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Philippines: Shattering the Myths: It’s Not Tough to Build Green

Buildings now dot the skyline of Bonifacio Global City in Metro Manila, which hosts, among others, the offices of the World Bank and the …

The twisted morality of climate denial: How religion and American exceptionalism are undermining our future

<b>James Inhofe (C-Span)</b><p>Despite overwhelming scientific consensus, Americans remain split on climate change. Here’s why<p>Edward L. Rubin<p>March 8, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>James Inhofe, the senior Republican senator from Oklahoma and author of "The Great Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your …

Syrian conflict likely fueled by climate change, study claims

New paper adds to ongoing debate over climate change and human conflict<p>A severe drought that helped fuel the Syrian conflict has been linked to climate change, according to a study published this week. The study, published Monday in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, adds to the …

UK to build the world's first tidal lagoon power plants

It's easy to forget that it's possible to generate electricity not by burning coal or splitting atoms, but using the power of the sea. One company has thought long and hard about the process and is set to change the way Britain generates its renewable energy. Under new plans, Tidal Lagoon Power …

Climate Change Will Hit America in the Breadbasket, Scientists Say

Environment<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. — Climate experts have seen the future of America's breadbasket — and from their perspective, it doesn't look pretty.<p>"I don't want to be a wheat farmer in Kansas in the future," said Harold Brooks, a senior scientist at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, …

Storms

Why You Don’t Need Fossil Fuel to Fight Poverty. (Clean Energy Does it Better.)

Great Energy Challenge<p>Last year President Obama launched Power Africa, an initiative to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than two-thirds of the population is without electricity. In a parallel move, the House Foreign Affairs Committee leadership introduced the Electrify …

Whispers of Ecological Change in the Arctic Are Trying to Tell Us Something. Are We Listening? - ImaGeo

By Tom Yulsman | February 6, 2015 3:19 pm<p>Brilliant shades of blue and green explode across the Barents Sea north of Norway and Russia in an image …

14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss resolutions.<p>“Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose …

Iceland is Rising

Iceland is on the rise. I’m not talking about its economy, its military, or its soccer team. The country is literally rising. Like, it’s getting …

Global Warming

8 shockingly common pollution hazards you’re exposed to every day

<b>(grafvision via Shutterstock)</b><p>You might want to think twice about those scented candles…<p>Cliff Weathers<p>January 26, 2015 2:01pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency says the air we breathe indoors can be up to five times more polluted than the air …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Coalition climate policy under fire after 2014 shown to be hottest year on record

Australian politics,Environment,Australia news,Climate change,Climate change,Emissions trading,Coalition,Labor party,Renewable energy,Greenhouse gas emissions,Energy<p>Anthony Albanese says: ‘Tony Abbott is frozen in time while the world warms around us’ following release of Nasa-Noaa global warming …

Global warming’s terrifying new extreme: 2014 was Earth’s hottest year on record

<b>(lexaarts/Shutterstock)</b><p>What pause?<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>January 16, 2015 4:32pm (UTC)<p>The data is in, and it's official: 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history.<p>NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) made the joint announcement Friday morning, relying on two separate …

Solar Panels Floating on Water Will Power Japan's Homes

More solar power plants are being built on water, but is this such a good idea?<p>Nowadays, bodies of water aren't necessarily something to build around—they're something to build <i>on</i>. They sport not just landfills and man-made beaches but also, in a nascent global trend, massive solar power …

Can Borneo's Tribes Survive 'Biggest Environmental Crime of Our Times'?

Book Talk<p>An innovative mapping project could help indigenous people claim ancestral lands—and protect ancient forest.<p>Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called the deforestation of Sarawak, a sliver of rain forest on the island of Borneo, in Malaysia, "probably the biggest environmental …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

Adventure<p>These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

National Parks

10 Best Outdoor Documentaries Streaming on Netflix

We’d all rather go out and live the outdoors than watch someone else do it, but there’s nothing wrong with getting a little inspiration every now and …

Top 10: Things to Do in Canada’s National Parks

Travel<p>Canada is chock-full of national parks, marine reserves, and other protected places. Here are our picks for the top ten don't-miss spots.<p>Spot Polar Bears in Wapusk<p>This Manitoba park’s name means “white bear” in the Cree language, and for good reason—the remote realm on the shores of Hudson …

Canadian National Parks

10 great Canadian small towns for a day trip

When you don’t have time for an extended vacation, but you need to get away from it all, a day trip to a nearby town is the perfect option. It’s an …

Psychology: Why boredom is bad... and good for you

Being bored could hinder our lives in ways we don’t realise – but it may also have helped shape one of our most productive characteristics, says David Robson.<p>I’ve met lots of people with a talent to bore in my time, but Sandi Mann is one of the few to have honed it as a craft. Eager volunteers …

York University

What NOT to do in Los Angeles

Photo: Astig!!<p>I know, that’s crazy talk. But consider this: For a family of four to visit The Magic Kingdom for a day, they’ll need to shell …

9 more great small towns in Canada to explore

This September, we posted an article highlighting Canadian small towns that make perfect day-trip destinations. Afterward, we asked our readers to …

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