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Helium Leaking from Earth in Southern California

A natural helium leak in Southern California reveals that the Newport-Inglewood fault is deeper than once thought — with a direct line from the …

Australia hails 'tremendous' UN barrier reef decision

The world's biggest coral reef ecosystem, which has had World Heritage Site status since 1981, has been under increasing threat from climate change, farming run-off, development and the coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish.<p>"This is a tremendous decision," Environment Minister Greg Hunt told the …

Australia

U.S., Brazil, and China make major commitments to fight climate change

Three of the world’s top source of greenhouse gases – the United States, Brazil, and China – all announced new goals on Tuesday that represent a …

18 Gorgeous Tattoo Artists on Instagram Who Will Make You Want Some Ink

Whether you’re waiting for the right idea before getting your first tattoo or you’re just plain ink-obsessed, there’s plenty of inspiration to be found online. Instagram is the perfect outlet for creative types to show off their work, and tattoo artists are no exception. Check out these artists …

Miley Cyrus

Energy Dept. announces new technology can unlock wind energy development in all 50 states

Today, we heard a major announcement from the nation's highest ranking energy official who unveiled maps showing potential for wind energy development in all 50 states. At the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz revealed a new report showing that technology …

Articles about house week tiny backyard transformation boston on Dwell.com - Dwell

It is not easy to design the interior of a tiny house without making compromises in style or functionality.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>In Eugene, Oregon, designer Ben Waechter turned a residential home into …

Architecture

Unilever boss urges world leaders to reduce carbon output

<b>The head of Unilever has called on world leaders to raise their game in the battle against climate change.</b><p>Chief executive Paul Polman said governments must set clear CO2 targets to force low-carbon innovation.<p>Speaking ahead of a business climate summit in Paris this week, he urged fellow chief …

Fossil Fuels

Gardening 101: How to Use Eggshells in the Garden

Last fall I started collecting eggshells after I read an article on Real Farmacy that touted their usefulness in the garden for everything from …

Audi just created fuel from water and carbon dioxide

29th Apr 2015<p>Audi has just created a new fuel out of water and CO2, and they're calling it "blue crude". What does this mean for the car industry and …

Astronomers discover three super-Earths orbiting nearby star

Astronomers have discovered a planetary system orbiting a star only 54 light-years away with the Automated Planet Finder (APF) at Lick Observatory …

Astronomy

Adidas’ New Running Shoes Could Be Garbage, and That’s a Good Thing

Can sportswear help save marine life? Leaders of the German athletic wear giant Adidas believe it can, but some scientists are skeptical.<p>On Monday, …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

<b>1. Balancing Mask</b><br>Both salt and honey have anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts and irritation. They also help to balance oil production and retain hydration in the layers of skin where it's needed most.<p><b>Try it:</b> Mix two teaspoons sea salt (preferably finely ground) with four …

2017 BMW i3 vs 2017 Chevrolet Volt: Compare Cars

2017 Chevrolet Volt<p>The BMW i3 and Chevy Volt both are small plug-in electric cars, but the two cars tackle the range-extended electric vehicle …

96 Seconds of Baby Elephants | Short Film Showcase

Obama Calls On Federal Agencies To Reduce Emissions 40 Percent By 2025

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Thursday committing the federal government to cutting its own emissions 40 percent by 2025 and pledging to increase the amount of renewable energy used by federal agencies to 30 percent.<p>The executive order builds on a previous …

Clean Technology

Climate change: why the Guardian is putting threat to Earth front and centre

Journalism tends to be a rear-view mirror. We prefer to deal with what has happened, not what lies ahead. We favour what is exceptional and in full view over what is ordinary and hidden.<p>Famously, as a tribe, we are more interested in the man who bites a dog than the other way round. But even when a …

Climate

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

Touchable From Top to Toe for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is an invitation to touch somebody you care about—whether metaphorically or literally. No matter how the day is spent, celebrating it with flowers, cocktails, love notes or something more unconventional—the end game for many is about contact. According to non-toxic beauty …

West Village

Supermood: Holistic Skincare from Finland

The newest natural-focused skincare line on our radar is currently only sold only in Finland and Sweden, but that didn't stop us from digging deeper into Helsinki-based Supermood and getting a hold of a few products to test. With some meant to be applied onto the skin, and others meant to be eaten, …

Skin Care

5 Fitness Gear Lines You Should Get Sweaty-Excited About

#OOTD<p>It's only January, but big things are already happening in the workout gear world for 2015. From fashion designers and huge celebrities releasing fitness apparel to awesome clothing lines getting in on exercise threads, find out which brands you should keep an eye out for this year:<p><b>Cynthia</b> …

Clothing

Still Stuck for Gift Ideas?! 45 Edible Gifts to Whip Up for Everyone on Your List

It’s hard to believe we’re already a few days away from Xmas. (Seriously, where did 2014 go?) With tree decorating, holiday parties and Christmas decor DIYs, it’s a miracle we can even tie our shoes. If you’re still struggling to think of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’re here to help. We’ve …

4 Fantastic Moments of Animals Acting in Unexpected Ways

Animals can really surprise us sometimes! Whether it's acting like humans, showing compassion, or fantastically dodging fake gunfire, these creatures are doing the unexpected. It's endearing, hilarious, and even educational. And, luckily for us, these moments were caught on video so we can enjoy …

Humpback Whales

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

The Exercise That Is WAY Harder Than It Looks

Don’t be surprised if you wake up sore tomorrow!<p>Beth Bischoff<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Swiss Ball T Raise:</b> It may <i>look</i> …

6 Ways You Should Be Using Essential Oils

<b>Create a Sexy Scent</b><br>A custom-blended fragrance is an absolute luxury, and this one is as alluring as they come: Tisserand likes to blend sandalwood or cedarwood with lemon, orange, or mandarin oil for a sultry scent. Just dilute your oil mixture into a lotion before you use it (essential oils can be …

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Bench Press<p>Lie faceup on a bench with your arms straight, a dumbbell in each hand <b>(A)</b>. Lower the dumbbells until they’re close to the sides of your chest <b>(B)</b>, then press them back up to the starting position. That's one rep. Do 10 reps, then go to move 2 without rest.<p>Exercise 2 …

20 Sex Toys That MIGHT Just Change Your LIFE

WH's picks of the top pleasure boosts-whether you want to go on a solo mission or share the good vibes with your guy.<p>What's all the buzz about? It's the sound of more women having bed-rattling orgasms. While using a vibrator by yourself is hardly a new trend, sales of couple's massagers have …