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What a night in New York City looks like from 7,500 feet

For 15 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has been participating in aerial photo missions around the world, putting his life …

10 Secret Places To Have Sex Without Getting Caught

The location of 'doing it' gets rather controversial when people do it at completely weird and random places. It's probably like having pizza, but …

Spectacular Places

The Airport Of The Future Has A Waterfall, Of Course

We've seen the future of flight, and it's awesome. And the airport facilities of the future are awesome to match, if not a little bit over the top.<p>Okay, take back the "little" part. The Jewel is a <b>huge</b>, 10-story complex in the middle of Singapore Changi Airport. When completed, its central "Forest …

5 Key Takeaways From UN Climate Summit in Lima

World leaders make mixed progress toward new international climate agreement.<p>Can the world's nations come together around a climate agreement that staves off the worst effects of global warming?<p><b>That's been the question looming over the the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru, the last two weeks, as</b> …

Cities could be the secret to fighting climate change

The world’s population could reach almost 10 billion by 2050. Most people will live in cities.<p>To accommodate an additional 3 billion people, we’ll …

Climate

The Plan to Get Climate-Change Denial Into Schools

Activists are pushing educators to teach that human-caused global warming is an opinion—rather than a fact—by issuing textbook ratings of their own.<p><i>"As the amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases increase, the Earth warms. Scientists warn that climate change, caused by this warming,</i> …

The Heat Is On: Three Ways To Avoid Climate Armageddon

Hot, thirsty, hungry, and homeless: Sound much like a real-life version of the movie <i>Day After Tomorrow</i>? Probably too close for comfort if you listen to the alarm bells sounded by delegates from all 194 UN nations joined by hundreds of the world’s most prominent scientists meeting in Lima, Peru. …

Global Warming Isn’t Causing California Drought? Report Triggers Storm

Natural conditions, not human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases, are the driving force behind California's three-year dry spell, scientists on a federal task force concluded Monday. But the report came under fire from some experts who said it downplayed other factors that have humanity's …

Climate Change

Photo Shoot with a 15-Year-Old Elk Hunter Challenges Photographer’s Views On Hunting

Recently, after a decade as a successful wedding photographer and another decade as a professional snowboarder, photographer Hillary Maybery decided …

UN climate change talks: Global warming negotiators can’t stand the heat

Temperatures are rising at the UN's climate change summit in Peru, where delegates complain their overheating venue is harming deliberations<p>They are, according to energy secretary Ed Davey, “the most complex negotiations the world has ever undertaken”: representatives from 190 countries attempting …

Climate

17 Shocking Photos That Show How Global Warming Is Everywhere

Concerns over global climate change have never been higher — and with good reason. For decades, scientists have been watching warming-related trends.<p>Increases in fires, floods, droughts, severe storms, and sea levels are just some of the consequences that researchers have observed as companions to …

Climate Change

Don’t drop the two-degree climate target

THE 20th round of climate talks in Peru’s capital city Lima this month are seen as a crucial step towards reaching a global agreement in Paris in …

Animals out in the cold - in pictures

Japanese Macaques have a ‘hot tub culture’ and Emperor penguins huddle

Spectacular Places

Starry Oregon Skies Sparkle in Breathtaking Milky Way Photo Series

Ben Coffman spends his nights capturing the starry skies of Oregon, and the results are astonishing. The Portland-based photographer frequents Crater Lake and other iconic Oregon vistas during odd hours to achieve awe-inspiring, long-exposure shots showcasing the Milky Way.<p>The effortless natural …

Photography

Sticky issues re-emerge at UN climate talks

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The momentum from a historic U.S.-China pact to resist global warming is showing signs of fading at U.N. climate talks as the familiar rich-poor conflict persists over who should do what to keep the planet from overheating.<p>Last month's joint emissions pledges by Presidents Xi …

If global warming is a reality why is Antarctic ice growing? Scientist thinks she has an answer

Cecilia Blitz argues that deep seas that surround Antarctic transfer heat<p>It is one of the greatest puzzles in the science of climate change, and has …

How Climate Change Is Affecting Our Coffee

Extreme weather patterns caused by climate change are having a dramatic affect on coffee production throughout the world. Rising temperatures, …

Coffee

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Make it Now: You Can Photograph It, Or Let It Pass You By, But You May Never See It Again

<i>This moment, this light, in Cape Churchill last week: it didn’t last long. You can photograph it, or let it pass you by. But you may never see it</i> …

Photographer Has Identity Stolen, Gets Her Revenge with a Covert Photo Project

In 2011, photographer Jessamyn Lovell was at San Francisco gallery SF Camerawork when her wallet was stolen. Not long after, the unauthorized charges …

Watch the Northern Lights Dance Over Norway in Real-Time for 5 Breathtaking Minutes

If you’re like us, seeing the Aurora Borealis in person is high on your bucket list… quite possibly right at the top. The idea of watching this …

Watch Sophia the Rhodesian Ridgeback Grow from 2 Months to 3 Years Old in 23 Seconds

From an adorable puppy into… well.. a much larger adorable puppy, this short time-lapse by Greg Coffin captures his dog Sophia’s growth from 2 months …

The airport of the future

The airport of the future will be less like a sprawling bus depot and more like a large, sustainable park.<p>The number of passengers and aircraft are set to double by 2033, according to Jack Plunkett, CEO of Plunkett Research, a firm specializing in the travel industry. To adapt to the growing …

Time-Lapse Perfectly Captures the Sunset Through a Hole in a Norwegian Mountain

It may have taken Harald Warholm years of trial and error, but he finally captured the time-lapse he’d dreamt of. The final video, embedded above, …

Introducing The Robo-Valet, So You Don’t Drive In Circles Looking For A Spot

At an airport garage in Germany, you drop your car off and the robots do the rest. They’ll even have your car ready when your flight returns.<p>Trying to find a parking spot on the street takes city dwellers an average of around eight minutes, wasting gas and leading to extra carbon emissions every …

Autonomous Cars

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

Photography