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Global warming: normal weather is a 'thing of the past', claims scientist

Oxford University's Professor Myles Allen said we have 'changed the odds' on weather conditions, with wetter and warmer winters now more likely<p>Normal weather is now a “thing of the past”, a leading climate change scientist has said, after storms and heavy rain caused devastating floods in parts of …

Boaters mapping Pacific garbage arrive in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Far away from California's coast, where the Pacific Ocean currents swirl, the blue of the sea was replaced by fishing nets, …

Pollution

Only One Loser In Obama's Clean Power Plan

President Obama announced EPA’s new Clean Power Plan at the White House yesterday, citing the need to reduce carbon pollution from power plants as an historic step in taking real action on climate change.<p>Natural gas, renewables, nuclear and efficiency are the winners. Coal is the loser.<p>The …

Fossil Fuels

A city in Washington is suing Monsanto for polluting a river with a dangerous chemical decades ago

Toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), once used in products ranging from fluorescent lights and appliances to insulation and insecticide, were banned in the late 1970s as carcinogens and general health hazards, though they linger in the environment.<p>Monsanto was the lone manufacturer of PCBs in …

Trial postponed for hunter guide accused in Cecil the lion's death

<b>(CNN) —</b> Theo Bronkhorst appears to have had a long, smooth career as an African safari hunting guide, but a tempest has engulfed him since he allegedly helped Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer kill Cecil the lion.<p>On Wednesday, Bronkhorst arrived at a Zimbabwe court concerning charges of poaching. He …

Wildlife

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …

Space Travel

Exposure to mixture of common chemicals may trigger cancer, scientists find

One in five cancers may be caused when common chemicals – deemed safe on their own – blend lethally inside the human body, study reveals<p>Chemicals deemed safe to humans may blend lethally together inside the human body to cause cancer, a report says.<p>Researchers, including New Zealand scientist Dr …

Cancer

Close to 700 koalas killed by authorities in Australia because of overpopulation

Despite concerns about Australia’s dwindling koala numbers, Victoria’s state government conducted a secret cull to prevent overpopulation in a bushland area<p><b>Australian</b> authorities have killed almost 700 koalas in secret culls to prevent overpopulation in a coastal bushland region after members of a …

The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By Storm

Two hundred million and counting: That's how many times a documentary about China's massive air pollution problem has been viewed online since the weekend. Environmentalists are hailing it as an eye-opener for Chinese citizens.<p>The filmmaker, Chai Jing, was an investigative reporter and anchor at …

China

Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

For decades, sharks have gotten a raw deal on the high seas, where fishermen have butchered them alive by the hundreds of millions and thrown their carcasses overboard, keeping only the prized fins to sell to Asian markets. This gruesome practice — called finning — has come under fire from …

Extinction

Mount Everest is becoming the world's highest garbage dump

Nepal is cracking down on the mountaineers who seek to emulate the 1953 feat of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, in the process giving the 8,850-metre (29,035-foot) peak the dubious honor of being the world's highest garbage dump.<p>About 300 mountaineers and as many Sherpa guides battle …

Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are.<p>As bizarre as that …

The closest images ever taken of the sun show just how powerful it really is

For the last five years, SDO has been snapping, on average, one picture every second of the sun's surface. Just last month, the spacecraft took its 100-millionth image, shown to the right.<p>In celebration of SDO's five years in space, NASA has released two videos of the best images the spacecraft has …

Rate of US honeybee deaths 'too high for long-term survival'

Honeybees are dying off at too high a rate to guarantee their long-term survival, even though fewer were lost last winter, a US government report said on Thursday.<p>The total losses among hive honeybees across the country was 23.2% over the 2013-14 winter, the annual report from the US Department of …

Summer Beauty: How to Make a Succulent Flower Crown

Succulents sure don’t suck. In fact, they are awesome. They last for a long time with very little water and they don’t need too much love to stay alive. If you take a small piece of a succulent and bury it in soil, you’ll have a whole new plant in no time. Aside from the fact that they are easy to …

Solar power towers are incinerating birds

There's just one little problem: During a test run on January 14, the intense heat from the mirrors reportedly incinerated and/or vaporized more than 100 birds.<p>Rewire reports that during the test, operators fired up a third of the 110-megawatt facility's mirrors, concentrating sunlight on a spot …

Polar bears migrate north as rising temperatures hasten Arctic ice melt

It was just a theory, but for years scientists believed what years of observation were telling them. As Arctic sea ice melted because of climate change, polar bears appeared to be creeping their way toward a final refuge in the icy Canadian archipelago.<p>Now a study of polar bear DNA backs that up. …

Global Warming

Half Of The US Is In A Drought

The map above was developed by the U.S. National Drought Monitor, a partnership of U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It depicts areas of drought in progressive shades of orange to red. It is based on …

Kitchen tool vintage shadow box

I had a friend that loved to collect vintage kitchen tools, and her collection was super cool. She didn't want to use them, which I understood, …

DIY Distressed Mirror - U Create

Hi everyone! My name is Kristi, I am a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful kids. We live in Rochester, MN where my husband is completing a medical …

DIY Outdoor Bench - in less than an hour

This is the fun bench we created! Ok so I saw this bench on pintrest maybe you did too? And I thought we (my hubby and I) could m...

DIY Outdoor Seating

We finally finished our outdoor seating! Here's the before and after photo.<p>When I first learned about this awesome cinderblock and wood outdoor …

Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer

Our office needs some serious organization. I’ve done what I can with what we have, but it’s time to start focusing on things to help make the office …

The Importance of Personal Projects

When I first got into photography, everything was a personal project. A walk in the woods became a wonderland of images popping into my mind, a …

These Are Some Mesmerizing Photos Of The Urban Sprawl That's Devouring The Planet

Growing up in post-war Germany, photographer Christoph Gielen was "repulsed" by the rows of drab, identical, pre-fabricated buildings that were constructed quickly to rebuild cities lost to Allied bombings. When he left art school in his 20s, he took on a photographic mission to document the way …

Photography

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 Poses to Get 21 Photos

Photography