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Fast delivery may negate the environmental benefits of online shopping

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Robert Bumsted Many will tell you that online shopping is more eco-friendly since you don’t have to drive as often, but just the opposite might be true in recent years. Axios has warned that the increasing number of super-fast delivery options may be leading to more CO2 emissions, not less. Annual emissions …

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NASA spacecraft will use fuel that’s safer for humans

Sponsored Links Aerojet Rocketdyne Many spacecraft depend on hydrazine in their fuel, but it’s extremely hazardous — and that means very careful fueling processes that slow things down. NASA will soon have a safer option, however. It’s about to test-fly the Green Propellant Infusion Mission, a spacecraft that ditches hydrazine in favor of a namesake …

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74% of the World’s Bitcoin Mining Operations Driven by Renewable Energy Says Report

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>There’s a lot of debate over whether bitcoin mining is bad for the environment. Many bureaucrats and mainstream media pundits claim that mining is wasteful and bitcoin’s energy consumption cannot be ignored. However, these claims have been refuted in the past and on June 6, Coinshares published a report that details mining …

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UN chief warns nuclear waste could be leaking into the Pacific

Sponsored Links GIFF JOHNSON via Getty Images A UN chief is concerned that a Cold War-era nuclear ‘coffin’ could be leaking radioactive material into the Pacific. The concerns are both alarming and oddly similar to the plot of Shin Godzilla — including the part about it being the US’s fault. According to Phys.org, the structure …

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UN study says humans are damaging nature at ‘unprecedented’ rate

Sponsored Links Godong/UIG via Getty Images You probably weren’t expecting a feel-good nature report from the UN after its alarming findings on climate change, and you won’t get one. The organization’s Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has published a summary of an upcoming study that concludes nature is declining at a …

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Fiat Chrysler will pay Tesla to avoid EU emissions fines

Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Environmental regulations can create strange bedfellows, it seems. The Financial Times has learned that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will pay Tesla hundreds of millions of euros (specific numbers aren’t available) to pool the EV brand’s cars with its own fleet and avoid fines for violating stricter EU emissions rules in 2020. The …

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Insects could be extinct within a century, scientists say

Gerald Bray via Getty Images Insects are dying so rapidly, they could disappear within 100 years, according to the first global scientific review on their decline. A third of species are endangered and more than 40 percent face the threat of extinction in the next few decades, according to the study, which was published in …

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