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This is the Highest-Resolution Video of Earth Ever Created, and it’s Gorgeous (VIDEO)

The Russian Elektro-L weather satellite sits 25,000 miles above the Indian Ocean, where it creates an astonishing 121 megapixel image of the Earth every 30 minutes. James Tyrwhitt-Drake from the University of Victoria in Canada has used these images to create

The Climate Post: IEA Unveils World Energy Outlook 2014: Looking Ahead to 2040

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2014 report, which for the first time provides energy trend projections through the year 2040. Among the key challenges in the next two and a half decades...Show More Summary

Rethinking the Thanksgiving Turkey

I love Thanksgiving. So do most Americans, ranking it as their second favorite holiday of the year after Christmas. There is much to like about Thanksgiving. There's the concept of gratitude -- something we perpetually forget in our hectic day-to-day lives. Show More Summary

NASA Charts Real-Time Carbon Emissions in Ultra High-Resolution Climate Model (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1SgmFa0r04 NASA just launched a new high-resolution computer model that gives a stunning look at the yearly movement of carbon emissions through the planet’s atmosphere. NASA created the model by combining ground-based

Is There Any Hope for Two Retired Circus Elephants, Rosie and Opal?

What is going to happen to Rosie and Opal? This is a nagging question for those who are following the tale of these two female elephants. Since 2012, Rosie and Opal -- a pair of middle-aged, retired circus elephants -- had been living at Hope Elephants, a facility in Hope, Maine. Show More Summary

Inhofe's Greatest Climate Change Denial Hits

As you've likely heard, Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe -- author of "The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future" -- is the Republicans' first choice to head the Senate committee that oversees the country's environmental policy. Show More Summary

Make An Impressive Upcycled Bottle Gift This Year In Under Two Minutes with the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfdplBNPiWs#t=135 During the last few holiday seasons you may have encountered some gifts made from recycled wine and beer bottles. We love this sort of thing on Inhabitat and have featured recycled bottle lamps, candles,

Climate Change This Week: Ikea Sells Solar, IPCC's Urgent Report, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stephen Colbert: The Republicans' Inspiring Message on Climate Change -- You, Too, Can Be a Non-Scientist! OO Climate Inaction Likely to Cause Irreversible Impacts Warn...Show More Summary

23-Year-Old Designs Award-Winning Inflatable Baby Incubator Developing Countries Can Afford

James Roberts, a 23-year-old recent graduate of Loughborough University in the U.K., has just been announced as the international winner of  the 2014 James Dyson Award. His winning project was truly remarkable. It's a portable, inflatable incubator for preterm

Illinois Approves Secret Fracking Rules: IL Enviro Council Thrown Under Bus, Grassroots Hold Line

On the heels of the nation's fastest growing coal mining rush, a state legislative committee chaired by Sierra Club champion Sen. Don Harmon officially unleashed fracking in Illinois today, approving the final regulatory rules in secret,...Show More Summary

Four Ways the Pacific Climate Warrior Coal Blockade Reshaped the Future

For a day the narrow channel of the world's largest coal port, the Port of Newcastle in Australia became a non-violent, but intensely contested battlefield. On that day, October 17th, 30 Pacific Climate Warriors from 12 different nations...Show More Summary

Antibiotics in Our Food: Chemical Warfare We Cannot Win

Given current concern about the Ebola virus, it's surprising that the public isn't more alarmed about "superbugs." Superbugs are infectious bacteria that have mutated to adapt to antibiotics that were designed to kill them, making the drugs ineffective. Show More Summary

Rewilding: A Cultural Meme for Rehabilitating Our Hearts

Rewilding is all the rage The notion of "rewilding" is receiving a good deal of attention in books such as George Monbiot's Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life (the original title is Feral: Searching for Enchantment On the Frontiers of Rewilding), J. Show More Summary

The Most Important Race You've Never Heard of: Louisiana's Battle to Save Solar

On Tuesday, voters in Louisiana will cast ballots in the state's increasingly contentious Public Service Commission election. The PSC race has received little media attention beyond the state level, but its outcome will have national...Show More Summary

The Scary Facts About Fracking

Across the country, fracking has contaminated drinking water sources, made nearby residents sick, turned pristine landscapes into industrial zones, and caused air and global warming pollution. The oil and gas industry has spent untold...Show More Summary

Countdown to Kindness: A Reminder for Each Day of World Vegan Month

Despite celebrations planned from Atlanta, Georgia to Los Angeles, California, few people realize that November is World Vegan Month. So, TA-DA!!! Whether you're a committed vegan, an aspiring one, or simply someone interested in learning...Show More Summary

Caution: Slippery Loan Ahead!

Co-authored by Nikola Peruši?, Project Manager at Cekor in Serbia Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered many losses and damage this spring when both countries were hit hard by the heaviest rain in 120 years of recorded weather measurements. Show More Summary

Millions in New Investment Cap Record Year for Beyond the Grid Solar Markets

Co-authored with Vrinda Manglik, Sierra Club Associate Campaign Representative, International Clean Energy Access It has been a record year for beyond the grid solar investment. Photo courtesy of OMC Power. Over $45 million in investments...Show More Summary

Earth Warriors Demand End to Ecocide

Last weekend, half a million people from over 136 cities around the globe marched in protest to loathsome poachers annihilating nature. Join me from Los Angeles, California as I rally the troops for The Global Elephant, Rhino, Lion March. Fifteen...Show More Summary

Help Smart Hydro Power Bring Clean, Green Energy to a Peruvian Cocoa Plantation

Based in Feldafing, Germany, Smart Hydro Power is a start-up company with an incredible mission: they've been developing a power source that's fuelled by flowing river water. The SMART kinetic hydro turbine they've designed generates electricity without harming

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