Environment (7)

This New AI Forensic Tool is Fighting Illegal Logging

One of the really insidious parts of illegal logging is that the same criminal enterprises are also engaged in trafficking drugs, weapons, and typically human trafficking as well....

Kelly in Environment 16 March · 14

What Exactly Is Fracking, And Is It Really That Bad?

In a world that’s demanding more and more energy every year, solutions for cheap and accessible fuel are more important than ever. There’s an estimated 214.6 TRILLION cubic meters...

Alex in Environment 02 January · 15

Scientists Can Now Prove That Climate Change Is Causing Natural Disasters

Longer fire seasons. Stronger hurricanes. More intense heatwaves and floods. Across the world, climate events are getting more extreme. And while there’s little doubt that global w...

Alex in Environment 25 November 2020 · 11

This Is Why Birds Are So Affected by Oil Spills

We've been using our planet's rivers, lakes and oceans to ship crude oil from place to place since the beginning of oil. And while that is an effective way to move thousands of gal...

Den W. in Environment 20 October 2020 · 11 · 1

This Mutant Super-Enzyme Can Eat Plastic Waste Within Days

We are addicted to single-use plastics The vast majority of single-use plastic bottles end up in landfills or the ocean where they’ll take at least 450 years to break down complete...

Den W. in Environment 19 October 2020 · 31

Why Is Florida Releasing 750 Million GMO Mosquitoes?

In May 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave the greenlight to release hundreds of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. I realize that sen...

Alex in Environment 15 October 2020 · 34

Draper, the underwater drone that scans the ocean for microplastics

Microplastics are one of the greatest environmental problems that  humanity facing today. Tons of these products are at large in seas and oceans with a very dangerous feature: they...

Alex in Environment 08 February 2020 · 21 · 1