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No, economic growth and climate stability do not go hand-in-hand

The carefully worded New Climate Economy report says that we can take climate action and grow the economy too. Avoiding catastrophic warming is a separate issue, apparently.

Cameras roll on 'Magic Mike XXL,' Michael Strahan among new blood

"Magic Mike XXL" has added another Mike to its cast, and he's definitely of the extra-extra-large variety: Michael Strahan, the NFL player turned talk show host, will shake his moneymaker in the upcoming sequel to the 2012 male-stripper movie inspired by the life of Channing Tatum.

Angels may have turned back the clock

It first struck Tim Salmon in early July, when the Angels steamrollered the Texas Rangers in a four-game sweep. It became more apparent July 18, when the Angels traded for proven closer Huston Street, turning a much-improved bullpen into a dominant one.

Cal State campuses begin accepting fall 2015 applications

California State University campuses on Wednesday began accepting applications for the fall 2015 term and officials expect the numbers to exceed last year's record.

Once World’s Fourth Largest Lake, Aral Sea Is Now Nearly Dry

In the short space of about fifty years, what was once the world’s fourth largest lake has almost completely dried up. Located in the arid deserts of Kazakhstan, the Aral Sea basin has for all practical purposes ceased to exist. In the 1960s, the Soviet Union diverted the two major rivers feeding the basin as [...]

Why West Virginia is doing liquor right

How Smooth Ambler Spirits is building a better food system.

Here are 4 problems that GMO labeling won’t solve

A lot of people support GMO labels as a blow against pesticides or Big Ag. We should probably just go after those problems directly.

So, Nietzsche and an Alaskan fisherman walk into a bar …

Can philosophical thinking help out the Alaskan fishing industry? We put a fisherman on an imaginary date with Nietzsche to find out.

Solar Plus Storage May Be a Good Deal for Some

A battery company called Coda Energy says that a combination of solar photovoltaics and onsite storage can be cost-competitive with utility electric service for some larger customers. That is according to an online article on greentechgrid. Solar is still a more expensive option for power production than fuels such as natural gas, and various energy […]

USC players put a spin on infamous 'Mean Tweets'

USC found a way to put its own twist on talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel’s popular segment, “Mean Tweets,” in which celebrities and athletes (including USC legend Keyshawn Johnson) read mean statements written about them on Twitter.

Man behind Portland Christmas bomb plot sentenced to 30 years

A Somali American who plotted to set off a powerful truck bomb during an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland, Ore., was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of government supervision.

Working-class Environmentalism

Traditional histories of the environmental movement consider it to be a middle-class or upper-middle-class concern, removed from the grittier kitchen table issues of concern to working people. Not so, says Josiah Rector, in an article in the new Journal of American History, entitled “Environmental Justice at Work: The UAW, the War on cancer, and the Right […]

This man gave up flying and still traveled across Europe — on foot

It took 247 days to walk from London to Istanbul. Flight time would have been about four hours.

Plastic Bag Bans or Fees Cover 49 Million Americans

With California's statewide plastic bag ban, millions of Americans are now prevented from using these wasteful, polluting convenience items The post Plastic Bag Bans or Fees Cover 49 Million Americans appeared first on Sustainablog.

Chris Christie not stumping for Neel Kashkari during L.A. visit

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives in Los Angeles on Wednesday for the start of a three-day, multistate fundraising swing for the Republican Governors Assn. But unlike in the other states Christie plans to visit, the potential 2016 presidential candidate is not holding a single public event...

TV ratings: 'The Voice' dominates key demo; 'NCIS' No. 1 in viewers

NBC's "The Voice " boosted the network to No. 1 in viewer ratings in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic Tuesday night.

Football: Stat leaders after five games

There are players already having big seasons five games into the football season.

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