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Alabama wants to use Gulf restoration funds to build a $60 million beachfront hotel

The hotel was destroyed six years before the BP oil spill but could get millions in restoration funds anyway.

Michelle MacLaren to direct 'Wonder Woman': How significant is it?

Word that Warner Bros. has lassoed Michelle MacLaren to develop and direct its upcoming "Wonder Woman" movie no doubt came as welcome news to fans of her work on such TV series as "Breaking Bad" and "Game of Thrones" and to the many moviegoers who wish to see more women behind the camera.

'Horrible Bosses 2' has horribly funny moments, but too few

In the sexually inappropriate and politically incorrect "Horrible Bosses 2," the bumbling workplace underdogs played by Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day are about to try their hand at being in charge. And at times, they are horribly funny.

Isn't it time for a shoppers' strike on Thanksgiving Day?

The only complaint about our commercial habits that has become more frequent than the one about Christmas decorations appearing in stores before Thanksgiving is the one about stores now opening on Thanksgiving.  

Living Green: Why a Wool Rug is a Great Place to Start!

Looking for green decor for your home? Consider a wool rug for those bare floor spots, as they're a durable, natural, and stylish choice The post Living Green: Why a Wool Rug is a Great Place to Start! appeared first on Sustainablog...

'Birdman,' 'Nightcrawler,' 'Selma' lead indie Spirit Award nominations

Alejándro G. Iñárritu’s “Birdman” dominated the nominations Tuesday for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards, earning six -- for best film, director, lead actor for Michael Keaton, supporting actor for Edward Norton and supporting actress for Emma...

Yes, the U.S. can reduce emissions 80% by 2050 — in six graphs

A new report looks at how America can get on course to avoid dangerous climate change. There are multiple pathways to that goal, but we gotta start now.

Turning Food Waste Into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

A new anaerobic digester technology turns waste food into compressed natural gas ready for use in CNG-powered vehicles The post Turning Food Waste Into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) appeared first on Sustainablog.

Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank admire the feminism in 'Homesman' western

To which part of calling "The Homesman" a "feminist western" would Tommy Lee Jones, its director, co-writer, co-producer and costar, be more likely to object?

13 vegan Thanksgiving recipes we’re grateful for

Whether you're a vegan yourself or you're cooking for a wide range of dietary needs, these recipes will serve you well on Thanksgiving -- and all winter long, too.

How oil ate the heart of North Dakota

A New York Times investigation traces how oil-money influence and federal absence left a state's environment open to pillage.

Darren Wilson, recalling shooting, said Michael Brown looked like demon

It started with a simple request — "will you just walk on the sidewalk?" Forty-five seconds later, Michael Brown lay sprawled on the street, shot dead by a police officer who had never before drawn his gun in the line of duty.

Full Jurassic World Trailer to Debut on Thanksgiving

Those dino-mite dinosaurs are coming back next June Film Jurassic Park Jurassic World

NFL Week 12: Buffalo shuffles off to Detroit and pounds Jets, 38-3

— After a week of frightening weather, an abbreviated practice schedule and an out-of-state trip to play a "home" game, the Buffalo Bills played one of their best performances of the season.

The Arrests Began on Burnaby Mountain

Originally Published on the ECOreport The arrests began on Burnaby Mountain. Police pushed the protestors back to the “legal protest” zone on Thursday.  Twenty-six were arrested.  David Suzuki’s grandson, Tamo Campos, and at least two members of the Squamish Nation were among them. Show More Summary

San Diego Loses Appeal On Its Weak Transportation Plan

Back in 2011, the San Diego Association of Governments issued a really bad regional transportation plan.  These plans must prioritize transportation investments across the metropolitan region for the coming decades and are the basisShow More Summary

UCLA basketball vaults into top 25 after 4-0 start

The UCLA men’s basketball team successfully navigated their first four games of the season, and on Monday, they were rewarded. When the national polls came out, UCLA moved into the rankings.

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