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Columbia and the Problem of Confederate Memorials

<i>By Thomas J. Brown</i><p>Columbia comes logically to its current position at the forefront of the national debate over Confederate memorials. The city has a …

South Carolina

Justice Sotomayor Thinks The Supreme Court Needs To Be More Diverse

"A different perspective can help you more fully understand the arguments before you," Justice Sonia Sotomayor said at an event.<p>As the White House and Congress battle over the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, one of the current justices said Friday the country's top court …

Here's how the world could be a way better place by 2030

The United Nations says that dream might be possible if we follow its new Global Goals for Sustainable Development. We could even do it by 2030.<p>The Global Goals project, launched earlier this fall, lays out a framework for making the world a better place by providing benchmarks for countries to hit …

United Nations

FAQ

Wild-Caught FAQs<p>1. What is sustainable seafood?<p>Sustainable seafood is fish and shellfish caught for human consumption by fishermen operating under …

Sunscreen Could Be Killing The World's Coral Reefs, Study Says

Just two weeks ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) raised the alarm about the terrible plight facing the Earth’s coral reefs. For the third time in history, the world is in the midst of a global coral bleaching event, the agency said.<p>"We are losing huge areas of coral …

Coral Reefs

Garbage going to landfill down 31.4%, says Halifax report

'I wasn't that hopeful,' says Councillor Reg Rankin of the surprisingly positive results<p>Recent changes to curbside pick up of garbage, recyclables …

Permafrost warming in parts of Alaska 'is accelerating'

<b>One of the world's leading experts on permafrost has told BBC News that the recent rate of warming of this frozen layer of earth is "unbelievable".</b><p>Prof Vladimir Romanovsky said that he expected permafrost in parts of Alaska would start to thaw by 2070.<p>Researchers worry that methane frozen within …

Global Warming

Check out some of the prettiest (and most depressing) climate change data out there

Given ever-worsening hurricane news, the hottest September on record, and GOP obstructionism, it can be hard to get a handle on what’s even going on …

Climate Change

Passive House: No furnace, no problem

<b>North American Passive House Network conference and trade show 2015</b><p><b>Oct. 1-2 | Hyatt Regency</b><p>VANCOUVER -- The first thing you notice about living in a …

Night Crawler Chemistry | October 19, 2015 Issue - Vol. 93 Issue 41 | Chemical & Engineering News

This year is the International Year of Soils, so designated by the United Nations. Don’t worry if you didn’t know that. Many people don’t think about …

Imperial College London

Measuring The Millennium Development Goals: Ensuring Environmental Sustainability

To improve human life, we also need to improve the planet–or our better lives won’t mean much.<p>Of all eight Millennium Development Goals, the seventh is the only one that doesn’t focus entirely on people, although of course it affects us as much as the others. Instead, the targets relate to the …

Three Trends Shaping the Evolution of Green Meetings and Events

There was a time when “going green” simply meant eliminating paper waste, recycling and shutting off lights. While that is still true today, the …

Sustainability

Are we dreamers in the world of international cooperation?

Dreamers

Driven Change in School Meals

<i>As a result of this partnership, 30 million students in over 5,000 school districts will have opportunity to access to high quality food and products</i> …

Aquaponic Gardening: A Step by Step Guide to Growing Fish & Vegetables Together

With the growing demand for organic food production, more and more people are looking at sustainable models that will produce a high yield without …

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Climate Change Is Our Problem. We Can Solve It.

The toughest issues facing our planet — hunger, poverty, education— are all connected to the need for climate action.<p>The United Nations launched the …

The Best 20 Technologies That Are Decentralizing The Economy And Bringing Real Power Back To The People (photo & video)

The world is becoming more centralized, increasingly focused on economies of scale and transferring wealth to a tiny elite at the top of the …

The continent is blessed with 60 per cent of the world’s uncultivated arable land and could grow enough food. Yet hundreds of millions go hungry every day.

Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, let me start by saying how much I would have liked to be with you all today as you discuss …

20 years ago, the world pledged to reform laws that hurt women. How's it going?

On Sept. 4, 1995, delegates and activists from 189 countries came to China to discuss and finalize the momentous Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a roadmap to raise the status of women.<p>One big part of the plan was a pledge to “revoke any remaining laws that discriminate on the basis of …

Female Genital Mutilation

Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights matriarch, dies at 104

<b>(CNN) —</b> Amelia Boynton Robinson, a matriarch of the civil rights movement immortalized in a photograph taken on Bloody Sunday, has died.<p>She turned 104 on August 18, though some in her closest circles insist she was 110.<p>Boynton Robinson suffered a stroke last month and had been hospitalized in …

Pop Culture

U.S. News | Latest National News, Videos & Photos

HS students marching 4 days to Paul Ryan's office for gun restrictions<p>Wife of man accused of fleeing to Mexico with teen speaks out<p>2 firefighters …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why Climate Change Is Likely Bringing the Plague Back to Yosemite National Park

As the globe gets wetter, climate change has an unexpected role in reintroducing the lethal plague, which has produced several similar infections already this year in the Western United States.<p>Well, this can't be good.<p>A second person to visit California's Yosemite National Park has been diagnosed …

Climate Change

A Fisherman and Conservationist: A Kenyan Fisherman Restores Corals for 40 Years

Changing Planet<p><i>By Jennifer O’Leary and Arthur Tuda</i><p>Pascal Yaa is a small-scale octopus fisherman who has been fishing the coral reefs off Mombasa, Kenya since 1968. As a spear-fisher, Pascal swims the reefs daily with a mask and snorkel. Recently, he has been disturbed by what he is seeing. …

After SELMA - Photographs by Joshua Rashaad McFadden | LensCulture

<i>Joshua R. McFadden</i> <i>is one of the 50 best emerging photographers for 2015, as named in the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards. He was also one of the eight “jurors’ picks.” Here is his winning entry and artist’s statement. Below, you can also read more about what made his work so special in the eyes</i> …

Black History

Conservationists Clash on #CecilTheLion, Hunting, and the Future

Human Journey<p>Zimbabwe-born Moreangels Mbizah speaks at pop-up session #CeciltheLion: What Next? at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Montpellier, France. Mbizah is a researcher with the University of Oxford’s WildCRU, the team who had collared and studied Cecil prior to his …

Protecting Forests for Orangutans – Bringing Together a Historic Team of Forest Guardians in Borneo

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo © Katie Hawk/TNC<p><i>By Dr. Herlina Hartanto, Director of the Indonesia Terrestrial Program,</i> <i></i><i>The Nature Conservancy</i><p>A glimpse of red fur hanging on a tree branch caught my eye while cruising along the …

Squirrels with plague and tree-limb deaths darken Yosemite summer

Campground will close from noon Monday through noon Friday Two young campers killed but it is not clear what led to the limb falling<p>The usually happy height of the summer season at California’s bustling and beloved Yosemite National Park took a dark turn this week, after a fallen tree branch killed …

National Parks