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09

Jan


 It’s official: 2012 smashes record for warmest year in U.S. 



Every contiguous U.S. state had an above-average annual temperature for 2012, with 19 states boasting a record warm year.
Every contiguous U.S. state had an above-average annual temperature for 2012, with 19 states boasting a record warm year.

31

Dec


 2012 was a whizz-bang year for car trends 



Although EV quotas were blown, 2012 will go down as the green car year, but that was only one important trend that emerged. Self-driving cars? Check. Jetpacks? Check? Crowdsourcing cars? Check.
Although EV quotas were blown, 2012 will go down as the green car year, but that was only one important trend that emerged. Self-driving cars? Check. Jetpacks? Check? Crowdsourcing cars? Check.

28

Dec

treehugger:

Spotting a rare white humpback whale. Coming face to face with lions. Hanging out with albatross on the most remote atoll in the world. This year we have seen some incredible animal images. We’ve rounded up our most exciting, beautiful, and interesting images from the year. Enjoy. 15 Amazing Animal Photos from 2012

treehugger:

Spotting a rare white humpback whale. Coming face to face with lions. Hanging out with albatross on the most remote atoll in the world. This year we have seen some incredible animal images. We’ve rounded up our most exciting, beautiful, and interesting images from the year. Enjoy. 15 Amazing Animal Photos from 2012

12 obvious science findings of 2012Because science needs facts and data to prove something, studies sometimes ‘unearth’ pretty obvious truths.

12 obvious science findings of 2012
Because science needs facts and data to prove something, studies sometimes ‘unearth’ pretty obvious truths.

26

Dec


 Wildest alien planets of 2012 



From quadruple-star systems to planets that could host life, 2012 has been an amazing year for exoplanet finds.
From quadruple-star systems to planets that could host life, 2012 has been an amazing year for exoplanet finds.

25

Dec

treehugger:

The votes are in and Sandra Steingraber is TreeHugger’s 2012 Person of the Year!

21

Dec


 Weirdest weather events of 2012 



Super typhoons, droughts, wildfires and severe cold snaps happened all around the world this year.
Super typhoons, droughts, wildfires and severe cold snaps happened all around the world this year.

05

Dec

U.S. Government says 2012 apocalypse won’t happenGo ahead and make plans for January.

U.S. Government says 2012 apocalypse won’t happen
Go ahead and make plans for January.

01

Dec

Top question of 2012?Question-and-answer site Ask.com has revealed the top questions of the year. Inquiries ranging from the trivial – ”What is Gangnam Style?” – to the traumatic – ”Why was Trayvon Martin shot?” But the person Ask.com users most wanted to know about was Kristen Stewart. ‘Will Rob and Kristen get back together?’ was the top trending question of 2012.

Top question of 2012?
Question-and-answer site Ask.com has revealed the top questions of the year. Inquiries ranging from the trivial – ”What is Gangnam Style?” – to the traumatic – ”Why was Trayvon Martin shot?” But the person Ask.com users most wanted to know about was Kristen Stewart. ‘Will Rob and Kristen get back together?’ was the top trending question of 2012.

07

Jul

Why doomsday fears will be around long past Dec. 21, 2012Researchers and scientists feel like they are ‘completely drowned out by the doomsayers on the Internet’ when it comes to disproving Apocalypse theories.

Why doomsday fears will be around long past Dec. 21, 2012
Researchers and scientists feel like they are ‘completely drowned out by the doomsayers on the Internet’ when it comes to disproving Apocalypse theories.