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A novel building material made of bacteria, sand, and gelatin can be molded into different shapes.

Scientists created carbon-sucking ‘Frankenstein’ bricks using microbes. The material can spawn its own babies.

The brick contains bacteria colonies that grow when the atmosphere is humid. That could make it an ideal building material for a Mars settlement.
Left, Australian prime minister Scott Morrison issues a press statement in Adelaide, Australia, January 6, 2020. Right, a firefighter hoses down trees in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires in the town of Nowra in New South Wales, Australia, December 31, 2019.

Thousands of Australians are calling for their prime minster’s resignation. He’s vowed to keep exporting coal, despite the link between fi...

Since September, 25 million acres of Australia have caught fire. The resulting smoke plume stretches 1.3 billion acres.
Firefighters struggle against the strong wind in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, December 31, 2019.

Australia’s fires are 46% bigger than last year’s Brazilian Amazon blazes. There are at least 2 months of fire season to go.

Since September, 25 million acres have burned in Australia's unprecedented season of bushfires. Here's why the fires are so severe and unstoppable.
A young school boy takes notes during class at Saint Mary's High School in Lahore, Pakistan on February 28, 2014.

Carbon dioxide in homes, offices, and classrooms could cut our capacity for complex, strategic thinking by 50% within 80 years, scientists warn

Even basic cognitive performance could drop by 25% with higher levels of carbon dioxide. A growing body of research shows how CO2 affects the brain.
Melting ice shows through at a cliff face at Landsend, on the coast of Cape Denison in Antarctica, January 2, 2010.

More than 11,000 scientists have declared a ‘climate emergency.’ One of the best things we can do, they say, is have fewer children.

After analyzing 40 years' worth of data, thousands of scientists from around the world say our planet is in the midst of a "climate emergency."
A customer shops during the grand opening of the Forever 21 flagship store in New York's Times Square, June 25, 2010.

The fashion industry emits more carbon than international flights and maritime shipping combined. Here are the biggest ways it impacts the planet.

The fashion industry is the second-largest consumer of water and the second-largest polluter of water. Here's why.
A customer shops during the grand opening of the Forever 21 flagship store in New York's Times Square, June 25, 2010.

The fashion industry emits more carbon than international flights and maritime shipping combined. Here are the biggest ways it impacts the planet.

The fashion industry is the second-largest consumer of water and the second-largest polluter of water. Here's why.
A large school of Banana fusilier fish swims over the colorful field of soft corals in the Hin Khao reef near Satun, Thailand in the Andaman Sea.

Eating more seafood could help us slow the planet’s warming — part of a handful of climate solutions the ocean offers

A UN report found that oceans are warming and sea levels rising due to climate change. Solutions to this trend could come from the water itself.
A still from Heathrow Pause's video shows a drone failing to take off.

London’s Heathrow Airport appears to have worked out how to jam drone signals to stop climate-change protesters from shutting down its airspace

A video posted by the campaign group Heathrow Pause shows activists about to launch drones near the West London airport. But when they try, none work.
Greta Thunberg and her skipper Boris Herrmann in Plymouth, England, shortly before sailing to the Americas on August 14, 2019.

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg says no company on Earth right now has a climate change strategy that’s good enough

Many billion-dollar companies are trying to fight climate change, from banning plastic to donating part of their sales to the Earth's conservation.