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Drones for Good: Drones to plant 1 billion trees in a year

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Measuring global green growth with a UK emissions tool

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#savethewhales #goodbyedippy

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Smog journeys

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Michael Liebreich's 10 Energy Predictions for 2015

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Cone snails poison prey with weaponized insulin: creepy, but rich with medical applications

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What's the short-term return on letting everyone and everything burn?

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Climate Change Deniers

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The week in wildlife - in pictures

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An Ezo Risu (or Hokkaido) squirrel jumps in the Katakuri flower garden in Urausu, Hokkaido Island, Japan.

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Five Countries Working towards 100% Renewables

Check out these five records that were broken. Europe is more than pulling its weight in leading actual implementation of renewables,...

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Rockefeller Fund and Stanford divesting from fossil fuels to be fossil free

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India is the most Green(dex)

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In fact, developing countries such as India, China, and Brazil, though often portrayed as contributing more than their fair share of...…

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Human disturbance affects species behaviour in urban areas

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Five Countries Working towards 100% Renewables

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Five Countries Working towards 100% Renewables

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Chimps chat about their favorite fruits (and describe trees where they can be found)

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Hyperloop Test Track in Texas

So Elon Musk announced, via Twitter, that he's planning on building a test track for his hyperloop idea. I'm looking forward to more...

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Power-generating shoes

Oh those Germans, what will they think of next? They've now engineered a shoe that generates electricity from the motion of walking,...

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Did your margarine and shampoo cause Ebola?

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Timber! World's oldest tree chopped down

On the Peruvian-Brazilian border, humanity has lost, what experts claim is, the world’s oldest tree. The concentric rings of the felled...

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Water Wars: Solar energy producing fresh water

In a fight against the looming Water Wars of the (not-so-distant) future, Hitachi developed a solar-powered desalination plant that...

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Why haven't all the flowers gone?

January. The Christmas lights are down, fireworks from New Year's celebrations are a fading memory and the weather is grey. It is...

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Preserving our planet's gorgeous geometric beauty

A geopolitical scramble has begun in the unfamiliar icy territories by the poles. Last month Denmark laid formal claim to the Arctic,...

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Social Stock Exchanges - the next step in democratizing capital markets

After the 2008 financial crisis, the world has begun to question the purpose and the power of capital markets. Do generating financial...

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Badgers have a negative impact on hedgehogs in the Netherlands

There is much evidence that hedgehogs utilise urban areas to avoid badger predation in the UK. This paper shows that in the...

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Mass spawning in the Great Reef

Incredible footage of Barrier Reef mass spawning.

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Conserving rainforests, charismatic megaflora, in 2015

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Hydrogen Power in South Africa

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Timber! World's oldest tree chopped down

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Battery Breakthrough?

Let's take a break from the top ten lists to discuss this potential battery breakthrough. Seems like I read about a "game-changer" in...

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Plants use fungus "internet" to send messages, swap chemicals, and sabotage enemies

In what researchers have termed the "wood wide web," it turns out that plants communicate with each other via subterranean fungal...

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Multipurpose algae

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Eaten Alive

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Top 10 Advanced Energy stories

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Engineering Machu Picchu

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