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Estuaries could power us to a low-carbon future
When freshwater meets saltwater, there's energy to be captured.
Turning the lights off for a few nights each year could save millions of birds
Bright city lights can be deadly for migratory birds like warblers and thrushes.
Don’t stash away your camping gear—it could save the day during a power outage
That little cook stove can keep your family well-fed during a blackout.
Super-white paint could cut air conditioning bills by 80 percent
A coat of paint can passively cool down buildings in increasingly hot cities.
Solar panels and water canals could form a real power couple in California
Solar canals save water, create energy, and protect natural lands all at the same time.
The process sea slugs use to regrow severed body parts is surprisingly common
Studying organisms like the body-regenerating sea slugs can teach us about how plants evolved.
10 years after Fukushima, outdated nuclear power plants are still the norm
Countries are still figuring out how to implement safety with aging infrastructure.
Oil and gas companies are making old pipelines the landowner’s problem
In the US, private residents end up footing the bill to prevent further eyesores and pollution.
11 percent of food waste comes from our homes
As consumers, we can help a lot—starting with ignoring those sell-by dates.
Thrift shopping is an environmental and ethical trap
There’s a smarter way to do it.