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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 …

Sustainability

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

Despite overwhelming scientific consensus, Americans remain split on climate change. Here’s why<p>James Inhofe, the senior Republican senator from Oklahoma and author of "The Great Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future," has recently become chairman of the Senate’s Environment …

Climate

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 …

Climate Change

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

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, …

Climate Change

Why You Don’t Need Fossil Fuel to Fight Poverty. (Clean Energy Does it Better.) – The Great Energy Challenge Blog

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 Africa Act to encourage …

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 …

Global Warming

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 …

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

You might want to think twice about those scented candles…<p>The Environmental Protection Agency says the air we breathe indoors can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside. And that is largely our fault as we unwittingly introduce products into our home that diminish the quality of our …

Pollution

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

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

Anthony Albanese has attacked the Coalition’s record on climate change following new data showing 2014 was the hottest year on record.<p>The Labor frontbencher says Tony Abbott can no longer ignore the evidence on climate change.<p>Data released on Saturday by Nasa and the US National Oceanic and …

Climate Change

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

What pause?<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 analyses of the data to arrive at this startling new extreme of the …

Global Warming

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'?

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 crime of …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

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

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 …

Roger Ebert

National Geographic Travel

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 …

Creativity

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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