California adds Monsantos glyphosate to list of chemicals known to cause cancer

Ever since the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed Monsanto’s glyphosate — a key ingredient in its Roundup weed killer — to be “probably carcinogenic” in 2015, the agrochemical giant has fought back with a vengeance. For instance, after California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) attempted to add glyphosate to its list of cancer-causing chemicals last year, the corporation sued the organization. Now, after rounds of legal battle, the branch of California’s…

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ThyssenKrupp unveils world’s first cable-free, horizontal-vertical elevator

The elevator was invented more than 160 years ago, and engineering firm ThyssenKrupp evidently thinks it’s time to shake things up a bit. They’ve designed the MULTI system: a rope-less horizontal-vertical elevator that’s drawn comparisons to the crazy sideways-moving elevator in Willy Wonka. And now they’ve brought their designs from paper into the real world at an 807 feet high test tower in Rottweil, Germany.

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Pruitt met with Dow Chemical CEO before denying pesticide ban

If anyone is still hoping the Donald Trump administration will put the environment before industries, new reports kill that hope. Back in March the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided they wouldn’t ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, a big money-maker for Dow Chemical

Related: Trump saved a toxic pesticide – and then it poisoned a bunch of farmworkers

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Trump’s EPA moves to kill Obama’s Clean Water Rule

In the battle of Trump vs the environment, the environment has taken a serious blow after regulations giving the federal government better ability to protect out precious streams and wetlands were essentially killed yesteray. Trump’s EPA took the first step in repealing the Clean Water Rule set into motion by Obama in 2015. The rule would have protected the drinking water of 1 in 3 Americans.

Oil ally Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, said: “We are taking significant action to return power…

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ESA unveils magnetic space tug to corall broken satellites drifting in space

Japan’s experiment to clean up space debris earlier this year may have ended in failure, but the world’s space agencies haven’t given up on the problem yet. The European Space Agency (ESA) recently proposed using a magnetic space tug to sweep space clean. The method could potentially remove entire broken satellites from space.

Related: Japan’s experimental mission to clean up space junk ends in failure

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This high school in California embodies sustainability at every possible level

The new Center for Environmental Studies (CES) at Bishop O’Dowd high school in California is a laboratory classroom designed as a flexible indoor/outdoor learning environment. Siegel & Strain Architects designed the LEED Platinum and a Zero Net Energy certified building to support sustainability at every level while providing a flexible space for learning.

The new facility is located at Bishop O’Dowd, a college preparatory high school in the Oakland Hills. Its goal is to prepare students…

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NASA’s supersonic X-plane passes preliminary design review

The return of civilian supersonic passenger travel just became a big step closer to reality with NASA’s announcement that the space agency has completed the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. The milestone clears the way for design and construction of the Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane.

 

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