iceberg collapse soon? Get your bets in now.<p>USA Today reports that an Irish bookmaker is offering 6-to-1 …

Ecuador has begun drilling for oil in the world’s richest rainforest

<i>Originally published by</i> <i>bioGraphic</i><i>.</i><p>As many of the planet's last hectares of wilderness give way to roads and towns, farms and soccer fields, gas stations and Starbucks, the Anthropocene marches on. Perhaps nowhere does the struggle between wild and manicured feel more palpable than in Ecuador, and …

Latin America

Here Are All the Risks of Climate Change in a Single Graph

Prepare yourself.<p>Whether you like it or not, climate change is happening, and most scientists agree that it's been exacerbated by human …

Climate Change

Newswire: Greenpeace calls out Netflix for not embracing renewable energy sources

Unless you’re a TV network executive or a big fan of Crackle, it’s easy to think of Netflix as a reasonably positive thing. It has a lot of good original shows, it has the complete runs of <i>Gilmore Girls</i> and <i>Friends</i>, and it has remained relatively affordable (give or take a few price hikes here and …

Entertainment

Former Exxon CEO ‘not aware’ of the existence of fossil fuel subsidies

But independent analysis suggests that Exxon gets as much as $1 billion in oil and gas subsidies.<p>During former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson’s confirmation …

Environment

Is under-water habitation a near-future possibility?!!!

In a world with a rapidly growing population and where cities are becoming ever more crowded, we need to explore new spaces where we can work and …

Paranormal

Obama adds six sites to California Coastal National Monument

President Obama on Thursday added six areas to the California Coastal National Monument, including a prized parcel on the Santa Cruz County coast and some small islands off the coast of Orange County.<p>All of the sites, totaling 6,230 acres, are currently managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land …

California

Hi-tech mooring records ocean acidity beneath Antarctic ice

Researchers from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science have deployed an innovative, sensor-studded mooring – as tall as the Empire State Building …

Oceans

The elusive ruby seadragon has been caught on camera for the first time

The rare species was discovered for the first time in 2015<p>Until 2015 it was thought there were only two types of seadragon: then came the ruby seadragon. Using dried out DNA specimens, ocean experts identified the first new seadragon species in 150 years.<p>Now, for the first time, the mysterious …

Biological Species

Introducing 'Year 2050,' Our Guide to Surviving the Next 33 Years of Climate Change

We don't know what the world will look like 33 years from now. By the the Trump era, uncertain as it may seem from our vantage point, will become the stuff of history textbooks—or more likely, of history VR experiences. No one can say whether drones will be a fondly remembered fad like pogs, or …

Climate Change

Tillerson hedges on climate science, but supports Paris agreement

Rex Tillerson told the Senate panel considering his nomination for secretary of state that he supported the United States remaining in the Paris climate agreement and that he has made his views known to Donald Trump.<p>The position, repeated several times during a day-long hearing of the Senate …

Climate Change

A surreal synchronised wave of light

Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies – ones that can coordinate their flash patterns – exist in just a handful of places on Earth.<p>Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies ­– ones that can coordinate …

Nature

Bees Are Now Officially On The U.S. Endangered Species List

In what is obviously terrible news for anyone familiar with cinematic classic <i>Bee Movie</i> (and, you know, in possession of a minimum degree of knowledge with regard to overall environmental health), it's been announced that a species of bumble bee will be placed on the endangered species list for the …

Endangered Species

Solar power to rise from Chernobyl's nuclear ashes

Chinese companies plan to spend $1bn building a giant solar farm on land contaminated by the nuclear disaster in Ukraine, reports Climate News Network<p>It was the worst nuclear accident in history, directly causing the deaths of 50 people, with at least an additional 4,000 fatalities believed to be …

Nuclear Energy

Most of the coral in Japan's largest coral reef are dead, and the rest are dying

Japan has reported an alarming rate of death in its largest coral reef.<p>The environment ministry says that 70 percent of the coral at Sekiseishoko, off Okinawa, is dead.<p>91.4 percent of the coral in the largest reef in the Northern Hemisphere has also been bleached due to warm temperatures — meaning …

Oceans