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Google Maps images will be used to measure environmental damage in this city

Google Maps images will be used to measure environmental damage in this city The Bombay High Court is planning to put Google Maps to unique use.It has announced that old and new map images will be compared to assess the environmental damage caused by real estate development in Mumbai city.

Scientists find incredibly high levels of pollution in the Mariana Trench, including low-sodium Spam

Scientists find incredibly high levels of pollution in the Mariana Trench, including low-sodium Spam Yep, that’s a can of luncheon meat from 2001, at 5 km down on the slopes of the Mariana Trench.A recent submarine expedition to the deepest reaches of the ocean uncovered such sublime traces of human influence as flame retardant chemicals and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs), like PCBs, Budweiser, and low-sodium Spam.

ISRO will now look for new bodies of water in India's Silicon Valley

ISRO will now look for new bodies of water in India's Silicon Valley The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently set a world record by launching 104 satellites at one go, but their next venture will be discovering new lakes in India's Silicon Valley, according to reports.“When a water body gets dry, water has to find its own course and form new bodies elsewhere,“ KLCDA chief executive told The Economic Times.

BBC documentary creates a stir, India bans channel from filming in tiger reserves

BBC documentary creates a stir, India bans channel from filming in tiger reserves In an unprecedented move, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been banned from filming in India's tiger reserves for five years.In his documentary titled Killing for Conservation, Rowlatt highlighted the Indian government’s "ruthless" anti-poaching policies.

Scientists Are Standing Up to Trump Because They've Always Stood Up to Bullshit

Scientists Are Standing Up to Trump Because They've Always Stood Up to Bullshit Since Trump’s election, many scientists have found themselves in an unfamiliar position: actively advocating for their work, their jobs, and the very idea of free scientific inquiry.By the end of WWII, many American scientists—not just the nuclear physicists of the Manhattan Project— recognized that they had been implicitly or explicitly linked to the atrocities committed during the wars.

Cruise ship crashes into one of the most biodiverse coral reefs in the world

Cruise ship crashes into one of the most biodiverse coral reefs in the world The dreamy beauty of a coral reef in Southeast Asia has been partially damaged by a massive, 4,290-ton cruise ship called the Caledonian Sky.On Saturday, the ship crashed into a popular diving site called Crossover Reef, which holds some of the most biodiverse coral reefs in the world, located in West Papua province, environmental news outlet Mongabay reports.

Whether they mean to or not, Americans are helping the climate by eating less beef

Whether they mean to or not, Americans are helping the climate by eating less beef Cattle industry groups also disputed some of the report's takeaways, arguing that rising beef exports — not a new distaste for meat — could explain the drop in per capita beef eating.Copious piles of cow manure are spread across pastures, a practice that results in greenhouse gas emissions as well.

Koalas don't like water but they're being 'driven to drink' by climate change

Koalas don't like water but they're being 'driven to drink' by climate change But fun fact: Koalas don't drink water.But thanks to climate change, our marsupial friends are being driven to drink more water than ever before.

These rivers have just received the same rights as humans

These rivers have just received the same rights as humans After New Zealand granted Whanganui River the status of a human being, India's done it for two of its oldest, longest and most iconic rivers: Ganga and Yamuna.They have provided both physical and spiritual sustenance to all of us from time immemorial," the ruling said.

It's time to let a robot invasion stop the Lionfish explosion

It's time to let a robot invasion stop the Lionfish explosion If fisherman can't catch lionfish en masse, they can't sell them at quantities to food stores and restaurants.On one dive, their boat captain challenged Angle, "Okay, you build robots, build one to go hunt lionfish.

Stephen Colbert and a cartoon owl take down Trump over 'clean coal'

Stephen Colbert and a cartoon owl take down Trump over 'clean coal' There isn't much to laugh about when it comes to Trump's rollback of Obama-era environmental protections.Designed to help reduce carbon emissions, they've been criticized by the current administration as "job-killing.

Apple’s new Earth Day videos are the least Apple thing ever

Apple’s new Earth Day videos are the least Apple thing ever While watching an Apple video.” In it Apple’s Environmental Technologies Group lead Rob Guzzo explains how and why Apple chose to stop buying artificial sweat and started creating its own.

Apple wants your applause for a mining goal without a plan

Apple wants your applause for a mining goal without a plan Lisa Jackson, the company's vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives, told Vice that company officials are a bit "nervous" because they don't have a plan, either.Some of this seems fine — the goal, after all, is admirable, as it sets a higher target than Apple's competitors.

Stanford Researchers Develop Flexible, Biodegradable Semiconductor

Stanford Researchers Develop Flexible, Biodegradable Semiconductor It wouldn’t be any good if the semiconductor was flexible but the rest of the board wasn’t.The biodegradable polymer was the most challenging bit of the project — it’s not easy from a chemistry perspective to develop a polymer that is both conductive and can decompose safely.