Environment

October 8, 2017

Interview: Storm Chaser Travels the U.S. Capturing Severe Weather with His Fearless Dog

Texas based storm chaser Mike Mezeul II was the kind of kid that day dreamed about the clouds. Having now photographed storms for over a decade, the fascination has evolved into an awe-inspiring body of work that will leave you with an appreciation for the power and beauty of nature. Mike's foray into storm chasing started as a side project from his job in the advertising photography world.

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September 20, 2017

France Offers U.S. Scientists 4-Year Grants to Study Global Warming After Paris Agreement Withdrawal

After the United States' June 1 withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement—an international pact acknowledging the threat of global warming—governments and citizens around the globe were up in arms. But in France, they are taking concrete action to ensure that American scientists, teachers, and researchers have a place to go and continue the fight against climate change.

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August 18, 2017

Tree-Planting Drones Are Helping Replant Our Forests by Seeding 100,000 Plants a Day

If you thought drones were just for taking pictures, think again. A U.K. startup is hoping to kick start efforts against deforestation by leveraging drone technology. BioCarbon Engineering, whose CEO Lauren Fletcher spent 20 years as a NASA engineer, is pledging to plant 1 billion trees using industrial technology. After a long development and planning phase, their initial efforts will start in September, when they team with non-profit Worldwide International Foundation.

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July 5, 2017

China Just Built the World’s Cutest Panda-Shaped Solar Farm

Renewable energy just got an injection of cuteness thanks to the Panda Power Plant, a new solar farm installed in the Shanxi province of China. The adorable, panda-shaped farm will have an aggregate capacity of 100 MW when completely finished. The initiative by Panda Green Energy, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program, is part of a push to educate China's young people about sustainable energy.

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