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Colonizing the Moon has New Hopes

Moon Cave Colonization In October 2017, Japan’s Selenological and Engineering Explorer probe discovered a massive underground cave on the Moon. The space, which is 100 meters (328 feet) wide and 50…

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Utah Citizens are Signing up for Solar Power in droves.

More than 4,000 Utahns signed up to install solar panels in the 10 days before Tuesday’s deadline, becoming the last residents who will get credit under Rocky Mountain Power’s current — and more…

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How to Colonize Mars Succesfully, A Primer

Humanity will colonize Mars. It is inevitable. We cannot wait for everything to be perfect on Earth before we go to Mars (or the Moon). Colonizing Mars will unify Humanity in a way in which nothing…

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St. Louis to Get all of Its power from Clean Sources

St. Louis became the 47th American city to set a goal of getting all of its electricity from clean, noncarbon sources with a vote by local lawmakers Friday — a significant watershed given its…

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Japan Just Discovered the Perfect Spot to Build a Moonbase

The Japanese satellite Kaguya has been gone a long time — it crashed into the surface of the moon in June 2009. But the data it collected nearly a decade ago is still revealing incredible lunar…

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Designing Martian Cities

The deserts of the United Arab Emirates bear more than a little resemblance to the barren wastelands of Mars. Besides the red sand, there are no rivers or flowing water, little to no arable land, and…

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Penn is improving the sustainability of older college houses

Initiatives include a motion sensor operated air conditioning system. Penn’s newest college houses, Hill College House and New College House, are frequently recognized for their environmentally…

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‘Fitness Deserts’ a Threat to Health in Many Cities

Jogging in Washington, DC. Photo: Daquella Manera / Creative Commons.

With its steep hills, narrow (if not nonexistent) sidewalks, scanty parks, air pollution, and aggressive, unpredictable drivers, Istanbul has admittedly been an unlikely place for …

Rooftop Supermarket Garden Delivers Zero Food Miles Produce (Video)

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When I last wrote about Food From the Sky’s rooftop supermarket garden, they had just picked up an award for their zero food miles produce. It seems the project is still going strong, and I’ve just come across a great video ab…

"Hipster" Farmers Are Doing Nothing New (Video)

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We’ve posted before about the work of Greg Willerer of Brother Nature Farm in a rundown part of Detroit, and we know that urban farming is not just a nice idea—growing food in our cities is playing a crucial ro…