Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Kiruna, Sweden, tomorrow, 14 May, for a ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council, the only diplomatic forum focused exclusively on the Arctic region. Members represent the eight nations with...Show More Summary
Guerrilla farmers planted thousands of veggie seedlings over the weekend, only to see them plowed over Monday by the University of California. Within hours, the activists returned.
Smokey isn't the only fictional bear who cares about the environment.
Taco Bell is testing a waffle taco. It's end of days. Or it's the greatest news ever.
There’s no denying that 3D printing has moved beyond the laboratory and into the mainstream. We’ve seen 3D printed body parts, electronics, and toys. Although the technology has quickly become quite sophisticated, the materials used in 3D printers have been slow to catch up. read more
How would you like to have a house where every room was a workout station? How would you like it if that house was named after Jane Fonda?
Umbra asks the experts for a little financial advice. The question pays off, with interest.
It's pretty simple, really. Hens lay eggs until they're about three. And then they live for five to seven years after that.
So, it has finally happened. The tipping point. Now, whatever Prince Charles may claim, it is too late to do anything. We are doomed, totally doomed. We had our chance to save the world from the greatest peril it has ever known and we blew it. If only we had listened to the experts, eh? [...]
Can solar power help eradicate extreme poverty in the developing world? Many social entrepreneurs think so, and are investing their time and money in a variety of technologies. Here are a few more seeking funding...
State lawmakers are pushing a bill that would prevent Tesla from selling its own cars in the state, forcing it to go through commission-charging car dealerships instead.
Hyundai says the rooftop solar power system it will install at its Asan plant in South Korea, with a generating capacity of 10 megawatts, will be the largest in the country – and it’s right up there with the biggest single-site rooftop installations in the world. read more
And 63 percent of people who took a totally unscientific Guardian poll said they would be fine with this.
A group of NorCal kids who kept a park open with their efforts have now turned their attention to single-use plastic bags.
Maybe it's time to get serious about far-out planetary technofixes. Or maybe we'd just screw things up even more royally.
With their round, teddy-bear eyes and arms just made for hugging, baby sloths are liable to give you a case of cuteness overload. This is just a brief summary, please visit Environmental Graffiti to see the full, formatted version of the article
A reader wonders what investment would net the best returns for Mother Earth. Umbra suggests a well-rounded portfolio.
On Boxing Day of 2004 magnitude 9.1 undersea megathrust earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, sparked a tsunami that took the lives of over 280,000 thousand people. The quake was caused when the Indian tectonic plate subducted...Show More Summary
A deadly outbreak of E. coli in 2006 spurred an overhaul of food-safety practices, but that's been bad news for natural habitats, a study finds.
It bears repeating: the world is complicated. Oh, it looks simple enough: your coffee pours from pot to cup, round things roll but square things don’t, stuff that goes up will come back down (usually). But a little physics can peel back...Show More Summary