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From 1932 to 1968, hundreds of tonnes of mercury seeped into the clear waters of Minamata Bay, Japan, causing health and environmental problems still felt today. As the first global treaty on mercury finally comes …
From 1932 to 1968, hundreds of tonnes of mercury seeped into the clear waters of Minamata Bay, Japan, causing health …
by Joshua Sokol — filed to Earth
Nic Fleming finds out in a twisting tale of industry cover-ups and misinformation that spans decades. A long vertical pipe sits against white-painted brickwork in the corner of a cramped storeroom. Two men wearing orange …
Nic Fleming finds out in a twisting tale of industry cover-ups and misinformation that spans decades. A long vertical pipe …
by Nic Fleming — filed to Earth
All over the world, scientists and engineers are applying what they’ve learned to try to come up with practical solutions to the world’s problems. When we envision the future, and sometimes even the present, we …
All over the world, scientists and engineers are applying what they’ve learned to try to come up with practical solutions …
by Thomas Hornigold — filed to Earth
The Earth is over 4 billion years old, but land animals have only existed on our planet for the past 500 million years. Why didn’t animal life on land emerge sooner? And why did it …
The Earth is over 4 billion years old, but land animals have only existed on our planet for the past …
by Philip Pogge von Strandmann — filed to The Lab · Earth
In order to become an active member of a sustainable society, you actually don’t need to do much or invent anything. As a matter of fact, sometimes, doing nothing within a destructive system is enough.Instead, …
In order to become an active member of a sustainable society, you actually don’t need to do much or invent …
by Pionic Staff — filed to Earth
It was a cloud like cotton candy that literally ignited the sky and the people, ushering in a new epoch. On August 6, 1945 a United States B-29 bomber named the “Enola Gay” dropped the …
It was a cloud like cotton candy that literally ignited the sky and the people, ushering in a new epoch. …
by Pionic Staff — filed to Earth
Western conventional wisdom about animal ethics is that killing an animal is not the problem; the problem is making the animal suffer. As long as we have treated and killed an animal in a ‘humane’ …
Western conventional wisdom about animal ethics is that killing an animal is not the problem; the problem is making the …
by Anna E Charlton & Gary L Francione — filed to Earth
One of the most extreme climate episodes the Earth has experienced was during the so-called Snowball Earth, 720 million years ago. During this period glaciers spanned from the poles to the tropics, resulting in a …
One of the most extreme climate episodes the Earth has experienced was during the so-called Snowball Earth, 720 million years …
by Grant Cox — filed to Earth
Costa Rica has long been a tropical hideaway, a lush paradise of incredible wildlife. It’s also one of only a few countries on this planet with absolutely no military forces. But Costa Rica is even …
Costa Rica has long been a tropical hideaway, a lush paradise of incredible wildlife. It’s also one of only a …
by Pionic Staff — filed to Earth
Humans never grew accustomed to their own, very special smell… at least not when passing their gas. Even though we are not the ones having the most sensitive noses, we do mind a foul odor …
Humans never grew accustomed to their own, very special smell… at least not when passing their gas. Even though we …
by Pionic Staff — filed to Earth
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