Watch: Scientists virtually de-froze Antarctica

When asked to picture Antarctica, most people (if not all) find themselves picturing a really big ice sheet. The world’s biggest ice sheet, to be more precise.

The secrets of cicada’s sound

Of all the bugs that achieve the mantle of summer pest, cicadas are perhaps the most curious. They don’t sting, they don’t bite, they don’t buzz around your head, they taste good in chocolate, but as the drowning din of the 17-year brood this summer will remind: we would love them less if they emerged […]

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Carbon dioxide reaches new record: Surpasses 400 parts per million

On May 9, the daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Mauna Loa, Hawaii, surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time since measurements began in 1958.

54% of Spain’s electricity generation in April from renewables

  Spanish Electricity generation from renewables in April set a new record, beating March’s previous record. PV Magazine notes renewables accounted for 54% of the country’s electricity generation in April, outpacing last month’s total of 51.8%.

Our amazing planet from top to bottom! [Infographic]

World First: Vertical Forest Nears Completion in Milan! [Gallery]

Milan is one of the most polluted cities in the world, and the Bosco Verticale project aims to mitigate some of the environmental damage that has been inflicted upon the city by urbanization!

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Fungi may someday be able to replace plastics

Fungi, with the exception of shitake and certain other mushrooms, tend to be something we associate with moldy bread or dank-smelling mildew. But they really deserve more attention… Fungi have fantastic capabilities and can be grown, under certain circumstances, in almost any shape and be totally biodegradable. And, if this weren’t enough, they might have […]

When the Earth was fully covered in ice, the oceans flowed freely

We tend to think of the Earth as it is today, covered by water for the most part, with green continents and two white polar ice caps. It’s easy to think that it has always been like this, even though we know the planet evolved in time.

Mt. Etna’s Eruption As Seen from Space

Mount Etna has been putting on a show lately, a scary show for those living nearby, but a spectacular one nonetheless. The recent eruption only resulted in stunning YouTube videos and not in any damage.

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