Anessa Dabee

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Population,World news,Climate change,Environment,Greenhouse gas emissions,Water,Food,Pollution,COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris<p>While the Paris climate summit focuses on global warming, the key issue is the prospect of 10 billion people on Earth<p>The perennial cry: we need to talk about …

Geography

Giant goanna gives Australian man a shock after climbing across his house

Eric Holland heard a banging noise and emerged from his shed to discover a five-foot goanna splayed across his side wall<p>A man who discovered a five-foot goanna climbing across the side of his house in Australia said he “couldn't have been more shocked if a Martian had landed”.<p>Eric Holland, 80, was …

Unhealthy lifestyles of men are written into their sperm, study finds

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen at the sperm of obese and thin men and noticed significant differences in parts of the gene associated with appetite.<p>Pregnant women, and those hoping to conceive, have long been warned to curb drinking and smoking and keep their weight down if they want to …

Map of World's Groundwater Shows Planet's 'Hidden' Reservoirs

A new map of Earth's groundwater supply shows where on the planet water is locked up and "hidden" underground.<p>The map — the first of its kind — …

The renewable energy source that’s more dangerous than coal

A pending ruling on wood burning could undermine global efforts to tackle climate change. Part 3 of a 3-part series<p>DESCHUTES COUNTY, ORE. - More than 100 feet beneath the crowns of arrow-straight pines, the forest floor around Peter Caligiuri was overgrown. He pointed at clumps of trees taller than …

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 …

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Infographic reveals the damaging effects of helicopter parenting

<b>It may seem like love at the time, but parents who overdo it can create lasting problems for their precious little ones.</b><p>Parents, it’s time to give …

Should you worry about people who are too polite?

The girl at work who's always complimenting your (honestly, not compliment-worthy) outfits -- what does she want, anyway? A rather paranoid mode of thinking, it's true, but it's also one that happens to be backed up by some recent research.<p>"Excessively polite" people were more likely to betray …

Best Way to Take Notes In Class Isn’t On Your Laptop, Research Finds

• Facebook<br>• Twitter<p>For incoming college freshmen, one of the biggest academic challenges is learning ... well, learning how to learn. And experts say that using a laptop to take notes in class is a step in the wrong direction.<p>The research is clear: Typing out your notes results in decreased …

Teaching

3 Things Every Student Should Understand About Education

I regularly give talks at schools to help students find new meaning in education. I once spoke at a high school whose students weren't academically inclined. After the talk, one of the teachers remarked to me, "It's sad. Few of these students will make it to college, so their lives will never …

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The climate scientist who predicted Hurricane Katrina explains why future storms will be worse

Three weeks and three days before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 10 years ago, a paper of mine appeared in the scientific journal Nature showing that North Atlantic hurricane power was strongly correlated with the temperature of the tropical Atlantic during hurricane season, and that both …

A Wonderful App for Students to Showcase Their Learning

August 21, 2015<br>30hands is an excellent app to use with students in class. You can use it for a wide variety of purposes from creating demos and …

Today's Kids, Tomorrow's Leaders

Chris Christie credits his fifth grade teacher for developing his writing skills - and his work ethic - after she gave this straight-A student his first-ever C on a paper.<p>Carly Fiorina remembers the college professor who ignited such an interest in medieval philosophy that she chose the obscure …

29 Lessons I've Learned From 10 Years of Parenting

Before my first was born, I had a vague notion that parents more and less had it all together and did everything deliberately according to their parenting philosophy of choice; now I know that we're basically making it up as we go along.<p>Here's what I've figured out in the last crazy 10 years.<p><b>1.</b> For …

Global warming makes California drought worse

A new study suggests that natural forces are behind California’s drought, but that global warming has contributed 8-27% to the drought’s …

Grizzlies, polar bears evolve with climate change.

Scientists say the Arctic has undergone unusual, and increasingly rapid change over the past few decades as a result of climate change, including the appearance of the Pizzly bear — a grizzly-polar bear hybrid.<p>“There’s a lot of weird stuff going on in Alaska, and there’s a lot of weird stuff going …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

The world's first fully solar-powered airport

India has unveiled the first airport in the world to operate completely on solar energy.<p>A solar power plant with 46,150 solar panels has been installed across 45 acres of land near the cargo area of Cochin International Airport (CIAL). It supplies the airport with 50,000 to 60,000 units of …

Which countries generate the most power from renewables?

News that India has opened the first airport to be entirely powered by solar energy has underlined the growth in renewable energy. The sector has …

4 Surprising Countries That Give You Hope for Climate Action

The fossil-fuels crowd seems to have a thing for China and India. It feels like at least in the U.S., at least half the discussions of clean energy …

10 Incredible Renewable Energy Solutions From Around the World

<b>Jake Anderson</b> <b><br>August 14, 2015</b><p><b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> Many scientists warn that we’ve reached a point of no return when it comes to climate change. Some …

Reluctant confessions of a happy mother (also titled: No, having a child isn’t worse than divorce)

Before having a baby, I read the doomsday articles and considered myself forewarned. I knew that parenthood would be challenging, exhausting and promised no immediate gratification. When I found out I was pregnant, I braced myself, expecting a few very tough and unhappy years ahead.<p>At the risk of …

Folks in these U.S. states don’t believe in global warming

Slide 1 of 12<p>In June, Pope Francis, in his encyclical on the environment, called upon humanity to take responsibility for the planet, including …

10 Things You Shouldn't Do To Your Children That You Think Are Acts of Love

Quite possibly, the most difficult job on Earth is being a parent. It doesn’t require any sort of licensure, schooling, or previous experience, and …

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The US Installed More Than Twice As Much Solar and Wind As Fossil Fuel Electricity So Far In 2015

Throughout the entire first half of 2015, solar and wind energy accounted for 2,518 megawatts of new electricity generating capacity brought online …