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Raphael Manet checks the growth of oyster mushrooms at the "Bunker Comestible," (the "edible bunker") in Strasbourg, France, on February 19, 2018. The organic farm was established in a former gunpowder warehouse bunker used during the Franco-German 1870 war.

In the event of a killer asteroid, volcanic apocalypse, or nuclear holocaust, mushrooms could save humanity from extinction

Human survivors of an apocalyptic catastrophe could start a new food system with mushrooms. The other food options might not be as appetizing.
Kids call for climate action at a "Fridays for Future" protest in Leipzig, Germany in August.

Germany’s considering a new tax on meat — but it might not be a model for Democrats who want Americans to eat fewer hamburgers

German politicians are considering a controversial tax on meat to boost animal welfare, fight climate change, and improve human health.
Around 600 cruise ships dock in Venice, Italy, every year.

7 places being ruined by cruise ships

Here are seven places that have been negatively impacted by cruise ships, and how they're working to recover.
Stems of Eurasian watermilfoil, bearing soft, feathery leaves, reach for the sky from the bed of Lake Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

The best wildlife photos taken this year reveal a hippo murder, a hungry leopard seal, and a weevil ensnared by zombie fungus

The front-runners in the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest showcase human-animal interactions and animals' struggles to get a decent meal.
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.
Hawaii was ranked the happiest state in the US, according to WalletHub.

The happiest states in America, ranked

WalletHub has determined which states have the happiest residents in America based on factors such as safety, divorce rates, and income growth.

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s climate plan includes geoengineering, a controversial technique that he says could lead to war

If the US doesn't take the lead on geoengineering, a country like China will, presidential candidate Andrew Yang said during CNN's recent town hall.

President Trump keeps falsely saying the US has the ‘world’s cleanest and safest air.’ Actually, he’s making pollution worse.

The US doesn't have the cleanest air in the world. In fact, measured in terms of PM 2.5, the country comes in seventh, and it is getting worse.
Brian Haus, a professor at the University of Miami, replicates Category 5 winds with his hurricane simulator.

This $15 million ‘hurricane tank’ can simulate a Category 5 storm. It could help improve forecasts about hurricanes like Dorian.

The acrylic tank uses a wind tunnel and wave basin to mimic the oceanic and atmospheric conditions that combine to form a hurricane.
Water floods a street after the effects of Hurricane Dorian arrived in Nassau, Bahamas, September 2, 2019.

Hurricane Dorian is moving toward Florida. Here’s why storms are getting stronger, slower, and wetter.

Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and is turning towards the US East Coast. Climate change is making storms stronger, wetter, and more frequent.