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Big kudos! British grocery store is using its food waste to generate energy
Thursday, 24 July 2014
A UK grocery store chain is feeding food waste to microbes to generate enough power to run 2,500 homes for a year.
Man single-handedly grows a forest larger than Central Park
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Since 1979, forestry worker Jadav Payeng has been cultivating a forest in northeast India that now spans 550 hectares.
Eating less beef is better for the environment than giving up cars
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
A new study has revealed that beef’s environmental impact is 10 times that of chicken and pork.
This tree produces 40 different types of fruit
Monday, 21 July 2014
Award-winning artist Sam Van Aken has grown a hybridised fruit tree that produces 40 different varieties of stone fruit each year.
Tropical fish are invading and destroying kelp forests
Wednesday, 09 July 2014
They might be beautiful, but migrating tropical fish are consuming more than their fair share of kelp and seagrass.
Simultaneous triple lightning strikes light up Chicago
Tuesday, 08 July 2014
Forget double rainbows, this triple lightning strike is nature's newest trump card.
How much water and air sustains the Earth?
Tuesday, 08 July 2014
This amazing graphic reveals the incredibly delicate balance that maintains the Earth as the only known habitable planet in the universe.
Extent of ocean's 500 km whirlpools revealed
Tuesday, 08 July 2014
There are enormous ‘whirlpools’ in our oceans measuring up to 500 km across and they’re having a much bigger influence on the world’s climate than we thought.
Sydney installs machines that offer bus tickets in exchange for recycling
Monday, 30 June 2014
High-tech reverse vending machines that give recyclers rewards in exchange for plastic bottles or cans have been installed in the City of Sydney.
Monarch butterflies avoid getting lost by using a natural magnetic compass
Friday, 27 June 2014
On cloudy days, monarch butterflies use the Earth’s magnetic field to stay on their migratory path.

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