There are a number of reasons why #CuteOff played by scientists is an excellent idea

There are a number of reasons why #CuteOff played by scientists is an excellent idea

treehugger.com 04 Sep '15, 8pm

There are a number of reasons why this is an excellent idea. First, it’s a great way to show off how squee-worthy some of the less charismatic creatures can be, from bugs to fish. "I don't generally think of fish as cute,” Anne Hilborn, a doctoral student who helped launch the hashtag, told LiveScience . “But there were some alarmingly cute fish.” Generally speaking, proving the cuteness of less-obvious critters is a good way to bring attention to them, and demonstrate their merit for conservation and study. Herpetologists were particularly active participants, sharing everything from lizards and frogs posed on pennies, to tiny tiny turtle...

Canadian Supreme Court Rules Against Chevron and in Favor of Ecuadorians via @AmazonWatch

amazonwatch.org 04 Sep '15, 4pm

"This decision is the beginning of the end of Chevron's abusive and obstructionist litigation strategy to avoid paying for the clean-up of th...

What America can learn from Europe’s high-speed trains: As California builds its own high-speed r...

grist.org 04 Sep '15, 4pm
What America can learn from Europe’s high-speed trains: As California builds its own high-speed rail line,… | @grist

Riding the high-speed train between Berlin and Hamburg, Germany’s two largest cities, is a radically different experience from riding its Ame...

Fish oil supplements may increase the risk of asthma in children @Care2 #fishoil

care2.com 04 Sep '15, 4pm

A number of case-control studies have found that giving kids cod liver oil supplements may increase their risk of asthma later in life. Case-...

Researchers find many, many moths in Bolivian national park

news.mongabay.com 04 Sep '15, 6pm
Researchers find many, many moths in Bolivian national park

Identidad Madidi consists of dozens of biologists and guides from mostly Bolivian institutions who are spending the next year and a half surv...

Energy

8 Ways to Keep Vegetables and Fruit Fresh

8 Ways to Keep Vegetables and Fruit Fresh

greenoptimistic.com 04 Sep '15, 7pm

Wasting food is bad for the budget and the environment. Here are a few ways to keep your food fresh longer so that you can avoid throwing it ...

US navy commits to largest purchase of renewable energy

renewableenergyfocus.com 04 Sep '15, 10am

The Department of the Navy (DON), Western Area Power Administration (Western), and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power hosted a ceremony at Naval Air Sta...

Solarcentury to build Netherlands’ ‘largest’ PV power plant

pv-tech.org 04 Sep '15, 9am

A Solarcentury project in the UK. The company is bringing its international expertise to bear in what is billed as the biggest PV project to ...

Transportation

Translucent Li-ion Battery Charges Itself by Using Sunlight #batterynews #renewableenergy

electric-vehiclenews.com 05 Sep '15, 1am
Translucent Li-ion Battery Charges Itself by Using Sunlight #batterynews #renewableenergy

A Japanese research group prototyped a translucent lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable battery that can charge itself by using sunlight. With t...

Fashion

Jaw-dropping scale of Apple’s spaceship campus revealed in new drone footage

inhabitat.com 04 Sep '15, 2pm
Jaw-dropping scale of Apple’s spaceship campus revealed in new drone footage

The latest progress on the new $5 billion Apple Campus 2 was unveiled earlier this week in an unofficial drone flyby video shot by Silicon Va...

Value of Battery-Backed Solar in California: 25 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour

greentechmedia.com 04 Sep '15, 3pm
Value of Battery-Backed Solar in California: 25 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour

Determining the value of batteries that can store, shift and dispatch solar energy requires s...

Bonn Climate Talks Lay Groundwork for Final Push Toward Paris

wri.org 05 Sep '15, 12am
Bonn Climate Talks Lay Groundwork for Final Push Toward Paris

As a week of key climate talks wrapped up in Bonn , Germany, today, we’re within the last 100...

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