Environment

Evolution: Traits That Are Good For Individuals, But Bad For Species

Evolution can select traits that are good for individuals, but bad for the species as a whole ANTAGONISM is built into the nature of sexual reproduction itself. Members of ...

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Plants Can See, Hear And Smell - & Respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals". This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences...

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The Uncertain Fate Of The Worlds Most Important Freezer

In 2008, the Svalbard Global Seed Trust was heralded as one of the greatest inventions of the year. Located on a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago, halfway between ...

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Scientists: Seals Are Deafened In Noisy Shipping Lanes

TATTIUrbanisation of marine environment impacts on seal hearing and is comparable to noise pollution of inner cities Seals are being temporarily deafened by underwater nois...

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Switch To Reusable Menstrual Products To Save The Environment

Reusable menstrual products are the new demand and NGOs from across India have started making options for women to help reduce the burden of non-biodegradable products on t...

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For Everyone Who Doesn't Know Where The Hell Their Tap Water Comes From

Editor's note: We here at Impact believe that water is a human right, and have raised concerns about the ongoing struggle for access to clean water. Let's face it, we're al...

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Chinese Appetite For Totoaba Fish Bladder Kills Off Rare Porpoise

Only 30 vaquita are left in Gulf of California as pirate fishermen net them when fishing for highly valued totoaba maws The world’s rarest marine mammal is on the ver...

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Environmentalism Used To Be About Defending The Wild, Not Anymore

We’re domesticating areas instead of protecting them. Living without technology I’ve found my place in the natural world – and this path could be our salv...

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These Bicycles Eat Smog & Spit Out Clean Air

Bike sharing programs in China are big right now. There are over 30 Chinese start-ups and one of the largest of them all, Ofo, has about 2.2 million bikes in 43 cities. Daa...

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We Hardly Notice Them But Street Trees Are Monuments To City Life

Every three years, the surgeons come to our street and operate on the plane trees. Their nonchalance is remarkable. First, they loop ropes over the highest branches that th...

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The State - Unflinching Drama on the IS death cult.

Somehow, we all agree to have squandered our hours away facebooking, but some people ...

September 18 2017

The Price we pay for ‘The Love of Chocolate’

Reporters have travelled across Ivory Coast where the main cocoa plantation business ...

September 18 2017

Om Shanti Om – What do the Millennials Say?

Youth not so inclined to bhajans and spiritual songs has been a problem for ages. But...

September 18 2017