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Meet Solar Cat, a cute and creative take on renewable energy

Solar power just got an adorable new makeover. New York-based technology company, Grouphug, opened Solar Cat at the New York Hall of Science on Earth Day 2019, as an exhibit to demonstrate the creative side of renewable energy. While conducting preliminary research for the project, Grouphug Founder Krystal Persaud interviewed 100 New Yorkers and found that many of them had misconceptions about solar power. Wanting to erase the stigmas about solar panels being an eyesore and only available to…

This Week on Explore (5/24)

Tom and Audrey have welcomed the first osprey chick of the 2019 osprey season! With two eggs left, we now are all on “Egg Watch” on the Chesapeake Conservancy cam! This week has also been an exciting one for the…

'Traffic jam' on Mount Everest turns deadly for climbers

As the once-elusive Mount Everest has become increasingly popular, overcrowding has taken a toll, and not just on the landscape. Seven climbers have died in a week — more than the lives lost on the mountain in all of 2018,…

10 spectacular images from NASA's Spitzer telescope

Unique viewpoint NASA calls Lyman Spitzer Jr. (1914-1997) one of the 20th century’s greatest scientists. The longtime Princeton astrophysicist lobbied for a large space telescope as early as 1946, work that culminated in the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope…

Latest Arena for China’s Growing Global Ambitions: The Arctic

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. ROVANIEMI, Finland — The Arctic is thawing, and China is seizing the chance to expand its influence in the north. For China, the retreating ice…

Youths rally in climate protest before EU vote – Economic Times

BERLIN: Tens of thousands of young climate activists rallied in Germany on Friday in the latest mass protest demanding urgent action against global warming, ahead of the weekend’s European Parliamentary elections. At least 5,000 students boycotted classes and demonstrated at…

Earth’s methane emissions are rising and we don’t know why – New Scientist

Methane is a worse greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide Gary Greenberg/Getty By Adam Vaughan Levels of a powerful greenhouse gas jumped again last year, continuing a surge in the past few years that researchers still cannot fully explain. Atmospheric concentrations…