Andy Woods

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Fossil fuel industry spent nearly $2 billion to kill U.S. climate action, new study finds

Industry has out-lobbied environmentalists 10-to-1 on climate since 2000.<p>Legislation to address climate change has repeatedly died in Congress. But a …

Fossil Fuels

Read this if you’re going through adversity

In the midst of challenging times, we often think we’re going through the worst time ever.<p>And when we’re in the middle of adversity, we think it …

Motivation

515 Travel Experts (Including Me) Choose The World's 50 Best Journeys: Do You Agree?

What resulted is a collection of the top 50 trips every traveler can aspire to in their lifetime, a guide to diverse and dynamic adventures and activities in some of the most stunning and culturally-rich lands on the planet.<p>As you read, you’ll be tempted to travel to massive icebergs in Antarctica, …

National Parks

To Raise Exceptional Children Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults but values endure through all changes.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Parenting

Comcast yields to Disney in Fox bidding war

Comcast announced Thursday that it does not intend to further pursue the acquisition of the Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment assets — …

Health Care

21 Books to Read if You Want to Get Ahead in Business and Life | Inc.com

Whether you like to listen to audio books during your commute, or spend your free time gaining new perspectives from within the pages of hard copy, voracious readers are always looking for something good to consume. Here are nearly two dozen ideas provided by executives who swear by the wisdom …

Startups

New study puts a figure on sea-level rise following Antarctic ice shelves' collapse

An international team of scientists has shown how much sea level would rise if Larsen C and George VI, two Antarctic ice shelves at risk of collapse, …

Sea Level

You're Definitely Consuming Microplastics, But Not Just In Seafood and Tap Water

A leading researcher in the field talks why tap water and seafood shouldn't be our only concern when it comes to the issue of microplastics.<p>If you like eating seafood or salt, what you might not know is that you’re ingesting something extra along with that shrimp and seasoning—microscopic bits of …

Pollution

Yes, you totally can eat clean for less than $100 a week—here’s how

There’s this crazy myth that eating clean food is available to only the wealthiest among us—you know, those who can afford to drop $25 on a jar of …

Healthy Eating

The Former Coal Lobbyist Now Leading the EPA Just Gutted Coal Ash Regulations

Our boy Andrew Wheeler has wasted no time during his takeover at the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt may be out, but that doesn’t mean …

Fossil Fuels

According to Geologists, We're Living In a New Age

The Meghalayan Age begins with the collapse of many of the world's civilizations 4,200 years ago.<p>Geologists have redefined the present age that human civilization is living in, deciding to call the last 4,200 years the Meghalayan Age. This new classification will help scientists better understand …

Earth Science

85% of Tampons Contain Monsanto's 'Cancer Causing' Glyphosate

Glyphosate, a widely popular herbicide that has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization's cancer research arm, was detected in 85 …

Environmental Health

Genetically modifying future children isn’t just wrong. It would harm all of us | Marcy Darnovsky

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has taken what it clearly regards as a brave new step: it has openly endorsed the use of genome editing to engineer the traits of future children and generations. The council’s report, Genome editing and human reproduction: social and ethical issues, asserts that …

Genetics

Coin-shaped pocket knife snaps into action

The Eclipse knife might be small, but it's actually made up of 24 individual parts. Leading the charge is the Wharncliffe-style blade made from …

Coin Collecting

Rising Seas Could Cause Problems For Internet Infrastructure

The dense network of cables that make up the Internet is likely to be inundated with saltwater as sea levels rise, a new analysis suggests, putting thousands of miles of critical infrastructure along U.S. coastlines underwater in the next 15 years.<p>"It is actually the wires and the hardware that …

Sea Level

Best Tips For DIY Facebook Ads That Work

Organic traffic on Facebook is drying up for many small businesses, as the number of businesses paying for advertising increases. The number of advertisers on Facebook — over 6 million in the first quarter of 2018 — has impacted organically posted content dramatically, according to Wordstream’s …

Facebook Ads

Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for Hunters, Anglers, and Outdoorsmen

Happy Prime Day, everyone. Let the bargain hunting begin!<p>Prime Day, in case you're not brushed up on digital shopping culture, is a day-and-half-long …

Hunting

45 Construction Terms & Concepts All Architects Should Know

For most recent graduates, it quickly becomes evident that what you learn in architecture school is not necessarily enough to become a confident …

Architecture

The 7 Best Presentation Software Tools For Entrepreneurs

Having great ideas, knowing the facts you want to convey and presenting a pitch deck so successfully that you get funded can be very different things. Regardless of the stage of your company, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides.<p>This is something I was reminded when I covered the pitch …

Infographics

7 Environmentally-Friendly Habits That Aren’t As Green As You Think They Are

Tips on how to make your life more environmentally friendly are everywhere, from reducing your plastic waste to walking or biking rather than taking …

Sustainability

Novartis Becomes the Latest Pharma Company to Give Up on Antibiotics Research

Much like climate change, the growing emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial superbugs is a ticking time bomb that threatens our very way of …

pharmacompany

The Industrial Era Ended, and So Will the Digital Era

In a famous scene in the 1967 movie <i>The Graduate</i>, a family friend takes aside Dustin Hoffman’s character, Benjamin Braddock, and whispers in a conspiratorial tone, “Plastics… There’s a great future in plastics.” It’s seems quaint today, but back then plastics really were new and exciting.<p>If the …

Innovation

Goal For FIFA After The World Cup: Recruit Whistleblowers

No matter how exciting the World Cup games have been, the tarnish of widespread bribery and corruption within FIFA’s ranks has diminished the Cup’s luster.<p>Serious doubts remain that much will change despite a change in leadership, the criminal prosecution of dozens of FIFA executives and marketing …

Corruption

A Soybean Surge Makes Trump’s Trade War Look Deceptively Good

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s trade war is expected to temporarily bolster United States economic growth, in part because Beijing tried to beat the clock on Mr. Trump’s tariffs by stocking up on American soybeans, crude oil and other exports.<p>Economists are predicting that the gross domestic …

trump's

The 7 Wildest Buildings That Were Never Built

These ambitious projects were never made, but they would have dramatically changed the world's biggest cities.<p>Picture a giant elephant with a waterfall cascading from its trunk right in the heart of Paris. Or an Antoni Gaudi work in New York City, a pyramid in Tokyo, or a mile-high Frank Lloyd …

Architecture

A brief history of the s’more, America’s favorite campfire snack

This summer, 45 million pounds of marshmallows will be toasted over a fire in America. Many will be used as an ingredient in the quintessential summer snack: the s’more.<p>Huddling around a campfire and eating gooey marshmallows and warm chocolate sandwiched between two graham crackers may feel like …

Dessert

Japan watchdog: Apple may have breached antitrust rules with iPhone

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese regulators said on Wednesday Apple Inc (AAPL.O) may have breached antitrust rules by forcing mobile service providers to sell its iPhones cheaply and charge higher monthly fees, denying consumers a fair choice.<p>The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said that the Japanese unit of …

Fair Trade

Scientists may have solved a huge riddle in Earth’s climate past. It doesn’t bode well for the future.

Thirteen thousand years ago, an ice age was ending, the Earth was warming, the oceans were rising. Then something strange happened – the Northern Hemisphere suddenly became much colder, and stayed that way for more than a thousand years.<p>For some time, scientists have been debating how this major …

Global Warming

Trump Sowing Divisions at NATO Seen as Helping Only Russia

NATO summits are designed to be dull demonstrations of unity and purpose. Mainly thanks to U.S. President Donald Trump, not this time.<p>Before leaders …

Russia

China Goes '1984' While America Goes 'Brave New World'--But What's Next?

Many social critics and observers have argued in recent decades that the Orwellian notion of a dystopian, “Big Brother is watching you” future was a false alarm.<p>Not so fast.<p>A <i>New York Times</i> report details how Chinese authorities are using cutting-edge technology to increasingly keep tabs on their …

Literature