A. Higgins

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How to #StayOutraged Without Losing Your Mind

Self-Care Lessons for the Resistance<p>Since the election, a lot of people not previously involved in activism have jumped in with both feet. The ACLU …

China Is Now Embarrassing the U.S. on Climate Change. How Did We Get Here?

While we try to Make Coal Great Again, they're taking over renewables—and scolding us.<p>At this point, I'm surprised that the polar bears just don't come south <i>en masse</i>, eat us all, and then kill themselves. The climate crisis is beyond the capacity of our political system, and the politicians within …

Climate

Shoppers must use their purchasing power to lead green products revolution

It’s easy to imagine the battle for greener chemistry as a titanic struggle between government and industry – but it’s consumers who really call the shots<p>Whenever the battle against toxic chemicals makes headlines, it’s usually linked to huge, sprawling disasters like Flint’s poisoned water or …

Sustainability

These Are The 10 Best Activities For Burning Calories, According to Health Experts

Time to take up rollerblading?<p>What's the best way to burn the most calories? There's a lot that goes into developing an exercise regimen - meeting …

Leave a smaller carbon footprint with these eco-friendly travel tips

With the past summer breaking all records on the heat index, it's time to get woke about travel.<p>Travel, of course, requires a certain amount of …

What is ecotourism and why we need more of it

Ecotourism is a form of sustainable travel that supports the local environment instead of putting more pressure on it and exploiting its …

My shattered Istanbul

I've been told Istanbul is best at the winter, when a light snow coats its rooftops and skinny minarets reach into a dark sky, when the cobblestones …

Tea House

Work Your Entire Body With This Supercharged TRX Workout

10 tricks to make your photos look as stunning as the ‘shot on iPhone’ ads

Apple's "Shot on iPhone" campaign displays stunning photos on over 10,000 billboards across 25 different countries. The ads feature crisp, nearly perfect photos shot on iPhones — and it's likely the company will debut a new round featuring photos shot on the iPhone 7/7S.<p>Still, it should be clear …

A Sea Of Plastic

Environment<p>How scientists and entrepreneurs are tackling the growing problem of our ocean's trash<p>Last year, a nonprofit organization called The Ocean Cleanup raised $2.2 million dollars toward a project that would remove plastic from an area of the ocean known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. …

Pollution

Zambia's front line between elephants and humans

<b>As the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, the BBC's Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.</b><p>The father who lost his daughter to the elephants<p>Humphrey Mubita farms near the Kafue …

Wildlife

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days.<p>Kids’ books are beautifully simple. …

Books

By Boat and By Bike: A New Twist on a River Cruise

What if you could combine all the best parts of a luxury Danube River cruise and the adventure of seeing the countryside and historic towns and …

Viewpoint: The waste mountain of coffee cups

<b>Every day hundreds of thousands of Britons put their coffee cup into a recycling bin. They're wrong - those cups aren't recyclable, and the UK throws away 2.5bn of them a year. It must stop, writes Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.</b><p>One chilly morning last March - exactly the sort of morning when a …

Coffee

9 Ways to Cut Out Plastic

Plastic is piling up everywhere. It disintegrates into tiny pieces that wash into rivers, lakes and seas, along with those tiny microbeads that come …

9 Simple Ways To Reduce Waste In Your Home

Bad habits, begone!<p>Unless you live a zero-waste lifestyle, there is always room for improvement when it comes to taking care of the planet.<p>While the abstract idea of reducing one’s waste can be overwhelming, a great place to start is within the comfort of your own home.<p>Little changes such as …

Sustainability

Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth

Humans have made enough plastic since the second world war to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm, an international study has revealed. This ability to plaster the planet in plastic is alarming, say scientists – for it confirms that human activities are now having a pernicious impact on our …

Pollution

Republican platform aims to dismantle US environment and climate laws

The final Republican platform, released Monday, would pull the United States out of the international climate accord, open national forests for …

Green travel: how to ditch the plastic water bottle

There are three golden rules of the road less travelled: always carry a stash of toilet paper, learn a handful of phrases in the local lingo and don't drink the water. Ignore the last and you'll need a roll at the ready and 'where's the bathroom?!' on the tip of your tongue. I should know. I've had …

This Exercise Will Make You Much Smarter, Says Neuroscience

A recent study reveals the workout that's good for both your body and your brain.<p>We already know that exercise can help make us smarter, happier, and less stressed. But all exercise is not created equal. If you're a time-crunched entrepreneur, might you like to know which kind of exercise is most …

Everyday Environmentalist

In 2006, every person in the United States generated 4.6 pounds of waste per day.<p>"Plastic debris causes the deaths of more than 1 million seabirds …

Ten Turtle-tastic Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Consumption!

4th Jul 2016<p><i>This is a guest post by marine biologist Alice Forrest. Alice has just returned from French Polynesia, where she was studying the impacts</i> …

Pollution

The True Cost of Plastic Pollution

Blue Mind trailer from Between Two Harbors by Richard Yelland from Wallace J. Nichols on Vimeo.<p><b>How Trash Vastly Diminishes the Cognitive, Emotional, Psychological, Social and Spiritual Benefits of our Coasts and Oceans</b><p>"<i>I'm always happy when I'm surrounded by water...it makes me put my whole life</i> …

World Oceans Day Reminds Us We’re All Plastic Addicts - The depressing irony of being a plastic-coated surfer

The U.N. has made plastic pollution awareness the focus of World Oceans Day. With good reason. Photo: ChildsHug your ocean extra tight today—it’s …

Pollution

Is Alzheimer's disease preventable?

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> There is no test doctors can use to conclusively determine whether someone will get Alzheimer's disease. "If you are in your 20s or 30s and want to know if you will get the disease, we don't have information to determine that now," said Heather Snyder, director of medical and …

Dementia

How workouts give your brain a boost

Have you ever felt like pounding the pavement or doing a couple of sun salutations seems to instantly melt your worries away? It's not your imagination — but it is your brain.<p>"What benefits the body benefits the brain," says Dianna Purvis Jaffin, PhD, director of strategy and program at the Center …

The Brain

15 Endangered UNESCO Sites

Formed in 1945, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is known as the “intellectual” agency of the United …