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Climate Change This Week: Heating Up, Melting Away, Upping Wind Power, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this Jeweled Flower Mantis found in Asian forests, is another reason to save these important ecosystems. Source Pinterest Forests:...Show More Summary

Macrobiotics & Veganism

Because being vegan doesn’t automatically mean ‘healthy’ for humans or for the environment.

Elevated Caterpillar Trains fly over traffic without blocking out the cityscape

An Indian Railways engineer recently won the MIT Climate CoLab competition with plans for an elevated “Caterpillar Train” (cTrain) that hints at a new era for mass transit. Ashwani Kumar Upadhyaya’s concept, designed by Jacob Innovations...Show More Summary

Oh good, KFC made chicken scented sunscreen

Apparently, the odour of seasoned deceased carcasses isn’t just one that beckons people to the dinner table.

Tiny robot caterpillar can push objects ten times its size

Physics researchers at the University of Warsaw have created an innovative soft robot that packs a powerful punch for its size. Despite being only 15 millimeters long, this powerful machine can carry loads up to 10 times larger than itself. Show More Summary

How virtual reality can help paraplegic patients learn to walk again

For most people, virtual reality summons thoughts of fun and games, but for paraplegic patients, the game is very real. People who were once told they would never walk again are closer than ever to taking real steps thanks to training with VR technology. Show More Summary

World's leading sea ice expert warns the "Arctic death spiral" will make global warming even worse

The terrifyingly ominous phrase “Arctic death spiral” refers to a chart that measures the continual melt laying waste to the ice in the Arctic Circle over the last 30 years. Climate scientists have issued repeated warnings that the Arctic...Show More Summary

Self-driving buses are hitting the streets of Helsinki

The city of Helsinki, Finland, is testing its first batch of self-driving buses to mingle with everyday traffic. The EZ10 bus has transported Finns before, but only on a track separate from the unpredictable nature of city roads. This...Show More Summary

Tiny Alaskan village votes to abandon 400-year-old ancestral home because of climate change

Two days ago the small village of Shishmaref in Alaska faced a vote. Threatened by rising sea levels, they had to decide whether to stay in the village they and some of their ancestors have called home for around 400 years, or relocate. Show More Summary

This startling video shows coral bleaching in action

Rising ocean temperatures have prompted devastating coral bleaching in Australia's Great Barrier Reef - and in some sections, at least 35 percent of bleached coral has died. Now scientists at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT)...Show More Summary

Nissan is making the world's first solid-oxide fuel cell vehicle

Nissan is the official sponsor of this summer's Rio 2016 Olympics and, in addition to contributing a fleet of cars for the games, the automaker has revealed the world's first solid-oxide fuel-cell vehicle. Nissan's new e-Bio Fuel-Cell...Show More Summary

Root Canal: SeaWorld Gets Drilled In New Killer Whale Teeth Report

SeaWorld’s CEO Joel Manby has been all smiles since he and Wayne Pacelle, CEO of The Humane Society of the United States announced that their organizations had reached an agreement to end the captive breeding of killer whales at SeaWorld’s...Show More Summary

Kardashians hilariously mix up legendary architect and Busta Rhymes' favorite cognac brand

Pass the...Le Corbusier? It seems that Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner has become "obsessed" with the work of legendary architect Le Corbusier as of late, although apparently not enough to actually get his name right. As pointed out...Show More Summary

New app lets you order cheap meals that would otherwise be thrown out

A new app recently released in the UK allows users to order leftover food from nearby restaurants at a huge discount. But the Too Good To Go app is about more than just scoring a cheap meal – the goal of the app’s makers is to help curb food waste and keep leftovers out of landfills. Show More Summary

New NASA data confirms July 2016 was the hottest month on record

Newly released data from NASA indicates July was the hottest month on record, since scientists began tracking global temperatures in 1880. This July was 1.51 degrees Fahrenheit (0.84 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1950-1980 global average, and a fraction of a degree hotter than the two months tied for the previous “hottest month ever” record. Show More Summary

Helping the Neighborhood Cats

I don't recall where I was headed that autumn day back in 1999 when my life changed forever. It might have been to the grocery store up the block or the hardware store around the next corner. Wherever it was, on my way I passed an empty...Show More Summary

US Energy Dept says "holy grail" of clean energy storage is imminent

Many countries are on the brink of becoming self-sufficient in their clean energy production, thanks to advances in battery technology that allow electricity from renewable sources to be stored and used on demand. Over the years, asShow More Summary

This dryer can get clothes dry in 20 minutes with 70% less energy and no heat

When it comes to household energy sucks, the electric clothes dryer reigns supreme. Imagine getting a load of laundry completely dry in just 20 minutes, with 70 percent less energy. That’s what this ultrasonic clothes dryer promises, without a lick of heat. Show More Summary

NatureZap uses light, instead of pesticides, to rid your garden of weeds

As concern mounts over the amount of pesticides we use, one company is pursuing a promising alternative to harmful herbicides. Global Neighbor has developed NatureZap, a device said to kill weeds with heat and light. Now the U.S. Air...Show More Summary

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