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[1THING] Blog: Archive for May, 2018

[ Facebook Project Wants You To ‘Buy Nothing’ And Ask For What You Need ]

Johanna Humphrey, left, ended up with 24 boxes of crayons she didn

The Buy Nothing Project encourages people to share without money changing hands. In five years it has spread around the world on Facebook with the help of more than 3,000 volunteers.

(Image credit: Jeff Brady/NPR)


[ Hawaii Officials Send Different Messages For Residents And Tourists About Active Volcano ]

Hawaii officials continue to warn the public about dangers from the active volcano on the Big Island, including the lava flowing toward a power plant. In the meantime, they are trying to reassure possible visitors that the tourism opportunities have not been affected.


[ As The Planet Warms, We’ll Be Having Rice With A Side Of CO2 ]

Scientists find that rice grown under elevated carbon conditions loses substantial amounts of protein, zinc, iron and B vitamins, depending on the variety.

Scientists found that exposing rice to high levels of carbon dioxide causes it to lose valuable nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins. But some varieties are better at resisting than others.

(Image credit: Maximilian Stock, Ltd./Getty Images/Passage)


[ Asteroid Impact That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs Also Caused Abrupt Global Warming ]

An artist

The crash of the space rock that slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula also warmed up the Earth’s atmosphere for 100,000 years. And scientists say it’s a cautionary tale for people living today.

(Image credit: SPL/Science Source)


[ Judge Orders Boy Who Started Oregon Wildfire To Pay $36 Million In Restitution ]

The Eagle Creek wildfire burns in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland, Ore., in September. The teenager who threw the firework that started the fire has been ordered to pay $36.6 million to victims who suffered damages.

The judge acknowledged that the boy is unable to pay the full amount. The boy admitted throwing fireworks that started the Eagle Creek Fire, burning nearly 47,000 acres last year.

(Image credit: Inciweb/AP)


[ Kilauea’s Wrath Threatens Power Plant — And Hawaii’s Most Powerful Industry ]

Lava from the Kilauea volcano approaches the Puna Geothermal Venture plant on Hawaii

The volcano’s lava has crept near a geothermal energy plant, risking the release of dangerous fumes. Meanwhile, the fiery flow is already hurting a major tourist stop and the locals who rely on it.

(Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


[ Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific’s ‘Shark Highway’ ]

Shark highway

Biologists knew the sharks sometimes traveled from waters off Costa Rica south to the Galapagos Islands, but they’d never actually witnessed it.

(Image credit: Andy Mann/Waitt Foundation/PACIFICO)


[ This clean tech hotspot gives New York and California a run for their money ]

A Midwestern state is proving that clean energy investments are not just for “coastal elites.”


[ Nothing Certain In Search For ‘Regulatory Certainty’ At EPA ]

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announcing his decision in April to scrap Obama administration fuel economy standards.

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt often cites the need for “regulatory certainty.” But even some supporters of his sweeping rollbacks say they’re creating the opposite.

(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)


[ NASA Launching New Satellites To Measure Earth’s Lumpy Gravity ]

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission will measure tiny fluctuations in Earth

The two satellites, which are collectively called GRACE and will replace two retired probes, are one of the most important tools for understanding the effects of climate change.

(Image credit: NASA/JPL)