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Climate & Energy

If New York’s carbon emissions were solid, they’d bury the Empire State Building within a day

In this visualization, each blue ball, 33 feet across, represents the metric ton of carbon dioxide gas released by the city every 0.58 seconds.

You think Sandy’s bad? Saturn had a storm that was bigger than Earth

The Great White Spot was as tall as North America and long enough to wrap several times around the Earth, and it raised the temperature in one part of the atmosphere by more than 150 …


Singapore now has a commercial vertical farm

The farm grows three kinds of vegetables, which is a very welcome development for a small, land-poor country.

Well this is just about the prettiest treehouse we’ve ever seen

We're not sure where you'd pee, but come on, it looks like a fairy palace!

We could save the Earth from asteroids using paintballs

Asteroid hurtling towards Earth? Just shoot it with paintballs. It's effective, fun, team-building, and would make a good movie.

Shark falling from sky is the first exciting thing ever to happen on a golf course

A California golf course suffered a rain of sharks. Well, a rain of shark.

Just look at this baby gazelle bouncing around. JUST LOOK AT IT

Worried about Sandy? Watch this ridiculous baby gazelle. You'll feel better, until you realize she lives right in the storm path.

After three years on the lam, Tampa’s wild monkey is finally captured

For years, the monkey roamed around the city, making enemies, making friends, and always eluding capture. Then, earlier this month, it bit somebody.

The cities of the future could be built out of animal blood

What's a cheap, potentially easy to make, sustainable building material? It's a brick made out of animal blood. Sounds tasty.