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 2018-06-22 19:32 

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Genius 6th grader invents infrared device that hunts for ocean microplastics...

As one of 10 finalists of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, 12-year-old Anna Du will now get the chance to bring her invention to the seas....

 2018-06-22 18:29 

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Artist creates layered tree stumps out of father's clothing after he passes away...

Creating beauty out of grief, these tree stumps are a memorial and a reminder of how much of an environmental impact our clothing habits can have....

 2018-06-22 18:03 

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4 reasons why heat pumps are not going to save the planet...

We should stop thinking that technology will save us and realize we have to reduce demand....

 2018-06-22 15:58 

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Parents need to check their own screen time habits...

Worrying about how many hours kids spend in front of screens is one thing, but what about the effects of parents' noses being buried in their phones?...

 2018-06-22 14:10 

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What's making Europe's trees so sick?...

We are! Pollution appears to be causing a distressing trend of malnutrition for Europe's arboreal citizens....

 2018-06-22 14:08 

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Turn out the lights at noon for Daylight Hour...

Natural light is free and plentiful and the day is long....

 2018-06-22 13:58 

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Your iced coffee habit is terrible for the planet...

Sorry to be such a buzz kill, but we need to talk about this....

 2018-06-22 13:32 

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Trump's tariffs may kill the e-bike revolution...

Just when the market for e-bikes was exploding, it gets blown up...

 2018-06-22 10:20 

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Wealthy philanthropists wage war. On cats....

With a $1 million donation, Andrew and Jane Cliffordhope to double the size of the world's largest cat-free sanctuary....

 2018-06-22 10:00 

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Photo: Yellowfin visits a candy-colored starburst of coral...

Our photo of the day comes from Australia's Shiprock aquatic reserve....

 2018-06-21 19:47 

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Striking 160 sq. ft. Urban Cabin features hidden hanging garden...

This conceptual design for a micro-house in Los Angeles fluidly mixes the indoor with the outdoor....

 2018-06-21 15:57 

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7 tips for a successful camping trip with baby...

The secret lies in planning ahead and relaxing once you're there....

 2018-06-21 14:58 

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New heat pump technology heats and cools houses at lower cost...

The dual source heat pump uses either the ground or the air as a heat source....

 2018-06-21 14:51 

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Fabric softener sales plummet, thanks to disinterested Millennials...

Proctor & Gamble blames it on Millennials not knowing how to do laundry, but it's more likely that they don't feel like paying to infuse their clothes with nasty chemicals....

 2018-06-21 13:30 

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Trans fats are now officially banned in U.S....

Eight billion pounds of partially hydrogenated oils were once used every year in the U.S., but now these have been replaced by healthier oils, although controversy remains....

 2018-06-21 12:44 

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Fairphone 2 is the world's first ethical, modular smartphone...

If only we could buy it in North America....

 2018-06-21 10:25 

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Could beef farmers reduce their methane emissions?...

If we're not all going to go vegan overnight, what else can we do to reduce methane from cows?...

 2018-06-21 10:00 

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Photo: Milky Way dazzles the Eastern Sierra...

Our photo of the day comes from the High Sierra's eastern kingdom in California....

 2018-06-20 20:37 

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Spiraling playground structure revitalizes historic city fountain...

This winning competition entry reactivates an underused public space in Mexico City into a delightful playground for families....

 2018-06-20 19:22 

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It's the Blockchain in a box as Nordcoin introduces Mobile Mining Containers...

It's a moveable feast of cheaper, cooler, greener electricity...

 2018-06-20 18:21 

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Playground for giant manta rays discovered in the Gulf of Mexico (video)...

For the first time ever, a nursery for endangered ray pups and adolescents has been discovered giving researchers hope to learn more about these rare gentle giants....

 2018-06-20 16:34 

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Do you know what's in your tampon?...

There's a good reason why menstrual product manufacturers don't want to reveal their ingredient lists....

 2018-06-20 15:06 

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The cockerel conundrum: Nobody wants a rooster...

Male chickens are unwanted by industrial farmers and backyard hen-keepers alike....

 2018-06-20 14:28 

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"Teeny tiny" houses are becoming a big thing in New Zealand and Australia...

This is a trend that should catch on everywhere- just building what you need....

 2018-06-20 13:52 

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Make your own coconut rose sugar scrub...

Or, how to get glowing skin with just a few simple ingredients....

 2018-06-20 12:37 

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People who walk and bike in Toronto are fed up...

A recent cluster of deaths has people getting angry and taking action....

 2018-06-20 10:39 

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Pizza Hut promises antibiotic-free wings and side orders by 2022...

The fast food chain has taken last year's promise to eliminate antibiotics from pizza a step further....

 2018-06-20 10:11 

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Duke Energy dedicates $25 million to EV charging in NC, promises 300 MW of battery storage...

In a compromise with environmentalists, the energy giant is committing some significant resources to clean tech....

 2018-06-20 10:00 

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Photo: Behold the darling pika...

Our photo of the day is a study in oh so cute....

 2018-06-19 21:33 

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The summer solstice is coming! Here's what to know...

The 2018 solstice falls on June 21 ... celebrate with a crash course in curiosities about the longest day of the year....

 2018-06-19 19:23 

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London chapel converted into artist's contemporary live-work studio...

A former chapel has been turned into a space that combines living and working....

 2018-06-19 16:56 

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Scientists are fighting to save the banana...

Don't take those cheap yellow fruits for granted! They're at the center of a great agricultural turmoil....

 2018-06-19 16:40 

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Got a locker full of stuff? Deposit it in the Furniture Bank...

Why are so many people renting lockers when the stuff can be put to good use by people who really need it?...

 2018-06-19 14:48 

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Save money by avoiding expensive 'normal' behaviors...

Just because everyone else is willing to pay for it doesn't mean you should too....

 2018-06-19 14:28 

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Another reason not to drink beer in cans: the aluminum....

Recycling isn't enough when demand for aluminum is soaring. We have to use less of the stuff and eliminate single-use packaging....

 2018-06-19 13:25 

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Young people feel unprepared for adulthood...

More than half of young adults surveyed by the UK's Health Foundation say they lack the basic 'building blocks of life'....

 2018-06-19 13:12 

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Should the Glasgow School of Art be rebuilt?...

This is not a new debate, and raises all kinds of questions....

 2018-06-19 11:20 

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EPA proposes change to cost benefit analysis with major potential to reduce regulation...

Reducing the benefits they can count will reduce the number of regulations that pass the cost-benefit analysis phase of regulation...

 2018-06-19 10:43 

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Reusable to-go container schemes: Does your city have one?...

Take out without the trash. What's not to like?...

 2018-06-19 10:00 

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Photo: Great gray owl finds balance...

Our photo of the day is a study in perfect timing....

 2018-06-18 19:39 

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Yosemite spends $40 million to protect 500 giant sequoias...

The restoration of Mariposa Grove, which harbors 1,800-year-old trees, included replacing roads with walking paths and removing commercial activities from the grove....

 2018-06-18 17:03 

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Rare animals emerge after 20 years of reforestation in NW China...

37 species under national protection have been observed in the Ziwuling area, thanks to massive reforestation efforts....

 2018-06-18 16:50 

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Take campsite cooking to the next level with tinfoil...

Discover the wonders of packet cooking -- sealing ingredients in foil for tender, flavorful results and minimal mess....

 2018-06-18 15:33 

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Who cares about BPA, Canned beer is more popular than ever...

Nobody, but particularly millennial women, should not be drinking canned beer. Period....

 2018-06-18 15:29 

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Helicopter parenting is bad for kids, psychologists warn...

The case against micro-managing one's kids is growing stronger by the day....

 2018-06-18 14:23 

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Pickiness, begone! How to handle a kid who doesn't want to eat...

Do you have a kid who turns up their nose at anything remotely fresh or healthy? Here are some coping strategies....

 2018-06-18 13:22 

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Michael Green Architects do Small Wood in Vancouver boat house...

The Vancouver architect is famous for "tall wood" but still has a knack for little good wood buildings too....

 2018-06-18 12:29 

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Glasgow School of Art burns down. Again....

Charles Rennie Mackintosh didn't do a lot of buildings, and this was his biggest and best....

 2018-06-18 12:23 

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Plant-based 'meat' labeling: A possible compromise?...

Some meat eaters don't want 'fake meat' being sold as meat. I have an idea how to solve this......

 2018-06-18 10:00 

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Photo: White-faced ibises dance across the sky...

What's better than a lone ibis in flight?...

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