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Ireland Gay Marriage Vote Spurs Emotional Celebrations, In Photos

Ireland held a historic referendum on same-sex marriage on Saturday, with a resounding majority of voters backing legalization. The result makes Ireland the first country in the world to adopt gay marriage through popular vote.<p>Around 62 percent of citizens who headed to the polls voted yes to …

Breaking - Ireland approves same-sex marriage in national referendum (Official results) - France 24

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Ireland votes overwhelmingly in favor of same-sex marriage

<b>Dublin, Ireland (CNN) —</b> Same-sex couples will soon be able to walk down the aisle in the Emerald Isle.<p>Voters in Ireland overwhelmingly chose to change their nation's constitution Friday, becoming the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through popular vote.<p>The official results …

Ireland has said 'yes' to gay marriage and 'no' to Catholicism

The Irish referendum on gay marriage was about more than just gay marriage. It was a politically trendy, media backed, well financed howl of rage against Catholicism<p>Whatever happened to Ireland? Its people used to be relied upon to reject social change – in previous referenda they have said no to …

Rainbow arching high over the "valley of the squinting windows" today :) http://t.co/640fWZcft5

Capel Street will be impassable at this rate. Scenes http://t.co/zGYeDWahbQ

That's it. The champagne is out, lads http://t.co/rxGgU8DTkw

Ireland becomes first country to approve gay marriage in referendum

With all the votes now counted, Ireland has become the first nation in the world to legalize same-sex marriages by popular vote.<p>The results from all …

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Scottish prosecutors demand unredacted CIA torture report to aid investigation

Prosecutors investigating the use of Scottish airports by the CIA for rendition flights have called for an unredacted copy of the US Senate’s CIA torture report, it has emerged.<p>The prosecutors have confirmed that investigations of airports in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Prestwick and Aberdeen are under …

Arctic drilling for 'extreme oil' is risky - and letting Shell do the work is reckless | Cindy Shogun

Drilling in the Arctic is dangerous and irresponsible and no oil company should develop there<p>America’s Arctic Ocean belongs to all of us. The Beaufort and Chukchi Seas provide habitat for countless species of wildlife. This is one of the most unique marine ecosystems in the world, home to the …

This massive Antarctic ice shelf will be gone in just a few years, NASA says

In 2002, scientists at NASA were tracking daily satellite images of Antarctica when they watched in astonishment as a huge chunk of the Larsen B Ice Shelf splintered and collapsed in just a month.<p>This was an area of ice the size of Rhode Island — 1,250 square miles — and it just disintegrated …

Ringling Bros. to stop elephant acts by 2018 amid public concerns

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.<p>Executives from Feld Entertainment, Ringling's parent …

California governor tells climate change deniers to wake up

California water restrictions have not stopped the sprinklers from flowing<p>Read more<p>As his state faces the worst drought in its history, with mandatory water rationing for residents and fears of destruction to the agricultural sector, California governor Jerry Brown had a message Sunday for climate …

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Mural art appeared this week outside Starbucks, Milpitas II

Mural art appeared this week outside the Starbucks, Milpitas II

The Energy Collective

Since 1995, Energy Central has been a hub for news and content for electric power industry professionals. With more than 200,000 registered members, …

Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs: Mission Logs: April 29, 2015 Log

Off the Cutting Room Floor<p>By Kasey Cantwell - NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research<br>April 29, 2015<p>We see so many amazing things every day on …

SpaceX made some awesome travel posters for Mars

With all the recent news about International Space Station resupply missions, reusable rockets, and drone barges, it's easy to forget that reason Elon Musk created SpaceX in the first place is to help land humans on Mars. In a way, it's great that we're so familiar with the private space company's …

Prefab Passive Solar Green Homes

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Correction: Obama-After White House story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 16 about President Barack Obama's plans after he leaves the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that George H.W. Bush's presidential library is in Houston. The library is in College Station, Texas.<p>A corrected version of the story is below:<p>Obama, …

Bad Karma In 'Every Secret Thing'

<i>Every Secret Thing</i>, a clammy little thriller about missing babies and bad family karma, bristles with heavy female artillery on both sides of the camera, most of it working unaccustomed turf. The script, adapted from a detective novel by Laura Lippman, is by Nicole Holofcener, whose usual territory …

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Vatican causes stir with treaty recognizing Palestine as a state

JERUSALEM — The Vatican announced a treaty Wednesday that reaffirms Palestinian statehood, a step that immediately drew Israeli criticism and stirred alarm that an activist Pope Francis was advancing the Palestinian cause at Israel’s expense.<p>The agreement, being finalized in Rome by a group called …

Cannes Film Festival 2015: 8 Movies We Can't Wait to See

The Cannes Film Festival — one of the world’s oldest, most glamorous, most sun-dappled cinematic celebrations — kicks off its 68th year this week, …

UK Conservative Victory Sparks Climate and Renewable Energy Concerns

Amber Rudd was named to serve as the U.K. Cabinet minister in charge of energy and climate, easing concerns that the Conservative government would …

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