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The Netherlands, always vulnerable to floods, has a new approach to water management

Much of the Netherlands is below sea level and major floods have occurred every generation or so for hundreds of years. In a warming world with increased rainfall and sea level rise, the threat from floods is increasing worldwide, and the Dutch are leading the way in water management …

Here's Elon Musk's Plan to Power the U.S. on Solar Energy

"The sun is a giant fusion reactor in the sky."<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk — whose company makes electric cars and has a new solar roof panel division — told …

Arctic Ice Isn't Doomed Yet—Here's How to Save It

Crazy warm winters haven't pushed Arctic ice beyond a “tipping point.” Every ton of CO2 we don't emit saves 32 square feet of it.<p>During the long, sunless Arctic winter, temperatures normally plunge far below zero; sea ice thickens and spreads. But throughout most of 2016, conditions in the Arctic …

Endangered Species Act: get ready for big changes, says GOP

Republican lawmakers are preparing to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, arguing that the law is an unnecessary hindrance to …

Conservation

Getting rid of coal power plants has led to one stunning statistic, EIA says

For those interested in air quality issues, the Energy Information Agency released a few revealing charts today.<p>For the first time since the late …

Navy: Wind farm opposed by GOP lawmakers won't harm radar

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it disagrees with Republicans in North Carolina who claim a $400 million clean energy project slated to power …

Renewable Energy

Mobile solar-plus-storage device could be an entry-level gateway to clean energy

<b>The SolPad Mobile device offers a scaled-up solar charging and battery solution for both home and off-grid applications.</b><p>For those looking for a solar …

Writing about climate change: my professional detachment has finally turned to panic | Michael Slezak

I’ve maintained a wall between my job and my emotional response to it, but this month I’ve felt dread rising about looming disaster, and it’s an awakening<p>Until recently, like a sociopath might have little feelings when witnessing violence, I’ve managed to have relatively mild emotional responses to …

Climate Change

The Ultimate Interval Treadmill Session To Improve Speed and Beat Boredom

For years I have used treadmill workouts to help athletes get faster with low physical and mental cost. What do I mean by “low physical and mental …

Marathons

Donald Trump sees the future in coal. China sees the future in renewables. Who’s making the safer bet?

In Donald Trump's vision of America, some parts of the country's future look a lot like its past. Exhibit A: his promise to revive the flagging coal industry.<p>Meanwhile the world's other economic giant, China, which now uses more coal than any other country on Earth, is moving sharply in the …

Rick Perry’s hearing was blindsided by a report that Trump plans to gut the Energy Department

When Rick Perry walked into his secretary of energy confirmation hearing this morning, he was all set to make a bold pitch for the Department of Energy’s crucial role in supporting scientific research and developing new energy technologies.<p>He told the Senate panel that the DOE was crucial in …

The America Donald Trump Is Inheriting, By The Numbers

When he takes the oath of office on Friday, President Trump will inherit a far different country than President Obama did eight years ago. It's a nation that is far more solid in some ways (economics) and shakier in others (terrorist attacks). We have gathered together dozens of statistics to show …

How Did the Standing Ovation Originate?

<i>This thing all things devours;</i> <i><br>Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;</i> <i><br>Gnaws iron, bites steel;</i> <i><br>Grinds hard stones to meal;</i> <i><br>Slays king, ruins town,</i> <i><br>And beats</i> …

Civil Rights

What You Need To Know About Getting A Credit Card

Starting your financial life comes with a lot of choices and a lot of responsibility. Where will you deposit your first pay check? How will you pay for monthly expenses? What is the advantage of having a secured credit card vs. a bank debit card vs. a credit card? That can be determined by setting …

Solar Power Is Not Merely Least Expensive

<b>Published on</b> December 29th, 2016 | <i>by George Harvey</i><p>0<p>December 29th, 2016 by <b>George Harvey</b><p>We’ve seen a lot of commentary on the fact that utility-scale …

Fossil Fuels

A 30-Day Quick Start Guide to Weight Training

This is a quick-start guide to get you into weight training over a one month period of steady progression. The article details what to do leading up …

This Device Uses The Power Of Waves To Make Ocean Water Drinkable

Justin Sonnett and Chris Matthews first came up with the SAROS desalination buoy while at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. They’ve …

North Carolina

Six Reasons Tesla Wants to Take Over Your House

Tesla Motors Inc. is getting ready for one of its biggest unveilings to date: a new home roofing system that redefines the aesthetics of solar power, …

Tesla

27 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success and Happiness

We can all use a little inspiration every once in a while.<p>Feeling down in the dumps? Or uninspired? Don't worry, the blues always come and go. Check out these 27 super inspiring quotes for the motivation you need to kick start your path back to success--and joyous well-being.<p>1. "Life is not a …

10+ Of The Funniest Entries From The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and while we‘re waiting for the winners to be announced, …

DOE charts show why climate doom and gloom isn't needed | Dana Nuccitelli

Clean tech costs have fallen 41–94% over the past 7 years. Wind and solar accounted for two-thirds of new energy installations in the US in 2015.<p>A new report from the US Department of Energy paints a bright picture for our prospects to cut carbon pollution and prevent the most dangerous levels of …

Renewable Energy

Australia Is Having a Giant Goldfish Problem

For decades, Australia’s Vasse River has been victimized by alien invaders: goldfish discarded from home aquariums that are growing large. Very large.<p>…

The 10 Commandments of Working Out

It doesn't matter if you do one workout a week or one workout a day — if you exercise at all, follow these 10 essential rules in order to get strong …

15 Habits That Are Costing You Happiness

<b>1. Comparing yourself to others.</b><p>Comparison has been called the thief of joy and for good reason -- every minute you spend wishing you were someone else is a minute of your own life wasted. Comparing yourself to others also misses the whole point of your life -- to be you, a once-in-humankind blend …

Scientists have found a perfect illustration of how the climate is spiraling ‘out of control’

By Chelsea Harvey<p>Several months ago, climate scientist Ed Hawkins made headlines with a stunning animated visualization of the change in global temperature over the past 150 years. At the time, he told The Washington Post that the graphic was an attempt to “communicate in a different way,” and his …

Climate Change

22 Ways to Instantly Change Your State of Mind

Every thought we have is a vibration and the key to maintaining positivity is to learn how to change our state.<p>Every thought we have is a vibration.<p>When we feel on top of the world, we send a matching frequency as we attract positive people, things and events into our lives.<p>When we exude energy and …

12 incredible women you've never heard of who changed science forever

ShutterstockSure, most people have heard of Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin, Jane Goodall and Sally Ride.But for every female scientist whose work …

Nobel Prize

Why Do Humpback Whales Protect Other Species from Killer Whales?

It sounds like something out of a children’s animated film: the whale and the seal, at first put off by their differences, team up and become best …

5 Reasons That Walking Is The Best Meditation

In a parallel universe, dieting might be easy. In our sphere – it’s sadly not.<p>I’ve done plenty of short and long diets in my life, successful and …

Weight Loss

Global warming hits close to home: Human-induced climate change is getting personal, even in America

<b>FILE - This July 10, 2008 file photo made with a fisheye lens shows ice floes in Baffin Bay above the Arctic Circle, seen from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent. In the annual Arctic Report Card, released Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric</b> …