Earth Just Passed 410 Ppm CO2 Levels For The First Time in Human History

Earth Just Passed 410 Ppm CO2 Levels For The First Time in Human History

On April 18, Earth breached its latest climate change milestone. For the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were measured at 410 parts per million (ppm). FUTURISM — The Keeling Curve, a University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography program, recorded the milestone at Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. This was a sobering moment for scientists, albeit hardly surprising. Since last year, […]

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Maps of What the Earth Would Look Like If All Ice Melted

Maps of What the Earth Would Look Like If All Ice Melted

Global warming is a pressing issue that affects everyone. Though it may be hard to tell right now while we still have polar ice caps, National Geographic recently created a series of maps that illustrate how visually different the Earth would look if all the ice on the planet melted. The maps reveal a world with far fewer land masses that are above sea level. […]

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This is a Fully Solar Powered Electric VW Bus

This is a Fully Solar Powered Electric VW Bus

Brett Belan and his wife Kira have built a full electric solar powered 1973 Volkswagen bus and converted it into a camper. About 12 years ago he built a solar power golf car, which was an absolutely amazing vehicle. Getting the bus was interesting. The idea of having a charger station right with the vehicle obviously allows you to go far beyond where you would […]

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Bill Nye: “Plant-Based Diets Are the Future”

Bill Nye: “Plant-Based Diets Are the Future”

In a recent AMA, Bill Nye, also known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, recommended a plant-based diet to fight climate change. From over 10,000 comments in the thread, Nye chose this one: “What are your thoughts on animal agriculture and the promotion of a vegan diet as to reduce our impact on climate change?” Nye replied: Plant-based diets are the future. I look forward […]

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12 of the most dangerous roads in the world. Would you drive these?

12 of the most dangerous roads in the world. Would you drive these?

Going for a drive can be a relaxing time to unwind. That is, as long as you’re not traveling along one of these roads. These are 12 of the most dangerous roads in the world! Just the thought of winding around these extreme roadways is enough to make us feel car sick. Trust us, you’re going to want to buckle up for these. 1. Khardung […]

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Pollution kills 1.7 million children every year, WHO reports

Pollution kills 1.7 million children every year, WHO reports

Exposure to environmental pollutants kills 1.7 million children under the age of five each year, according to two reports released on Monday by the World Health Organization (WHO). Worldwide, more than one in four deaths among children under the age of five are attributable to environmental hazards such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, contaminated water, and poor sanitation, the WHO reports. The first report […]

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Earth, Then and Now: Dramatic Changes in Our Planet Revealed by NASA Images

Earth, Then and Now: Dramatic Changes in Our Planet Revealed by NASA Images

If you compare some of the photographs which can be found on NASA’s website, you can really see how human beings have changed the appearance of our world over the years. The time difference between these images ranges from five to 100 years. Incredible stuff. Muir Glacier, Alaska. August, 1941 — August, 2004. Carroll Glacier, Alaska. August, 1906 — September, 2003. Aral Sea, Central Asia. August, 2000 — August, 2014. Mabira Forest, Uganda. November, 2001 — […]

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25 stunning photos that prove just how enormous our world is

25 stunning photos that prove just how enormous our world is

No matter what challenges you face, being out in the wild can help you realise just how small and insignificant your cares and worries truly are. Vast forests, challenging peaks, raging seas and scorching deserts — today, we decided to prove that it is only out in the heart of nature where you can find real strength and power. © (с) Marsel Van Oosten © (с) Przemyslaw Kruk © (с) Robert White © (с) Stephen Emerson © (с) Peter […]

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More than 60 percent of primates are at risk for extinction

More than 60 percent of primates are at risk for extinction

Endangered nonhuman primates include the black and white snub-nosed monkey, the ring-tailed lemur, the golden snub-nosed monkey, the mountain gorilla and the northern white-cheeked gibbon. We’re going to see mass primate extinction in the next few decades if we don’t take conservation efforts more seriously now, say researchers who conducted the most comprehensive review of primate status so far. For a study published in the […]

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This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water

This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water

This is the future of farming – AeroFarms, a massive indoor vertical farm in Newark, New Jersey. Crops are stacked more than 30 feet high inside this 30,000 square foot space. They are grown using aeroponic technology. AeroFarms says the root misting system allows them to use 95% less water than a regular field farm. They also use no pesticides or herbicides. Instead of soil, […]

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