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Your commute is nothing compared to this 50-lane gridlock in China Video via Sploid You think your measly four-lane rush hour commute is bad? How about trying to navigate a bottleneck that spans 50 lanes. This week, about half of China - nearly 750 million...Show More Summary

Protecting Our Oceans With Smart Policy

Photo: Louise Tucker Even with the vast expansion in exploration of the past few decades and the familiarity technology brings, I am still continually awed by the vastness of the world's oceans and the mysteries they hold. Oceans blanket 70 percent of the Earth's surface. Show More Summary

Climate Change This Week: The Flood Connection, A Clean Energy Superpower, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing beautiful wildlife. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon OO Peru To Crack Down On Palm Oil-Related Amazon Deforestation by placing the palm oil plantations under federal rather than local authority. Show More Summary

Watch a California lake disappear before your eyes in this time lapse video

Watch this California lake disappear before your eyes in this time lapse video California residents are understandably concerned about the worsening drought, but those not living there may not fully how a

Challenging the Giant GMO

At a private residence in Los Angeles this past Saturday, chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall revealed that Steven Druker, author of Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science,...Show More Summary

Tesla's Elon Musk Gives VW a Lesson in Clean Air at Model X Launch

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues Last night, the long awaited Tesla Model X was launched and Elon Musk took great pleasure in underlining its clean air qualities. He couldn't contain a smile, as he talked about air quality and referred to "recent events," i.e. Show More Summary

Here and Now

"Here and Now" would seem to direct one's attention to the present, but the past is not far behind in this inspiring film made by the Bay Area Open Space Council. (You can watch it here: ) The past isn't even past, to paraphrase William Faulkner. Show More Summary

Grow Eggplant Successfully. Win the Bug Battle.

I have discovered the secret to growing eggplant.  I am hesitant to share it with you since you too will have a bumper crop of those shiny purple, yummy tasting veggies.  The horrors. For five years, I was an eggplant growing loser.  I walked with shame. How can someone who grows everything fail at eggplant? [...]Show More Summary

Now you can 3D print with recycled coffee grounds 3D printing is unstoppable lately, yet eco-conscious consumers are left with the question “yeah, but is it sustainable?” With many materials being made from plastic and other non-recyclable matter, an a

Stunning Van Gogh-inspired land art springs to life in a Minneapolis meadow Herd’s impressive crop-art interpretation covers an area of 1.2 acres on Thomson Reuters’ 300-acre campus near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Eagen. While impressive, this commemorative piece is far a

SDG7: The "Other Billion" Facebook Forgot

Mark Zuckerberg released a video earlier this month to mark a staggering company milestone - one billion users in a single day. In it, Facebook asked a simple question: "What is a billion? Really, what is it?" The answer: A billion is "more than a number. Show More Summary

Pope Francis urges Americans to fight climate change in his first address to the country Pope Francis paid a visit to the White House today and, during his first ever address to the United States, he urged Americans to start acting on climate change with the sense of urgency that it deserves. a

Let's Get Angry About Climate Change, Together

Anger is an emotion people fear. But it needn't be. At Rovio, we know angry can be good and that playful destruction can be a path to creativity. Sometimes a dose of angry inside a frame of optimism, can inspire positive change. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges and threats to our generation and the ones to come. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres: Please Remember Animals

Dear Ellen, As a teenager, I looked up to you as an example of a media figure who put good into the world and made it your mission to embody positive values in our culture. Attitudes around LGBT rights were beginning to shift, and you served as the jovial but unapologetic face of equality. Show More Summary

Why Is Managing Fish in the World's Oceans Like an Episode of I Love Lucy?

Fish scientist Jason Link says he often feels like he's living the classic chocolate factory episode of the 1950s TV show I Love Lucy, in which Lucy and Ethel can't wrap candies as fast as the conveyor belt spits them out. "It's analogous...Show More Summary

Swimmer who traversed the Atlantic is now taking on the Pacific in ‘The Longest Swim’ Anyone who’s ever goofed around with GoogleMaps to see how long it would take to swim across the Pacific Ocean need wonder no longer: Ben Lecomte is about to take on the 5,500 mile challenge - the longest

Will Vermont Accept California Climate Refugees?

Understandably, no one's really asking that question. Vermont is too far away. Plus, we don't hear words like "refugee" or "IDP" in reference to the thousands of Americans displaced by the California fires. We generally save the language...Show More Summary

We've Missed the Entire Point About GMO Food -- A Farmer Explains Why

When it comes to the subject of GMO (Genetically-Modified Organism) food, it's hard not to have an opinion. You might be skeptical or inquisitive, outraged or indifferent; perhaps more often than not, you feel a little of each. Still, there's growing consensus on the issue. Show More Summary

Undercover Investigation Reveals Shocking Animal Cruelty and Safety Violations at Tyson Foods Slaughterhouse

Undercover footage released today by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) documents Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) slaughterhouse practices that routinely violate animal welfare standards and worker safety regulations. Tyson Foods is one of the largest meat producers in the world. Show More Summary

Tuna Does Not Grow on Trees

It is said that the cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. So what, then, is the cure for the sea should it need saving? It should come as no surprise that the ocean is in broad trouble. As a passionate diver and board...Show More Summary

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