We need to leave at least 75% of the oil in the ground if we are to avoid disaster. One way to do this is to, at a certain point, outlaw drilling and extracting oil. That is unlikely, given the size of the oil and gas lobby in DC. Another way is to pass a carbon tax, which is our only hope.
Until yesterday, every physicist was laughing at this engine and its inventor, Roger Shawyer. It's called the EmDrive and everyone said it was impossible because it goes against classical mechanics. But the fact is that the quantum vacuum plasma thruster works and scientists can't explain why.
On July 17, Oliver Utne, a U.S. citizen residing in Ecuador with a valid visa, was abruptly questioned, detained, and forced to leave the country after being targeted by Ecuadorian immigration officials. Utne had been living in the country for several years and coordinating an innovative solar canoe project with the Achuar indigenous people.
Following a few separate incidents with elephants that have gone wrong in recent weeks, newly released footage from Animal Defenders International offers more proof that we need shut down elephant rides and stop using big, exotic animals in circuses.
Shark Week is awesome, isn't it? Yeah, it totally is (I assume, I've never seen it). You know what's less awesome? The fact that because of Shark Week, we are eating at least one species near to endangerment.
Eileen Anglin's insight:
Turns out that in the wake of the Discovery Channel's annual feature, restaurants are trying to sell as much shark meat as possible
As though to confirm the hunch many of us had that our ‘junk’ DNA was anything but disposable, researchers from the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at Sydney’s Centenary Institute have proven that 97 percent of human DNA programs or encodes proteins in our bodies. One of the research
While we've been focused on the poaching crisis that's threatening the future for charismatic animals like elephants, rhinos and tigers, another species now faces the threat of extinction thanks to human appetites and could disappear before most people even hear of it.
Our planet has been witness to plenty of strange weather happenings recently, from devastating floods to the polar vortex. These events are providing a glimpse of what it was like during the pre-Holocene era — a time of volatility and destruction. But it could also be a demonstration of where climate change is taking us.