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What does 'no-kill' mean at animal shelters?

In an ideal world, there would be no need for animal shelters. But stray and unwanted pets need a place to go and hopefully they wind up at “no-kill” facilities. But what exactly does “no-kill” mean? The answer isn’t necessarily…

Team builds the 1st living robots

The scientists call them “xenobots.” They are tiny living robots assembled from the cells of frogs. Their creators promise advances from drug delivery to toxic waste clean-up.

Australia fires and weather live: NSW and Victoria bushfires expected to flare amid extreme conditions – latest updates

Morrison is again asked about the government’s position on climate change, questioned on whether he needs to do more, and whether he might revisit the national energy guarantee – a policy that Morrison previously supported before a conservative uprising within…

Oink, Oink! Watchdog Group Cites AOC As ‘Porker Of The Year’

A watchdog group named Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday its “Porker of the Year” for 2019, citing her sponsorship of the costly “Green New Deal” proposal. Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz said the New York Democrat received…

Australia fires live: NSW and Victoria bushfire clean up ahead of deteriorating conditions – latest updates

And for those who missed Shane Fitzsimmons on the issue of hazard reduction burns this morning: News Breakfast (@BreakfastNews) “We are not environmental bastards.”@NSWRFS Commissioner @RFSCommissioner on hazard reduction burning, which he stresses is not the panacea for stopping fires…

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Polluted wastewater in the forecast? Try a solar umbrella

Evaporation ponds, commonly used in many industries to manage wastewater, can occupy a large footprint and often pose risks to birds and other wildlife, yet they’re an economical way to deal with contaminated water. Now researchers have demonstrated a way to double the rate of evaporation by using solar energy and taking advantage of water’s inherent properties, potentially reducing their environmental impact.

Almost half of Denmark's electricity in 2019 came from wind power

Denmark is only about half the size of South Carolina, but it produces more of its electricity from wind than any other country in the world. That’s not because it’s a particularly breezy country; it has pretty ordinary average wind…