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The World’s Largest Iceberg Is About To Break Off Antarctica. Here’s What It Should Be Named.

The first feeling is a chilling awe, as you watch the British Antarctic Survey’s aerial footage of the great crack that is spreading rapidly along the Larsen C ice shelf. You see the grand vastness of Antarctica absolutely cracked open, like a dropped dinner plate smashed crisply apart. Show More Summary

Atlanta makes rainbow crosswalks permanent as a symbol of unity

A vibrant visual symbol of pride will remain a permanent part of the urban fabric in Atlanta, Georgia. For Atlanta Pride Week 2015, rainbow crosswalks were installed at the intersection of 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue, and this week on the anniversary of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting, Mayor Kasim Reed made the colorful crosswalks permanent.[...]

With Bios Urn's public launch, everyone can grow a plant with their loved one's remains

Many people today seek an alternative to the toxic burial industry, if the overwhelming interest in Bios Urn is any indication. The company - which Inhabitat has covered since 2005 - enables people to grow trees in the ashes of loved ones. Show More Summary

A Fair Climate Deal? Accountability First!

Joachim Schleich, Grenoble École de Management (GEM) On June 1, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, ignoring pleas from businesses (including fossil-energy heavyweights...Show More Summary

Is Donald Trump Our Secret Climate Hero?

It’s a drama. The Paris Agreement, a result of millions of hours of arduous negotiations, has been tailored extremely diligently to satisfy the diverging needs of the largest polluters ? China, the U.S. and India. It finally got endorsed and signed by 195 nations around the globe. Show More Summary

China unveils train that travels on 'virtual tracks'

City public transportation systems typically rely on a mix of trains and buses. But what if the two could be combined? Chinese company CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive recently debuted a trackless train that could ease traffic and emissions in urban centers. The Autonomous Rail Transit (ART) uses sensors to run along invisible tracks on city streets.[...]

Trump’s 'Laughing Stock' Climate Change Argument Shifts From Science To Economics

The semantics of climate change have evolved from global warming to climate change over the last 25 years, but have focused on the science. This week, Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the historic Paris Climate Agreement, in which 194 countries pledged to step up their commitment to cutting carbon emissions. Show More Summary

China says they'll stay in the Paris Agreement - with or without Trump

China and the United States are two of the world's biggest carbon polluters, and when both entered the Paris Agreement the moves were seen as a win for the rest of the world. But now as President Donald Trump considers leaving, China recently reaffirmed their commitment to the landmark 2015 deal. Show More Summary

World's first commercial carbon-sucking plant goes live in Zurich

Carbon capture is essential to the fight against climate change and keeping temperatures below a two-degree-Celsius increase, according to Swiss-based Climeworks. For a few years now they've been working on technology to suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and sell it to agriculture or energy industries for reuse. Show More Summary

Set up camp anywhere with Latvia's luxurious Camping Box

Camping just got a lot more glamorous with the Camping Box, a modular eco-friendly box that's super easy to set up. InBoxLifestyle designed the creative tent or camper alternative, and their 97-square-foot box can house four people comfortably. Show More Summary

Forward Labs' new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla's - and it can be installed in half the time

Tesla gets all the attention lately when it comes to solar roofs, but start-up Forward Labs has been hammering away at their own solar roof technology - and not only is it 33% cheaper that Tesla's offering, but it can be installed in half of the time. Show More Summary

New autopilot software update improves performance and feel of Tesla cars

Tesla may be the most valuable car company in the United States, but they are still raising the bar for autonomous vehicles. The company has been working to improve their software, and their new Autopilot update comes with relaxed speed restrictions that make driving on undivided roads and off highways even better. [...]

World's fastest electric car just shattered its own record

Critics used to say that electric cars would never be as powerful or speedy as gasoline-fueled ones. Well, they were wrong. The Nio EP9, designed by Chinese company NextEV, recently smashed its own speed record at one of Germany's most difficult tracks.[...]

New on-demand energy system generates and stores power in one device

Your entire home could be powered, heated, and cooled with one system in the near future - thanks to scientists at the University of Newcastle and Infratech Industries. They've designed a Chemical Looping Energy-on-Demand System (CLES) that eliminates the need for a battery to store energy, instead generating and storing power in just one device. Show More Summary

Here's How To Keep Our Oceans Trash Free

In 2015, there were an estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean, weighing approximately 269,000 tons. Similarly, some four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter the deep sea. Those staggering numbers pose a massive problem that could contaminate the world’s water ecosystems. Show More Summary

These mini spherical reactors could help scale fusion energy by 2030

Scientists have long sought to replicate with fusion reactors the sun's ability to produce energy through nuclear fusion. But it's taking too long for Tokamak Energy, a UK-based company that wants to speed up the progress with mini reactors. Show More Summary

Redesigned Ocean Cleanup arrays to start scooping up Pacific garbage patch within a year

The Ocean Cleanup just made a huge announcement from Werkspoorkathedraal, an exhibition in the Netherlands. CEO Boyan Slat revealed exciting new design changes to The Ocean Cleanup Array, which will enable the system to be more durable and collect more plastic. Show More Summary

For Some Climate Experts, Trump Is Scarier Inside The Paris Agreement Than Outside It

The dark-haired man looked haggard and world-weary as he leaned towards the microphone. “We seek your leadership,” he told U.S. Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky, with cameras running and the world watching. “But if for some reason you’re not willing to lead, leave it to the rest of us. Show More Summary

Octopuses and their cephalopod cousins can edit and recode their own genes

Octopuses have earned a reputation as clever aquatic escape artists. But in addition to being underwater Houdinis, these creatures (and other coleiod cephalopods like cuttlefish and squid) were recently discovered to have another mind-blowing trick: they can rewire their own genetic material to adapt more quickly to their environment.[...]

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