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- Will Climate Change Help Ticks And Mosquitoes Spread Disease?, To learn how climate change could alter the course of tick- and mosquito-borne diseases, NPR talked to two scientists who have devoted a major chunk of their careers to answering that question.
- Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first malaria vaccine, The world’s first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries – Ghana, Kenya and Malawi – starting in 2018.
- ‘In the next 30 years, the world will see much more pain than happiness’, Jack Ma, the Chinese tech billionaire who is the chairman of the e-commerce giant Alibaba, has a chilling warning for the world: Get ready for a whole lot of pain.
- GE Fixing Bug in Software After Warning About Power Grid Hacks, General Electric said on Wednesday it is fixing a bug in software used to control the flow of electricity in a utility’s power systems after researchers found that hackers could shut down parts of an electric grid.
- This Device Uses The Sun To Pull Clean Drinking Water Out Of Desert Air, The tiny pores in this custom material gather about half a gallon of water a day, totally passively.
- Will vertical farming continue to grow, or has it hit the greenhouse ceiling?, Should we start building giant, garden-stuffed skyscrapers in our cities, or abandon the idea and devote our efforts to improving existing (horizontal) farms? Could vertical farming legitimately help us meet the world’s growing demand for food, or are we chasing the proverbial pie in the sky?
- Could Universal Environmental Education Spur A Green Revolution?
It’s not just about politics; it’s about preparing the next generation workforce for the inevitable explosion of the clean-tech economy
- First Step To ‘Eco-Grieving’ Over Climate Change? Admit There’s A Problem, Just thinking about the impacts of a shifting climate is making some people feel anxious and overwhelmed. A support group in Utah is helping people cope, and the idea has drawn interest in other states.
- British power generation achieves first ever coal-free day, Friday was Britain’s first ever working day without coal power since the Industrial Revolution, according to the National Grid.
- Adidas will sell more shoes partially made with ocean trash, It’s all part of the company’s ongoing sustainability efforts.
- Natural Gas Moves to the Naughty List, Coal miners warn: Green groups are coming for you next.
- Everyone Wants To Eat More Fish: Can We Find A Sustainable Way To Do It?, The Fish on My Plate, a new documentary, follows author and fisherman Paul Greenberg on a year-long journey for answers to thorny questions about the fishing industry.
- The U.S. wind industry now employs more than 100,000 people, The fastest-growing occupation in the United States — by a long shot, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — might surprise you: wind turbine technician.
- RoboBees, city sanctuaries, and hot hives could save the world from ‘beepocalypse’, Nearly one-third of our diet comes from insect-pollinated plants, and according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, bees are responsible for 80 percent of that pollination. Needless to say, an enormous portion of our global food network hinges on the well-being of this unsung agricultural workforce. Simply put: If they go, we go.
- Duolingo has a premium subscription, but lessons are still free, You don’t have to pay to learn another language, but $10 will get rid of the ads.
- Sway Is a Beautiful Meditation App That Doesn’t Tell You What to Think, What if a meditation app didn’t ask you to focus on your breathing? What if you didn’t have to listen to someone’s voice telling you what to think about? A new meditation app, Sway, takes a different approach.
- Eat, Sleep, Repeat: How Kids’ Daily Routines Can Help Prevent Obesity, A new study finds that preschool-age children who didn’t have a set sleep routine were more likely to be overweight by the time they became tweens.
- Running May Give You More Time Than You Put In, If you think running is a waste of time, you might want to reconsider. A new study suggests that one hour of running could elongate your life by nearly seven hours, earning you more time than you spend on the activity.
- Soylent recalls powder after dairy accidentally slips into 1.8 powder, The meal-replacement powder was supposed to be lactose free, but no illnesses reported.
- This smart house could keep track of your health like a live-in nurse, When people get sick, they go to the doctor. However, wouldn’t it be better to keep track of your health on a daily basis? That can take a lot of work, though, and so what if our homes could keep track of it for us?