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Trump Administration Could Permit Oil Companies To ‘Assault' Marine Life

The Trump administration took a major step forward Monday in its pledge to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean by greenlighting a process that could wreak havoc on marine life and coastal communities, scientists say.<p>The National Marine Fisheries Service drafted five …

China and California sign deal to work on climate change without Trump

Governor Jerry Brown says president’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement will be only a temporary setback<p>China and California have signed an agreement to work together on reducing emissions, as the state’s governor warned that “disaster still looms” without urgent action on climate …

"Sexy, but Not Sexual": How We Sexualize Girls While Teaching Them to Refuse Sex

As a kid, one of the most explicit messages I got about sex came from an unusual place: Christian horse camp. Like lots of preteen girls, I had a thing for horses, and the closest, cheapest, and easiest way for my parents to let me get my fix was to send me off for the weekend to a camp run by a …

21 new World Heritage Listed places to add to your bucket list

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>Fossil-rich cliffs in Canada from 500 million years ago, …

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

Do voter identification laws suppress minority voting? Yes. We did the research.

The Justice Department just got a new boss: Jeff Sessions. He is raising alarms in the civil rights community. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is concerned about his “record of hostility” toward the Voting Rights Act and the enforcement of civil rights. The NAACP-Legal Defense …

Rights & Freedoms

Discovery of new shark species highlights need to protect Belize waters

<b>Belize –</b> The discovery of a new shark species in Belize waters comes as a reminder of the need to protect the waters around the Central American …

This Infographic Shows The Extraordinary Ancient Genes That Live on in Modern Populations

How many do you have?<p>It can be easy to forget that humans living on Earth today are the product of thousands of years of adaptation.<p>Without modern …

Indigenous Peoples

25 Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money in 2017

<i>Originally published by Travel + Leisure.</i><p>Expert travelers like flight attendants and frequent fliers know that foreign transaction fees, the dreaded …

Airplanes

Sudden changes at the EPA, USDA, and CDC under Trump, explained

Government scientists are being ordered not to talk about their research — and it’s only week one.<p>This is a tense moment for science in America, now that a president who is skeptical of proven ideas like climate change and vaccine safety is in office. Donald Trump once called the National …

Here's the Full Transcript Of Gloria Steinem's Historic Women's March Speech

#peoplepower #nomoreaskingdaddy #putyourbodieswhereyourbeliefsare<p>On January 21, 2017, an estimated 500,000 women in pink hats gathered at the Women's March in Washington D.C. for the largest public rally for women's right in recent history. The historic event kicked off at 10 a.m. on Independence …

Global Fisheries Are Collapsing -- What Happens When There Are No Fish Left?

(Photo: Paul Symes)<p>"Commercial overexploitation of the world's fish stocks is severe," UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said back in 2012. "Many …

Conservation

Donald Trump’s biographers: He’s narcissistic, belligerent and deeply fears that he’s illegitimate

A collection of professional Trump soothsayers arrived at some troubling conclusions about the president-elect<p>Biographers who have studied Donald Trump extensively all seem to agree that his leadership style is going to be defined by his narcissism, belligerence and deep fear of his own …

Ecuador has begun drilling for oil in the world’s richest rainforest

The country is poised to cash in on one of its most valuable assets. But at what cost?<p><i>Originally published by</i> <i>bioGraphic</i><i>.</i><p>As many of the planet's last hectares of wilderness give way to roads and towns, farms and soccer fields, gas stations and Starbucks, the Anthropocene marches on. Perhaps nowhere …

A Texas federal judge OKs nationwide discrimination in healthcare against transgender people

In a ruling upholding the latest tangential attack on the Affordable Care Act by religious activists, a federal district judge in Texas blocked regulations prohibiting insurers, doctors, or hospitals from discriminating against transgender patients or women with an abortion in their medical history.<p>…

LGBTQ

How warming seas are forcing fish to seek new waters

Rising sea temperatures are pushing shoals hundreds of miles from native grounds<p>Scottish fishermen have uncovered an intriguing way to supplement their income: they have added squid to the menu of marine creatures they regularly pull from the sea. A species normally associated with the warmth of …

5 Easy DIY Tutorials for That Viral Chunky Knit Blanket

It's time to cuddle up with some Netflix and knits!<p>It's that time of year when staying indoors while snuggled up in a blanket all day sounds better than having to go to work or do errands, especially if it was this chunky knit blanket that people on Instagram are obsessing over.<p>This new knit …

The dirty deplorables: Who’s who on Donald Trump’s team and how they’ll destroy the environment

Here’s what Trump’s cabinet nominees and advisers think about climate change and other sustainability issues<p><i>This post originally appeared on Grist.</i><p>What do Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees and advisers think about climate change and other sustainability issues? As you would expect, it’s not looking …

The World Is Running Out of Fish Faster Than We Thought

New research suggests the number of fish caught for consumption is double what is being reported.<p>Between 1950 and 2010, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) underestimated the total number of fish caught in the world's oceans by over half, according to new book <i>Global Atlas of Marine</i> …

Global Warming

The world's fish are vanishing far faster than previously thought

We’re exhausting the oceans of fish far faster than scientists thought. A new book, Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries, makes the startling claim that …

Global Warming

Earth - The people who dive with whales that could eat them alive

A decade ago, Fabrice Schnöller was an engineer working on systems for tracking sharks. Then, in 2007, he went on a sailing trip to the island of Mauritius, where something happened that would change the course of his life.<p>As his boat approached the coast, giant towers of steam began exploding out …

Millions of women voted this election. They have the Iroquois to thank.

In 1893, Matilda Joslyn Gage — firebrand, women’s rights activist and co-founder of the National Woman Suffrage Association — was arrested for trying to vote in a school board election upstate New York. Voting while female was illegal, and Gage went to trial. That same year, Gage was honorarily …

Feminism

Is This the Climate Change Stat That Will Wake People Up?

The news this week is bleak.<p>One of the more overlooked consequences of a Donald Trump presidency is that he may play a starring role in the literal destruction of our planet. This is not to say it would be all his fault—we bear responsibility as a species for upending the conditions that support …

Climate Change

In historic agreement, nations create the world’s largest marine reserve in Antarctica

After years of stalemate, world leaders have finally agreed to protect a vast expanse of Antarctica’s Southern Ocean. Covering an area of 600,000 square miles in the Ross Sea, it will be the largest marine protected area (MPA) in the world. And while the preserve is not permanent, it will remain in …

Biodiversity

Show this cartoon to anyone who doubts we need huge action on climate change - Vox

This is Earth. It's a crisp fall day. So why would you believe Earth is in a dire situation?<p>Let's look a little deeper. The brownarea below representsall the fossil fuels — oil, coal, and natural gas — that humans have identified as recoverable with current technology. The black spot is what we’re …

Climate Change

One Week Fall Foliage Driving Itinerary

New England’s fall foliage is legendary. Across the region, leaves turn from green to gold and scarlet, purple and orange. The show is magnificent – …

‘He paid a dear price for it’: The 19th-century ordeal of one of America’s first transgender men

On Oct. 7, 1879, the New York Times reported the death of one Lucy Ann Lobdell Slater under the headline, the “Death of a Modern Diana,” a reference to the Roman goddess of the hunt.<p>While known for her prowess as a “female hunter,” the Times reported, her “strange life history” was most notable for …

LGBTQ

Four out of six great apes are now critically endangered as 'global extinction crisis' escalates

The largest primate on Earth – the eastern gorilla – is now “critically endangered”, it has been officially announced after a staggering decline in …

Why Race Relations Got Worse

The racial conversation we’re having today is tribalistic.<p>The United States has never been entirely sure what to do about race. Alone among the …

Black Lives Matter