This Dutch startup turns plants into batteries.

This Dutch startup turns plants into batteries.

Imagine a lamp, any lamp. Now imagine having to water it. Dutch product designer Ermi van Oers created Living Light: plants that double as lights. Or lights that double as plants – whichever way you prefer looking at it. The lighst run on electricity generated by bacteria in the soil.

View Full Post

More great content like this @ Earth & Nature Front Page or you can Request Invite

1861 The First Battle of Bull Run Video C-SPAN.org

1861 The First Battle of Bull Run Video C-SPAN.org

1861 Review: First Battle of Bull Run Adam Goodheart, author of 1861: The Civil War Awakening, talked about the First Battle of Bull Run, also known as First Manassas, held July 21, 1861. He talked about how the battle changed public perceptions of the war. He was interviewed at a portrait of General Winfield Scott in a Civil War exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery.

View Full Post

More great content like this @ Earth & Nature Front Page or you can Request Invite

Trump officially nominates climate-denying conservative talk radio host as USDA’s top scientist

Trump officially nominates climate-denying conservative talk radio host as USDA’s top scientist

Sam Clovis, a former Trump campaign adviser and one-time conservative talk radio host, has no background in the hard sciences, nor any policy experience with food or agriculture. Still, that did not stop President Donald Trump from officially nominating Clovis to the position of the United States Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary of research, education, and economics, the agency’s top science position.

View Full Post

More great content like this @ Earth & Nature Front Page or you can Request Invite

This is officially the hottest day in Shanghai in at least 145 years

This is officially the hottest day in Shanghai in at least 145 years

Apparently, weather forecasters weren't kidding about this being a rather hot week. The Shanghai weather bureau issued its first red alert for heat of the year today with temperatures hitting a record high of 40.9 degrees Celcius at around 2 p.m. in Xujiahui. That's the highest temperature ever recorded at the Xujiahui weather station, which was established all the way back in 1873. The previous high was 40.8 degrees, recorded during the sweltering summer of 2013.

View Full Post

More great content like this @ Earth & Nature Front Page or you can Request Invite