Thanks To Lobbying, It’s Illegal To Power Your Home With Solar Panels In Florida

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  It may have ravaged much of the Caribbean, but Hurricane Irma weakened mercifully quickly as it passed over Florida. That’s not to say that it didn’t cause significant infrastructural damage, of course, and soon after the storm had passed, 40 percent of Florida lacked electricity, something that ended up killing several people who relied on it. At…

Sign Language Interpreter Decides To Warn People Against Something Quite Different During Hurricane Irma

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Some things are too important not to double check. If you’re leaving on vacation, you check you’ve got your passport. If you’re about to perform a triple-bypass surgery, you confirm that you’ve got all the right equipment and expertise to hand. If ladies and gentlemen, you’re warning people to get out the…

Pentagon Ignores Trump’s Orders And Continues Preparing For Climate Change

By: Robin Andrews/IFLScience  The Trump administration may be peddling climate change denial, but that doesn’t mean everyone under its auspices agrees. In particular, the military understands the reality of the situation: Climate change will directly affect the country’s ability to protect itself thanks to powerful storms and unprecedented flooding and sea level rise, as well as indirectly, by stoking additional conflict…

The Majestic Long-Endangered Snow Leopard Is Not Endangered Anymore

By: McKinley Corbley/Good News Network  After decades of being listed as endangered, the status of the majestic snow leopard has finally been upgraded to “vulnerable”. The reclassification was announced this week by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) after a 3-year survey showed great improvements in their population. Thanks to improved tracking techniques, such as camera traps and…

Are Dogs Really Color-Blind?

By: Lily Feinn/The Dodo  In some ways, they actually see better than we do. Have you ever wondered what the world looks like through your dog’s eyes? For example, when you throw a red ball into a patch of green grass, what does your pup see? A popular notion suggests the world appears to dogs as outlines and shapes…

“Fanged Fish” Washes Up On Texas Beach Post-Harvey And Baffles The Internet

By:   Rosie McCall/IFL Science  A terrifying, prehistoric-looking fish was found washed up on a beach after Hurricane Harvey. A passer-by spotted the beached animal in Texas City, Texas. Preeti Desai, a science communicator for the Audubon Society, initially thought it was a sea lamprey but on closer inspection changed her mind. Speaking to Earth Tough News, Desai said the encounter was “unexpected”. “When…

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