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It took us an entire day to load the elephants. Stiff resistance from the circus, hostile mobs, and agitated elephants made it nearly impossible to edge them toward the waiting trucks, let alone get them to climb in. The circus dogsShow More Summary

Obama expands Hawaii marine reserve to double the size of Texas

President Barack Obama will issue a proclamation to expand the existing Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument (PMNM), off the coast of Hawaii, to four times its current size. At 582,578 square miles (1.5m sq km), the new borders will make the protected area twice the size of Texas and the largest protected marine area in the world. Show More Summary

Volkswagen’s 2019 electric car said to get 300 miles on a 15-minute charge

This year’s Paris motor show will host the unveiling of Volkswagen’s first all-electric car, according to an interview with company chairman Herbert Diess in German magazine WirstschaftWoche. The car will be roughly Golf-sized, according...Show More Summary

Science confirms traffic jams are bad for your health

Not only are traffic jams a total rage-inducing drag, but new scientific studies have confirmed they are also bad for our health. Sitting in a bumper-to-bumper gridlock multiplies the toxicity of air pollution, especially when windows are rolled down or fans are circulating outdoor air inside the vehicle. Show More Summary

Blackened timber home draws energy from a large wood-burning stove

The House Bäumle 2 was built on a slender strip of land next to a steep incline that falls away to a small stream. Its arresting blackened timber facade is a nod to the traditional vernacular of sunburned agriculture houses that the architects say have largely disappeared in Vorarlberg's Rhine Valley. Show More Summary

Spiri’s on-demand carpooling service will use custom EVs and let drivers ride free

Danish startup Spiri believes urban transportation is still massively inefficient, and it’s setting out to tackle the problem from a few different directions. First, it’s building an on-demand carpooling service, similar to the UberPOOL offering (and the one Lyft just shut down). Show More Summary

Microsoft Visited By Zinc-Air Battery Startup (Video)

By Alexander Hirner Zinc-air batteries are widely used in devices like hearing aids for their good performance-to-price ratio. The tricky part is of course to make them rechargeable. This is one of two technologies that ZAF Energy Systems has been working on for the last couple of years. Show More Summary

Portland Keeps Improving Its Bicycling Infrastructure

Originally published on sister site Bikocity. Portland is a bicycling kind of city. It is better than almost every other city in the US in this regard, but it is still adding more reasons for remaining drivers to get on a bicycle. Check out “Cross Bikes: Portland’s New Green Stripes,” for example. Show More Summary

Researchers discover evidence of supernovae on the sea floor

After a long and dedicated search, scientists believe they have discovered trace elements from supernovae settled on the sea floor. Iron isotopes created from a supernova explosion 2.2 million years ago have found their way into fossilized...Show More Summary

A New Regime for the High Seas

©TrevorScouten/WildscreenExchange Late last year, nearly 200 nations came together in Paris to reach a critical global climate agreement. The Paris climate agreement demonstrated that the international community can come together and...Show More Summary

Giant gleaming Orb deploys solar and wave energy to make clean water for California

"Now, more than ever, energy and water are intertwined. As California faces severe water shortages in the coming years, the amount of energy required for water production and transmission is sure to increase," LAGI writes on their website about this year's competition for Santa Monica Pier. Show More Summary

HOK designs a flying off-grid hotel to let you travel anywhere in the world

The Driftscape hotel comprises two modular units: the “driftcraft,” an approximately 205-square-foot autonomous pod bedroom for two, and the 2,500-square-foot “Oasis” amenity and service pod. Built with high-impact polymer walls andShow More Summary

The Drivers Behind the Cage-Free Egg Movement

Almost 200 U.S. companies, including every major grocery store and fast-food chain, have pledged to transition to cage-free eggs by 2025. What's driving this trend?

The octobot is the worlds first autonomous soft-bodied robot

A silicone robot completely free of electronic parts may sound futuristic, but that’s exactly what researchers at Harvard University have created. Based on the shape and motion of the octopus, the “octobot” is the world’s first completely...Show More Summary

The world's 'Third Pole' is melting because of climate-warming black carbon

Global warming caused by the burning of fossil fuels is heating up the North Pole and South Pole, causing the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets to melt. The rapidly retreating glaciers could have far-reaching consequences for the planet,...Show More Summary

Off-grid Autonomous Tents are made for luxurious camping

Sitting like a white-shelled organism on the landscape, these hi-tech tents offer a glamorous camping experience.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Shirks ‘Green’ Cred, Joins ALEC

The revelation that Enterprise-Rent-A-Car is now a paying member of ALEC threatens to damage its reputation as a "green" and progressive company.

Donald Trump’s Hidden Agenda: White Nationalist Media Mogul?

Pundits are still trying to figure out what motivated Donald Trump to run for president.

U.N. Finally Acknowledges Its Role In Haiti Cholera Epidemic

After it was struck with a deadly earthquake in 2010, Haiti endured yet another tragedy: its first cholera outbreak. The U.N. initially denied that its humanitarian troops caused the outbreak, but now the global body is taking responsibility.

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