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Climate change occurs when changes in Earth’s climate system result in new weather patterns that last for at least a few decades, and maybe for millions of years. The climate system is comprised of five interacting parts, the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), cryosphere (ice and permafrost), biosphere (living things), and lithosphere (earth’s crust and upper mantle).

Death Valley Hits 130 Degrees, Possibly the Highest Temperature Ever Recorded

In California, the thermometer in Death Valley hit 130 degrees Sunday, which may be the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth. Scientists are working to confirm the reading, but say that...

National Grid Wants to Install a Pipeline Across Brooklyn, and New Yorkers Aren’t Happy

If you've ever attended a climate strike or seen one on TV, chances are you've seen climate-conscious demonstrators protesting fracking. Fracking is a hugely controversial oil extraction process that takes a...

Endangered destinations

Travelers with bucket lists tend to see the challenge as limited by their schedule, budget and life span. Increasingly, though, there’s a fourth dimension: how much longer a destination or experience,...

What Are Clarke’s Laws?

Clarke's Laws are a series of three rules attributed to science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke, intended to help define ways to consider claims about the future of scientific developments. These...

U.S. Senator Wants Answers From Adam Silver About NBA’s China Relationship

A U.S. Senator is demanding answers from NBA commissioner Adam Silver on his league’s relationship with China. In a letter sent Tuesday to Silver, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) expressed “concern” over the...

Tiny Homes Are Very Eco-Friendly, New Research Confirms

The tiny house movement is an environmentalist dream's come true — less space means you need less stuff and you consume less energy. The problem is you have to live in...

Renewables surpass coal in US energy generation for first time in 130 years

Solar, wind, and other renewable sources have toppled coal in energy generation in the United States for the first time in over 130 years, with the coronavirus pandemic accelerating a decline...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom: Marijuana Legalization Is A ‘Civil Rights’ Issue

California Governor Gavin Newsom discussed during a press conference last week how the state plans to fix issues of systemic injustice and racism following widespread protests of police brutality. Newsom referenced...

Food waste increases during the pandemic — compounding an existing problem

Long before COVID-19 disruptions forced dairy farmers to dump millions of gallons of milk into fields and farmers to plow under fields of vegetables, a third of all food produced globally was going...

Archaeologists Discover That Ancient Israelites Used Marijuana To Worship God

Some smokers joke that marijuana is their religion, but new research shows ancient Israelites may have used cannabis as a ritual to access God. Researchers recently announced they discovered cannabis resin...

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