For those who deny that climate change is happening, it's an opportunity to undermine scientific consensus. How do you explain a cold winter in a world that scientists say is getting hotter? Weather and climate aren't the same thing, meaning you can expect harsher winters in a warming world.
Some states are seeing temperatures colder than the Arctic. In some regions of the country, temperatures are dropping below freezing, and some portions of the Midwest are experiencing temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit and a mind-blowing wind chill of 75 degrees below zero thanks to the polar vortex.
The hidden costs of the government shutdown, from small business loans to alcohol labels. Airport lines are long, national parks are being vandalized are signs of the 34 day partial government shutdown. Nine federal departments are closed, hundreds of government operations have been scaled back or stopped altogether.
For decades old and decommissioned vessels have been scuttled and purposely sunk to create artificial reef structures. Here's a selection of 12 beautiful wrecks around the world that have turned into new habitats for an array of marine life and popular dive sites.
There's a power revolution heading for our homes – a device that allows you to take power into your own hands. Its batteries, home batteries, and they've been called the holy grail of renewables – the key to the transition away from fossil fuels.
Holding global warming to a critical limit would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, says a key report from the global scientific authority on climate change.
Can’t we all come up with something using technology that is convenient and also sustainable? As our society races to find alternatives to single-use plastic, Prehistoric peoples used thick-skinned bottle gourds as containers. The eco-friendly Gourd Cups is the alternative to single-use plastic cups.
In Kenya’s Rift Valley, rural communities are implementing agroforestry to boost incomes and forest cover. Native plants like enset, a type of wild banana, and trees are being cultivated in combination with crops, which benefit each other and provide a diversity of produce.