As the permafrost melts in Alaska, over 180 indigenous communities are under threat due to erosion and flooding caused by climate change. One such village, Newtok, is estimated to be entirely below water level by 2017. In recent years, Newtok has been losing an average of 83 feet of land [...]
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Scientists have located a happy place where two Bad News Betty’s – tobacco and GMO – collide, asserting...
Apparently we’ve been burning thousands of mice for nothing. A new study, being called the most comprehensive of...
“What is your personal carrying capacity for grief, rage, despair? We are living in a period of mass extinction. The...
Do you know why people want to ban foxhunts? Because foxes are not only one of the earth’s creatures and deserve better than to be chased and killed in this cruel way, but also because they are pretty cool! No animal deserves to be treated like that. It’s cruel and [...]Read more ›
Fuel cells are beneficial because they have a higher energy efficiency rating. They are 40 to 60% energy efficient and about 85% energy efficient in cells that can recycle released heat. To compare, the typical internal combustion engine of a car is about 25% energy efficient. They are compact and [...]Read more ›
Landsat images and the Google Earth Engine have been able to show us how the Earth’s surface has been changing, reports TreeHugger. “Today, we’re making it possible for you to go back in time and get a stunning historical perspective on the changes to the Earth’s surface over time,” says Google. “Working [...]Read more ›
An old uranium mine in the Grand Canyon is set to reopen in a few years, but serious environmental concerns are at the heart of a lawsuit filed to stop it.Read more ›
A recent poll found that 71 percent of Americans surveyed are confident that the U.S. will land a human on Mars within two decades. This recent wave of enthusiasm follows last year’s landing of the unmanned Rover on Mars. Upon finding out that NASA gets just 0.5 per cent of [...]Read more ›
With the constantly increasing rate of consumption of energy as well as plastic products we have, over the course of the last century, begun to concern ourselves with what to do when we deplete our planet’s non-renewable resources. While most of the focus in this venture has been lent to [...]Read more ›