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Study confirms the Republican Party is alone in its crazy climate denial

The researcher compared conservative climate change policies from the U.S., the U.K., Norway, Sweden, Spain, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Germany.

South Carolina City Scrambles to Rescue and Repair After Rains

In Columbia, rescue workers checked 1,800 homes and engineers raced to shore up a canal that is crucial to the city’s clean water supply.

Watch the Government Shoot Thousands of Moths Out of a Drone

Pink bollworms are a species of pest (they're baby moths) that love to feast on cotton. They've been largely eliminated from the United States, but flare-ups do occur now and then, causing an expensive headache for farmers. So the US...Show More Summary

A Korean Economist is Elected to Lead the U.N. Climate Change Panel

An economist with an old-school view focused on putting a price on carbon pollution takes the chairman's seat at the I.P.C.C.

Search for ship lost in hurricane a 'big challenge': U.S. investigator

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Deep seas may complicate efforts to find the sunken U.S. cargo ship lost off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin, a federal safety investigator said, as a search and rescue mission for 32 missing crew stretched into a sixth day.

South Korea's Lee to lead U.N. panel of climate scientists

OSLO (Reuters) - Governments picked South Korea's Hoesung Lee on Tuesday to head the U.N. panel of climate scientists, which guides policies for combating global warming and won a share of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Grace Lee Boggs: Words of wisdom from 70 years of activism

Grace Lee Boggs, a prominent activist who was involved in the labor, civil rights, black power, women's rights and environmental justice movements during her seven decades as an organizer, died Monday at her home in Detroit. The daughter of Chinese immigrants who spent most of her adult life community-building...

ABC Family changing name to better serve audience it made up

Following through on its threat to turn its focus on a wholly imaginary audience of its own creation, ABC Family announced Tuesday its intention to rebrand the network as Freeform come January 2016, the better to chase the “Becomer” audience that is not actually a thing. Becomers, according to...

LinkedIn agrees to pay $13 million in 'spam' settlement

LinkedIn Corp. has agreed to pay $13 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that the social network sent too many emails to potential connections without members' consent. The settlement applies to LinkedIn members who between Sept. 17, 2011, and Oct. 31, 2014, used the "Add Connections"...

USC Athletic Director Pat Haden writes letter to UCLA's Myles Jack

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack posted a letter written to him by USC Athletic Director Pat Haden to his Instagram account Monday. Jack, who was named the offensive and defensive freshman of the year in 2013, suffered a season-ending knee injury at practice two weeks ago. MJ Monday #respect A photo...

Is recycling as awful as the New York Times claims? Not remotely

Here are the five most misleading arguments in John Tierney's slam on recycling.

Suspected poachers kill 14 elephants with cyanide, says Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - Suspected poachers used cyanide to kill 14 elephants in Zimbabwe's western Hwange national park and in the north since Sept. 26, the national wildlife agency said on Tuesday

Bar Mattachine, a gay craft cocktail bar, opens downtown Friday

Bar Mattachine, a gay bar with craft cocktails, will open in downtown Los Angeles on Friday. The two-story lounge joins a small but growing group of downtown gay bars that includes the New Jalisco Bar, Precinct and Redline.  Bar Mattachine, owned by Vianey Vee Delgadillo and Jigger Mercado (Bar...

To save chocolate, big food companies have started collaborating

Food companies take ridiculous measures to protect their secrets, but now they’re beginning to see the benefits of cooperating and sharing information.

Is The Lowly Mealworm The Answer To Our Plastic Pollution?

Stanford researchers have discovered that the mealworm can subsist solely on a diet of polystyrene, producing wastes that are safe for crop fertilizer The post Is The Lowly Mealworm The Answer To Our Plastic Pollution? appeared first on Sustainablog.

Death toll from South Carolina floods rises to 14

(Reuters) - Fourteen people have died in South Carolina amid historic rainfall in the state in recent days, Governor Nikki Haley said on Tuesday.

In Stephenie Meyers' new version of 'Twilight,' Bella is a boy (and Edward is Edythe)

Bella and Edward, meet Beau and Edythe. Stephenie Meyer, the author of the world's favorite sparkly vampire book series, has released a 10th anniversary edition of her blockbuster "Twilight" that includes a version of the novel with the main characters' genders swapped. "Twilight: Special Tenth...

Home of the Day: An Oscar-worthy home in Pacific Palisades

Academy Award-winning art director Cedric Gibbons, who in 1928 oversaw the design of the Oscar statuette, also dabbled in architecture, designing this Southern Colonial-style home bordering Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades in 1933. The 3,328-square-foot floor plan is distinguished by such details...

Squash fights back against Olympic snub

Squash players around the world are mad as heck and they're not going to take this anymore. Their sport was shortlisted for addition to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last week but lost out to baseball, softball, surfing, skateboarding, karate and sports climbing. It wasn't the first time squash has been...

VW under pressure for answers as emissions scandal deadlines loom

WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Hans Dieter Poetsch's first board meeting as chairman of Volkswagen on Wednesday could turn out to be his most important, coming just hours before a deadline set by German regulators and testimony by the company's top U.S. executive in Congress.

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