Karen Buchsbaum

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Dianne Feinstein: How DC can help fight the drought in California

Last year, California voters overwhelmingly approved a $7.5-billion bond to upgrade the state's water infrastructure. This investment will help combat the effects of climate change, which is only worsening the drought we face now.<p>But the state can't stand on its own. The tremendous challenge of …

This German Glass Sphere Will Revolutionize Solar Power

A new sun-tracking solar generator created by German solar startup Rawlemon. The man behind the invention is Andre Broessel, who is an …

Build a Portable Outdoor Kitchen

This DIY portable outdoor kitchen will make cooking outdoors even more fun. Although it’s not cheap to make, it doesn’t cost thousands of dollars …

Weather Forecasters Used To Be Among The Country’s Staunchest Climate Deniers. Why That’s Changing Fast.

Keah Schuenemann, a meteorology professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, has never met an atmospheric or climate scientist who …

Climate Change

Daylight-Saving Time Is Bad for Your Relationships

A small loss of sleep when clocks spring forward can make you more prone to fighting and even hurt your health<p>We flipped the clocks forward this weekend to switch to daylight-saving time.<p>How’d that work for your marriage?<p>Increasingly, researchers are demonstrating that getting poor sleep, or too …

Relationships

California Drought Just Broke A 120-Year Record

Drought-stricken California, which just had its driest January ever recorded, smashed another dismal record last month: the hottest February.<p>Peter Gleick, a climate, water and sustainability scientist and member of the U.S. National Academy of Science, tweeted a graph from the National Oceanic and …

Global Warming

Syria's civil war 'linked to global warming'

Syria may have fallen into its vicious civil war due, in part, to a drought caused by climate change in what scientists say is strongest connection between violence and human-caused climate change<p>The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global …

10 Absurdly Simple Ways to Be a Better Husband

Forget fat diamonds and pricey trips to Paris. Make these easy moves instead

ArchiBlox Designs World's First Prefabricated Carbon Positive House

Australian company ArchiBlox has released its design for the world’s first carbon positive prefabricated house. Representing a new movement in …

Top 10 Trees and Plants That Love the Shade

You probably never would guess that the beautiful flowering dogwood tree would have it "made in the shade." But the fact is, there's a pretty shade …

Top 10

A 5-step guide to data visualization

Data has been described as the new raw material for business and the "oil of the 21st century."<p>The volume of data used in business, research and …

How to Make Your Data Pretty? Utilize These Data Visualization Tools

Tired of showcasing the same old boring tables to your management? A spice of colors and layout brings life to data representation. If you need to …

These Shocking Numbers Show Organic Farming's Biggest Downfall

If you think organic farming is the most sustainable form of agriculture, then you need to see these numbers from the USDA.<p>You've heard this stat …

Agriculture

Will Companies Solve Climate Change Before Countries?

As officials bicker about agreements, major global companies can change their behavior at the snap of a CEO’s finger.<p>I just spent a week at the 15th Annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in India, a four-day eco-extravaganza for hundreds of participants from government, business, academics, …

Scientists warn of 'mega-drought' in western US if climate change ignored

Rising temperatures and decreasing rainfall mean that future drought could be more extreme than any seen in at least the past 1,000 years<p>A broad swathe of the western United States is likely to be hit by a “megadrought’ lasting decades in the second half of this century, according to a new …

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

<b>Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b> and<b> TeachThought Staff</b><b>Purpose:</b> Improving our chance …

Pedagogy

Why Communicating About Climate Change Is so Difficult: It's 'The Elephant We're All Inside of'

How stakeholders communicate about climate change has long been framed by who's doing the framing as much, or more so, than the information being communicated. So I am forever curious how various stakeholders -- believers, skeptics and deniers alike -- are talking about it and who, if anybody, is …

These Infographics Are Actually Made Out of Food

Did you know that 42.1 percent of Tunisians use Facebook? Of course you didn’t. But a company called Data Cuisine thinks you will be much more likely …

Six-Figure Farming with The Market Gardener, Jean Martin Fortier - Organic Gardening

I recently attended The Six Figure Farming Tour Conference with Jean Martin Fortier, author of <i>The Market Gardener- A Successful Growers Handbook for</i> …

10 Scientific Ways to Lead A Loving and Lasting Marriage

Let’s face the truth, here. Marriage is a journey, isn’t it? Once the honeymoon phase of marriage is complete, couples are left with the …

Blizzard of Nor'Easters No Surprise, Thanks to Climate Change

More extreme storms are expected to fall on the Northeast as climate changes.<p>TV meteorologists may be calling it Winter Storm Juno, but climate scientists have a different name for the "once-in-a-century" blizzard that's expected to blanket the U.S. East Coast from New Jersey to Maine starting on …

Google Makes Two More Solar, Wind Investments

We’re barely three weeks into 2015, and Google has already disclosed two substantial investments in renewable energy projects.<p>The total so far: more than $1.5 billion.<p>The most recent transaction (its 19th so far) will see the Internet giant put $76 million into the Balko Wind project in Oklahoma, …

Brazil's most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years

<b>Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said the country's three most populous states are experiencing their worst drought since 1930.</b><p>The states of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais must save water, she said after an emergency meeting in the capital Brasilia.<p>Ms Teixeira …

Brazil

New Study: Breaches of ‘Planetary Boundaries’ Jeopardize Environmental Sustainability

Four of nine ‘planetary boundaries’ have now been breached as a result of human activity and not natural variability, says a new research paper …

Brazil’s worst drought in history prompts protests and blackouts

Photograph: EPA<p>‘Welcome to the Cantareira desert’ is written on a car which was once submerged in water, at the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir.<p>84<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/32d20feb437772814e7d595cf12e4eef90a375d6/0_120_4096_2457/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: EPA<p>Brazilian waitress Elisabeth de …

Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler: The Story Behind Their Toxic Relationship

When they first met, it seemed like an oddball pairing – albeit one that worked.<p>Travis Barker was the heavily tattooed and pierced drummer with rock …