Environment

Following Millions of Complaints, the FCC Reverses Course and Slaps Down Big Telecom and Cable

In a 3-to-2 vote earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implemented sweeping net neutrality rules, including prohibitions on site and app blocking, speed throttling, and paid fast lanes. It reclassified Internet providers’ services as “telecommunications services” under Title II of the Communications Act, giving the Commission the power to enforce these rules. A BIG … Continued


The 6th Extinction: Is It Underway Already?

Do you remember the loggerhead turtle and the bonobo? That’s a question our grandchildren may ask. Scientists expect to confirm a mass extinction — defined as a loss of 75% of species — over the next few centuries if current trends continue. There have been five mass extinction events in Earth’s history. In the worst, which … Continued


Obama’s Task Force Misses Deadline: Is it Too Late to Save the Bees?

In a recent letter to the White House, CEOs of leading environmental groups urged President Obama to take strong and swift action against insecticides that are devastating honey bee and wild bee populations, threatening the nation’s food supplies. These insecticides, called “neonics” or “neonicotinoids” are particularly lethal to bees, because “they poison the whole treated plant including … Continued


Can the Developed World Go Package-Free?

Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski are turning over a new leaf in the way consumers shop for groceries. With strong skepticism for colorful packaging or gimmick marketing, these two left university on a mission to repackage supermarkets across the globe. Located in Berlin’s Friedrichshain Kreuzberg district, Original Unverpackt (Original Unpacked) is their brainchild–and Germany’s first package-free supermarket. Their crowdfunding … Continued


Google Earth Images From The Past And Present Paint A Grim Future

Aerial photography has the ability to turn slums, ransacked rainforests, and even pit mines into something beautiful. From a distance, all we can see are geometric patterns or deep color contrasts between land and sea, and the simplicity in these images is breathtaking. We can’t help but find them fascinating, and if you spend any … Continued


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