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Peak number of coal plants are shutting down in 2015, ushering in a greener era

Peak number of coal plants are shutting down in 2015, ushering in a greener era

In 2014, 39% of American electricity is generated from the burning of coal, down from 52.8% in 1997. Though the fuel source has been steadily declining from its late 20th century peak due to competition

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Pipeline spills up to 105,000 gallons of oil along Santa Barbara coast

Pipeline spills up to 105,000 gallons of oil along Santa Barbara coast

Rescue crews are working to contain a four-mile wide slick after a pipeline crack yesterday caused 21,000 gallons of oil to flow into the areas pristine waters and coated the popular shores of Rufugio

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It’s raining millions of spiders in Australia

It’s raining millions of spiders in Australia

First they show up looking like shooting stars, but as they come closer, it's clear that they're some kind of UFO. Then, by the time they're really close up—perhaps too close—you can see that it is,

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Japan’s zoos and aquariums pledge to stop buying dolphins captured in cruel Taiji dolphin hunts

Japan’s zoos and aquariums pledge to stop buying dolphins captured in cruel Taiji dolphin hunts

Japan’s zoos and aquariums have publicly committed to ending their relationship with the cruel practice of dolphin drive hunts in Taiji, Japan. This move comes out of a vote amongst the leadership of

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Texas Governor bans Texan cities and towns from banning fracking

Texas Governor bans Texan cities and towns from banning fracking

Fracking has been banned in by a significant number of nations, as well as by U.S. states and cities; hydraulic fracturing is a no-go in—among-others—Tasmania, Scotland, New York State, at least three

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Antarctic ice shelf will disappear within the next few years, says NASA

Antarctic ice shelf will disappear within the next few years, says NASA

The rest of the last piece of one of Antarctica’s huge ice shelves will be gone within the next few years, according to NASA. There is a remnant of the Larsen B Ice Shelf, which has been around for the

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Bolivia’s Ecolodge del Lago takes inspiration from traditional Lak’a Uta architecture

Bolivia’s Ecolodge del Lago takes inspiration from traditional Lak’a Uta architecture

The Ecolodge del Lago is 20 minutes walk from Copacabana's town center, across the road from a pebbled beach on the Lake Titicaca. It offers sustainable accommodation in many earth cabins inspired by

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This 3D-printed mini jet engine can roar up to 33,000 RPM

This 3D-printed mini jet engine can roar up to 33,000 RPM

Picture {Lead Paragraph} The world of 3D printing just keeps expanding and is being used for everything from [bone surgery], to [home decor], to [animal prosthetics]. When it comes to printing parts

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3D printing gives an injured sea turtle a new jaw and chance at a normal life

3D printing gives an injured sea turtle a new jaw and chance at a normal life

The wonders of 3d printing seem to be almost limitless. From miraculous replacement limbs for both people and animals to housing for those in a underdeveloped nations and tools in space, the technology is

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Missouri scientists may have a cure for white-nose syndrome in bats

Missouri scientists may have a cure for white-nose syndrome in bats

Could a bacteria commonly found in plants and soil save bats from white-nose syndrome? It’s possible, scientists say. The new treatment, developed in Missouri by Forest Service scientists Sybill Amelon

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Tesla wins in Maryland! Governor allows Tesla to sell directly to customers

Tesla wins in Maryland! Governor allows Tesla to sell directly to customers

Ever since Tesla started selling cars in the United States it has had to battle laws that have prevented it from selling its cars directly to customers. Laws in many states across the U.S. make it illegal

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This $169 gadget turns your TV into a computer and works even when your internet is down

This $169 gadget turns your TV into a computer and works even when your internet is down

Designer Matt Dalio hopes to bring affordable computers to emerging middle class families across America. His project, the Endless computer, works directly with the family flat screen television, making

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500 Kayakers stage “Paddle In Seattle” to protest Shell Oil Rig

500 Kayakers stage “Paddle In Seattle” to protest Shell Oil Rig

Last Thursday, Shell brought its enormous Polar Pioneer drilling rig into Seattle. On Saturday, about 500 kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing and even solar-powered party rigging protesters surrounded the

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Philippines footwear factory fire leaves at least 72 dead

Philippines footwear factory fire leaves at least 72 dead

Outside of Manilla last Thursday, a slipper factory erupted in flames and trapped many workers inside in a thick cloud of smoke from burning rubber and chemicals. At least 72 people died and scores more

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How Nestle is pillaging California’s water in the 4th year of the state’s worst drought

How Nestle is pillaging California’s water in the 4th year of the state’s worst drought

If you've been paying any attention to the drought in California, chances are you've shared—or at the very least encountered—some of the growing rage towards Nestle over their ongoing, unchecked

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Honeybees devastated by second highest bee die-off on record in 2014

Honeybees devastated by second highest bee die-off on record in 2014

The Bee Informed Partnership reports that the 2014 bee die off is the second-highest number of losses ever recorded, signaling a serious threat to America's food supply. Conducted in collaboration with

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Wyoming outlaws citizen science, bans photos of Yellowstone

Wyoming outlaws citizen science, bans photos of Yellowstone

Imagine. You’re in Yellowstone National Park. It’s the trip of a lifetime. And you’ve taken the picture (or two) of a lifetime. Perhaps it’s one of the geysers, or a magnificent sunset or a black

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Apple is the world’s greenest tech company, according to Greenpeace

Apple is the world’s greenest tech company, according to Greenpeace

Just a few years back, in 2011, Greenpeace named Apple as the “least clean” tech company, chastising the iPhone maker in particular for their coal-fueled data centers. Since then, Apple has made great

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Can Tesla’s battery hit $1 billion in sales faster than the iPhone?

Can Tesla’s battery hit $1 billion in sales faster than the iPhone?

The highly-anticipated April 30 launch of the Tesla Powerwall and Powerpack storage batteries has generated a massive wave of interest, with the company announcing just ten days later that they had sold

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Expert Says “We May Have to Migrate People out of California”

Expert Says “We May Have to Migrate People out of California”

Fire, earthquakes and one of the worst droughts in recent history - these days California is not looking like the best place to settle down. In fact, things have gotten so bad that the state could run out

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World’s first warm-blooded fish is faster and smarter than its cold-blooded cousins

World’s first warm-blooded fish is faster and smarter than its cold-blooded cousins

All fish are cold-blooded, right? Not anymore, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries' Southwest Fisheries Science Center. NOAA researchers published a paper in

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Man takes 300-mile bike trip from Amsterdam to London with two cats in a glass box

Man takes 300-mile bike trip from Amsterdam to London with two cats in a glass box

A man, a plan, a bike, a litterbox. That’s how Thomas Vles traveled the 300 miles from Amsterdam to London this April. Oh yes, and his two feline friends Mushi and Cheesy were also along for the ride,

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Google’s autonomous cars will drive themselves around Mountain View this summer

Google’s autonomous cars will drive themselves around Mountain View this summer

Newsfeeds have been abuzz lately with discussions about the safety of Google’s self-driving cars. On the heels of the news that none of the autonomous vehicles were at fault in the motor vehicle

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Bill Nye launches crowdfunding campaign to back Carl Sagan’s dream LightSail

Bill Nye launches crowdfunding campaign to back Carl Sagan’s dream LightSail

You can become a backer of one of the coolest space programs in this universe. Bill Nye—yep, The Science Guy—has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fuel The Planetary Society, which will help make

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Is this the world’s most efficient solar system?

Is this the world’s most efficient solar system?

When it comes to solar electricity, efficiency is the key to success. And a new solar electric project in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert may just be the most efficient system that exists in the world

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro reveal preliminary concept for the US Olympic Museum

Diller Scofidio + Renfro reveal preliminary concept for the US Olympic Museum

Picture Concepts for the United States Olympic Museum, scheduled to open in downtown Colorado Springs, CO before the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, have been revealed by New York studio Diller Scofidio +

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London’s Wilkinson Eyre Architects reveal plans to refurbish three King’s Cross gasholders into mixed use buildings

London’s Wilkinson Eyre Architects reveal plans to refurbish three King’s Cross gasholders into mixed use buildings

Plans for the refurbishment of three King's Cross gasholders have been released by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. The Siamese Triplet gasholders, named for their interconnected frames, will define the

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WHO wants to ban disease names that offend animals

WHO wants to ban disease names that offend animals

What do swine flu, monkey pox, and paralytic shellfish poisoning all have in common? Sure, they’re all illnesses but the important commonality according to the World Health Organization is that their

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Australia threatens to kill Johnny Depp’s dogs

Australia threatens to kill Johnny Depp’s dogs

Traveling with animals is far from the easiest of tasks, but traveling with animals without proper permits is downright foolish, as Johnny Depp has recently found out. Currently in Queensland to film the

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