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Seven Reasons to Walk Away From Keystone XL

There is less than a month before the justices of the Nebraska Supreme court hear arguments in a case that will have a big impact on TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The court will hear the argument that ranchers and farmers...Show More Summary

The Passenger Pigeon's Everlasting Mark: America's Most Infamous Extinction

We rarely know the exact date and time an entire species goes extinct, but in the case of the passenger pigeon, we do. Martha, the very last of her species, took her final breath at the Cincinnati Zoo on September 1st 1914, marking the end of a species that was once the most abundant in North America. Show More Summary

Overseeing Koch Profits: The Roots of David Vitter's Green Billionaires Club Report

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Kristina Moore, the Senate staffer listed as the author of U.S. Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) "green billionaire's club" report published by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) on July 30, has career roots tracing back to the Koch Brothers' right-wing machine. Show More Summary

How to Save 4,500 Lives a Year in America's Streets

More than 4500 pedestrians are killed by motor vehicles every year on the streets of America--more than those who died in the horror of 9/11. A recent report from the National Complete Streets Coalition studying ten years of data found that 16 times more people were killed crossing the street than in natural disasters over the that same period. Show More Summary

Flight in the Southern Ocean on the Back Burner, Warming

Penguins fly and albatross don't really. In their southern world, dominated by wind and ice and water, penguins fly in the water while albatross rarely power their flight; they glide. I learned this and more a quarter century ago when...Show More Summary

6 Survival Tips for Being Lost in the Woods

Some may remember the James Kim case out of Oregon in December 2006. Kim inadvertently chose an old logging road while driving home, getting lost in the woods. He left his wife and two young kids in the vehicle while he sought help, promising to return by early afternoon. Show More Summary

Channeling the Colorado River Delta Back From the Dead

As a matter of geographic trivia, did you ever wonder where the Colorado River drains into the ocean? That's actually kind of a trick question: it doesn't. Like too many of the world's great rivers today -- the Ganges, the Yellow, the Nile, for other distressing examples -- the Colorado River never makes it to the ocean in any recognizable form. Show More Summary

Oceanic Coal Pollution, Epic Rate

Each year, the lion's share of mercury poison comes from burning more than 8.3 billion tons of coal to provide energy for electricity grids. Join Earth Dr Reese Halter from Los Angeles in another segment of SOS as he tells us about our...Show More Summary

Devastating Plastic Paradise Documentary Shows How Our Trash Lands up in the Pacific Ocean (VIDEO) Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics

Brilliant Thirteen-Year-Old Builds Her Own Tiny Dream Home From Scratch!

While most teenagers are watching tv and playing video games, thirteen-year-old Sicily Kolbeck has been designing and building a tiny home of her very own - and she just completed construction! Last year Sicily kicked off an Indiegogo campaign for the project

Now Showing: Pebble Mine's Disastrous Future at BC's Mount Polley Mine

In the early morning of August 4, 2014, a major breach occurred in an earthen dam built to contain millions of tons of mining waste - called "tailings" -- at the Mount Polley copper and gold mine in central British Columbia. Now, three...Show More Summary

Senate Report Alleges "Billionaire's Club" Conspiring to Help the Environment

Is a "billionaire's club" conspiring to help the environment? A new report by the Senate minority's Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee called "The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of billionaires and Their Foundations...Show More Summary

'Right to Farm' or Right to Funnel Illegal Money Into Missouri Campaign?

Today, the Missouri Farmers Union sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture calling for a formal investigation into the potentially illegal use of federal pork check-off funds for a last-minute lobbying blitz in favor of Missouri's Amendment 1, an overreaching and radical "right to farm" measure to be decided next Tuesday by voters there. Show More Summary

Xcel Energy: Swiftboating for Solar

Xcel Energy, Colorado's largest investor-owned utility, is attacking net metering once again. Rather than pay solar customers full, fair credit for the energy they put back into the grid, the company would undermine the solar market altogether. Show More Summary

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

We've got this. Thanks to the courageous and indefatigable efforts of pipeline fighters everywhere, the tide has finally turned on Keystone XL. As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it...Show More Summary

Climate Change This Week: US Flunks Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, And More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 276 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming,...Show More Summary

Stackable B-and-BEE Colonies Provide Sweet Shelter for Festival Goers in Belgium

Several companies and designers joined forces to design this fantastic stackable honeycomb shelter in Belgium. Appropriately named B-and-BEE, the shelter was developed specifically to provide accommodation during the country's many summer festivals. Very easy

Uriel Schwartz Celebrates Organic Forms with Fused Metal and Wood Furniture

Industrial designer Uriel Schwartz recently unveiled "Undercut," a set of handmade furniture created from mahogany wood and cast aluminum. Inspired by organic forms found in nature, Schwartz incorporates imperfect and asymmetric lines in each of his pieces.

Layoutfour’s Table and Chair Duo Pairs Functionality with Elegance

Created by Layoutfour, this Dual line is presented as a new proposal in the framework of the furniture design. The project consists of two pieces: the Dual Table, and Dual Chair, created with sustainable wood products. Sinuous and elegant, these dual-purpose

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