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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.

Why you shouldn't freak out about New York Magazine's global warming cover story

Why you shouldn't freak out about New York Magazine's global warming cover story However, a new, widely-read story in New York Magazine by David Wallace-Wells, goes down the doomsday path and never looks back.It's worth addressing here since it's generating so much conversation online, and climate scientists and journalists are being asked to attest to its veracity.

An iceberg the size of Delaware broke off Antarctica

An iceberg the size of Delaware broke off Antarctica One of the largest icebergs ever recorded—measuring about the size of Delaware and containing a volume of ice twice the size of Lake Erie—broke free from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in northwest Antarctica.Scientists have watched this particular iceberg forming since 2014, after a rift was detected in Larsen C, and the crack started to extend.

Kids kill mother earth

Kids kill mother earth ill) The Independent in (.-]es Environment in case you missed it Macron saidPeople who don' t Having child ren is one Africa is held back by women havinghave child ren benefit of the most Even or eight children'our environment destructive things.

Here's an incredible view of North Carolina's new (and growing) island, thanks to satellite

Here's an incredible view of North Carolina's new (and growing) island, thanks to satellite A mile-long island recently formed off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks, and thanks to newly released satellite images from NASA, we now have a crystal-clear view of this piece of land.Shelly Island — which was first registered back in November 2016 and reported about in June — lies just off the tip of Cape Point at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Harvey is an environmental nightmare, and flooding was just the start

Harvey is an environmental nightmare, and flooding was just the start This storm poses a major test for Scott Pruitt's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which so far has garnered more headlines for discouraging any discussion of climate change's role in Harvey's wrath than for its swift response to the storm's widespread damage.While Harvey has proven to be a worst-case flood scenario from inland flooding — it was the most extreme rainstorm on record in the U.

New astronaut photo shows Hurricane Irma's true scale from space

New astronaut photo shows Hurricane Irma's true scale from space It must be a strange kind of feeling to be up in space and looking down at a hurricane swirling far below.A new photo shared on Twitter by NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik shows off that beauty, while also revealing the true scale of Hurricane Irma.

This Kickstarter project promises to help audit energy usage in your home

This Kickstarter project promises to help audit energy usage in your home So you want to help the environment, you want to take control of your energy usage, heck, you might even be your home’s own light switch police — but where do you start?You know cutting back on energy usage is part of the solution, but it's hard to know just which things to unplug.