Nina Pullano

Nina is a writer covering climate, health, and all things related. She lives in Brooklyn among a multitude of indoor and outdoor potted plants.
Double Trouble
The cutest animal in the world has a rival
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What creature is bushier-tailed, brighter-eyed, and fluffier than a red panda? The answer may surprise you.
Shop & Go
Is online shopping eco-friendly? New study reveals the inconvenient truth
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Where and how you shop may make a huge difference to your carbon footprint.
Happy kids, happy planet
Mental health study reveals the unexpected importance of sustainable habits
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Connecting with nature can make you (and the planet) happier.
Plant Prototype
A billion-year-old seaweed fossil has completely rewritten ancient history
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"Our study tells us that the ubiquitous green plants we see today can be traced back to at least 1 billion years."
This duck f*cks
Anti-bacterial duck semen is evolving the species in a way that's totally unexpected
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"The diversity is just incredible."
Reduce, Re-shoe, Recycle
Can you recycle shoes? 4 climate-friendly ways to trash your old sneakers
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Sneaker drop offs, upcycling, and more: How to green your next Spring Clean.
Take a break
How one weird fish's incredible ability to suspend aging could help humans
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The African killifish may be the best hope we have for reversing — or even halting — the aging process.
Icy Pete
Viral video researcher reveals the fascinating glacier science behind it
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The acoustics are cool, but the scientific discoveries that come from ice cores could be planet-saving.
Lion Eyes
Can better tracking save India’s endangered lions?
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Indian researchers come up with a new way to count and track Asiatic lions — one of the world's most-endangered big cats.
Future Adults
Report reveals the 10 best countries for kids to grow up in now
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How well does your country protect kids from climate change and other threats?
Start fresh
Where to recycle plastic bags near you? Your guide based on where you live
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These ubiquitous plastics can not go in your bin a home. But recycling them is not impossible.
Breathing easy
Which houseplants purify air? A 1989 NASA study has the answers
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Six science-backed plant purifiers could make all the difference to your dank apartment air.
Hot Blooded?
Dinosaurs: New study upends a belief many learned in elementary school
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These dinosaurs were adapting to their environments earlier than we realized.
Saving Earth, STAT
How to watch Joaquin Phoenix's star-studded climate change film
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Guardians of Life
Foodies Unite
When it comes to sustainable diets, peer pressure can make a difference
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If you love talking about food as much as we do, this should be easy.
Trash
Study reveals food waste is worse than we thought — and which group is most to blame
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We should be ashamed.
Turtle Power
Badass prehistoric turtle used its shell in combat
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Life during this gnarly time in Earth's history called for some serious protection — even for turtles.
Flying low(carbon)
Beyond flight shaming: Scientists propose fix for flying's climate problem
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By changing just a small percentage of flight paths, planes' emissions can drop dramatically.
Personal Growth
Best houseplants for beginners — 7 resilient plants that survive neglect
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Good luck trying to kill these tough-as-nails plants.
Ain't no mountain high enough
Scientists find 240-year-old pollution from humans at ‘highest point on Earth’
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The Himalaya's highest peaks have never been studied, but that doesn't mean they are untouched by humans.