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Climate Change Photos

Moving Instagram account lets you follow along as humans destroy the Earth

December 22nd, 2015

Watching our planet crumble around us has never looked so beautiful. It’s difficult to dispute the impact humans have had on Earth, and the damage isn’t slowing down. While progress continues to be made thanks to increased efforts surrounding renewable energy, electric vehicles and other endeavors, mankind has much work to do if it hopes to reverse …

Scientists may have just found a ninth planet and it’s massive

January 20th, 2016

Scientists believe they may have found a giant planet in our distant solar system, possibly the long-sought after Planet X. It is believed to have a mass about 10 times that of Earth and orbits about 20 times farther from the Sun on average than does Neptune. As a result, it would take this new …

NYT Greenland Ice Melting Study

NYT’s gorgeous in-depth look at the melting of Greenland’s ice sheet

October 27th, 2015

Global warming is a pretty hot topic, especially in Greenland. In case you don’t know, Greenland’s ice sheet is melting, which could increase sea levels by about 20 feet if fully melted. Thankfully, we’re not there yet, but there’s plenty of glacier water flowing into the ocean in Greenland, and we have devised an even …

Bill Gates Climate Change Energy Miracle

Bill Gates bets $2B to beat climate change with faster innovation

November 5th, 2015

Aside from being the cofounder of one of the largest tech companies known to man, Bill Gates is also known for his tremendous philanthropy work. Gates and his foundation are trying to eradicate certain diseases, solve problems with clean water scarcity and, as of late, fix climate change. Gates is ready to bet $2 billion of his money …

Sunday’s rare supermoon eclipse: What you need to know

September 25th, 2015

Stargazers are in for a treat Sunday when a supermoon combines with a lunar eclipse for the first time since 1982. The supermoon eclipse will last 1 hour and 11 minutes, and will be visible to North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific, according to NASA. Weather …

American Deaths Abroad Most Common Causes

The leading causes of death for Americans traveling abroad, country by country

July 28th, 2015

Every year, tens of millions of Americans travel abroad, with Europe and the Caribbean being the two most popular destinations. Inevitably, statistics bear out that an unlucky percentage of American’s travelling abroad end up dying in overseas locations. While some deaths are due to natural causes, most result either from some form of freak accident or …

Global Warming Visualization

135 years of global warming in one terrifying animation

January 20th, 2015

Is it warm in here, or is it just us? The debate surrounding climate change, and specifically global warming, will rage on for years to come. There are certainly plenty of arguments on both sides of the fence, and neither side wants to concede any of its key talking points. The simple truth, however, is …

NASA GRACE Aquifer Water Supply

We’re Running out of Water

June 17th, 2015

It’s not happening today or tomorrow, but we’re slowly running out of water, new NASA data shows. Looking down at the planet using its GRACE satellites over a period of ten years, the researchers at NASA discovered that more than half of Earth’s 37 largest aquifers are being depleted at an alarming rate, far faster than …