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China announces one-year ban on ivory imports

China announces one-year ban on ivory imports

In response to growing criticism of Chinese demand for ivory, China's State Forestry Administration has announced that they have implemented a one-year ban on the import of ivory carvings. The continued

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James Cameron launches America’s first vegan elementary school

James Cameron launches America’s first vegan elementary school

Known for directing films such as Avatar and Titanic, James Cameron has another blockbuster of a project on the horizon: a fully vegan elementary school. Muse School in Calabasas, California, will offer

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BIG and Heatherwick Studio to design Google’s new Mountain View HQ

BIG and Heatherwick Studio to design Google’s new Mountain View HQ

Heatherwick Studio and the Bjark Ingels Group have confirmed that the two firms are set to collaborate on Google's new headquarters. Little is known about the new Googleplex campus, other than that it

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Edible Scoffee cups let you have your coffee and eat it too

Edible Scoffee cups let you have your coffee and eat it too

Disposable coffee cups are a massive source of waste, the US alone throws out over 25 billion styrofoam coffee cups every year, so an edible coffee cup sounds like it could quite a good idea. Enter the

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New study suggests that feeding peanut products to infants may reduce peanut allergies

New study suggests that feeding peanut products to infants may reduce peanut allergies

You may have heard the often-repeated advice that infants with food allergies shouldn’t be given peanuts or peanut products because it may increase their risk of developing potentially life-threatening

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ASU’s new Biomimicry Center offers first-ever master’s degree in biomimicry

ASU’s new Biomimicry Center offers first-ever master’s degree in biomimicry

Biomimicry, a discipline that draws inspiration from nature to create solutions to real world problems, is relatively new as an academic study path. In an effort to lead the way, Arizona State University

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UGE’s Vertical Axis Wind Turbines now provide green power for the Eiffel Tower

UGE’s Vertical Axis Wind Turbines now provide green power for the Eiffel Tower

UGE VisionAIR5 "The location for the wind turbines, 400ft (120m) above ground level, was strategically chosen to maximize energy production, allowing the wind turbines to harvest the steady winds at

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Chair of U.N. climate panel steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

Chair of U.N. climate panel steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

The long-time head of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (I.P.C.C.) stepped down yesterday amid allegations of sexual harassment filed in his home country, India. Rajendra K.

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill, but the fight continues

Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill, but the fight continues

In spite of being passed by both the Senate and the House, President Obama has maintained his promise to veto a controversial bill that sought to expedite construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. In a

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The Keystone-style pipeline you probably didn’t know about

The Keystone-style pipeline you probably didn’t know about

You've heard of the Keystone XL pipeline—but you've likely never heard of a new pipeline in Wisconsin that would make Keystone look minuscule in comparison. The 42-inch pipeline is currently buried

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Melting polar ice reveals life forms frozen for thousands of years

Melting polar ice reveals life forms frozen for thousands of years

  As climate change continues to eat away at Earth’s glaciers and melt polar landscapes, things inside them frozen for millennia are starting to come alive again. Thawing permafrost in

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Scientists discover new Ruby Seadragon species in the Pacific Ocean

Scientists discover new Ruby Seadragon species in the Pacific Ocean

While they’re not quite the Game of Thrones-style fire breathing kind, some new dragons have scientists pretty excited. A new species of sea dragon that was recently discovered in the Pacific Ocean

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Pedal-powered Raht Racer cycle can travel as fast as a car

Pedal-powered Raht Racer cycle can travel as fast as a car

If you love cycling to work, but wish you could get there a bit faster, then the RAHT RACER may be for you. This hybrid vehicle, which has just launched a Kickstarter campaign, amplifies pedal power up to

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New documents prove leading climate change denier was paid $1.2M by fossil fuel companies to fuel “debate” about global warming

New documents prove leading climate change denier was paid $1.2M by fossil fuel companies to fuel “debate” about global warming

In an effort to keep America believing that climate change is naturally caused by things like variations in the sun’s energy, politicians have, for years, cited scientists like Wei-Hock Soon who said he

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Apple to build 100 percent renewable energy-powered data centers in Denmark and Ireland

Apple to build 100 percent renewable energy-powered data centers in Denmark and Ireland

Apple has just announced plans to construct two new data centers in Europe, and like all current Apple data centers, the facilities will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Constructed at a total

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Hankook’s Revolutionary Airless i-Flex Tire is Puncture-Proof and 95% Recyclable

Hankook’s Revolutionary Airless i-Flex Tire is Puncture-Proof and 95% Recyclable

Unlike the automobile, the pneumatic car tire has undergone little innovation over the past 100 years. Now Korean manufacturer Hankook is giving the humble wheel a makeover with the i-Flex, an airless

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Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland residents are now helping to generate their own green electricity, just by turning on their water taps or flushing their toilets. Fast Company reports that the Oregon capital is using a

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Apple sued for ‘poaching’ employees to work on secret electric car

Apple sued for ‘poaching’ employees to work on secret electric car

The tech world is abuzz this week about Apple and its secret project “Titan,” which could lead to an i-branded electric car. It started as a rumor but the news that Apple is working on electric car is

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Scientists discover the world’s strongest natural material

Scientists discover the world’s strongest natural material

Those little seashells loitering on your bathroom shelf are hiding quite a secret—their teeth are—according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth—the strongest material found in nature.

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Rollable solar charger provides portable green energy wherever you go

Rollable solar charger provides portable green energy wherever you go

Having a device die when there is no electricity nearby can be very inconvenient. But what if you could bring your electricity with you wherever you go? The new WAACS rollable solar charger pulls out of a

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Porsche to launch all-electric Tesla Model S rival in 2019

Porsche to launch all-electric Tesla Model S rival in 2019

Tesla has pretty firmly established itself as the leader of the electric car pack, and with their Model S P85D, the automaker has made leaps and bounds in the luxury sedan market, so it's not altogether

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BIG breaks ground on twisting TELUS Sky Tower in Calgary, Canada

BIG breaks ground on twisting TELUS Sky Tower in Calgary, Canada

The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has just broken ground on the TELUS Sky Tower, a twisting landmark for Calgary, Canada, that aims to be the first building in the city to attain LEED Platinum certification.

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Exxon Mobil oil refinery explodes in Los Angeles

Exxon Mobil oil refinery explodes in Los Angeles

An Exxon Mobil oil refinery exploded Wednesday morning in Torrance, California, injuring four workers and taking our the windows of nearby buildings. The blast occurred at 9 am PST on Wednesday; the

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Scanadu creates world’s first Star Trek-style medical tricorder

Scanadu creates world’s first Star Trek-style medical tricorder

Scanadu, a startup based at the NASA Ames Research Center, has made the science-fiction of Star Trek a reality by creating a non-invasive tricorder that, within 10 seconds, can gather medical information

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16,000 unexplained cracks found in two Belgian nuclear reactors

16,000 unexplained cracks found in two Belgian nuclear reactors

As many as 16,000 cracks have been found in two Belgian nuclear reactors, a finding that could spell bad news for nuclear safety around the world. According to The Ecologist, the cracks were found in the

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Scientists identify a new chemical contributing to global warming

Scientists identify a new chemical contributing to global warming

As if global warming isn't bad enough, scientists have discovered that a new category of uncontrolled chemicals are depleting the ozone layer and affecting the Earth’s climate. Phys.org reports that a

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Foster + Partners debuts Apple store in China to usher in the Chinese New Year

Foster + Partners debuts Apple store in China to usher in the Chinese New Year

The new Apple store is located in Hangzhou, the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China. The structure is a 15-meter-high entirely transparent glazed box. Customers can browse

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World’s largest offshore wind farm approved for the U.K. coast

World’s largest offshore wind farm approved for the U.K. coast

Wind power in the U.K. is about to get a big boost, as the world’s largest offshore wind farm was just approved for the Yorkshire coast. The Guardian reports that the U.K. energy secretary just approved

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UK could create the world’s largest marine reserve

UK could create the world’s largest marine reserve

Ahead of the May 7 general election, the UK government is considering three proposals for marine reserves that together would more than double the amount of protected waters in the world. The proposed

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China needs to cut pollution by at least half to make any environmental improvements

China needs to cut pollution by at least half to make any environmental improvements

  China’s environment can’t improve to at least half of it’s pollution is cut. With an economy growing at a breakneck speed, China’s need for power and transportation can’t keep up. The

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