This award-winning map gives a more accurate view of the world

November 6, 2016 by  
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Most of us never realize it, but it turns out that transforming a three-dimensional globe into a flat, rectangular map results in some serious inaccuracies. Depending on where the map focuses, some countries and continents may appear much larger or smaller relative to other landmasses than they actually are. It’s a problem that’s vexed cartographers for centuries, but a new map featured in Japanese textbooks has made things just a little more accurate.

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Stora Enso’s Noel Morrin on building an 800-year business

September 29, 2016 by  
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How do you gird a company that’s been around for centuries against 21st century shocks like climate change?

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Chemist Discovers a Non-Prank Use for Banana Peels

January 3, 2011 by  
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Photo: sandman_kk / CC Like a yellow jumpsuit that every banana must shed before going skinny-dipping in our tummies — those infamous peels have eluded any further purpose for centuries. But, just when you thought that banana peels were destined merely to be the tormentor of cartoon characters and video-game go-kart racers, science has finally found a use to nature’s most slippery litter. It turns out that peels can do more than clean the clock of some unobservant pedestrian — they can clean dirty water, too….

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mix fix.

March 13, 2010 by  
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Okay, Chef Boyargreen, we know you like to bake and cook.

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Traditional Fire Management Helps Fight Climate Change

November 30, 2009 by  
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Image credit: cytoon /Flickr Australia is no stranger to traumatic wildfires . Climate change is the likely culprit for the continent’s exceptionally severe blazes, but the indigenous people of Australia have been dealing with fire—indeed, managing it—for centuries. Among Australia’s indigenous communities, fire is actually considered a positive thing: a force of creation, not destruction

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Top Stories from Tonic: Holiday Feasts, Gifts and Music to Watch For!

November 30, 2009 by  
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” Holiday Gift Lists — The Best of the Web ,” a collection of short lists with your best “good” presents to keep your loved ones from rolling their eyes this gift-giving season. Google Earth, you better get on board! The US Geological Survey has produced some images that’ll knock your socks off — and help us understand how to help protect our planet over time.

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Creative Re-use: Turn a Light Bulb into a Terrarium

November 30, 2009 by  
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Incandescent light bulbs will be collectors items soon, no matter what Michele Bachmann thinks .

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Climate Scientists’ "Secret" Data Revealed!

November 30, 2009 by  
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Image via Data Protection Online Many in the climate change denying camp are claiming that climate scientists are somehow secretive of the studies they do and the data they gather, because some private emails a few of them exchanged were hacked into and made public. This myth that climate data is secret is gaining traction, however, propagated by talk radio hosts l… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Cars vs Birds: Conservation and Beach Driving in NC

November 30, 2009 by  
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Image credit: Audubon NC When I wrote about efforts to increase access for Off Road Vehicles to beaches at Cape Hatteras in North Carolina , it stirred up quite a debate. Some locals bemoaned protection of birds that “are not from this area.

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