Category Archives for "Science"

300 Million People In Danger Of Losing Their Homes Due To Rising Sea Levels

Coastal flooding caused by rising sea levels will affect at least 300 million people over the next 30 years, according to a new study. That figure is three times higher than had previously been forecast. According to HuffPost: “According to the findings published in the scientific journal Nature on Tuesday, roughly 300 million people are […]

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Three-Story Water Battery Will Save University $100 Million In Energy Costs

A university in Queensland, Australia, is trying an experimental three-story water battery to save on the cost of energy while also allowing it to become carbon neutral by as soon as 2025, EcoWatch reports: “The University of the Sunshine Coast … got a boon from the success of the experimental battery, which was turned on […]

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EPA Is Now Totally Cool With Allowing Toxic Coal Ash To Be Dumped In Waterways

In yet another assault on the public health and the environment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Donald Trump is giving more gifts to the dying coal industry by weakening regulations designed to prevent toxic coal ash from ending up in the water supply. Earlier this week, coal company Murray Energy filed for bankruptcy […]

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House Of Representatives Approves Ban On Mining Around The Grand Canyon

The U.S. House of Representatives sent a powerful message to mining interests this week with a vote to permanently ban uranium mining on 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, the Arizona Daily Sun reports. While the bill passed on a party-line vote, 236-185, it was a significant victory for environmentalists and give the legislation […]

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FDA Refuses To Ban Chemical Used In Rocket Fuel From Food Packaging

Though you’ve probably never heard of perchlorate, a quick look around your kitchen and pantry would reveal that this chemical — which is used in the production of rocket fuel — is everywhere. Perchlorate is utilized by the food industry in plastic packaging and food handling equipment for dry food to reduce the buildup of […]

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