Mountains of sugar are hiding beneath seagrass meadows

Scientists have found a mindboggling deposit of sugar in an odd place: underneath seagrass meadows in the oceans of the world. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos According to researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, seagrass meadows conceal mountains of sugar. It’s like a Willy Wonka fantasy, with enough sugar to power […]

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New purification facility will take water from toilet to tap

Most people do not like to think about flushing the toilet and having that same water come out of the tap. But as the California megadrought grinds on, Governor Gavin Newsom has become very enthusiastic about a new plan to render sewage water drinkable. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos “There’ll never been a project […]

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Meet Dos Rios Ranch, California’s newest state park

If all goes well, California’s newest state park will be open and accessible to visitors within a year. The 2,500-acre Dos Rios Ranch is at the confluence of the Tuolumne and San Joaquin rivers, about ten miles southwest of Modesto in California’s Central Valley. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos First, archeologists will do a […]

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Can a controversial desalination plant ease California’s drought?

Spurred on by the western megadrought, the California Coastal Commission is expected to vote this week on a controversial $ 1.4 billion desalination plant near Huntington State Beach. Proponents say it could help the drinking water shortage. Skeptics claim marine life will pay the price. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos Poseidon Water paints a […]

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Senior home builds a social and eco-friendly community

Located in West Los Angeles, the Howard and Irene Levine Senior Community is a mid-rise housing development for low-income seniors and homeless senior veterans. The apartments were designed by KFA Architecture for Mercy Housing of California. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos The project sits along Pico Boulevard and is well-knit into the neighborhood’s urban […]

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10th annual NYCxDESIGN Festival is sure to inspire

The tenth annual NYCxDESIGN Festival will run May 10-20 this year, attracting thousands of creative folks to New York City. Expect design fairs, group exhibitions, and consulates organizing events to celebrate the innovations of international designers. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos A city council initiative first established NYCxDESIGN in 2012. Officials decided to hold […]

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PFAS could be reduced by Australian plants

New research has found that Australian native rushes Phragmites australis, Juncus kraussiiand Baumea articulata could remove up to 53% of PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) contaminants from the environment. Conducted by researchers at the University of South Australia, the study found that the once-popular chemicals could be removed from the environment cheaply by using these […]

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Would engineering new species help fight climate change?

Jennifer Doudna, one of the scientists behind CRISPR gene editing, says the technology could be used to tackle climate change, among other major issues facing humanity. At the moment, the technology is widely being tried by researchers in clinical studies. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos CRISPR gene editing technology allows the editing of genomes […]

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Giants of the bottled water industry admits to greenwashing

The attorneys for bottled water company BlueTriton admitted that its environmental claims were false. They insisted the greenwashing was non-actionable because the statements were aspirational. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos “Many of the statements on issue here constitute non-actionable puffery,” BlueTriton’s attorneys wrote in a motion to dismiss, as reported by The Intercept. BlueTriton’s […]

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