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Google is celebrating Earth Day with a new addition to its interactive app

In an effort to create an entertaining, simple way to learn about eco-friendly living, Google paired up with the California Academy of Sciences and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to create Your Plan, Your Planet in 2018. Using interactive quizzes, tips and visual aids, Your Plan, Your Planet gives users a concise set of messages that will help anyone understand the simple ways they can do their part in helping save the planet’s precious resources. And with a trusted name like Google behind…

Most parents want kids to learn about climate change, but most schools don't teach it

A new study paints a glaring divide between what parents want their kids to learn in school and what’s actually being taught. Even more troubling, it’s a subject that affects parents, non-parents, teachers, kids, even birds and bees. That would…

Defying the laws of physics? Engineers demonstrate bubbles of sand

A recent discovery explains a new family of gravitational instabilities in granular particles of different densities that are driven by a gas-channeling mechanism not seen in fluids. The team observed an unexpected Rayleigh-Taylor (R-T)-like instability in which lighter grains rise through heavier grains in the form of ‘fingers’ and ”granular bubbles, similar to the bubbles that form and rise in lava lamps.

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New York City passes landmark bill to cut carbon emissions of big buildings by 80%

New York City just passed a landmark bill to cut carbon emissions. City council members overwhelming voted in favor of the historic law, called the The Climate Mobilization Act, which will reduce emissions by 80 percent over the next thirty years. The most significant portion of the bill will require buildings over 25,000 square feet to reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent over the next decade. By 2050, these buildings will have to cut emissions another 40 percent, greatly reducing overall…

Many Scientists Skeptical Of Next-Gen Climate Models Predicting Extreme Warming

Early runs of some next-generation climate models to be included in the next United Nations report predict way more warming than their predecessors. While modelers are trying to understand exactly why this happened, many scientists are skeptical there are enough…

Life after solving climate change: Not mud huts and gruel but clean air and warm homes – USA TODAY

CLOSE President Trump’s pick for leading a climate change panel is notorious for denying the science behind human-caused global warming. We dive into the counter-arguments on climate change. USA TODAY, Just the FAQs What will life be like after we’ve…