Amy O'Rourke

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Scientists Have Created Batteries Using Carbon Dioxide From Atmosphere

An anonymous reader writes: <i>While climate change talks progress on how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, an interdisciplinary team of scientists</i> …

J.K. Rowling Has The Most Dumbledore-y Advice For Fans Living With Anxiety

J.K. Rowling, author of a little somethin' called the <i>Harry Potter</i> series, isn't done changing the world just yet. On Thursday morning, February 11, …

How Women Get Clean Around The World

Illustrations by Abbie Winters<p>We're obsessed with what people in other countries eat, how they dress, and where they hang out -- after all, these habits are ways to understand and embrace cultures and customs that are different from our own. But have you ever thought about how people in other …

Architecture Students Design Sustainable Low-Income Homes That Can Be Built for $20K

The architecture students at Auburn University's Rural Studio prove that well-designed homes can still be affordable, thanks to their initiative called the 20K Project. The undergraduate program advocates for social justice through architecture, and to demonstrate this, students have created …

Architecture

Home, sweet home: how to combat the ‘indoor pollution’ of scented candles

The last bits of tinsel are down and the fairy lights are back in hibernation. With the dark, cold nights here for a while, there is no better time to light up those scented candles you were given at Christmas. But is it without risk? What chemicals are used to fragrance products we use, and what …

Pollution

Thanks for sharing your Golden Globe with indigenous people, Leo. Now we await our own awards

“I want to share this award with all the First Nations peoples represented in this film and all the indigenous communities around the world.”<p>Sometimes it takes a white person to speak for us, to bring our stories to the world. It is sad but still true. So it is again with actor Leonardo DiCaprio …

Golden Globes

Reducing waste: 10 tips from 2 women trying to live a zero-waste lifestyle

Since Earth Day last April, Katelin Leblond and Tara Smith-Arnsdorf of Victoria have motivated themselves and their respective families to reduce …

3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

This sneaker was 3D-printed from recycled ocean trash

World governments weren’t the only ones making a statement at the COP21 talks in Paris this week. Adidas and Parley for the Oceans were there too — …

Turmeric And Honey – The Strongest Antibiotic From Nature!

<b>Turmeric and Honey t</b><b>he</b> <b>Strongest Antibiotic</b><p>Researches show that now you can have something that is anti-stress, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and …

Alternative Medicine

Eating less meat isn’t just good for you, it could save the planet

The food writer Michael Pollan summed up how to eat healthily: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”<p>It is unlikely that when the British and American governments issue new dietary guidelines the advice will be quite so succinct, or sensible.<p>National dietary guidelines are being reviewed on both …

Carbon Dioxide

Stop eating beef to protect your environment: Experts

Beef eating has impassioned the nation, with politicians of all hues duelling like bulls in rage. Religious taboos are one aspect, but there is also …

Canada’s carbon moment has arrived

<i>Jeff Rubin is an author and</i> <i>former chief economist at CIBC World Markets; David Suzuki is a scientist and emeritus professor at UBC</i><p>As Canadians prepare to vote in an upcoming federal election, it's time to reassess the country's economic prospects, once touted as the strong suit of Stephen Harper's …

Oil Sands

And I'd Do It Again: Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

Sometimes a reading a particular book can be so amazing, so life-changing, or so personal, that when other people read it, you feel envious that you …