Clever Innovations Taking on Climate Change

From large-scale solar (an industry that now employs twice the number of people than coal mining), to low-carbon concrete and beyond, there are countless impressive and important innovations being made and updated to tackle climate change. Not just energy-focused though, there are plenty of other clever ideas to do with food: there’s Beyond Meat, Gardein and the Impossible Burger—which is fake meat that “bleeds” like …

The Haunting Sounds of Icebergs

Only 20 years ago the scientific community had no idea that icebergs made noise. After the last remaining chunk of the largest iceberg ever (twice the size of Delaware) began to fall apart, sounds were heard up to thousands of miles away. In fact, the ocean was documented as being much noisier as a whole. Through data analysis, scientists were able to trace the sounds …

Google’s 30-Year Time Lapse

From the astounding removal of trees in Whitesville, West Virginia, to make way for coal mining; to the depletion of the Aral Sea (between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan) due to farming; and the Langhovde Glacier melting, Google’s 30-decade time-lapse videos are as fascinating as they are unsettling. Not only are obvious changes in lakes, glaciers and rivers visible, users can search any exact location they desire …