This indoor vertical farm grows produce without soil or natural light — Future Blink
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This indoor vertical farm grows produce without soil or natural light — Future Blink

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Scientists find 71 new species of plant and animal to add to the tree of life in 2019
Nature & Science

Scientists find 71 new species of plant and animal to add to the tree of life in 2019

A total of 71 species have been added to the ever-expanding list of plant and animal species on Earth in the year 2019.They were found by scientists in some of the most remote regions of planet Earth, spanning five continents and three oceans. The list of newly-described species includes:  17 fish, 15 geckos, eight flowering plants, six…

‘Ground zero’ for sea level rise is New Jersey, new climate data suggests
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‘Ground zero’ for sea level rise is New Jersey, new climate data suggests

Amanda Oglesby, Asbury Park Press Published 5:00 a.m. ET Dec. 13, 2019 | Updated 9:55 a.m. ET Dec. 13, 2019CLOSE Is your home at risk? If not now, it might be soon. Amanda Oglesby | Wochit, Asbury Park PressHuman-made gas emissions are  speeding up sea level rise around New Jersey and, in  tandem with coastal storms, will cause…

PG&E electricity shut-offs drive Californians’ interest in solar power
Green Energy

PG&E electricity shut-offs drive Californians’ interest in solar power

The solar industry came out with new data yesterday showing record residential installations in the third quarter, edging out prior highs in 2016.The intrigue: One part of the quarterly report that caught my eye confirms that PG&E’s power shut-offs are driving interest in solar-plus-battery systems, though the real effect won’t be known for a while.By…

Michelle Obama tells Greta Thunberg ‘don’t let anyone dim your light’ after Trump’s tweet
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Michelle Obama tells Greta Thunberg ‘don’t let anyone dim your light’ after Trump’s tweet

Leora Arnowitz, USA TODAY Published 8:06 a.m. ET Dec. 13, 2019 | Updated 9:00 a.m. ET Dec. 13, 2019CLOSE Greta Thunberg is the youngest person to be named the Person of the Year by TIME. USA TODAYMichelle Obama is standing up for 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg after President Donald Trump mocked the teen Thursday…

‘Highly-efficient feeding strategy’ helped blue whales become biggest animal ever
Nature & Science

‘Highly-efficient feeding strategy’ helped blue whales become biggest animal ever

Blue whales became the biggest animals to ever live thanks to their ‘highly-efficient feeding strategy’ of sucking loads of tiny sea creatures through plates in their mouthsBaleen whales feed by taking in large amounts of water filled with tiny prey  Krill and small fish are easy to catch and offer an abundant food supply  Bigger the whale…