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Innovative Agriculture + Energy Pilot Project Launching At Masdar City

Masdar City will soon be home to an ‘innovative’ new energy + agriculture pilot project that’ll seek to efficiently produce both food and biofuel feedstock, according to recent reports.

Endangered Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee Subspecies Will See Population Plummet, Research Finds

One of the most endangered primates, and the most endangered chimpanzee subspecies in the world — the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) — is likely to see its numbers plummet over the coming years, according to new research published in BMC Evolutionary Biology.

Hard-Hitting Documentary Tells the Disastrous Story Of Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans

Think plastic pollution in the ocean is somebody else’s problem? Think again. The “environmental abomination” of plastic pollution, and its effects on the world’s oceans, is a disaster in the making, and one that will affect every one of us in the near future, if it hasn’t already.

Gold Mining Boom In Tropical Forests Of South America Causing Extensive Deforestation, Research Finds

The ongoing ‘gold rush’ occurring in the tropical forests of a South America has led to extensive deforestation over the last few years, new research from the University of Puerto Rico has found.

GMO-Crops Don’t Live Up To The Hype With Regards To Pest Control, Research Shows

New research from the University of Arizona has shown us yet another example of the many ways in which GMO-crops (genetically modified organisms) fail to live up to the hype.

Free Climate Change Adaptation Seminar for Journalists

If you follow the science, climate change is a very real, and potentially very disruptive, influence on just about every human activity.

Giant Forest Hogs, Baboons, Agile Mangbeys, Crested Guinea Fowls, & Aardvarks (Camera Trap Footage From Bili Forest)

Another day, another batch of fascinating videos taken by camera-trap in the Bili Forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Human Activity Has Pushed The Planet Beyond 4 Out Of 9 Boundaries For Life — Stability Of Biosphere Dangerously Compromised, Research Finds

Human activity has pushed 4 out of 9 of the processes that the stability of life on the planet is dependent upon past the point-of-no-return, according to new research from an international consortium of scientists across a number of fields.

Leopard Destroys Camera Trap In Bili Forest (Video)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be eaten by a leopard? Wondered if it might just be a lot like getting attacked by a giant domestic cat?

Pitcher Plants Use Complex Strategy To Increase Number Of Ants They Capture, Amazingly, Research Finds

Believe it or not, the carnivorous-plants known as pitcher plants actually use a relatively complex strategy to maximize the number of ants that they catch, new research has shown.

Who Needs All Those Little Plastic Scoops, Anyway?

It’s so nice to measure out your powdered laundry detergent precisely with that little plastic scoop that the manufacturer provides in every box.

Forest Elephants (Loxodonta Cyclotis) Caught On Camera Trap In Remote Bili Forest

Some wonderful footage of wild forest elephants living in the remote Bili Forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo recently came to my attention.

Pulsar Tug-Of-War Warps Space-Time Itself, Research Finds

An incredible tug-of-war between the two stars in the binary pulsar system J1906 actually warps space-time itself owing to the powerful effects of each on the other.

Super-Rare Half-Female, Half-Male Butterly Found By Scientists… Subsequently Killed, Preserved, & Put On Display

If you were to find an incredibly rare and quite striking looking butterfly, what would be your first reaction?

The Greenest CEO In America Comes To Public TV

It wasn’t until recently that American business started discovering that what’s good for the planet is also good for the bottom line.

28,000+ Endangered Lemurs Illegally Trafficked As Pets In Madagascar — Survival Of Multiple Species Threatened

More than 28,000 endangered lemurs (across a variety of different species) are currently illegally kept as pets in the only country that they exist in, Madagascar, according to a recent study.

Comet LoveJoy (C/2014 Q2) Peaking Tonight Wednesday January 7, 2015 — Will Remain Visible January 8 Through 15

Comet LoveJoy — officially known as C/2014 Q2 — will be reaching its closest approach to the Earth tonight (~43.5 million miles), as well as its brightest-appearance as seen from the Earth.

Pillars Of Creation — NASA Takes New High-Def Image Of Iconic Columns Of Gas

The iconic Pillars of Creation recently had their portrait retaken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in high-def as part of the telescope’s 25th anniversary celebration.

DNA Startup Aims To Let Customers “Create Custom Animals”

A startup out of San Francisco, based around the ‘custom’ manipulation of DNA, is apparently aiming to take its current business to the predictable next-step of allowing customers to create ‘custom’ animals, planets, etc, according to recent reports.

3D Mapping Tool Calculates Rooftop Solar Potential For Every Building In The City

Originally published on Cost of Solar. A rooftop solar mapping and assessment tool developed at MIT could eventually make it dead simple to discover the solar potential of every single rooftop in a city.


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