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Wind turbines are getting taller, bigger, and more powerful

If I’m reading it right, one of the new big ones (height of Eiffel Tower) could power 1 million homes.

Do Trees Talk to Each Other?

This is really something:

“Some are calling it the ‘wood-wide web,’” says Wohlleben in German-accented English. “All the trees here, and in every forest that is not too damaged, are connected to each other through underground fungal networks. Trees share water and nutrients through the networks, and also use them to communicate. They send distress signals about drought and disease, for example, or insect attacks, and other trees alter their behavior when they receive these messages.”

I’m an environmental journalist, but I never write about overpopulation. Here’s why.

So if you are concerned about the growth in population, make yourself a champion of female empowerment in the developing world. You will be contributing to the most effective solution to the problem without any of the moral baggage.

Antarctica’s doomsday glaciers could be more vulnerable than we thought

My daughter could live to see the world’s coastal cities vanish

7 countries are banning fossil fuel-based cars

Norway, Germany, France, UK, the Netherlands, India, China

This miracle weed killer was supposed to save farms. Instead, it’s devastating them.

Nasa’s ambitious plan to save Earth from a supervolcano

Yellowstone explodes roughly every 600,000 years, and it is about 600,000 years since it last exploded, which should cause us to sit up and take notice.

Yup! (thanks y)

The dirty secret of Toronto’s bacteria-laced harbour

While the city tests for E. coli at Toronto’s beaches, a few kilometres away, in the city’s inner harbour — home to boating clubs, windsurfers and paddleboarders — elevated E. coli levels are considered so common, no government agency is even routinely testing.

Over 100 Finnish election candidates – Greens included – call for small nuclear reactors for district heating