Ethiopia Breaks World Record For Tree Planting By Planting 350 Million Trees In 12 Hours

Summer is definitely the perfect time to get dirty, especially if it’s for a good cause! While most people dig around in their gardens, watering flowers and checking on their cherry tomatoes, people in Ethiopia dropped their everyday business to team up for a shared goal. The Green Legacy is an initiative led by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, and aims to restore the country’s landscape as well as reverse the damage done by deforestation and climate change. Ethiopian officials claim they planted over 350 million trees in an effort to restore the country’s landscape Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: posted a tweet where he claimed that people who took part in the initiative managed to get …

Heres How People In Great Britain Are Reacting To The Record-Breaking Heatwave (32 Pics)

The U.K was only one of many countries to shatter records. Paris, France reported 108 degrees (42.6°C), its highest temperature ever this week. “Climate change has increased the likelihood and severity of heatwave episodes across Europe,” the UK’s national weather service said to the BBC. Residents have had to get creative to keep cool and keep themselves laughing despite the heat. Scroll down below to check out some hot weather memes to enjoy next to a fan and don’t forget to upvote your favs! #1 #2 #3 This guy is an absolute baller #6 Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. #9 #10 Nice to know there’s one place on my body that I didn’t sweat from during this heatwave #13 Sun, deckchair, beachball, …

The App Creeping on Your IG Location, Jakartas Insurance Crisis, and More News

The new app that creeps on your Instagram location, why Jakarta is sinking, and all things Comic Con. Fast. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today's Headlines This app lets your Instagram followers track your location Wherever you go, Instagram's there too. A new app called Who's in Town offers its users an interactive map of every place the people they follow have geotagged themselves in Instagram posts and stories. While this information is ostensibly available already if you search through someone's posts, Who's in Town transforms data into a chronological log of the to-ings and fro-ings of anyone who …

Trees Emit a Surprisingly Large Amount of Methane

This story originally appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. There are many mysteries in the Amazon. Until recently, one of the most troubling was the vast methane emissions emerging from the rainforest that were observed by satellites but that nobody could find on the ground. Around 20 million tons was simply unaccounted for. Then Sunitha Pangala, a British postdoc researcher, spent two months traveling the Amazon’s waterways strapping gas-measuring equipment to thousands of trees. She found that trees, especially in the extensive flooded forests, were stimulating methane production in the waterlogged soils and mainlining it into the atmosphere. Her 2014 expedition plugged a gaping hole in the planet’s methane budget. And she had …

A Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash, Rising Methane Levels, and More News

A cruise in a self-driving Tesla turned deadly, the air taxi of the future has taken flight, and climate change is speeding up. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Today's Headlines A new report on a fatal Tesla crash looks grim A new report from the National Transportation Safety Board reveals that a Tesla crash in March marked the fourth person to die in an Autopilot-related incident. The car hit a truck on the highway while driving itself, sheering the roof off the car and killing the driver—a crash that was eerily similar to an earlier one in May 2016. Yet Tesla CEO Elon Musk continues to promise that Tesla cars will be fully …

The media is failing on climate change here’s how they can do better ahead of 2020

We spoke to climate change experts for advice on how news outlets can cover the environment in ways that make voters listen America elected Donald Trump at the end of the hottest year Democratic National Committee to host a debate solely focused on climate. Bernie Sanders raised the issue during his town hall on Fox News earlier this month and even town halls last week. In the run-up to 2020, as newsroom leaders grapple with their mistakes in the 2016 election from reliance on inaccurate polls to underestimating the impact of fake news the failure to press candidates on climate change is emerging as an area of self-examination. In 2016 there were almost no questions asked , which is insane, …