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Heat goes on: Earth headed for warmest year on record

The planet notched its warmest October ever, continuing on its track for the warmest year on record as global warming continues unabated, scientists announced Thursday.<p>Fueled by unusually torrid oceans, the global temperature year-to-date is 1.22 degrees above the 20th-century average, NOAA …

Energy groups face ‘existential’ climate threat, says ex-BP chief | Financial Times

Energy and mining companies are ignoring the “existential threat” from climate change and must change the way they operate, the former head of BP …

Green energy sector jobs surpass total oil sands employment

Canada's green energy sector has grown so quickly and has become such an important part of the economy that it now employs more people than the oil sands.<p>About $25-billion has been invested in Canada's clean-energy sector in the past five years, and employment is up 37 per cent, according to a new …

Bloomberg.com

Tara Lachapelle<p>More Unwanted Drama at CBS<p>Accusations of misconduct against CEO Les Moonves may enable Shari Redstone to finally carry out a merger …

Imran Khan

Poll: 83% of Americans say climate is changing

Eight out of 10 Americans now believe the climate is changing, according to a new survey conducted for Munich Re America, the world's largest reinsurance firm.<p>"Our survey findings indicate that national sentiment over whether or not climatic changes are occurring has finally reached a tipping …

These Strategies to Modify the Climate are Dangerous, Immoral, and Barking Mad

Some years ago, in the question-and-answer session after a lecture at the American Geophysical Union, I described certain geoengineering proposals as …

China to launch carbon market middle of 2016

China plans to initially cap emissions from six industrial sectors, such as power generators and chemical plants, in a national carbon market likely …

Shanghai first major Chinese region to ditch GDP growth target

Shanghai has ditched its official economic growth target for 2015, becoming the first major city or province in China to abandon such metrics as …

2014 officially the hottest year on record, US government scientists say

Nasa and Noaa scientists report 2014 was 0.07F (0.04C) higher than previous records and the 38th consecutive year of above-average temperatures<p>Interactive: 15 of the hottest spots around the world in 2014<p>The numbers are in. The year 2014 – after shattering temperature records that had stood for …

Leave fossil fuels buried to prevent climate change, study urges

Photograph: Ben Nelms/Getty Images<p>The Syncrude Canada Ltd mine in Alberta, Canada. The report says Canada oil sands production must fall to ‘negligible’ levels after 2020 if the 2C scenario is to be …

Global warming will cut wheat yields, research shows

Global wheat yields are likely to fall significantly as climate change takes hold, new research has shown .<p>The researchers found that wheat production would fall by 6% for every 1C increase in temperatures. The world is now nearly certain to warm by up to 2C compared with pre-industrial levels, …

Game of Thrones Season 5 in Pictures

Cyclone Pam: 24 confirmed dead as Vanuatu president blames climate change

At least 24 people died when cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu at the weekend, authorities have confirmed. The storm flattened buildings, wrecked infrastructure and has left more than 3,000 people in the South Pacific island nation displaced.<p>As the full scale of the storm remained unclear due to the …

Nasa has released the most mind-blowing picture of space. Seriously. Holy cow.

Look what the folks at NASA/ESA just did.<p>They've released the most incredibly detailed panoramic picture from the Hubble Space Telescope of one of …

Andromeda Galaxy

20 Productive Hobbies That Will Make You Smarter and Happier

Last Updated on July 24, 2018<p>Chris Haigh<p>Read full profile<p>Everyone needs a hobby, as the old saying goes. Hobbies help develop our tastes and our …

Hobbies

Vines Gone Wild: 10 Rooms with Creeping Greenery

What better backdrop to banish winter than an indoor jungle? Here are 10 of our favorite rooms where vines and climbers cover the walls like …

Landscaping

The African Middle Class: Portraits of Youth in Ghana Navigating a Radically New World

According to the UN site World’s Best News, every third African is now considered middle class, around 33% of the population having up to $20 dollars …

Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the …

A Brief Guide to Overcoming Instant Gratification

It’s no secret that we live in the Age of Instant gratification.<p>That’s not news. But Paul Roberts has written an excellent essay at The American …

How Africa's first education tablet computer was created

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1108000/1108426_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534625146_7aa9f0b02726ba07c640608d86498164<p><b>Thierry N'Doufou's three eldest children tumble out of the car; the little one trips over her school bag as she tries to work out what to do with</b> …

Ivory Coast

The Power of Sleep

Health<p>Search<p>North KoreaU.S. Has Plan to Dismantle North Korea's Nuclear Program in a Year, John Bolton Says<p>John McCain'I’m Never Going to Forgive …

8 Ways To Receive Feedback And Turn Them Into Your Strengths

Not being able to stay productive at work is a problem that everyone runs into at some point; no matter how much you like your job, there are certain …

34 Things You Can Do Internally To Prepare For External Success

Most of us make the mistake of pursuing external signs of success without doing the hard internal work first. We also mistakenly believe that …

Self-improvement

10 Things Highly Grateful People Don't Do

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Arianna Huffington’s Six Steps to Finding Inner Happiness

Six steps to finding inner happiness and successfully marketing it.<p><b>1. LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF</b><p>Yes, it’s been a tough journey, with so much heartbreak along the way. But at last <b>I have learned to love myself.</b> My method is simple. Every morning, I look in the mirror.<p>And, looking back at me, it’s me that …

The death of the American mall

It is hard to believe there has ever been any life in this place. Shattered glass crunches under Seph Lawless’s feet as he strides through its dreary corridors. Overhead lights attached to ripped-out electrical wires hang suspended in the stale air and fading wallpaper peels off the walls like dead …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

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10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …