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Surfing the Big Waves in Portugal: Pictures

Brazil

11 Ultimate Nature Photography Trips of a Lifetime

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Do you have a dream destination for …

Photography

2017 Year in Review

As we look back on the most noteworthy environmental stories of 2017, one cannot help but start with the extreme weather that has caused so much …

Israel Enters a Fifth Year of Drought

Four consecutive years of drought have put several biblical bodies of water at risk: the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River, and the Dead Sea. The AP photographer Oded Balilty spent much of last year documenting these bodies of water and the ways locals and tourists play and worship there. The AP …

The End Of 2017: Top Uploads You Cannot Miss

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos from last month in the Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 28 with chances to win …

Keep global warming under 1.5C or 'quarter of planet could become arid'

More than a quarter of the planet’s surface could become significantly drier if global temperatures rise 2C above pre-industrial levels, scientists predict.<p>The study, which is one of the most detailed assessments to date of future aridity, suggests that many regions could face an increased threat …

Climate Change

Scientists Can Now Blame Individual Natural Disasters on Climate Change

As floodwaters from the swollen River Thames crept closer to the walls of Myles Allen's south Oxford home in the United Kingdom, he was thinking …

Climate Change

This is what is different in the Netherlands in 2018

<b>Laws, income and regulations – this is what’s new and changing in the Netherlands in 2018 when it comes to money, living, working and everything else.</b><p>…

It’s So Cold In North America That Niagara Falls Is Frozen, And It Looks Like Something From Narnia

Niagara falls are a spectacular place to visit at any time of year, however in winter, especially seriously cold winters like North America is …

Trump had a field day with the environment while you were on vacation

The Trump administration finished its year of rolling back an unprecedented number of environmental regulations by slipping in another handful in the final days of 2017 while we were on vacation.<p>This long — and successful — year for President Donald Trump on environmental deregulation happened with …

These Photography Links Will Make You Happy

As the holiday season winds it's way to an end we find that Toad Hollow Photography has been focused on finding the best tutorials, special features …

Bird's-eye view: The best drone photographs from 2017

Ben Shapiro Explains Why You Should Never Google 'Trickle Down Economics'

If you’ve ever engaged in an economics debate with someone on the left side of the political spectrum you have probably become privy to the term …

The reason I’m suing Donald Trump

I’m suing Donald Trump.<p>I’ve been an environmental lawyer at the Clean Air Council for 35 years. During that time, I’ve sued Sunoco Pipeline and Shell …

Donald Trump

Tesla the Car Is a Household Name. Long Ago, So Was Nikola Tesla.

A Tesla is an electric car. Just about everybody knows that.<p>But it is less widely known that the car was named for Nikola Tesla, an electrical engineer who was once renowned as the prototype of a genius inventor.<p>While Tesla’s star began to fade long ago, Elon Musk has contributed to something of a …

Tesla

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

The cost of bitcoin payments is skyrocketing because the network is totally overloaded

That's because as bitcoin has soared in popularity it's become too expensive to use in small transactions.<p>The problem came to a head in early December, when Steam, the popular downloadable video game store, announced it would stop accepting bitcoin payments for games, citing the currency's …

Bitcoin

Macro Photography Tutorial - How to Shoot on White Background in the Field

From the rainforests of Ecuador, Phil Torres uses a Canon 100mm macro and MP-E 65mm macro lens to demonstrate how he gets clean, studio-like photos …

The rise and fall of great powers

Conventional wisdom suggests the U.S. is in decline, and a rising China will replace it as the world's superpower. But how realistic is this?<p><i>Andrew Preston is a professor of American history at the University of Cambridge whose books include</i> <i>Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American</i> …

55 Hand-Picked Resources to Help You Learn Graphic Design Quickly

When I began out with learning design, I can remember being absolutely overcome by all the information that is out there. I was sure that knowing how …

The “Inverse Square Law” Is a Must-Know Concept if You Want to Control the Light in Your Photos (VIDEO)

This may be the first time we’ve invoked the laws of physics in a photography tutorial. But fear not, because the "Inverse Square Law" is a simple …

The sony A7R Mark III is the best camera of 2017

Smartphone cameras get all the attention, but dedicated cameras are amazing right now.<p>It snuck in just under the wire, but the $3,200 Sony A7R Mark III is the best camera of 2017. This year, smartphone cameras continued their quest to decimate the low-end camera market, which has pushed …

Cameras

We Might Have Been Wrong Telling People to Take Daily Vitamins, New Study Suggests

The evidence just isn't there.<p>It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and, of course, take your vitamins.<p>Or not.<p>…

Holistic Medicine

Lost Roman roads could be found as Environment Agency laser scans whole of England from air

Lost Roman roads and hidden archaeological remains are likely to be uncovered in a new project to map the entire English landscape using state-of-the-art lasers.<p>Under plans unveiled by the Environment Agency today, specialist aircraft equipped with laser scanners will be touring the country, …

Rex Murphy: Justin Trudeau’s year-long descent from celebrity selfie-prince to typical politician

What’s true about first impressions — that you never get a second chance to make them — is logically symmetrical with the truth about last ones. No …

Canada

Alarming link between fungicides and bee declines revealed

Fungicides are found to be the strongest factor linked to steep bumblebee declines, surprising scientists and adding to the threats to vital pollinators<p>Common fungicides are the strongest factor linked to steep declines in bumblebees across the US, according to the first landscape-scale …

Pesticides

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.<p>Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their …

Energy

Germany paid people to use electricity over the holidays because its grid is so clean

People in Germany essentially got paid to use electricity on Christmas.<p>Electricity prices in the country went negative for many customers — as in, below zero — on Sunday and Monday, because the country's supply of clean, renewable power actually outstripped demand, according to The New York …

Renewable Energy

Breitbart's Astonishing Confession

The editor of the right-wing news site admitted that its coverage of a major political campaign was dishonest, but the news barely made a blip in conservative media outlets.<p>Every so often, a right-wing commentator who purports to abhor dishonesty among media elites admits that they’ve been guilty …

Donald Trump