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The future of glass skyscrapers just got greener with transparent solar panels

Solar power has been around for a long time. And with the increasing construction of glass structures such as skyscrapers, it’s about time the technology caught up. And it finally has. Glass structures are woefully inefficient and contribute to the massive carbon footprint produced by cities every day. In fact, a new study shows that […]

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Researchers find cocaine and banned pesticides inside freshwater shrimp

“All drains lead to the ocean,” or so said the Clownfish named Gill in Finding Nemo. The Moorish idol voiced by Willem Dafoe was trying to escape his fish tank by a trip down the toilet. The idea may not be entirely accurate but there is much truth in the thought that what goes down […]

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California bans pesticide linked to brain damage in kids yet defended by Trump administration

California Governor Gavin Newsom has taken critical action to protect generations of California children from the serious health effects of a dangerous pesticide called chlorpyrifos. Newsom’s administration has banned the use of the toxic chemical. In a revised state budget, he also allocated $5.7 million towards finding an alternative pesticide that takes a safer “holistic […]

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United Kingdom goes one full week without using coal power for first time since 1882

For the first time in 137 years, the United Kingdom generated 100 percent of their electricity used in a week without relying on coal power, an achievement that serves as a example for the rest of the globe. For too long, industrialized nations have relied on fossil fuels such as coal to produce electricity, pumping […]

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Journalist explains why we should all stop eating ocean fish

The oceans are being depleted of fish, and the biggest thing we can do to restock the populations is to stop eating fish until the fishing industry is more tightly regulated and fishing becomes more sustainable. Right now, human exploitation of the high seas is resulting in massive species decline and ecosystem collapse. There simply […]

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Harvard undertakes solar sustainability project inspired by campus Arboretum

Harvard University is taking cues from it’s own Arboretum full of plants to undertake another innovative sustainable solar energy project on the campus that will help fight climate change. The current goal for the city of Boston is to switch from fossil fuels to 100 percent clean energy by 2050. Taking another step toward that […]

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