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Scientists Discover Two New Species of Ancient, Burrowing Mammal Ancestors

120-MILLION-YEAR-OLD ANIMALS EVOLVED “SCRATCH-DIGGING” TRAITS INDEPENDENTLY Paleontologists have discovered two new species of mammal-like, burrowing animals that lived about 120 million years ago in what is now northeastern China. The new species, described in the journal Nature, are distantly related but independently evolved traits to support their digging lifestyle. They represent the first “scratch-diggers” discovered in this ecosystem. “There are many hypotheses

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National Geographic invites the world to kick off Earth Day with star-studded Earth Day Eve celebration

FEATURING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO, AURORA, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, MAGGIE ROGERS, MY MORNING JACKET, ROSTAM, VALERIE JUNE, WILLIE NELSON, YO-YO MA, ZIGGY MARLEY The Virtual Celebration Hosted by Travel Expert Jessica Nabongo and Featuring World-Renowned Ethologist and Conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall is Part of Nat Geo’s Goal to Unite and Inspire People to See the Possibilities for the Planet and Urge Action to Save

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NASA Invites Public to Take Flight With Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

NASA is targeting no earlier than Sunday, April 11, for Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet. To mark a month of Ingenuity flights, the agency will host several events to bring people along for the ride. A livestream confirming Ingenuity’s first flight is targeted to begin around 3:30 a.m. EDT Monday, April 12, on

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Saudi Arabia’s SWCC, the Largest Desalination Corporation Globally, achieved a new Guinness World Record for the lowest Water Desalination Energy Consumption

/PRNewswire/ — Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) was recognized by Guinness World Records for setting a global record in reducing energy consumption in water desalination to 2.271 kWh per cubic meter, cementing its position as a pioneer in promoting environmental sustainability, achieved this milestone by adopting innovative technologies that lower the use of power and cost of produced water in

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Skin Deep: New Study Suggests Aquatic Skin Adaptations of Whales and Hippos Evolved Independently

HIPPOS AND CETACEANS ARE CLOSE RELATIVES, BUT THEIR SHARED “AQUATIC” SKIN TRAITSDID NOT COME FROM A COMMON ANCESTOR A new study shows that the similarly smooth, nearly hairless skin of whales and hippopotamuses evolved independently. The work suggests that their last common ancestor was likely a land-dwelling mammal, uprooting current thinking that the skin came fine-tuned for life in the

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Apple powers ahead in new renewable energy solutions with over 110 suppliers

A new energy storage project marks the next frontier of Apple’s efforts to become carbon neutral for its supply chain and products by 2030 Apple today announced over 110 of its manufacturing partners around the world are moving to 100 percent renewable energy for their Apple production, with nearly 8 gigawatts of planned clean energy set to come online. Once

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New Report Ranks U.S. States Based on Recycling Performance; Finds Data, Policy and Infrastructure Investment Critical to Improve Recycling Rates

First-of-its-kind analysis provides a benchmark to inform state-by-state policy and investment decisions, while nationwide polling shows strong support for measures to improve recycling rates and advance circular economy /PRNewswire/ — Today, international environment consultancy Eunomia, with support from Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), released a new research report entitled “The 50 States of Recycling: A State-by-State Assessment of Containers and Packaging Recycling Rates” (www.Ball.com/RealCircularity), offering the first

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The Estée Lauder Companies and Eastman sign global memorandum of understanding to further sustainable packaging

ELC to incorporate Eastman Renew products in its packaging portfolio to enable achievement of its 2025 sustainable packaging goals /PRNewswire/ — The Estée Lauder Companies(ELC) and specialty materials provider Eastman today announce a global memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will enable ELC to take significant strides towards its 2025 sustainable packaging goals. Through the agreement, ELC and its portfolio of brands will begin incorporating

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LVMH unveils its “Biodiversity” commitments and strengthens its partnership with UNESCO with a project in the Amazon

LVMH – a partner of the UNESCO MAB (Man and the Biosphere) program, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – revealed its new biodiversity strategy at the “Our Planet, Our Future” Forum organized by UNESCO. It is one of the pillars of the new LIFE 360 program (LVMH Initiatives For the Environment), and aims to have a positive net contribution

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L’Oréal invests in environmental tech startup Gjosa

L’Oréal announces a minority investment in Swiss environmental tech startup Gjosa, made through its corporate venture capital fund BOLD Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development. Based in Bienne, Switzerland, Gjosa develops unique water-saving solutions. L’Oréal and Gjosa have been working together since 2015 to optimize shampoo rinse technologies with the objective to save water. In 2018, L’Oréal and Gjosa have announced

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