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18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Books of the year 2014

It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in 2014. This continues a tradition I started last year, when I decided to read less internet and more …

Protesters from Pacific islands hit by climate change vow to block coal exports in Australia – video

A group of protesters from islands across the south Pacific have arrived in Australia pledging to block coal exports from the NSW port of Newcastle. The protesters come from 12 nations threatened by climate change and say they will form a small flotilla at the entrance to the world's largest coal …

Pacific Islanders Threatened By Climate Change Face a Legal Black Hole

For Ursula Rakova, climate change isn’t a theory – it’s a tangible threat that has been encroaching upon her ancestral home on the Carterets Islands for decades.<p><i>Climate change is a daily reality on the Carteret Islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Photo via Flickr user Citt</i><p>For Ursula Rakova, …

Leonardo DiCaprio's Speech on Climate Change May Change Your Opinion of Him

Leonardo DiCaprio gave a moving speech at the United Nations on Tuesday to urge world leaders to take climate change seriously. Leo, who was recently named a UN Messenger of Peace, was at the UN for the organization's Climate Summit, but this isn't his first time getting involved in environmental …

11 ways climate change affects the world

What do the new climate rules have to do with my kid’s asthma?

One of the Environmental Protection Agency’s top selling points for its recently proposed carbon pollution rules for power plants is that they will …

Fossil Fuels

UC Berkeley Faculty Association urges divestment from fossil fuel companies

The UC Berkeley Faculty Association urged the UC Board of Regents to divest funds from fossil fuel companies Sunday, just five days before the UC …

North America's key birds facing extinction, study finds

Half of North America’s bird species, from common backyard visitors like the Baltimore oriole and the rufous hummingbird to wilderness dwellers like the common loon and bald eagle, are under threat from climate change and many could go extinct, an exhaustive new study has found.<p>Seven years of …

Five sustainable boondoggles: greenwashing all the way to the bank

Painting a green veneer on consumer goods is far from a new marketing tactic. In 1992, the US Federal Trade Commission issued its first “Green Guide” aimed at squelching greenwashing long before greenwashing was a household word.<p>It’s hard to blame marketers – really. It’s not that hard to find …

Our birds are in real trouble. Can we fix it? Yes we can!

Eastern Meadowlark (Photo by Gerrit Vyn)<p>The report card is in for the state of the birds in the USA. So how did we do? Certainly not an A+ or even a …

Climate Change Threatens The Newest Prescription For Children: Time Outdoors

Luisa Maria Vasquez Cruz received an unusual prescription last year from her pediatrician: Spend more time playing outside.<p>Dr. Robert Zarr, her pediatrician at Unity Health Care, a clinic that serves low-income and uninsured families in Washington, D.C., calls her unconventional treatment regimen a …

3 Reasons You Should Comment in Support of EPA’s New Carbon Rule

In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled out a proposal to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants by 30 percent by …

Air Pollution: Everything You Need to Know

Jump to Section:<p>What Is Air Pollution?<p>Air pollution refers to the release of pollutants into the air that are detrimental to human health and the …

Pollution

World Meteorological Organization: Ocean Acidification and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hit Record Levels

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reports that the amounts of atmospheric greenhouse gases reached a new high in 2013, driven by rapidly …

Get Involved

McKibben to Obama: Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning Coal

If you're a politician, science is a bitch; it resists spin. And a new set of studies—about, of all things, a simple molecule known as CH4—show that …

China just got serious about global warming. Now we’re really out of excuses.

Over the weekend, China announced it was moving forward with plans for a massive, nationwide cap-and-trade program intended to help combat global …

Everything You Need To Know To Attend The Biggest Climate March In History

For one week in late September, New York City will be the center of gravity for the fight to confront climate change.<p>On Sunday, September 21st, a …

Climate Week NYC Will Help Secure Critical Business and Government Buy-In for a Global Climate Deal Next Year

In a couple of weeks, New York City will be host to more than a hundred events about climate change. From roundtables showcasing the latest low carbon innovation, to mass gatherings demanding climate action, this unprecedented mobilization, under the umbrella of Climate Week NYC, will be critical …

Faith Leaders and Concerned Citizens Converge on Charlotte in Support of EPA Climate Action

<b>CHARLOTTE, NC</b> – Faith leaders and concerned citizens throughout North Carolina converged on Charlotte last night to attend a “Citizens Climate …

Extreme Weather: Trapped Atmospheric Waves Will Increase World's Devastating Floods and Droughts

Scientists have discovered that trapped atmospheric waves are increasing weather extremes across the world, such as the current drought in California.<p>…

Macy's Cuts Full-Year Forecast, Blames Harsh Winter Weather

<i>By Devika Krishna Kumar</i><p>Macy's (M) cut its full-year same-store sales forecast, after second-quarter sales failed to make up for weakness in the first …

Nutella Prices May Rise After Poor Weather In Turkey

Prices of hazelnuts have surged in recent weeks after cold late winter weather and bitter frosts caused a poor harvest in the nut's chief exporter Turkey.<p>The rise has been so sharp it risks driving up the prices of popular consumer products like chocolate spreads or nut-filled chocolate bars.<p>Half …

99-Year-Old Woman Sews a Dress Every Day for Children in Africa

99-year-old Lillian Weber has a generous heart and sewing hands that just won't stop. The Iowa-based woman spends hours every single day making a dress for small children who receive the clothing through the Christian nonprofit group Little Dresses for Africa.<p>For the past two years, Weber has made …

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

European Travel