Alicia Ramirez

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Parts Of Antarctica's Ice Sheet Seem To Be Growing. No, Global Warming Is Not Over.

Some areas of the continent are gaining ice. What does it mean?<p>In a paper published in the <i>Journal of Glaciology</i>, scientists from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center found that between 1992 and 2001, Antarctica gained 112 billion tons of ice a year, and between 2003 and 2008, Antarctica gained 82 …

Differences Between Being Happy and Being Comfortable in a Relationship

You’re probably asking yourself: “What’s so wrong with being comfortable?” While I agree there’s nothing wrong with being comfortable at times in …

3 Realities About Relationship Problems

Relationship problems are hardly anything that we want to experience in our relationships, but they are an inevitable part of spending time with another person.<p>Here are three realities I've come to realize about relationship problems:<p><b>1. When you choose to date or marry someone, you're not</b> …

10 Epic Places You Can Visit On A Budget

Wanderlust knows no wallets. 💸<p>Traveling on the cheap doesn't have to mean seedy motels and a road trip across the U.S. (Though trust us, that's not a bad plan at all.)<p>But for the wanderluster who wants to go somewhere <i>truly</i> epic, there are a number of options you're probably failing to consider. …

10 European cities where hotel prices are falling

European Travel

12 American National Parks You Need To Add To Your Bucket List

Explore The Subway Top-Down | Photo: Chris Burkard<p>American writer, historian, and environmentalist, Wallace Stegner, once said that the National Parks are "the best idea we ever had". We couldn't agree more. The only problem - and it's definitely a good problem - is there are so many parks and so …

Joining Big Coal, 24 States Have Teamed UP to Fight Obama's Climate Change Plan

Twenty-four states are turning on President Barack Obama’s ambitious plan to curtail carbon pollution from power plants.<p>Twenty-four states are turning on President Barack Obama's ambitious plan to curtail carbon pollution from power plants.<p>On Friday, the states filed a lawsuit in federal court in …

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Living Smart, Spending Smart: A Healthy Food and Lifestyle Guide for Students on a Budget

As a recent college freshman, I completely understand and can empathize with what I like to call the 'student struggle'; that is, of course, the difficulty in finding the right food and lifestyle options for you on a student budget (which, if you are like me, is not anything to brag about). …

19 Techniques to Empower Yourself to Live a More Productive, Happier Life

“<i>The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.</i>” Thomas Carlyle<p>When I …

Can we justify killing animals for food?

<b>Is it right to kill animals for food? And if it's wrong, how wrong is it? Could and should Western society ever change its views?</b><p>Four philosophers share their views with BBC Radio 4's Analysis programme.<p>Peter Singer: Our future selves will consider meat eating to be barbaric<p><i>Peter Singer is</i> …

How to Meditate at Work

Here are typical responses when I tell my corporate clients to meditate...<p>After the eye roll, "Yeah right, I don't have time to go to the bathroom let alone sit cross-legged saying OM.""You've got to be kidding me. There's no way I can sit still that long.""I have a thousand thoughts going through …

Design Ideas: Stunning Minimalist Home Design Ideas, minimalist home design, green caravan home

Stunning Minimalist Home Design Ideas<p>Home » Design Ideas » Ridiculous Home Designs Ideas » Stunning Minimalist Home Design Ideas<p><b>Design Ideas,</b> …

15 before-and-after images that show how we're transforming the planet

Human beings have replaced nature as the dominant force shaping Earth. We've cleared away forests, dammed up mighty rivers, paved vast roads, and transported thousands of species around the world. "To a large extent," two scientists wrote in 2015, "the future of the only place where life is known …

Global Warming

Brooklyn Outfitters Launches Outdoor Gear Line with Locally-Made Packs

1/11<p>PeopleTowels Winners Lead<p>And now for the moment you've all been waiting for! Last month we announced the talented finalists who made it through …

Climate Change Means One World's Death and Another's Birth

A few years ago in a lab in Panama, Klaus Winter tried to conjure the future. A plant physiologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, he …

Climate change activist takes aim at the 'most irresponsible companies in the world'

Three years ago, environmentalist Bill McKibben wrote an article for <i>Rolling Stone</i> that catapulted the divestment movement into popular conversation. …

“The bees are trying to tell us something”: We may want to listen to the animal our survival depends on

<b>(StudioSmart via Shutterstock)</b><p>Scientific evidence points to one of the causes of bee deaths–as corporate interests work to discredit the science<p>Reynard Loki<p>October 6, 2015 10:57pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>There is one masterpiece, the hexagonal cell, that touches</i> …

Nestlé Is Illegally Bottling Water Amid California's Drought, Lawsuit Says

Three activist groups have filed a suit against the U.S. Forest Service, alleging the agency allowed Nestlé to divert water without a permit for its Arrowhead brand.<p>A lawsuit was filed Tuesday against the U.S. Forest Service, alleging the agency allowed Nestlé to pump millions of gallons of water …

So You Want Sustainable Housing? Try Shipping Containers

Meet the startup converting used shipping containers into off-the-shelf, off-the-grid dwellings.<p>The idea of off-the-grid living has a romantic, back-to-nature feel to it—but the reality is significantly more complicated if you want anything more than the most basic amenities. Dutch startup …

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Poetry in Motion: Power Plant Will Use Ocean Tides to Power 155K Homes

This planned power plant in Wales may look like the Guggenheim Museum but its benefits far outweigh the beauty: it will use the rise and fall of …

Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away - Off-Grid

I Can't Help Showing This Off<p>If you haven't heard of Claude Davis yet do yourself a huge favor and watch this video. He's going to be the talk of …

Lifelike Sculpture Of Dead Elephant Captures The Horror Of Poaching

Every 15 minutes, an African elephant is killed for its ivory. According to National Geographic, over 100,000 elephants have been brutally murdered …

Wildlife

Check out some of the prettiest (and most depressing) climate change data out there

Given ever-worsening hurricane news, the hottest September on record, and GOP obstructionism, it can be hard to get a handle on what’s even going on …

Climate Change

California Wildfires Are Abrupt Climate Change, Ecological Collapse

California is collapsing ecologically<p>It’s OK America, pop pills and watch TV. Don’t worry about abrupt climate change, environmental collapse, or …

Forests

Can SMEs and homeowners save by adopting solar energy now?

Can we please add the nation’s energy security and the environment as issues for the upcoming 2016 national elections?

Climate change cannot be a partisan issue

Now more than ever, it is crucial that we acknowledge the reality that is the Earth’s changing climate. Without question, this is one of the major …

Seoul, South Korea: 10 Places Every Modern Man Mus

Share<p>Tweet<p>10. Seoul, South Korea<p>Seoul may feel like a high-tech, ultramodern mecca, and it certainly is — but it’s also an ancient city, dating back to 18 B.C. Now, a full quarter of South Korea’s population calls Seoul home, making it the de facto center for business, culture, entertainment and …