Category: Nature

Satellites Tracking Powerful Hurricane Maria From Space

Satellites Tracking Powerful Hurricane Maria From Space

The storm’s impending arrival has forced the huge Arecibo Observatory, a 1,000-foot-wide (305 meters) radio dish in Puerto Rico, to cease operations through Thursday (Sept. 21). The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite — a joint effort...

How To Turn Air Into Drinking Water

How To Turn Air Into Drinking Water

This machine from Ecoloblue takes moisture from the air and turns it into clean drinking water.

Watch This Guy Build a Massive Solar System in the Desert | Short Film Showcase

Watch This Guy Build a Massive Solar System in the Desert | Short Film Showcase

The vastness of space is almost too mind-boggling for the human brain to comprehend. In order to accurately illustrate our place in the universe, one group of friends decided to build the first scale...

Solar power is already saving lives in the US. Here’s how.

Solar power is already saving lives in the US. Here’s how.

Solar power is still a fairly tiny portion of US electricity, but it is growing incredibly fast. This is exciting to people for all sorts of reasons — economic development, jobs, local/democratic/decentralized power, and...

China just built a solar power array that looks like a panda

China just built a solar power array that looks like a panda

A Chinese solar power company has just completed the first phase of an ingenious PR stunt: building a 100MW solar power plant in the shape of a panda bear. According to a release from...

A new book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change. The results are surprising.

A new book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change. The results are surprising.

For all the hand-wringing on climate change over the years, discussion of solutions remains puzzlingly anemic and fractured. A few high-profile approaches, mainly around renewable energy and electric cars, dominate discussion and modeling. But...

Tiny plastic pellets found on 73% of UK beaches

Tiny plastic pellets found on 73% of UK beaches

A search of hundreds of beaches across the UK has found almost three-quarters of them are littered with tiny plastic pellets.  But searches of 279 shorelines from Shetland to Scilly revealed that 205 (73%)...

An iceberg the size of Delaware has broken off from Antarctica

An iceberg the size of Delaware has broken off from Antarctica

Scientists have been expecting this event for months, and say it wasn’t caused by climate change. Sea levels won’t rise from this new iceberg because the ice was already in the ocean. But it’s...