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Human fossils found in cave questions origins of humankind

Human fossils found in cave questions origins of humankind

A recent study of human fossils from the Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa reignited debates about the origin of humans. The caves are home to Mrs. Ples’ skeleton, as they nicknamed the fossils of a cave woman found. Her fossils date back to between 3.4 to 3.6 million years ago. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos “But it’s hard to get a […]

Worlds largest direct air capture plant coming to Iceland

Worlds largest direct air capture plant coming to Iceland

A Swiss startup is working on a solution to that pesky carbon dioxide that is killing the planet: burying it underground. Climeworks is building a ginormous direct air capture (DAC) facility in Iceland. The company expects it to be ready to start sucking 36,000 tons of CO2 annually out of the air within two years. Continue reading below Our Featured […]

Home is anchored to the earth, hovers over the landscape

Home is anchored to the earth, hovers over the landscape

The Orcas House on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands is an intergenerational family home under construction designed by Seattle firm Allied8. The home explores how construction material use can reduce global emissions. The site was the challenge that started the project. Orcas House is located on a small lot on a ridgeline the previous owner could not figure […]

U.S. Supreme Court Limits EPA’s Authority to Combat Climate Change

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday to severely restrict the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to limit carbon emissions. In West Virginia v. EPA, the court’s conservative majority determined that, lacking a clear directive from Congress, the EPA cannot regulate carbon emissions from the power sector, only from individual power plants. In the majority […]

Where is the most green and sustainable city in the US?

Where is the most green and sustainable city in the US?

When one thinks of sustainable living, urban centers probably don’t come to mind. Yet, it’s where the vast majority of people in the country live and work. Therefore, cities hold the power to make the greatest impact when it comes to cleaning up the air and reducing carbon emissions. The team at Battleface, a leading travel insurance company, ranked Washington, […]

Artificial coral reefs help marine life and biodiversity

Artificial coral reefs help marine life and biodiversity

Climate change-induced storms are battering coasts worldwide with sea level rise, erosion and damages. More than half of coral reefs and 85% of oyster beds used to protect our coasts have already been severely damaged or destroyed.  Continue reading below Our Featured Videos Coral reefs are one of the best protections against coastal erosion from major storms. However, coral is […]

It’s Time To Switch To Plastic-Free Chewing Gum

It’s Time To Switch To Plastic-Free Chewing Gum

Chewing gum: We munch on it to freshen our breath, to reduce boredom, or reduce cravings. Whether you’re a gum-snapper, a bubble-blower, or a more reserved gum-chewer, you’re probably chewing on a material that’s polluting our landscapes and waterways. That’s right, most chewing gum contains plastic. People have been chewing on stuff for thousands of years. History.com tells us that […]

How Safe Are Secondhand Used Pet Supplies?

How Safe Are Secondhand Used Pet Supplies?

You want the best for your pet, but items such as beds, toys, food bowls, and cat climbing trees can be expensive. So, why not use preloved pet gear instead of buying everything brand-new? Today, we live in a throwaway society where very few people “make do and mend” as they did in our grandparents’ day. Our habit of discarding […]

Beach Reads to Finish Before the Ocean Rises: Intro to Cli-Fi

Beach Reads to Finish Before the Ocean Rises: Intro to Cli-Fi

They say the popularity of zombie movies is linked to a growing unease with the state of the world. But some authors are addressing the problem more directly. The term “cli-fi” was coined around 2006 by journalist Dan Bloom to refer to any work of fiction in which climate change and its effects are central to the plot. As genres […]

Coveted black watermelons for sale in California

Coveted black watermelons for sale in California

The coveted black watermelons are available in the US and are on sale in the Bay Area of California. The black seedless watermelon is treasured in Japan where it is auctioned in an annual event that sees prices hit the roof. This year, the auction of this first crop in the northern island of Hokkaido saw one supreme quality black […]

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