The boom is here: U.S. solar experiences record-smashing year

200,000 people are working in an industry that is revolutionizing the energy sector.

Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/report-u-s-solar-sales-doubled-in-2016-and-prices-dropped-20-percent-869b8a00989c#.r5oqwc66y

Teenager Is on Track to Plant a Trillion Trees

Children are not often invited to speak to the United Nations General Assembly. But there stood Felix Finkbeiner, German wunderkind in his Harry Potter spectacles, gray hoodie, and mop-top haircut—with a somber question about climate change. … “For most adults, it’s an academic question. For many of us children, it’s a question of survival,” he said. “Twenty-one hundred is still in our lifetime.”

Read more: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/felix-finkbeiner-plant-for-the-planet-one-trillion-trees/

The man who rebuilt a village

Life for Maila and Dawa Jangbo Lama came to a crashing halt when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal in April 2015. The couple scurried out in the nick of time, but their house, which was also their boutique travel lodge and grocery store, was damaged beyond repair. It seemed that life would never be the same again. But the resilient pair came up with an ingenious solution – and two years on, their village has bounced back in a most remarkable way.

Read more     http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170220-the-man-who-rebuilt-a-village

Scientists Think They’ve Found the Oldest Fossil Ever

A new study, published in the journal Nature, describes fossilized microorganisms thought to be between 3.77 and 4.28 billion years old. They were found in Quebec, Canada’s Nuvvuagittuq greenstone belt, which is home to some of Earth’s most ancient rocks. Inside, researchers found the fossils of what they say are long-gone bacteria left behind during Earth’s tumultuous early days.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-think-theyve-found-oldest-fossil-ever-180962343/#Ob0gZPALBE88KS49.99
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