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California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to recover from worst drought ever

California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to recover from worst drought ever

New research from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena shows that California’s drought is so bad it will take 11 trillion gallons to recover. That number is hard to fathom, but to give you an idea,

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VIDEO: Double amputee is fitted with two limbs that he controls with his mind

VIDEO: Double amputee is fitted with two limbs that he controls with his mind

The future of prosthetics is here after researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory completed a groundbreaking experiment that gave a double amputee the ability to control his prosthetics

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Climate change could kill Scandinavia’s iconic Christmas trees

Climate change could kill Scandinavia’s iconic Christmas trees

  It looks as though climate change could kill the traditional Christmas tree in Scandinavian countries, as reduced snowfall is affecting the health of spruce trees there. New Scientist

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Australia is destroying indigenous land with fracking

Australia is destroying indigenous land with fracking

The Mithaka people of Channel Country, Queensland, Australia have a serious problem: Australia wants to frack their traditional homeland, targeting hundreds of wells beneath their rivers and floodplains

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Businesses urged to restore viability of the Gulf Coast

Businesses urged to restore viability of the Gulf Coast

The America's Wetland Foundation is calling for a plan that will make restoration of the coast attractive to business, particularly along the Gulf Coast. A meeting held at the Tabasco headquarters on

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Help NASA and the USGS make use of all their climate data and be in the running for $35,000!

Help NASA and the USGS make use of all their climate data and be in the running for $35,000!

NASA and the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) have data. Big data! Together the two organizations have amassed a wealth of open-access climate-related data and now they are calling on citizen-scientists to

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VIDEO: Biking just got easier with the world’s first bike escalator

VIDEO: Biking just got easier with the world’s first bike escalator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec_ujdz-mn0 Biking is an awesome way to get around because it helps the planet, saves you money and improves your health at the same time. Awesome, that is, until you

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Green Car Reports: Audi Unveils Q7 e-tron quattro, Nissan Leaf with laser beams, and the Passion of the Tesla

Green Car Reports: Audi Unveils Q7 e-tron quattro, Nissan Leaf with laser beams, and the Passion of the Tesla

What defines a "green car" can be the source of much discussion among environmentalists, advocates, and actual buyers. Every week Green Car Reports shines a light on the industry with coverage of

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Edag’s Light Cocoon is a 3D-printed car inspired by leaves

Edag’s Light Cocoon is a 3D-printed car inspired by leaves

Last spring, EDAG unveiled a 3D-printed car that was inspired by a turtle - and the German engineering firm just unveiled its latest car inspired by nature. The EDAG Light Cocoon has a skeletal, organic

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Obama just banned drilling in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Obama just banned drilling in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

On Tuesday, Barack Obama passed a ban on drilling in Alaska's Bristol Bay, saying that the area is "one of America's greatest natural resources ... a beautiful natural wonder." The bay is "something

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Senate passes lands bills protecting over one million acres of public land

Senate passes lands bills protecting over one million acres of public land

A new suite of lands bills will protect massive, sweeping areas of American wilderness, including areas in Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana and Washington. The bills will protect more than 245,000

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New York just banned fracking!

New York just banned fracking!

New York just became the first state with sizable shale gas reserves in the United States to ban fracking. In a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York cited health and safety

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Scientists may have discovered life on Mars

Scientists may have discovered life on Mars

Almost everyone has heard that there was once water on Mars, but that doesn’t answer the question of whether or not there is or was life there. But new information from NASA’s Curiosity rover might

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Remote Alaskan town is the canary in the US climate change coal mine

Remote Alaskan town is the canary in the US climate change coal mine

The town of Shishmaref, Alaska lies on an island 30 miles south of the Arctic Circle and next to the Chukchi Sea. Its residents, Native Alaskan Inupiaq people, can really see Russia from their house!

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BMW’s i3 Prototype can park itself while its driver walks away

BMW’s i3 Prototype can park itself while its driver walks away

Several cars on the market already have technology that allows them to park themselves without total interaction from the driver, but none of them allow you to completely get out of the car while it parks

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Greenland’s ice is melting faster than previously thought

Greenland’s ice is melting faster than previously thought

Greenland's ice sheet is melting at a much faster rate than expected according to a new study released Monday in Nature Climate Change. Data from satellites led the study to conclude that Greenland is

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The new male birth control pill could be up to 99% effective!

The new male birth control pill could be up to 99% effective!

Men! The responsibility for whether you have children or not could soon be completely upon you. According to scientists from Airlangga University in Indonesia, a male contraceptive pill derived from the

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L.A. Mayor proposes bold earthquake retrofits for thousands of buildings

L.A. Mayor proposes bold earthquake retrofits for thousands of buildings

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti just unveiled an unprecedented plan to retrofit LA to deal with what some scientists say could be the next "Big One" - a massive earthquake that could open California's San

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One in five houses in Australia is using solar energy

One in five houses in Australia is using solar energy

An astonishing one out of every five households in Australia is now relying on solar energy, a new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistic (ABS) reveals. Just 3 years ago only 5 percent of homes

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How solar friendly is your state? The Freeing the Grid report finds out

How solar friendly is your state? The Freeing the Grid report finds out

It's one thing to make the decision to go solar, but depending on where in the U.S. you live, the ease with which one connects a household rooftop array to the grid—i.e., actually gets it up and

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Astronauts can sip espresso in space thanks to PSU’s 3D-printed zero gravity cup

Astronauts can sip espresso in space thanks to PSU’s 3D-printed zero gravity cup

Astronauts have a pretty rough time living in a microgravity environment. Sure, at first there's exhilaration at the whole floating experience, but then one has to learn to pee into a vacuum cleaner and

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World’s rarest cetacean could be extinct by 2018 due to illegal gillnetting

World’s rarest cetacean could be extinct by 2018 due to illegal gillnetting

The vaquita is the rarest, smallest and most endangered cetacean in the world. It's estimated that fewer than 100 of the small porpoises remain in their wild habitat in Mexico's northern Gulf of

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Pope Francis never said all dogs go to heaven

Pope Francis never said all dogs go to heaven

A story circulating on the internet claims that Pope Francis recently said that animal companions can go to heaven. According to reports, while speaking to a boy grieving for a dog who had passed, Pope

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Only five Northern White Rhinos left in the world after aging male dies

Only five Northern White Rhinos left in the world after aging male dies

A 44-year-old Northern White Rhino died on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo safari park. His death means there are only five of the species left in the world. Known as Angalifu, the rhino came to the park

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Project Meganom to reconnect Moscow and its riverfront with gorgeous communal green spaces

Project Meganom to reconnect Moscow and its riverfront with gorgeous communal green spaces

  The main idea of the masterplan is to provide more connectivity within the area and improve transport facilities like the local metro, bus and tram routes and cycling and walking

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Mazda unveils exterior car parts made from plants!

Mazda unveils exterior car parts made from plants!

Ford already uses plants like tomatoes to make several parts for the interiors of its vehicles and now Mazda has announced that it has furthered the technology to produce exterior car parts. Mazda's new

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The Hemingwrite digital typewriter lets you write your masterpiece – distraction free

The Hemingwrite digital typewriter lets you write your masterpiece – distraction free

Ever wanted to write like Hemingway but find there’s just too much distraction in the digital world? A new Kickstarter project could provide the answer to your literary prayers. Hemingwrite is a

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Plummeting sales show Americans are basically over McDonald’s

Plummeting sales show Americans are basically over McDonald’s

McDonald's recently reported that their same-store sales (at stores open at least 13 months) fell a whopping 4.6% month-on-month. That's coming on the heels of a brutal fall in sales overall since early

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Historic UN climate change deal requires every nation to cut emissions—but will it be enough?

Historic UN climate change deal requires every nation to cut emissions—but will it be enough?

Early this Sunday, UN representatives from around the world reached the first-ever climate change agreement that commits all 196 nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Unprecedented in its inclusion of

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Whole Foods Shows Customers the Bleak Future of Produce Without Bees

Whole Foods Shows Customers the Bleak Future of Produce Without Bees

The decline in bee populations has been all the buzz lately, which led Whole Foods Market to team up with the Xerces Society to show us what a world—or at least, produce section—without bees would

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