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Would a Shorter Work Week Lead to More Sustainable Lives? [Video]

Anna Coote argues that we could address environmental and social concerns by shortening the standard work week to 21 hours over time The post Would a Shorter Work Week Lead to More Sustainable Lives? [Video] appeared first on Sustainablog.

Bo Porter fired as manager of the Houston Astros

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club.

Politics-Minded Marine Group Targets ‘Ocean Enemy #1’

An ocean conservation group dives into the gritty world of congressional politics.

Is Rational Water Management Finally Emerging in Dry California?

California legislators, and farmers, begin to adjust well-drilling practices to suit a drier reality.

Why we really should care about boosting farm yields

Getting farms to produce more food may not be the answer to all the world's problems. But it's a problem we're still going to need to answer somehow.

Will I poison myself if I reuse this plastic water bottle?

A reader tries to ease his bottled-water guilt by using the bottle more than once. Umbra tells him to put a cork in it.

Four reasons that ice bucket challenge went crazy viral

Everybody on the internet these days wants to create the next viral sensation. How did ALS's ubiquitous ice bucket challenge pull it off?

Ebola: And Senegal Makes Five

As you may know, PlanetSave posts important health stories as well as the popular science, nature, and climate reports we’re usually known for. (In fact, we’re working toward 500 health posts over these few years!) Today we excerpt from...Show More Summary

Adam Dunn is traded to the A's

One more shot at the playoffs for Adam Dunn before he says he's probably done.

17 Critically Endangered Juvenile Siamese Crocodiles Released Into Wild

Seventeen critically endangered juvenile Siamese crocodiles were just released into an area of protected wetland in Lao PDR by the Wildlife Conservation Society, according to recent reports. The relatively small (20-39 inches) 1-2 year old crocs were raised in protected facilities managed by local communities working with the WCS. Show More Summary

Dodgers activate Hyun-Jin Ryu and Juan Uribe

Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu and third baseman Juan Uribe were activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday for the Dodgers’ series finale against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

UFC's T.J. Dillashaw deftly handles drama, keeps belt

T.J. Dillashaw is seeking to make a final mark in the Ultimate Fighting Championship as something more than a belt-holder.

Ronda Rousey called out by unbeaten Bethe Correia after victory

A new challenge for Ronda Rousey emerged Saturday when Brazilian Bethe Correia (9-0) scored a second-round technical knockout of Rousey’s friend from Venice, Shayna Baszler, at UFC 177.

Discarded Fishing Traps Wreaking Extensive Environmental Damage, NOAA Research Finds

It may not be something that you’ve ever given any thought to, but there are literally thousands of fishing traps that are lost or simply abandoned every year in US waters — what happens to these traps after being abandoned? It should...Show More Summary

Conversations Between Plants, Bacteria, And Fungi Explored By New Research

Most people may not think about plants or bacteria or fungi as being forms of life that carry on conversations with each other, but, in fact, that’s exactly what they’re doing nearly all of the time. The highly complex interactions of...Show More Summary

Do not buy oceanfront property

Recent TV series about beach living are some of the most unreal reality shows.

Why coal is (still) worse than fracking and cow burps

Geoscientist Raymond Pierrehumbert argues that carbon dioxide is always worse than shorter-lived pollutants like methane.

California transfers lead Bishop Gorman past Servite, 48-27

Bishop Gorman came to town from Henderson, Nev., on Friday night full of glitter and hype as the No. 1-ranked high school football team in America by USA Today. Who doesn't pay attention to a team that gets TMZ treatment for having the son of Snoop Dogg and the grandson of Muhammad Ali as...

Holmes brothers help Newbury Park top Birmingham, 42-14

There was plenty of hype surrounding Friday night's season-opening debut of high-profile prospects Darick Holmes Jr. and Darnay Holmes, and the brothers did not disappoint. Far from it, in fact.

As always, Roger Federer owns the night at the U.S. Open

It was a near perfect Friday night in the bustling suburb of Flushing.

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