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How the computer revolution is deepening America's partisan divide

<b>(CNN) —</b> Add the computer and communications revolution to the list of fundamental changes that are widening the political divide between red and blue America.<p>A revealing new Brookings Institution study shows that the thriving metropolitan areas at the vanguard of the transition to the highly …

CNN

We Can Curb Climate Change. Here's Where We Start.

Forests have been removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing carbon for more than 300 million years. When we cut down or burn trees and …

Earth Matters : Blogs

<i>NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response.</i><p>With thousands of homes threatened by intense …

Is Global Warming Real?

There is proof the earth is warming, but the debate continues.<p>In recent years, global warming has been the subject of a great deal of political controversy. As scientific knowledge has grown, this debate is moving away from whether humans are causing warming and toward questions of how best to …

Climate Change

Glacier National Park could be glacier-free in 15 years

Over the past 50 years, the 39 remaining glaciers in Glacier National Park area have shrunk by an average of 39% — and as much as 85% , according to …

Union of Concerned Scientists

A Victory for Science!<p>Nominee to head the Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Protection, Michael Dourson, a chemical industry puppet, has …

Want To Know What The Heck Is Up With Climate Change? Watch These Documentaries

Sustainability is a loaded word, and one that's hard to really grasp. Thankfully new documentaries that make green issues more digestible are coming …

Climate

The Binge Breaker

Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He’s determined to make it stop.<p>On a recent evening in San Francisco, Tristan Harris, a former product philosopher at Google, took a name tag from a man in pajamas called “Honey Bear” and wrote down his pseudonym for the night: …

Steve Wozniak

To Help Dying Bees, MIT Built A Fake World Where It’s Always Spring

Inside this artificial environment, it’s eternally May.<p>It looks like the interior of any new, still-empty condo development. The ceiling is white. The walls are a neutral gray. It has yet to be staged, save for a lone Dyson fan that whirs in the middle of the room.<p>You’re looking at a home designed …

The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken<p>Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official …

Around the World in 10 Books

Send your imagination to distant lands with our fall reading list.<p>We believe every season is book season, so we found 10 new picks for you to cozy up with this fall. Whether you’re an armchair traveler looking for a quick getaway or a restless adventurer who’s already at the airport, these stories …

Travel

Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?

On a 650-mile trek, two adventurers faced danger and hardship—and saw how development could spoil an American icon.<p>“If you break loose here, you can’t stop. You’re going into the abyss,” barks Rich Rudow. Normally he is unflappable, but as he knows too well, this is no place to let down one’s …

National Parks

'The Girl on the Train' and 7 more books you should read before the movie

The inventive young adult book follows Jake Portman who stumbles upon an orphanage with supernatural inhabitants. The novel creatively incorporates vintage photographs as a unique visual guide for the reader. A high-profile cast including Eva Green, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Judi Dench and …

Chris O'Dowd