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We Made Plastic. We Depend on It. Now We’re Drowning in It.

National Geographic

«Ocean plastic is not as complicated as climate change. There are no ocean trash deniers, at least so far. To do something about it, we don’t have to remake our planet’s entire energy system.» How the plastic crisis came to be, how massive it is – and how we can fix it. Comes with a cover you won’t forget quickly.

Published in Weekly Filet #274

Best Photos of 2017

National Geographic

Not your average «year in images» gallery. Most of these images show people, events, sceneries you haven’t seen before. And all are linked to highly fascinating stories. A true rabbit hole to go explore over the weekend.

Published in Weekly Filet #261

Ice Apocalypse

Grist

«The glaciers of Pine Island Bay are two of the largest and fastest-melting in Antarctica. Together, they act as a plug holding back enough ice to pour 11 feet of sea-level rise into the world’s oceans — an amount that would submerge every coastal city on the planet.»

Published in Weekly Filet #257

Die Superkühe

It’s not that I’ve wondered before, but suddenly, it seems like a pressing matter: What does it feel like to be a cow? So here goes: Three cows, equipped with multiple sensors each. An algorithm to translate signals from those sensors into sentences. And a chatbot to deliver those messages to you (apparently, you can also write back and «chat» with the cows, because…sure). The project starts on September 4th.

Published in Weekly Filet #245