Artist’s laser-cut paper artworks interlace complex geometries & color

Made with numerous layers of paper, these laser-cut pieces are inspired by patterns from nature.

Finnish concept of ‘sisu’ is all about our magical hidden strength

The cultural construct describes the enigmatic inner power that pushes people to get through hardships.

Editorial cartoonists lampoon, praise Green New Deal

This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Michael Svoboda Like journalists, opinion writers, and TV newscasters and commentators, political cartoonists were quick to respond to the Green New Deal (GND) climate change initiative put out in early February by two liberal northeastern Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. But there were striking differences in

Asteroid to hit Earth in August 2046 – Emergency IPCC UN panel formed

Scientists have today revealed that thanks to new radar imaging system, a 20 km-wide asteroid is on a probable collision course with earth and they calculate it has an 85% probability of striking the planet between 23-25 August, 2046. Observers from centers in Chile to Finland have confirmed the observations and are urging governments worldwide to begin efforts to avoid a global catastrophe. The plan is to mobilize industry and research together

Protected areas good for health, wealth: study

Protected areas can be good for both wildlife and people, according to a new study.

Remember Peak Oil? It’s back!

It seems that the biggest Saudi field is losing its punch.

Bald eagles are littering Seattle backyards with gory landfill trash

Some 200 bald eagles are scavenging the goods at Cedar Hills Regional Landfill and dumping the leftovers in suburban backyards.

Dengue fever, frog fungus, melting Antarctica: 3 big stories you might have missed

Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.

Climate heavyweights: We need nature

We need nature to fight climate change, our climate expert argues.

US and Latin America Take Top Spots Again in the Growing Solar Tracker Market

The global solar PV tracker market grew by 20 percent last year, and the U.S. and Latin America remained the largest markets for tracker technology. Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables breaks down the global tracker market by megawatts shipped and by region in a new report. “PV tracker shipments exceeded expectations and surpassed 20 gigawatts last year, with 36 percent year-over

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #14

Story of the Week… Editorial of the Week… Toon of the Week… John Cook in the News… SkS Spotlights… Coming Soon on SkS… SkS Week in Review… Poster of the Week… Story of the Week… How global warming is permanently reshaping the Great Barrier Reef Bleached corals turn a ghostly white color underwater. If they can’t recover quickly enough, the bleached corals die and algae coats the

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #14

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Mar 31 through Sat, Apr 6, 2019 Editor’s Pick We’re gobbling up the Earth’s resources at an unsustainable rate Petroleum Field at Moreni, Romania, 1920 Photo by Wikimedia Commons George Monbiot, a correspondent for Britain’s The Guardian newspaper and known for his environmental and political activism, has made a surprising call for people in the United Kingdom to cut the use of cars by 90 per cent over

First successful model simulation of the past 3 million years of climate change

Guest post by Matteo Willeit, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research A new study published in Science Advances shows that the main features of natural climate variability over the last 3 million years can be reproduced with an efficient model of the Earth system. The Quaternary is the most recent geological Period, covering the past ~2.6 million years. It is defined by the presence of glacial-interglacial cycles associated with the cyclic

How to Get the Most Value from a Thrive Market Membership (+ Best Brands!)

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Who Wants Cake? (Answer: We ALL Want Cake!)

press sample affiliate link Pixi Beauty Review: Pixiglow Cake I’ve never said “no” to cake IN MY LIFE. So, it’s only fitting that I am saying a loud “YES!” to the new Pixi Beauty Pixiglow Cake. This enormous pan of light-diffusing blush is bringing me some serious joy, y’all. It’s one part blush, one part highlighter, one part contour color, and all parts gorgeous.

What on Earth is REDD+?

Human Nature breaks down what “REDD+” is and how it helps to conserve forests.

Protecting Africa’s oceans to secure our futures

Jessica Donovan-Allen, senior director of Conservation International Liberia, discusses why ocean conservation is vital in western Africa.

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #13

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Mar 24 through Sat, Mar 30, 2019 Editor’s Pick Earth Hour 2019: switch off your lights, and become an innovator On March 30, millions of people switch off their lights for Earth Hour Let’s take 30 seconds to think about innovators. What do they look like? Where do they work? What do they do? You might imagine labs, research centres, NASA, spacesuits and white coats. Some years ago, I

3 clean energy myths that can lead to a productive climate conversation

This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Karin Kirk Energy use is the biggest cause of climate change, and it’s the first place to enact meaningful strategies to lower greenhouse emissions. It’s also a smart angle for talking about climate change, because it’s easy to find agreement on issues like improving energy efficiency, reducing pollution, cleaning up our energy supply, and reducing reliance on unstable

The new Apple AirPods 2 get a big fat zero for repairability

IFixit took them apart, but they can’t put them together.

Huge LED installation now livestreaming Earth images in real-time (Video)

In an homage to influential images of Earth taken from outer space, this art installation takes it up a notch by livestreaming views of Earth in real-time, prompting us to contemplate the bigger picture.

Indonesian province leaps ahead in conservation

The government of the province of West Papua announced legislation establishing it as Indonesia’s first “conservation province.”

Alpine glaciers: Another decade of loss

Guest Commentary by Mauri Pelto (Nichols College) Preliminary data reported from the reference glaciers of the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) in 2018 from Argentina, Austria, China, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and United States indicate that 2018 will be the 30th consecutive year of significant negative annual balance (> -200mm); with a mean balance of -1247 mm for the 25 reporting reference glaciers, with only one glacier reporting a positive mass balance (WGMS, 2018). A view