Tag Archives: Environment

This kind Soul saw a beautiful family on the side of the road trying to cross | vid via @leonard7activismo

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How reindeer eyes transform in winter to give them twilight vision | The Conversation

Shutterstock There’s more to reindeer than meets the eye. Reindeer are loved the world over for their dark, expressive eyes, majestic antlers and magical association with Santa Claus. The moment you learn the cold, hard truth of how Christmas presents … Continue reading

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@brodiemoss found this fella cruising the shallow waters of an uninhabited tropical island! 🐙 🏝 | earthpix

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Deaf climber Sonya Wilson overcame discrimination, isolation, and seemingly insurmountable obstacles as a child to become the woman she is today—a force of nature changing the face of the climbing world. Knowing communication is key to her sport, she has … Continue reading

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How Covid is Helping Us Study Lightning

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t just affected us. It’s also affected the weather. And this turns out to be a lucky natural experiment to help us understand how […]much we influence the world around us. Hosted by: Hank Green […]

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Greywater | The New Yorker

In Daniel Lombroso’s “Greywater,” a Queens resident discovers an alleged wildlife- poaching ring in his back yard. An investigation reveals a deeper crisis of environmental injustice.

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10 years to transform the future of humanity — or destabilize the planet | TED

“For the first time, we are forced to consider the real risk of destabilizing the entire planet,” says climate impact scholar Johan Rockström. In a talk backed by vivid animations of the climate crisis, he shows how nine out of … Continue reading

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Could used beer yeast be the solution to heavy metal contamination in water? – ScienceBlog.com

June 13, 2022 MIT A new analysis by researchers at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) has found that inactive yeast could be effective as an inexpensive, abundant, and simple material for removing lead contamination from drinking water supplies. … Continue reading

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Astrophotographer Captures the Andromeda Galaxy From Backyard | My Modern Met

By Jessica Stewart on June 11, 2022 Here’s what photographer Brennan Gilmore saw from his backyard in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the summer of 2020, the world was enthralled with the Comet Neowise, which only makes an appearance every 6,800 years. … Continue reading

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What is the rarest color in nature? – Victoria Hwang

Discover what colors are the most rare to see in nature, and how physics and evolution drive their scarcity. — Plants, animals, or minerals found in nature bear almost every color imaginable. There are two factors that influence what hues … Continue reading

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