NASA video shows dramatic shift in Earth’s seasons as a result of climate change

November 22, 2017 by  
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It can be hard to visualize just how much climate change has impacted Earth’s seasons. To help, NASA released a new illustration that drives home the dramatic shift that has taken place over a few short decades. So, when you are sitting around the table with your climate change -denying relatives this week, just show them this. Touted as the most complete view of biology on Earth to date, the visualization takes data from satellites since 1997 to create a comprehensive view of the changing planet. Most obvious is the way the seasons have shifted: spring arrives earlier as time progresses, and fall stays later. You can also see algal blooms grow and shrink, and the snow and glaciers gradually recede with each year. Related: NASA map shows how climate change has set the world on fire “These are incredibly evocative visualizations of our living planet,” said Gene Carl Feldman, an oceanographer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center . “That’s the Earth, that is it breathing every single day, changing with the seasons, responding to the Sun, to the changing winds, ocean currents and temperatures.” Via The Guardian

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How Nike and Google are jumping into the Circular Economy

January 16, 2017 by  
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In just a few short years, the circular economy has gone from a movement to a market. Here’s how large and legacy companies are approaching the transition. What is Nike doing to reuse materials? How is Google, whose products are by-in-large digital, getting involved in the circular economy? Kate Brandt, Cyrus Wadia and Ellen MacArthur sat down at VERGE 16 to discuss.

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How Nike and Google are jumping into the Circular Economy

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In just a few short years, the circular economy has gone from a movement to a market. Here’s how large and legacy companies are approaching the transition. What is Nike doing to reuse materials? How is Google, whose products are by-in-large digital, getting involved in the circular economy? Kate Brandt, Cyrus Wadia and Ellen MacArthur sat down at VERGE 16 to discuss.

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Shell abandons Arctic drilling – $7 billion later

September 28, 2015 by  
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Just a few short months after finally gaining access to the Arctic, Shell has announced it is abandoning efforts to drill for oil and natural gas in Alaska following “disappointing” results of initial explorations. Shell’s decision to abandon the Burger J exploration well, located approximately 150 miles offshore from Barrow, Alaska, has caused resounding celebration amongst advocates for the environment, who worked for years to block drilling efforts . But will this decision close the book on offshore drilling in the Arctic? Read the rest of Shell abandons Arctic drilling – $7 billion later

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BFI announces six innovative finalists for the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

September 28, 2015 by  
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The Week in Animal News: Orphaned Gorillas Airlifted Home, Bloodsicles For Tigers, and More (Slideshow)

July 29, 2011 by  
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Photo: Sam, W /Creative Commons In a few short years of life, six young mountain gorillas from the Congo have experienced humanity at both its worst and best, from poachers to conservationists. We also have zookeepers keeping tigers cool in an innovative way, a gorilla that turned the camera on himself, a monkey that made his own nail file, a bear with his head trapped in a jar (for three weeks!), organized crime syndicates attacking protected wildlife, and more in the Week in Animal News.

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New 2011 Hyundai Elantra Rated 40 MPG on Highway

November 16, 2010 by  
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Photo: Hyundai Joining the 40 MPG Club (On the Highway, Anyway…) As usual with these types of announcements, I feel ambivalent: On one hand, it’s not a major breakthrough, it’s one more gasoline car (better to walk, bike, or take transit)…

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Study Finds Popcorn Butter Alternatives Also Toxic

December 15, 2009 by  
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Image via: Jmacphoto.com on Flickr.com Just a few short years ago, famed popcorn label Orville Redenbacher said it would eliminate all diacetyl (the chemical in alternative butter that is linked with health problems in many workers, possibly a few deaths and destroying the lungs of popcorn addicts) from popcorn. Soon popcorn makers everywhere followed suit, removing diacetyl and replacing it with newer, safer butter alternatives. Turns out now those alternatives are really just ano…

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