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The Debate Is Over:  The Oceans Are in Hot, Hot Water

The Earth’s surface is 70 percent water, but even that underestimates how vital ocean health is to our planet’s ability to maintain life.  Recent results from scientists around the world only further confirm that our waterworld is in serious danger….

Hawaii has a beautiful new black sand beach

The Kilauea eruptions of 2018 spewed ash into the air, plunged lava into the ocean and destroyed more than 700 houses. It also created a new black sand beach that’s a sight to behold. Isaac Kepo’okalani Hale Beach Park, also…

Rethink everything you know about global warming – From the Grapevine

New research shows that scientists have massively underestimated the effects of air pollution. Every day seems to bring with it a new headline about the issue of climate change, but this one seems to be primed for the history books….

Turret spiders build tiny towers for hunting unsuspecting prey

If you look closely at the forest floors in central and northern California, you may notice what look like little tubes rising up from the leaf litter or the bark of a fallen log. You’ll have to look carefully because…

Why it's so hard to fix stuff that needs repairing

It’s frustrating how little most appliance companies will do to help you repair something simple. Recently the spray arms of my Whirlpool dishwasher got clogged with food debris so — no surprise — my dishes weren’t getting clean. I called…

Killer whale calf's birth is a ray of hope for endangered Puget Sound group

There’s a special group of orcas living in Washington’s Puget Sound. The Southern Resident killer whales are a genetically distinct population, and they are considered critically endangered with only an estimated 74 individuals left. There are also few new births…


Does Hitachi decision mean the end of UK’s nuclear ambitions?

Ever since Tony Blair rebooted support for nuclear power 13 years ago, British governments have been committed to a new generation of reactors to secure supplies and cut carbon emissions. However, those ambitions have yielded only one project under construction,…

Climate Change’s Giant Impact on the Economy: 4 Key Issues

Image Wading through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston in August 2017. “We know we can adapt to slow changes,” a Yale economist said. “Rapid changes are the ones that would be most damaging and painful.”CreditJonathan Bachman/Reuters By…