Prince Charles on GM food. “Corporations [are] conducting a gigantic experiment with nature and the whole of humanity which has gone seriously wrong. Why else are we facing all these challenges, climate change and everything?” — Grist

French island to go fossil free by 2025. The French island territory of Reunion plans to produce 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025, doubling the goal set by the G8 nations. — Yale Environment 360

King penguin receives Norwegian knighthood. Nils Olav already has medals for good conduct and long service. He made honorary colonel-in-chief of the elite Norwegian King’s Guard in 2005. And on Friday he was knighted. Not bad for a 3-foot tall penguin — actually, three of them. — Environmental News Network

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Studying volcanoes with balloons. People do all kinds of crazy things in Hawaii, but flying balloons over a volcano usually isn’t one of them. Unless you’re Adam Durant, that is.– Science Daily

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