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Climate & Energy

Critical List: Military could produce 7 GW of solar; British survey hedgehogs

Solar projects at desert military bases could produce 7,000 megawatts of solar energy — a huge amount. EVs have more than enough range to make 95 percent of the trips we take by car. Scotland …


The hagfish defeats its predators with slime

This video from National Geographic will make any self-respecting maritime predator think twice before attacking a hagfish, an eel-like creature that secretes slime from its pores. Also, fair warning, you may not want to watch …


Orangutans will eat adorable lorises if they have to

If orangutans can't get fruit, they will EAT SLOW LORISES.


‘Beyonce fly’ has a solid gold butt

Say its name, say its name: This horsefly has been dubbed "Scaptia beyonceae" because of its golden rear end.


How to start urban composting in your building

Dirt is great stuff: You can grow things in it, which means that in the future when the only thing left is climate change, zombies, and Terminators designed to look like Kardashians, it will be …

Green Home

Survey: The American dream home is energy-efficient

It’s not news that utilities can be budget-killers, and apparently people are getting wise to the fact that energy-efficiency means lower utility bills. A recent Yahoo survey found that energy efficiency is the one feature …

Climate & Energy

Why we need to relocate animals threatened by climate change

The solution to this human-created problem can only come from us: We've got to move animals in advance of the warming climate.


The guy with 15 things got some more things

Remember that guy with only 15 things? Well, he ditched nine things and bought 33 things, apparently. Still doing better than you.


Swedish cities could connect via bike superhighway

In Sweden, city planners and the country’s traffic authority are looking into building a four-lane bike superhighway between the university town of Lund and Malmö, Sweden’s third-largest cities and one of its most diverse. Cities …

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