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Bloomberg: I'm considering 2016 bid

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michael Bloomberg says he is considering running for president of the United States, a move that would dramatically shake up an already chaotic 2016 race.<p>In an interview with Financial Times, the media mogul and former New York City mayor said he was "looking at all the options" when asked …

Bernie Sanders

Did Bloomberg bury a big scoop about the Kochs’ position on climate change?

Whenever billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch speak on an issue as pivotal as climate change, news organizations listen up. The brothers run the second-largest private company, by revenue, in the United States and pilot a network that champions libertarian causes across the country. …

Fossil Fuels

Organic Doesn't Mean Free of Pesticides

In the United States, farmers treat most crops with pesticides to increase yields and the foods' eye appeal. Inevitably, studies have shown, traces …

6 Weeks After Paris, Countries Moving to Build Carbon Markets

<b>This story has been condensed from two pieces that first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace. Click here to read the originals.</b><p>When climate negotiators signed off on the historic Paris Agreement in December, they opened the door for the kind of cross-border trading of greenhouse-gas emissions that …

Even Copenhagen Makes Mistakes

Long touted as the model of modern urbanism, the city’s biggest economic and environmental challenges are still ahead.

Rare images of a remote sub-Antarctic volcano erupting

By simply being in the right place at the right time, scientists have captured photos of an extremely remote sub-Antarctic volcano erupting.<p>The Big …

Southern Ocean

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the remote 8.4 …

National Parks

When Ice Melts: Tipping the Scales in the Predator/Prey Arms Race in Antarctica

Changing Planet<p><i>The Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund aims to protect the last wild places in the ocean while facilitating conservation, research, education, and community development programs in the places we explore. This blog entry spotlights some of the exciting work our</i> …

Stranded whales provide new clues on the threats to sea creatures’ survival

Ocean giants lying dead on North Sea coasts is a sad event, but it gives marine scientists a valuable chance to detect man-made dangers<p>A body washes up on a beach in eastern England. Then another. And another. Soon, people living in two coastal communities have five deaths on their hands.<p>Things …

Whales

8 things you can do for free in London

Flying across the pond is expensive enough — no need to break the bank on activities while you're there, as well.<p>There are plenty of ways to enjoy London and what it has to offer without spending a single pound on attractions, sights and other activities.<p>While the majority of this list is geared to …

IKEA Thinks It's Time to Stop Throwing Away IKEA Furniture

They were part of the problem — now they're part of the solution.<p>Listen, you know we're more than a little obsessed with IKEA hacks. But if you're convinced your piece of furniture can't be revived with a few DIY tricks and are ready to dump it permanently, IKEA understands — they just want to find …

Sperm whales wash up on English beach

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three sperm whales washed up on a beach in eastern England over the weekend, just a week after a dozen animals of the same species washed ashore on German and Dutch beaches.<p>The mammals, about 15 meters (48 feet) long, are believed to be part of the same pod as a young whale that died on …

Your Checked Bags Aren't As Safe As You Think They Are

Might wanna stick with a carry-on.<p>You arrive at your destination after a flight, only to realize one of your possessions -- a watch, a laptop or maybe a phone charger -- is not in your checked bag. Where could it be? Could it be stolen? <i>Is that even possible?!</i><p>Unfortunately, it is. The Transportation …

Arctic Development Stalls With Tumbling Oil Prices

<i>The oil boom that began less than a decade ago is now on shaky ground, with U.S. crude oil prices crashing to below $27 per barrel this week. The collapse in prices will lead oil companies to put expensive drilling projects in areas such as the Arctic on hold</i><p>Last summer Goliat, a massive orange and …

Four Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Denmark's Work Culture

Denmark has consistently ranked high on Forbes’ and other lists of Best Countries for Business. High scores for transparency, personal and monetary freedom and work/life balance have helped Denmark reach the top in multiple rankings. Some of the reasons for Denmark’s success are driven by …

The Workplace

3 Hiring Hacks for Young Startups

It was 2013, I was wearing a nice suit, and I was being pseudo-interviewed in a New York apartment – by the parents of a candidate I wanted to hire. …

3 Ways to Scale Your Business When You Don't Have a Ton of Resources

Turning an idea into a startup and a startup into a thriving business aren’t linear processes. There are twists and turns, challenges and risks. But …

Power to the poop: one Colorado city is using human waste to run its vehicles

No matter how you spin it, the business of raw sewage isn’t sexy. But in Colorado, the city of Grand Junction is making huge strides to reinvent their wastewater industry – and the result is like finding a diamond in the sludge.<p>The Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant is processing 8m gallons of …

Natural Gas

Largest Wildlife Census in History Makes Waves in Conservation

The full, data-driven story of Africa’s savanna elephants is now taking shape.<p>Early findings from the largest ever aerial survey of African wildlife—the Great Elephant Census (GEC)—are proving that big data can make a big difference when it comes to saving the world’s largest land mammal.<p>The …

Why Europeans understand the danger of Donald Trump better than anybody else

But there is a danger in not looking at hate speech as anything other than what it is. Europeans now understand this very well. Because Europe's recent experience with extremist rhetoric suggests that Americans ignore Trump and his politically motivated bigotry at their peril.<p>For much of the last …

Why North America's Youth Must Rescue Farming

Family farms are integral to the history of North America, but disinterested youth have placed the industry under threat. In this visually-striking short film, we meet a group of idealistic young farmers who are fighting to return the industry to its former strength.<p><i>Age of the Farmer</i> was directed …

North America

Surprise! These 15 common grocery store items are almost never recyclable

Grocery Stores

Breathtaking Visions of Earth - National Geographic (20 photos)

<b>Reed Flute Cave – Guangxi Zhuangzu region, China (James P. Nelson, TCS)</b><p>Our friends over at National Geographic take some of the most amazing photographs. Every month, the editors pick a few choice shots to add to their Visions of Earth collection, showcasing some of the best nature images from …

10 Incredible Forests You Can Visit

Escape modern living with these remarkable stretches of wood. Whether boasting century-old trees, flaunting vibrant foliage, or harboring dark …

North Pole

Ghostly ships filled with bodies arrive on Japan's shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> An unsettling mystery has washed up on Japan's shores.<p>Over the past two months, at least 12 wooden boats have been found adrift or on the coast, carrying chilling cargo -- the decaying bodies of 22 people, police and Japan's coast guard said.<p>All the bodies were "partially skeletonized" -- …

North Korea

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

Scientists discover 308-million-year-old tropical forest in the Arctic

The trees date back approximately 380 million years, to a time when the continents existed in a very different arrangement from today’s world. At …

Are cars in cities becoming a thing of the past?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last month, Oslo became the first major city to announce ambitions to go car-free by 2019, pledging a comprehensive and permanent ban in the Norwegian capital -- but it's not the only urban hub trying to reduce their reliance on vehicles.<p>And the impetus to do so is stronger than ever.<p>On …

Scientists Unlock Mysteries Of World's Most Massive Volcano

The underwater mountain is roughly the size of New Mexico.<p>Two years after confirming that the world's largest single volcano was lurking more than a mile beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean, scientists have begun mapping the massive underwater mountain.<p>What they've discovered about it thus far …