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Watch Activists Dangle Off a Portland Bridge to Block Shell's Arctic-Bound Ship

Environmental activists have taken to kayak, chain, and even rocking chair to slow down Royal Dutch Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic this summer. For the past two days, they took their protest to a new extreme. Early Wednesday morning, around a dozen Greenpeace activists rappelled off a bridge over the Willamette River in Portland, Ore. Show More Summary

Ai Weiwei heads to Europe, but experiences U.K. visa problems

Ai Weiwei has arrived in Europe and is visiting his son in Germany this week, according to a close associate of the internationally renowned Chinese artist.

New AP U.S. history unveiled, a year after revisions sparked conservative backlash

The College Board announced new revisions to the Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum Thursday that it says will present a "clearer and more balanced approach to the teaching of American history."

Israel passes contentious law allowing force-feeding of inmates

Amid fierce objections from doctors and rights activists, Israel's parliament passed a controversial law Thursday permitting the forced feeding of inmates on hunger strike, most of whom are Palestinians.

Easy Upcycling: Turn A Plastic Bottle Into A Cellphone Charging Cradle

Got a plastic bottle in the recycling bin? Than you've got the main thing you need for this DIY cellphone charging cradle - check out our tutorial The post Easy Upcycling: Turn A Plastic Bottle Into A Cellphone Charging Cradle appeared first on Sustainablog.

Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: AP

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Athletes risk serious illness from dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria in sewage-contaminated waters at the swimming and boating venues being prepared for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

Landslide near Nepal's popular Annapurna trek route kills 30

LUMLE, Nepal (Reuters) - Landslides triggered by torrential rain in Nepal swept through villages on Thursday, killing at least 30 people close to the nation's most popular trekking circuit, home ministry officials said.

California wildfire forces evacuation of 500 people

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A rapidly spreading brushfire burning in parched timberland north of San Francisco has forced the evacuation of 500 people and destroyed several buildings less than 12 hours after it broke out, fire officials said on Thursday.

Chinese potatoes to chip in as water shortages hit staple crops

BEIJING (Reuters) - Once seen as food for the poor, the humble potato is being pushed in China as a tasty, nutritious part of any meal as the world's most populous country struggles with water shortages and looks for alternatives to the traditional rice and noodles.

Shipping company Matson to pay Hawaii $15 million over molasses spill

(Reuters) - A U.S. shipping company has agreed to pay Hawaii more than $15 million to reimburse the state for the cost of cleanup and restoration following a massive molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor two years ago, officials said on Wednesday.

Californians divided along party lines on combating climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Two-thirds of Californians link the state's ongoing catastrophic drought to climate change, and most support Governor Jerry Brown's efforts to combat it – but that's also because most Californians are Democrats, a new poll shows.

Two-day shipping: Free to you, but how costly to the planet?

The journey your package takes doesn't have to be a guilt(y) trip. But the faster you want it, the more likely you'll be doing some damage, green-ly speaking.

Just how big can bug-ranching grow?

Today, growing insects for food is a fringe phenomenon. And unless we can figure out ways to bring down the price of edible bugs, it may stay that way.

This Map Shows What San Francisco Will Look Like After Sea Levels Rise

Developers in the booming San Francisco Bay Area are busy planning everything from much-needed new housing to sports stadiums and gleaming tech campuses. But according to a new report just published by the San Francisco Public Press, many of these construction projects sit on land susceptible to rising waters due to climate change. Show More Summary

Californians back new policies to fight climate change, poll says

Californians are concerned about the effects of climate change and support new steps to address the problem, according to a poll released Wednesday night by the Public Policy Institute of California.

Gerard Depardieu banned from Ukraine for five years, apparently over Crimea comments

Gerard Depardieu left France for Russia, but he won't be leaving Russia for Ukraine any time soon -- because that former Soviet nation won't let him in.

Dodgers have deals in place to acquire Mat Latos, Alex Wood, four other players

Mike Bolsinger awoke Wednesday as the Dodgers' fourth starter. In the morning, reports trickled out about the Dodgers trading for Mat Latos of the Miami Marlins, which would have made Bolsinger the fifth starter.

Dodgers rally to remain in first another day, downing Athletics, 10-7

Things were getting a little nervous there for the Dodgers, what with their falling behind 6-3 to the Oakland Athletics and in danger of losing their division lead for the first time since May 29.

Big oil slick off Santa Barbara County coast sparks new concerns

That greasy luster returned once again to the waters off Santa Barbara County.

Leading climate scientist: future is bleaker than we thought

Will this century bring massive sea-level rises and powerful superstorms? The world's most renowned climate scientist thinks so - although others disagree

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