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As our planet gets greener, plants are slowing global warming
Chi Chen, a Boston University graduate researcher, and Ranga Myneni, a BU College of Arts & Sciences professor of earth and environment, released a new paper that reveals how humans are helping to increase the Earth's plant and tree cover, which absorbs carbon from the atmosphere and cools our planet. The boom of vegetation, fueled by greenhouse gas emissions, could be skewing our perception of how fast we're warming the planet.
Pluto still a planet, NASA administrator says
Saturday August 24, 2019, marked a vexing anniversary for planetary scientists. It was 13 years to the day that Pluto's official definition changed — what was once numbered among the planets of the Solar System was now but a humble dwarf planet.
Eco-washing your way to a cleaner planet
Extending the life span of a garment is becoming increasingly important in the fight against increasing waste on our planet. However, for a piece of clothing to last it can’t escape the wash cycle and herein lies further complications.
Ways that fashion threatens the planet
Last week, the UK government rejected recommendations from the Commons Environmental Audit Committee report on the impact of fast fashion – including a 1 pence per garment levy. Ministers also rejected a ban on burying or incinerating clothes that could be recycled. According to the Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP) UK households sent 300,000 tons of clothing to landfill in 2016, wrote.
Saturn's rings younger than planet itself
Saturn's rings are younger than scientists thought and appeared within the last 10 to 100 million years, according to research published Thursday based on findings from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Hubble spots a distant planet that is literally being vaporized
We usually think of planets as having a certain level of permanence but for worlds that reside within very close proximity of a star existence can be fleeting. One particular type of exoplanet that astronomers are trying to learn more about are the so-called “hot Neptunes,” which are superheated giants that are incredibly rare.
Planet-hunting Kepler telescope put to rest with final commands
NASA's Kepler space telescope, that discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system and revealed that our galaxy contains more planets than stars, received its final set of commands to disconnect communications with Earth.
Dry lakes and dust storms: Dramatic changes to Yukon glaciers warning for planet, researchers say
The dramatic changes to the glaciers in the southwest Yukon in Canada are an early warning of what climate change could mean for the rest of the planet, researchers say.
Fast fashion is harming planet, British MPs say
Young people's love of fast fashion is coming under the scrutiny of Britain's law-makers.
How to eat well, save the planet
Switching to a healthier diet can reduce an individual's water footprint by as much as 55 percent.

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