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April 18, 2015 4:12 PM Apple Bought Forests for Sustainable Packaging

Apple bought two forests to produce sustainable packaging, as part of its plan to protect the environment and produce its own packaging rather than buy from third-party vendors. The tech company bought 3,600 acres of forest in Brunswick County, North Carolina and 32,400 acres in Aroostook County, Maine. Apple won’t say how much paper it uses each year to make boxes 95

April 18, 2015 3:45 PM World-wide Citizen 2015 Earth Working day Normally takes In excess of The National Mall

The sun is shining and temperatures are forecast to hit summery highs for Saturday's Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day on the National Mall in Washington. The event, which organizers hope more than 200,000 people will attend, was put together to highligh... The solar is shining and temperatures are forecast to hit summery highs for Saturday's International 40

April 18, 2015 3:34 PM Everything you need to see from Kris Bryant's MLB debut

We've all been warned that looking directly into the natural phenomenon of a solar eclipse could cause a condition called solar retinopathy, which is when the bright light of the sun floods the retinas in the back of the eye and inflicts permanent vision damage. And a fear of that type of situation is the only legitimate excuse that baseball fans might 27

April 18, 2015 2:31 PM ISS Laser Proposed to Blast Space Junk

Ever since man started his adventure into space, we have littered the way with space trash, and now scientists have proposed a way to blast space junk and get rid of our mess. Space junk or trash is what’s left over after space missions, and includes dead satellites, rocket stages, fragments of metal from explosions, etc., that is not only an eyesore 43

April 18, 2015 12:02 PM Musician Jack Johnson is as green as it gets

Jack Johnson is easygoing, but he gets super stoked about plenty of things: Oranges from his own backyard. His neighbor's breadfruit hummus. The water catchment system he built with his kids. And nurdles, which he explains are the raw material that makes up nearly every plastic product on Earth. And tons of those same pesky pellets wash up on the shores 44

April 18, 2015 10:18 AM An Ode to New Horizons

Two dots. That’s really all the image the New Horizons probe sent back looked like, if we’re honest. It was supposed to be the little robot’s first color picture of the dwarf planet Pluto and its moon Charon. But let’s be real: It was a big dot and a little dot. An emoji from space. So why, then, does seeing that picture resonate inside your soul like a bass chord 41

April 18, 2015 10:06 AM Obama to push climate change for Earth Day

President Obama plans to spotlight his climate change plans next week, saying Saturday that "there's no greater threat to our planet" than ever-rising temperatures. The week will be built around a presidential trip to the Florida Everglades on Wednesday, which is Earth Day. "The Everglades is one of the most special places in our country, but it's also one of the most fragile 29

April 18, 2015 10:04 AM The 10 greatest hits of the Hubble era

The Hubble Space Telescope is just 350 miles or so closer to deep space than those of us on Earth, but its vantage point outside the atmosphere and away from light pollution allows it to see billions of light-years farther. In its 25 years of service, it has fundamentally changed our understanding of astrophysics. Its cameras have found black holes 38

April 18, 2015 10:03 AM China Minsheng Investments to invest 15 bln yuan in solar power plant

SHANGHAI, April 18 (Reuters) - China Minsheng Investments (CMI) will invest 15 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) in a 2 gigawatt solar power plant in the northwestern region of Ningxia, which the company says will be the largest such plant of its kind in the world. CMI, the largest private investment fund in China, said in an announcement emailed to Reuters 92

April 18, 2015 4:33 AM The Top Green Colleges In 2015, Ranked By The Princeton Review

Some higher education institutions are leading the way in environmental responsibility, and the Princeton Review has recognized them in their annual rankings of the greenest colleges. At the top of the list is Lewis & Clark College in Oregon, which has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30 percent over the last nine years, according to the publisher 31