EACH WEEK, A\J staffers share our favourite facts & findings from whatever books, articles, documentaries, podcasts and other media we've been consuming. Here’s what we’ve learned this week!

Things from the Internet!

Worried about which nuts to buy to avoid worsening the drought in California? Go for pecans, peanuts and brazil nuts, and avoid almonds, walnuts and pistachios, says Umbra over at Grist. Cashews aren’t a drought problem, but look for fair trade – human rights abuses have been reported in cashew processing plants.
Source: Ask Umbra \ Found by Laura

By 2045, 100 per cent of Hawaii’s electricity will come from renewable sources like solar and wind.
Source: Climate Progress \ Found by Rachel

Scientists have discovered a world known as 55 Cancri e, just 40 light-years from Earth, that might be volcanically active.
Source: National Geographic \ Found by Rachel

In an effort to combat massive levels of deforestation, a US-based organization, BioCarbon Engineering, has announced that it will begin planting one billion trees per year using drone technology.
Source: Science Alert \ Found by Rachel

A frilled shark's pregnancy lasts three and a half years! The frilled shark is one of a few shark species that don't lay eggs, instead giving birth to live young. 
Source: National Geographic \ Found by Rachel

Things from Videos!

Terracycle, a New Jersey-based recycling company, is working to collect and recycle cigarette butts by turning them into plastic lumber that can be used for benches, pallets, and other uses.
Source: National Geographic \ Found by Rachel

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