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The Majority of Americans Drive to Work Alone Every Day

The majority of Americans drive to work alone every day. Only 10 percent carpool. And less than 5 percent walk or bike to work.<p>Millennials are …

10 hopeful things from 2013 that will get you inspired for what's to come

There was something almost apocalyptic about 2013. Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, the strongest storm ever recorded on land. It killed more than 6,000 people and affected millions. But it was just one of the 39 weather-related disasters costing $1bn or more in 2013.<p>In Australia, …

Climate change: The time is now. The place is here.

Nearly one year ago, in a corner of Doha, thousands convened for the 18th Convention of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on …

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Around the World in Six Mind-Expanding Bike Tours

On my bicycle trip around the world, I pedaled through 19 countries and across three continents, and on each leg of my journey, I discovered something new, valuable and useful about myself. While not every experience was what you might call comfortable or even pleasant, I always came away with a …

New “Flexible” Power Plants Sway to Keep Up with Renewables

As the use of renewable power on the electric grid ramps up, utilities are turning to technology that makes it easier for natural gas to smooth out the bumps in supply.<p><b>Shifting rapidly with the weather, the supply of renewable power can be quite changeable. Most power plants, however, are anything</b> …

North Dakota's Salty Fracked Wells Drink More Water to Keep Oil Flowing

North Dakota's shale oil wells may consume more water for long-term salt removal and maintenance than they required for their initial fracking, state officials say.<p><b>It's well known that water has been key to the shale oil and gas rush in the United States. But in one center of the hydraulic</b> …

How to Travel the World for Free

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>We know, we know. You can't actually travel the world without paying for something along the way. But we've got a few ideas to help cut down on costs and ensure you'll have a more authentic adventure.<p><b>Barter your time and hard</b> …

Rev. Gary Hall of the National Cathedral: Being gay is not “just OK” — it is good

“Homophobia is a sin. Heterosexism is a sin. Shaming people for whom they love is a sin,” says Rev. Hall<p>The Very Rev. Gary Hall of the historic Washington National Cathedral did not mince words in a recent sermon denouncing anti-LGBTQ discrimination. Unlike some faith leaders who use evasive …