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Boyan Slat stands in front of his massive cleanup device on launch day in September 2018.

The massive plastic-cleaning device a 25-year-old invented is finally catching some trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Take a look at its journ...

The Ocean Cleanup's plastic-collecting tool was re-deployed in the Pacific Ocean in June. The first version spilled the plastic it had collected.
Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang.

Democratic candidate Andrew Yang just promised to give 10 American families $12,000 over a year of ‘universal basic income.’ Here’s ...

Elon Musk endorsed democrat Andrew Yang for president. Yang's plan for the US wealth divide is universal basic income. Here's how basic income works.

Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke says ‘hell yes’ he will forcefully take back assault weapons from Americans — here are 5 co...

While no country is a pure analog for America, its peers have taken massive, successive steps to driving down killings, like destroying guns in bulk.
People wade through a flooded street after Hurricane Barry in Mandeville, Louisiana, July 13, 2019.

Life-saving tips that could help in almost any natural disaster, from fires to hurricanes

Less than half of Americans say they are prepared for a disaster. Here's what to remember if one strikes.
Members of an interfaith memorial gaze at the Manhattan skyline on September 11, 2013.

Stunning images of the New York City skyline every year on 9/11

These skyline images show the disappearance of the Twin Towers, followed by the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site.
Tsunami-damaged buildings in Namie, Fukushima, on March 11, 2019.

Haunting photos reveal what nuclear-disaster ghost towns look like years after being abandoned

Photos of abandoned nuclear ghost towns, like Namie, Japan, reveal abandoned cars and dilapidated buildings.
The hurricane-proof home was made with more than 600,000 plastic bottles.

A house made of plastic soda bottles can withstand winds twice as strong as a Category 5 hurricane. Take a look inside.

Hurricanes are becoming stronger and more devastating, generating a need for technologies to keep homes safe during storms.
A woman moves a solar panel during an installation on a roof in San Francisco, California.

A new solar-power device can turn salt water into clean drinking water and produce electricity at the same time

The technology could turn salt water into drinking water in drought-prone areas, all while generating renewable energy.

Indonesia is spending $33 billion to move its capital from a sinking city to an island where forests have been burning

The nation's new capital city, Borneo, has been plagued by deforestation, which releases high amounts of carbon dioxide.

A massive plastic-cleanup device invented by a 25-year-old may finally be catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Boyan Slat's improved device is in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. An underwater parachute is slowing the system down enough to catch plastic.