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The American people are clueless: Why income inequality is so much worse than we realize

<b>(Shutterstock/zstock)</b><p>A wealth of new research confirms the rich and the poor have no idea how good and how bad the other have it<p>Nicholas Fitz<p>April 1, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>In a candid conversation with Frank Rich last fall, Chris Rock said, …

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China needs to fix trade practices, according to White House<p>Video shows rhinoceros ramming car in safari park<p>Pakistan's new prime minister faces …

North Korea

The heavy toll of coal mining in South Africa | Africa

<b>Emalahleni, South Africa</b> - Everything in Andries Evans' house is coated in black dust. It has invaded his sofas, the Jesus picture on the wall, the plastic cups and plates in his kitchen, and the old man himself.<p>He is a skinny, fragile man who looks much older than his 59 years. His red cap is …

National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Travel<p>Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, …

Donkey milk baths, white wine showers and sperm whale wax facials: The bizarre beauty secrets of ancient goddesses revealed

Women and vanity have always gone hand in hand.<p>Indeed, archaeologists have been known to find the remains of bodies clutching make-up, beauty tools …

Sperm Whale

Why you can’t solve income inequality by sending people to college

By Max Ehrenfreund<p>, Reporter<p>There's now broad agreement among politicians that inequality of income is a serious problem in the United States, but there's little consensus on what to do about it.<p>A simple thought experiment may rule out one potential solution: Helping more people go to …

Ocean Changes Linked to 2010 Hurricanes, Bitter Winters

• <i>Published:</i> April 2nd, 2015<p>An invisible workhorse of the Atlantic Ocean tirelessly shuffles cold and warm water back and forth between tropical and …

Renewables bring 47% of Spain's power in Mar 2015

April 1 (SeeNews) - Spain's renewable power plants accounted for 47% of the country's electricity in March, according to data disclosed on Friday by …

What’s the future of solar power?

In a broad new assessment of the status and prospects of solar photovoltaic technology, MIT researchers say that it is “one of the few renewable, …

The Arctic climate threat that nobody’s even talking about yet

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>When we think about the Arctic in a warming world, we tend to think about sharp declines in sea ice and — that powerful symbol — the polar bear. But that’s far from the only problem that a melting Arctic brings.<p>In the past decade, scientists have been training more …

Global Warming

A Periodic Table Of Elements That The World Is Running Out Of

In your phone, computer, or any other LCD screen, for example, you’ll find a dash of indium, a soft, malleable metal that is in short supply in the …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Watch This Chinese Megacity Rise Around The Chinese Farmers Who Used To Live There

“Basically, the countryside is being eaten by the city,” says photographer Tim Franco, who started documenting the changes in Chongqing in 2009.<p>“I …

UC Berkeley

There Are Only Two ‘Big Blobs’ Of Forest Remaining On Earth

For most, forests are something to be driven by or hiked through briefly. A new study shows just how much humankind has tailored these landscapes to …

Ecology

Healing Power of Sunlight and Other Health Benefits

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>By now you're probably aware of the importance of vitamin D. Ideally, it's best to get it from the sun, because sunlight provides a …

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Soon A Texas Town Will Run On 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Deep in the renewable heart of Texas<p>Renewable energy is having its moment in the sun...and wind, and water. Costa Rica managed to run on 100 percent renewable power for over 75 days. And in Texas, a state historically associated with oil wells, one metropolis is determined to achieve the same goal, …

Renewable Energy

Jesus would hate you all — and you didn’t build that: The truth about the ultra-rich and their New York Times apologists

<b>(AP/Reuters/Nam Y. Huh/Joe Mitchell/Manuel Balce Ceneta)</b><p>Conservatives are fighting a war on poverty, which really means a war on poor people — and a defense of the rich<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>March 26, 2015 6:59pm (UTC)<p>There they go again. Conservatives are back again with their “war on poverty,” which is to …

Income Inequality

Why Corporate Industrial Agriculture Has Made the Quality of Rural Life in America a Lot Worse

Americans are being subjected to an ongoing multimillion-dollar propaganda campaign designed to “increase confidence and trust in today’s …

Agriculture

Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryIt’s Time to Forgive <i>The Joy Luck Club</i> Inkoo Kang The landmark film beautifully portrayed the Asian American experience. Then Asian …

Aretha Franklin

What’s behind the spike in IQ scores?

More schooling and harder problems may be the best explanation for the dramatic rise in IQ scores—often referred to as the Flynn Effect—during the …

To Recycle or Not to Recycle – PVC Cable Waste is the Question

Recycling – it’s the magic word when the ill-informed think “environmental friendliness”. “Recyclable” – the number one green term that doesn’t mean …

Why Selfishness Is A MUST For Happiness

<i>‘No matter what you decide to do or where you decide to go, the main thing is that you are happy doing so.’</i><p>Pursue Your Passion<p>My mother Patricia used …

Happiness

Costa Rica Has Gotten All Of Its Electricity From Renewables For 75 Days Straight

Costa Rica got 100 percent of its electricity from renewables for 75 days straight this year, the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) …

Renewable Energy

Meet The Oil Shale Eighty Times Bigger Than The Bakken

Everyone has heard about the Bakken shale, the huge expanse of oil-bearing rock underneath North Dakota and Montana that billionaire Harold Hamm thinks could yield 24 billion barrels of oil in the decades to come. The Bakken is a huge boon, both to the economic health of the northern Plains states, …

IBM Speaks Louder On Renewable Energy Goals

Most would-be leaders in cloud computing—Amazon Web Services, Google, MIcrosoft, even Apple—have plenty to say about renewable energy goals.<p>IBM has been far less vocal, even though it technically was one of the earliest technology companies to step up support for energy efficiency and toxic …

Can Walmart Save The Planet?

Yes…with a little help from our friends.<p>There is no fundamental reason why capitalism has to trash the planet. Not if you “value” human health and the environment in some balanced way along with profits.<p>Enter the Environmental Defense Fund. EDF has launched new energy and environmental initiatives …

Sustainability

How fracking is stifling innovation in green buildings

The United States is experiencing an incredible domestic energy boom: energy imports are down and natural gas supplies are way up. But perhaps most …

Adventurer Sets Record for Farthest South Swim on Earth

“‘Cold’ is a word that holds no meaning in a blizzard in the Antarctic Ocean. It was very difficult to breathe. I was gasping for air. I kept telling myself to keep calm. I’ve never experienced anything like it, ” says extreme swimmer Lewis Pugh of his record-setting swim.<p>Pughs hands were warmer …

Container gardening: Earthbox vs Rubbermaid Tote

Self watering containers super charge my garden. Which works better, however, store bought or DIY?<p>Self watering containers are great. They help …

Utility Companies Can't Beat Solar Power, So Now They're Trying to Pass Laws Against It - The Ring of Fire Network

Since 2010, the average cost of solar power has dropped by nearly 60 percent. More-efficient designs and lower production costs have led to a boom in …