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6 Michigan state workers charged with misconduct over the Flint Water Crisis

Residents of Flint, Michigan are one step closer to justice in the aftermath of the Flint Water Crisis. Today Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed misconduct charges against six state workers. Three employees are from the Michigan...Show More Summary

Climate change video directed by James Cameron heats up the DNC

Climate change is one of the biggest issues of our time - and it should be a hot topic in this year's presidential election. At the Democratic National Convention, actress Sigourney Weaver introduced a video directed by James Cameron that contrasts the opposing views of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on climate change. Show More Summary

Pokmon Go players are rescuing real animals in the wild

Unless you've been living under a Geodude, you've probably seen, heard, or read something about Pokémon Go. But did you know some gamers are actually rescuing real animals as they play? Whilst on a hunt for Dratini, Olivia Case rescued a juvenile bat and brought it to the care of Cornell Animal Hospital in Ithica, New York. Show More Summary

What does Hillary Clinton need to do to win over climate hawk voters?

Many climate hawk voters flocked to Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential primaries, drawn to the Vermont senator's call for a WWII-scale mobilization to save human civilization from catastrophic climate change. But where...Show More Summary

Brick-laying robot stacks 1,000 bricks an hour to build a house in 2 days

A new automated, truck-mounted robot can build a house in two days, moving four times faster than human construction workers. Hadrian X by the Australian company Fastbrick Robotics Limited can reportedly lay as many as 1,000 bricks per hour and, because robots don’t need lunch breaks, Hadrian X can work around the clock. Show More Summary

This video shows why we must stop TPP to keep fossil fuels in the ground

The climate movement has achieved critical wins recently. Protecting the Atlantic coast from offshore drilling, stopping fracking in New York, and defeating the Keystone XL pipeline to name a few. Yet, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), if approved by Congress, could undermine these and other critical climate victories. Show More Summary

Someone built a tiny wall around Trumps Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Someone finally listened to the passionate “build a wall” chants of Donald Trump supporters, but it’s not exactly what the Republican presidential nominee requested. A tiny, six-inch-tall wall was constructed around the billionaire’s...Show More Summary

16-year-old activist demands US gov end fossil fuel use by 2026

An online petition by 16-year-old climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has attracted over 100,000 signatures demanding that the 2016 presidential candidates commit to ending the use of fossil fuels in the next decade in an attempt to avert catastrophic climate change. Show More Summary

Tesla opens the Gigafactory's doors for a first look

Tesla opened its sprawling Gigafactory to members of the press on Tuesday for an exclusive tour, as well as a chat with CEO Elon Musk. Reporters got a sneak peek at the factory’s progress, now two years in construction, just two days before the facility’s official grand opening party on July 29. Show More Summary

ByFusion turns all types of ocean plastic into eco-friendly construction blocks

The problem of ocean waste, particularly the plastic variety, is a big one, and many creative people are working on ways to clean it up. Finding ways to repurpose the plastic debris collected from the ocean is one component of that,Show More Summary

Climate Change This Week: A Hot New High, Kids Show the Way, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in these Amazonian red eyed tree frogs, is another reason to save our carbon storing forests. Source Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon <> Red Reads Dry - increasingly so for the Amazon, just over the past decade. Show More Summary

The Inside Story Of How The DNC Platform Committee Nixed A Fracking Ban

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) — the controversial horizontal drilling technique used to extract oil and gas in shale basins around the U.S. and the world — has sat at the center of the debate over the...Show More Summary

SOM designs pedestrian-friendly revamp for the heart of Philadelphia SOM’s masterplan for Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station Precinct was selected by Amtrak and designed in collaboration with Parsons Brinckerhoff, OLIN, and HR&A Advisors. The beautiful Beaux...Show More Summary

Uncontained sand fire forces thousands of California residents to flee their homes

Wildfires in southern California are once again forcing residents to evacuate their homes, with more than 18 homes reportedly destroyed so far in the Santa Clarita Valley in Los Angeles county. The Sand Fire, as it has been called, is...Show More Summary

Taiwan builds gigantic Cinderella-inspired glass slipper to lure women to church Located at Ocean View Park in the Budai Township, the “Cinderella High-Heel Church” is actually not a church at all. Despite its name, the glass slipper structure has no religious function.Show More Summary

Australian couple builds a tiny home in three months for $320

Liam Culbertson and Rachel Newby didn't have much building experience but that didn't stop them from constructing their own tiny home. Using recycled and salvaged materials, they erected a 67 square foot home in the Gunai district of...Show More Summary

Facebook's solar-powered drone beams internet in flight for the first time

The long-awaited first flight of Facebook’s solar-powered, internet-beaming drone went off without a hitch just a few weeks ago. Yesterday, the social media giant finally shared video footage of Aquila’s first flight, which took place on June 28. Show More Summary

Net-zero Arc House shows how arches make tiny spaces feel bigger

The Arc House comes in different sizes-from 400 to 500 square feet-and targets the next generation of home buyers who place great value on flexibility and affordability. It complies with California's factory modular codes and features all the amenities of standard-sized homes. Show More Summary

Obama targets 1 gigawatt of solar for lower income homes by 2020

The Obama Administration wants to make solar energy available to every American regardless of income. In that spirit, the White House just announced a partnership with six federal agencies – the Clean Energy Savings For All Initiative – to bring 1 gigawatt (GW) of solar to low- and moderate- income families by 2020. Show More Summary

Adorable 'Grand Beedapest Hotel' creates an urban home for bees

Tea company Taylors of Harrogate teamed up with Kew Gardens to design the Grand Beedapest Hotel, a luxury bee hotel à la Wes Anderson. Through their enchanting design, Taylors aims to raise awareness about bee population decline and inspire people to grow bee-friendly flowers and herbs such as lavender, geraniums, and sage. Show More Summary

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