The Trump Administration is Pushing to Eliminate NASA’s Climate Research Programs—These Pictures Show What a Loss That Would Be

President Trump’s proposed 2019 budget would slash funding for NASA’s Earth Science Division, and while his budget hasn’t gained traction in Congress, it is an important statement of the administration’s priorities. In a nod to his allies in the fossil fuel industry, Trump is calling for the elimination of vital…

30 New Species Discovered in a Tiny Area of the Ocean, Leading Scientists to Propose New Life Zone

A team of Smithsonian explorers has made a startling discovery while diving in a reef system off the coast of Curaçao: once you drop 400 below the surface, there’s an undefined ecosystem with unnamed species that’s hardly ever been studied. During 80 manned-submarine dives between 400 to 1,000 feet, the team explored…

The Grapes of Trash—Wine Waste can be Used to Make Safer Food, Medicine and Cosmetics

German monk and theologian Martin Luther probably said it best: “Beer is made by men, wine by God.” It’s true — the world loves its wine. Americans, in fact, downed close to a billion gallons of it in 2016. But winemakers create a lot of waste when they produce all that vino, most of it in seeds, stalks and skins.

Stop Procrastinating! Fighting Climate Change Now Could Save Over 150 Million Lives

Everyone does it: whether it’s paying your bills, turning in an assignment or emailing your mom back, we’re all guilty of pushing the problem for another day. And this is exactly what we’ve been doing with climate change for the past 50 years - kicking the can down the road and hoping that somewhere somehow someone…

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