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Cities Emit 60% More Carbon Than Thought

A new analysis finds that city planners have been undercounting greenhouse gas emissions from a key contributor.<p>The carbon footprint of some of the world’s biggest cities is 60 percent larger than previously estimated when all the products and services a city consumes are included, according to a …

Eating local, organic won't shrink your carbon footprint

If you're paying more for local and organic groceries because you care about the environment, here's some bad news: science shows your efforts won't …

Sustainability

Friendly policies keep US oil and coal afloat far more than we thought

Most energy subsidies go not to renewables but to producing more of the dirty stuff.<p>The coal industry and its allies in the Trump administration have recently devoted considerable energy to arguing that subsidies to renewable energy have distorted energy markets and helped drive coal out of …

Climate change could shut down the major current that brings warm water to the Atlantic

While not as extreme as the doomsday scenario portrayed in the movie <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i>, such a shutdown could cause wintertime temperatures to plummet by an estimated 7 degrees Celsius or more in northwestern Europe and shift rainfall patterns across the globe.<p>Many previous climate simulations …

Evidence of "tipping points" turning climate change from gradual to rapid

Anyone who has seen <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i> will be familiar with the concept of "tipping points" where slow and gradual changes in atmospheric CO2 …

Recipe for Shepherd's Pie - Real Food

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Season the lamb with salt and pepper. In a 3-quart Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat on …

Awesome Crochet Patterns for Star Wars Lovers

The best part of being a crochet expert (okay, we use the term “expert” loosely; we just like to be encouraging) is that there are so many different …

What Is The Scientific Method, And Why Do So Many People Get It Wrong?

Climate change deniers, listen up.<p>Claims that the "the science isn’t settled" with regard to climate change are symptomatic of a large body of …

Why The UN Sustainable Development Goals Really Are A Very Big Deal

<i>This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace.</i><p>Attend a major climate or development event these days, and you can't help but hear about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).<p>"My ideal goal will be that every [company] will run its business plan and its objectives along the …

A Meteorologist Explores Survival Skills and Climate Change as a ‘Heat Dome’ Sears the Southwest

On Monday, the first day of summer, it was hard not to focus on the scorching Southwest, where 110-degree-plus temperatures spilled far outside their typical geographic range for this time of year, in part thanks to an atmospheric feature called a “heat dome.” (Back in 2011, this phrase had an …

This eco-village in Panama will be constructed from recycled plastic bottles

<b>Plastic Bottle Village demonstrates another approach to repurposing single-use bottles.</b><p>In a world where billions of<p>disposablerecyclable plastic …

Sustainability

Global warming milestone about to be passed and there's no going back

Political heat<p>The approaching global CO2 threshold comes as climate change looks like becoming one of the key issues in Australia's election campaign.<p>…

Attic24

Wreath making brings me a huge amount of creative joy, and over the years I've made five in total. The very first one I crocheted was the May Rose …

Decorations

Bows Before Bros pattern by Carrie Briggs

Looking for baby booties with a girly attitude? These are an alteration on a tried and true bootie pattern that gives you some options for making …

Yarn

Will electric cars save the climate? That’s the wrong question.

<i>The problem isn’t our carbon footprint, it’s our civilization’s footprint.</i><p>After the unveiling of the Model 3, there has been a rash of articles …

Reports of Planet Earth's Death Have Been Greatly ... Underestimated

Are you really surprised?<p>Another day, another petrifying <i>New York Times</i> exploration of how we're turning our planet into an overflowing toilet bowl. This time it's a deep dive on the West Antarctic ice sheet, a holdover from the last ice age that's bigger than Mexico and may be melting way more …

Climate Change

There’s a reason some birds don’t seem to fly south for winter anymore, scientists say

The birds and the bees are telling humans about much more than sex, a new study released Thursday says.<p>They are a harbinger of climate change, with species swapping habitats like a game of musical chairs as regions in Europe and the United States warm. Populations of American robins that winter in …

Birds

High Tea Crochet Quilt

When quilting meets crocheting, beautiful things happen. I am so excited to be sharing these photos with you.<p>My very talented and dear friend, …

Fall Leaves Crochet Pattern

Crochet beautiful fall leaves in a variety of colors using this easy-to-follow tutorial. Use the finished leaves as table decorations, coasters, a …

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Crochet A Purse Tutorial

Free Pattern – Play More Games

If playing more Computer games is one of your New Year’s Resolutions then you are going to love this frame-able mantra for your life. However most …

Cross-stitch

Old-Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes

4 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing<p>3 cloves garlic, finely chopped<p>1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced<p>1⁄4 cup flour<p>1 1⁄2 cups heavy …

Potatoes

How To Crochet: Linen Stitch

I know this stitch as the Linen Stitch, but have also seen it called the Moss Stitch (although the Moss stitch as I know it is slightly different). …

Knitting

Spring Garden Tee- Adult Sizes pattern by Alana Dakos

<b>This is the adult version of the original Spring Garden Tee pattern for girls. This garment combines the light fluttery lace cap-sleeves of the</b> …

Knitting

Father Pullover Crochet Pattern from Red Heart Yarns My husband or sons will look good wearing this classic crew neck pullover. The ribbed pattern is easy to crochet, but looks like the work of an experienced crocheter.

Semele pattern by Åsa Tricosa

<b>5 for 4</b> – <i>If you buy any 5 Åsa Tricosa patterns at the same time you get the least expensive one for free.</i><p><b>A sideways, elegant, leafy shawl, knitted in</b> …