Trump Administration Officially Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

Trump Administration Officially Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

Back during President Trump’s first week in office, he signed several worrying executive orders, including one that brought the Keystone XL pipeline back from the dead. This specifically ordered the pipeline’s proposed builder, TransCanada Corp., to resubmit its construction application to the State Department – so long as they used American steel. Now, after more…

An Astronaut's View Of Mount Etna's Recent Volcanic Eruption

An Astronaut's View Of Mount Etna's Recent Volcanic Eruption

Mount Etna has been getting up to a lot of trouble recently with a BBC film crew narrowly avoiding a tragic run-in with one of its volcanic blasts. But around 400 kilometers (248 miles) above the drama, it all looks remarkably peaceful over Europe’s most active volcano. The below image was tweeted by French ESA astronaut Thomas…

The USSR Tried To Cover Up One Of The World's Deadliest Nuclear Fallout Sites

The USSR Tried To Cover Up One Of The World's Deadliest Nuclear Fallout Sites

There’s always a lot talk about the radioactive contamination around Chernobyl, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. However, there’s a lesser-known place in the heartland of the former USSR where over 450 nuclear bombs were exploded during the Cold War. It’s been described as the “world’s worst radiation hotspot”. The truth about Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan only fully came to…

High Profile Microplastics Study Alleged Not To Be Real

High Profile Microplastics Study Alleged Not To Be Real

Considering the threats science is facing today in the form of funding cutbacks and rampant conspiracy theories, the last thing it needs is for a prominent paper to be found to have been faked. That, however, is what a number of marine biologists are alleging. The story might end up damaging public trust in science,…

Chile Creates 11 Million Acres Of New National Parks

Chile Creates 11 Million Acres Of New National Parks

Over 4,450,000 hectares (11 million acres) of private land and wildlands are now under protection in the insanely pretty region of Chile, ranging from its dusty northern lands to its frosty tundras way down south. It all started when the Tompkins Foundation agreed to donate 404,600 hectares (1 million acres) of their land to Chile for national…

Boxes For Owls Help Overcome Middle East Divisions

Boxes For Owls Help Overcome Middle East Divisions

Environmentalists attempting to save endangered species of owls and kestrels in the Middle East have found an unexpected spin-off to their work – they have brought together communities divided by ancient hatreds of the region. The researchers hope the progress made can serve as a model for making peace. Professor Yossi Leshem of Tel Aviv University didn’t set…

So Now There Are 7,000 Methane Bubbles Beneath Siberia

So Now There Are 7,000 Methane Bubbles Beneath Siberia

Back in 2016, Siberia’s amusingly named Bely Island made headlines around the world after sections of its grassy landscape became somewhat bouncy. As it turned out, the island was leaking greenhouse gases at a remarkable rate. In fact, the air escaping from the ground there contained 100 times more methane and 25 times more carbon…

This Breathtaking Bioluminescent Beach Will Make Your Day

This Breathtaking Bioluminescent Beach Will Make Your Day

Crowds gathered at a beach near George Town in Tasmania to witness the glow of bioluminescence at a beach, running their hands and feet through the bright blue water. In footage captured on Tuesday, March 14, the glowing water gave the stunning impression of an alien landscape against the dark backdrop of the sleepy town….