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Cutting back on harmful chemicals is definitely healing the ozone layer

November 7th, 2018

Global warming is on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days, and with good reason, but it wasn’t long ago that the biggest environmental talking point was the depletion of Earth’s ozone layer. Scientists worked hard to prove that certain chemicals, namely CFCs (chlorofluorocarbon), were rapidly eating away at our planet’s protective shield, and eventually …

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A hurricane literally wiped this tiny Hawaiian island off the map

October 29th, 2018

When a hurricane rolls ashore here in the United States we see devastation in the form of buildings toppled, incredible flooding, and the collapse of infrastructure. Depending on the strength of the storm, the severity of the damage ranges from being a mild nuisance to an utter catastrophe, but there’s always land left to rebuild …

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Google’s data hoarding habits might help it build a life-saving product

January 14th, 2020

Google has a fantastic set of apps available across platforms, but you have to leave your privacy at the door to access them. There’s no way to pay for Search, Gmail, or Google Maps other than with your data. Google doesn’t actually sell identifiable data, as everything is anonymized, so advertisers can’t actually know who …

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Warming oceans may be pushing dolphins to the brink

April 4th, 2019

Scientists have been warning us for years that human activity has been slowly warming up our planet. It’s not easy to see when you’re looking at localized weather patterns, but a macro view of climate trends shows the reality we’re facing. Ocean temperatures are a good way of tracking global warming, and a new study …