Environment

March 18, 2017

China to Build New National Park Dedicated to Saving Siberian Tigers

The U.S. National Parks are a big tourist attraction, from people visiting domestically as well as abroad. Yellowstone National Park, home to the iconic Old Faithful geyser, created nearly $382 million in economic benefit in 2014 alone. Now, China is following the U.S.’s lead as it develops its own national park system. The country recently announced plans to build a new park that’s 60% larger than Yellowstone.

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February 7, 2017

Scientists Around the World Are Planning a March for Science on Earth Day

Since 1970, Americans have celebrated nature and honored the environment each year on April 22. Known as Earth Day, this holiday reminds us how remarkable yet fragile our planet is. Though the special day has always held profound symbolic significance among scientists, environmentalists, and the general public, this year, it is set to carry even more weight, as it has been selected as the date for the much anticipated March for Science.

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January 26, 2017

National Park Twitter Accounts Defy President’s Ban by Tweeting Scientific Facts

President Trump hasn't even been in office for one week, but his first term is already riddled with controversy. One unexpected hot button issue? The size of the crowd at his inauguration. Though a widely-circulated photograph shows that his inaugural attendance was substantially lower than that of President Obama in 2009, Trump and his administration have issued official statements declaring otherwise. The U.S.

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January 12, 2017

Trains in the Netherlands Now Run Completely on Wind Energy

In 2015, Dutch railway operator NS teamed with energy supplier Eneco to make a push toward running all of its electric trains purely on wind energy by 2018. And now, they've announced that they've reached that goal one year early. That's right, the next time you hop on an electric train in the Netherlands, know that it's 100% run by wind energy.

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