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Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

How to heat your chickens (and your home) with Bitcoin

For the first time ever, the Bitcoin market value has just topped $1 trillion. That's great news for crypto investors! Unfortunately, it also means the currency's energy consumption demands are skyrocketing with it. According to recent reports, the com... ...

Tropical peat conservation could help fight future pandemics

When I think of peat, I think of Scotch or Irish fireplaces. When I think of pandemics—pre-COVID, and now—I think about the impending doom of mutant virus strains spreading rapidly through increasingly warmer climates by droves of mosquitoes. I ... ...

Brilliant student creates solar panel powered by rotting food

Carvey Ehren Maigue, a student at Mapua University in the Phillipines, has found a way to power solar panels by utilizing food waste to harvest light, even on cloudy days. Maigue's AuReus: solar panels (named after the Aurora Borealis, which insp... ...

How regenerative crops and Afro-Indigenous farming techniques are putting carbon back in the ground

One of the newest episodes of Gimlet Media's climate change podcast, How To Save A Planet, focuses on two very different farmers who take unique approaches to the same carbon-reduction practice: regenerative agriculture, which is all about enriching th... ...

Toyota just paid the largest fine ever for violating the Clean Air Act

The New York Times reports: Toyota Motor is set to pay a $180 million fine for longstanding violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. attorney's Office in Manhattan announced on Thursday, the largest civil penalty ever levied for a breach of federal... ...

Ocean pollution is shrinking mammal testicles

Lest you were convinced that caring about climate change or the environment was somehow emasculating, a new study from the Zoological Society of London should put your fears to rest. Or rather, it should make those afflicted with the worst cases of tox... ...