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This Week on Explore (6/14)

The Arctic Snowy Owl Cam is back! Come join us for an exclusive look at a nesting owl pair in Alaska. D32 has finally been located! A bit banged up but otherwise relatively in good shape, D32 has been taken to…

Renewable Energy Capacity Now Exceeds Coal in U.S.

Renewable energy now generates more electricity in the United States than coal.  Solar, wind, hydropower, biomass, and geothermal totaled 21.56 percent of U.S. generating capacity as of April, according to a report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Coal,…

Mitigate global warming, spare further injustice to poor, pope tells oil execs – National Catholic Reporter

Vatican City — Faced with a climate emergency, the world must act immediately to mitigate global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and avoid committing “a brutal act of injustice” on the poor and future generations, Pope Francis told a group…

Where do recycled plastic bottles go? Try looking under your car.

Ford Motor Company is using recycled plastic bottles for underbody shields on all cars and SUVs, and for wheel liners on F-Series trucks. Every minute, people around the world purchase 1 million plastic bottles, which adds up to roughly 526…

Life Beyond the Sun | The Planets | BBC Earth

On Saturn it occasionally rains diamonds. Narrated by Brian Cox.Subscribe: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthSub Watch more:Planet Earth http://bit.ly/PlanetEarthPlaylistBlue Planet http://bit.ly/BluePlanetPlaylistPlanet Earth II http://bit.ly/PlanetEarthIIPlaylistPlanet Dinosaur http://bit.ly/PlanetDinoPlaylist The PlanetsThis stunningly ambitious series brings to life the most memorable events in the history of the solar…

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11 unique edible plants for your garden

Part of the joy of gardening is falling in love with the plants you choose to nurture, especially those with a tasty reward. While the traditional carrots and raspberries certainly have their place, you can create a yard full of unique, yummy, and eye-catching produce when you select plants that are a little less traditional. The produce department at your local supermarket might have a few dozen choices, there are actually hundreds of fruits and vegetables that you may have never even heard…