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Sep

The planet is warming, which is causing glaciers and ice sheets to melt and Earth’s sea levels to rise. As the ocean makes inroads over the next century, people living in low-lying areas will be displaced, leaving them in need of new homes. Don’t let memories of “Waterworld” deter you from checking out these innovative marine dwellings.
10 innovative ideas that let us live on water

25

Sep

Those silver nanoparticles in your workout clothes are poisoning the waterWho knew? Silver ion anti-stink technology leaches into the environment, where it’s toxic to aquatic life.

Those silver nanoparticles in your workout clothes are poisoning the water
Who knew? Silver ion anti-stink technology leaches into the environment, where it’s toxic to aquatic life.

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Sep

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UNITED STATES, New York : A man dressed as a Polar Bear climbs a barricade as protestors take part in the “Flood Wall Street” demonstrations on September 22, 2014, preceding the United Nations’s “Climate Summit 2014: Catalyzing Action” in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary

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UNITED STATES, New York : A man dressed as a Polar Bear climbs a barricade as protestors take part in the “Flood Wall Street” demonstrations on September 22, 2014, preceding the United Nations’s “Climate Summit 2014: Catalyzing Action” in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary

20

Sep

Are wildfires getting worse?From California to the Carolinas, the United States has had several wild years of wildfires — and scientists say climate change is likely fanning the flames.

Are wildfires getting worse?
From California to the Carolinas, the United States has had several wild years of wildfires — and scientists say climate change is likely fanning the flames.

18

Sep

Can healthy soil fix our planet?In ‘The Soil Will Save Us,’ author Kristin Ohlson explores the potential for reversing global warming through soil conservation.

Can healthy soil fix our planet?
In ‘The Soil Will Save Us,’ author Kristin Ohlson explores the potential for reversing global warming through soil conservation.

17

Sep

Why fixing climate change may turn out to be a bargainWe’ve been told for years that tackling climate change will be costly and might ‘destroy’ the economy. According to two new studies, however, measures to stabilize the climate could pay for themselves.

Why fixing climate change may turn out to be a bargain
We’ve been told for years that tackling climate change will be costly and might ‘destroy’ the economy. According to two new studies, however, measures to stabilize the climate could pay for themselves.

15

Sep

Why child labor and environmental destruction are intrinsically linkedYou can’t address human trafficking unless you also target the underlying problem of resource depletion, say UC Berkeley researchers.

Why child labor and environmental destruction are intrinsically linked
You can’t address human trafficking unless you also target the underlying problem of resource depletion, say UC Berkeley researchers.

02

Sep

Toronto yanks brilliant, litterbug-shaming ad campaign
A genius series of ads that chide litterbugs through photos of cleverly positioned rubbish is discontinued due to copyright concerns.

How NASA is tracking Earth’s melting Arctic sea iceThe ARISE mission uses lasers, radiometers and other instruments flown in a C-130 plane to measure the thickness of sea ice.

How NASA is tracking Earth’s melting Arctic sea ice
The ARISE mission uses lasers, radiometers and other instruments flown in a C-130 plane to measure the thickness of sea ice.

California inches closer to statewide ban on disposable plastic bagsIn California, where numerous municipalities have already given single-use plastic bags the boot, lawmakers approve a statewide bag ban.

California inches closer to statewide ban on disposable plastic bags
In California, where numerous municipalities have already given single-use plastic bags the boot, lawmakers approve a statewide bag ban.