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Climate change occurs when changes in Earth’s climate system result in new weather patterns that last for at least a few decades, and maybe for millions of years. The climate system is comprised of five interacting parts, the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), cryosphere (ice and permafrost), biosphere (living things), and lithosphere (earth’s crust and upper mantle).

Eco search engine sees surge in downloads as Amazon burns

NEW YORK (AP) — Can you save the rainforest from your desk? A spike in downloads for a search engine that’s contributing profits to planting trees shows people are looking for...

Climate changes faster than animals adapt

Climate change can threaten species and extinctions can impact ecosystem health. It is therefore of vital importance to assess to which degree animals can respond to changing environmental conditions -- for...

Ta-Nehisi Coates on His Debut Novel “The Water Dancer,” Slavery & Reparations

Celebrated writer Ta-Nehisi Coates’s first novel, “The Water Dancer,” was released today. Centering on a man named Hiram Walker, who was born into slavery in 19th century Virginia, the novel is...

The 10 Coolest Neighborhoods in Bangkok

The 10 Coolest Neighborhoods in Bangkok. A number of different factors come into play when deciding on the best neighborhoods in Bangkok. Whether it is nightlife, history, or delicious eats visitors...

‘It Is Pure Hell Here’: Videos From Bahamas Show Devastation Left by Hurricane Dorian...

Videos posted online late Sunday and early Monday provided the first glimpse of the scale of destruction Hurricane Dorian—a historic Category 5 storm—left in its wake in the Bahamas as it...
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Why a US city is searching for mass graves

Nearly 100 years ago, a white mob destroyed an American neighborhood called “Black Wall Street,” murdering an estimated 300 people in Tulsa, Oklahoma. That incident — known as the 1921 Tulsa...

How to build a solar microscope

How to build a solar microscope. Today, we take for granted the instruments that let us look at tiny things in great detail. But back in the 18th century, the microscope...

What I Learned on the World’s First Zero-Waste Trip

“Would you like some green beans?” Like Joey from Friends, I usually don’t share food, even with my closest friends, which is why I was surprised to hear myself asking a table...

4 Ways to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

4 Ways to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly. Going green isn't only better for the environment -- it can also be beneficial for your business's bottom line. Pivoting towards more eco-friendly...

Tents, Toilets, Transport: Eco-friendly Festivals Tackle the Unholy Trinity

When Chris Johnson first started putting on outdoor parties with his mates, they were small, impromptu and shambolic – or “really good fun”, as he puts it. Seventeen years later and...

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