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New Jersey officials resist pipeline company's eminent domain push

While the surge in oil and natural gas pipeline construction over the past decade has been met with increasing resistance from residents and environmentalists, several key state officials have been steadfast in their support for fossil fuel infrastructure. State regulators from Pennsylvania to Virgi

THINK PROGRESS - 2018-02-20 15:39:22

Global sea level to rise by up to 1.2 metres despite Paris agreement, say scientists

The world faces a dramatic rise in sea levels even if the strictest greenhouse gas emissions targets are met, according to a new study. It is vital that emissions are curbed as soon as possible to avoid an even greater rise, research compiled by a number of climate scientists from international inst

THE INDEPENDENT - 2018-02-20 15:35:12

How farming with rocks could improve global food security

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have learned that farming with crushed silicate rocks mixed into the soil could improve global food security, increase crop yields, promote soil health, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "Human societies have long known that volcanic plains are fertile, i

INHABITAT.COM - 2018-02-20 15:29:31

A New Brand of Plant-Based Burgers That 'Bleed' Is Available in Costco!

This is exciting! Don Lee Farms, a California-based family food company, just introduced a new organic and all plant-based raw burger made from beans and seeds. The burger "bleeds" organic beet juice and will even sizzle on the grill, thanks to organic vegetable-based fats, similar to traditional be

ONE GREEN PLANET - 2018-02-20 15:22:20

The Future of Dutch Skating Is on Thin Ice

Image: AP LEIDEN, NETHERLANDS-At the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the speed skating rink is a familiar orange blur. The Dutch are dominating the long track again, coming off their record-breaking performance at Sochi 2014 where they won 23 out of 36 available medals, including eight out of 12 f

EARTHER.COM - 2018-02-20 15:04:00

Mizetto and ADDI Collaborate to Create New Furniture for the Modern Workplace

At this year's Stockholm Furniture Fair, Swedish furniture producer Mizetto debuted their first exhibit in collaboration with multidisciplinary design studio ADDI. Inspired by the ever-changing needs in the workplace, they created three new innovative lines of products: the Arkityp, the Cottage, and

DESIGN MILK - 2018-02-20 15:00:24

Cow Who Had 176 Pounds of Plastic Removed From Her Stomach Shows the Impact of Our Trash

In Patna, India, a team of vets removed over 176 pounds of plastic waste from a cow's stomach. The surgery was carried out by doctors at the Bihar veterinary college, and the whole unfortunate ordeal is a very strong reminder of what can happen to our plastic once we are done with it. "This is the f

ONE GREEN PLANET - 2018-02-20 15:00:16

Hedgehog highways make London friendlier for the adorable spiny mammals

Urban areas don't tend to be too kind for hedgehogs. As they're declining in Britain, some people are trying to help. Enter Michel Birkenwald, a jeweler Atlas Obscura described as "one of London's most enthusiastic engineers of infrastructure for animals." Birkenwald builds hedgehog highways - and t

INHABITAT.COM - 2018-02-20 14:55:30

Tuesday's Best Deals: Portable Projector, Moto X Phone, Gaming Laptop, and More

Grab deals on a portable projector, a Prime-exclusive Moto X phone, a refurbished gaming laptop and more. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Nebula Capsule | $296 | Amazon Anker, as you probably know by now, makes a lot of products. But I don't think

PATRICK GLACE - 2018-02-20 14:48:00

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski wants her party to talk about climate change

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the senior senator from her state and the chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, wants her party to start talking about climate change. During an address to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' Winter Policy Summit

INHABITAT.COM - 2018-02-20 14:06:04

Girl suffers ‘arsenic poisoning’ after playing with putty bought on Amazon

Frances Kelly says her daughter was poisoned after playing with Magnetic Putty (Picture: Triangle News) A worried mother has issued a warning after she claims her young daughter was poisoned by arsenic after playing with Magnetic Putty. Frances Kelly, from Lanarkshire, says Neve had 10 times the saf

METRO.CO.UK - 2018-02-20 13:59:59

A Top-Secret US Military Base Will Melt Out of the Greenland Ice Sheet

About 60 years ago, at the height of the Cold War, the US designed a network of top-secret mobile nuclear launch sites buried in the Greenland ice sheet to prepare for possible war with the Soviet Union. At Camp Century, which was part of Project Iceworm, soldiers lived in the ice, which enclosed th

VICE - 2018-02-20 14:00:00

What's Missing From Every Environmental Book? The Simplest Solution to World Hunger and Climate Change

Food Security and Climate Change are two of the biggest global challenges of our time. By 2050, the world must feed 9.8 billion people (we're around 7.5 billion people at the moment). To achieve that we'll need to produce more food in the next 40 years than was produced in the past 10,000 years and

ONE GREEN PLANET - 2018-02-20 13:10:59

New paper-based batteries can be discarded with zero ecological impact

Forget lithium - this Barcelona-based company is creating batteries with paper. Fuelium is developing paper-based batteries designed for disposable diagnostic devices, OZY reported. Unlike regular batteries, Fuelim batteries don't create toxic waste that requires complicated recycling processes. Wha

INHABITAT.COM - 2018-02-20 13:20:06

Why do male climate change 'sceptics' have such a problem with women? - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

On 20 February, the Global Warming Policy Foundation will be launching a new pamphlet at the House of Lords, attacking the mainstream media for not giving more coverage to climate change 'sceptics'. The author, Christopher Booker, is a veteran male columnist for 'The Sunday Telegraph', and most, if

LSE.AC.UK - 2018-02-20 12:51:02

Reality Check: Should we burn or bury waste plastic?

Should we burn waste plastic - or bury it? Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge. How can it recycle more of its own waste? And should it bury or burn the low-grade waste that it can't recycle? We're trying to answer the second q

BBC - 2018-02-20 11:55:49

Why is there a norovirus outbreak at the Winter Olympics? 4 questions answered

Editor's note: At the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, there have been more than 200 confirmed cases - mostly security and games personnel, but also two athletes. We asked Kartikeya Cherabuddi, an infectious disease expert at the University of Florida, to explain what this virus is and h

THE CONVERSATION - 2018-02-20 11:43:02

South Africa's drought-stricken Cape Town pushes back "Day Zero" to July 9

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's drought-stricken city of Cape Town has pushed back its estimate for "Day Zero," when taps are expected to run dry, to July 9 from June 4 due to a decline in water usage, the city's deputy mayor said on Tuesday. Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson said that over the past we

REUTERS - 2018-02-20 11:20:29

'Frictionless' EU trade is vital post-Brexit for UK farming to survive

Meurig Raymond: 'Those who advocate scouring the world for low-cost food should bear in mind the price paid in standards.' Photograph: Aled Llywelyn/Athena Trade with the EU after Brexit needs to be "frictionless" if the UK's food and farming sectors are to survive the transition, the president of

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-02-20 11:12:18

'Sloppy and careless': courts call out Trump blitzkrieg on environmental rules

A cascade of courtroom standoffs are beginning to slow, and even reverse, the EPA rollbacks thanks to the administration's 'disregard for the law' The EPA's pro-fossil fuel agenda has rapidly run into a thicket of legal problems. Photograph: Dennis MacDonald/Alamy In its first year in office, the

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-02-20 11:00:40