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Video: A Drone Shoots Hauntingly Beautiful Footage of Buffalo's Snowstorm

James Grimaldi/YouTube Flying personal camera-equipped drones directly over big events like the Hong Kong protests and Independence Day fireworks is becoming commonplace. Now come these amazing aerial images of Buffalo, New York, besieged by snow for the third day in a row. Show More Summary

These terrible governors won reelection and will keep on wreaking environmental havoc

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Florida’s Rick Scott, and Maine’s Paul LePage were all vulnerable -- and they all triumphed anyway.

Republicans were wrong about China’s climate commitment

The world's top emitter is pledging to cap coal use starting in 2020.

Should we rewrite the Bill of Rights?

Maybe it's time to dust off the old parchment papers and give the Constitution a more ‘modern’ look and feel to better suit our current times. Audience Bill of Rights Constitution Patriate Act NDAA

Your city’s water would be cleaner if it had a magic island in it

Floating wetlands feed on nitrogen pollution in streams and ponds, stifling gross algal blooms and bringing some wildness back into cities.

Pro athletes prefer newer homes in guard-gated communities

Professional athletes gravitate to newer properties that have home theaters and are located in guard-gated communities, real estate brokers who cater to sports figures say.

Mike Nichols' theater legacy: Laughter and tears with equal genius

Whenever Mike Nichols worked in the theater, it was inevitably an event, the focal point of the season — the show you simply had to get tickets to or be left in the conversational cold.

YouTube Music Awards teams will return in March

After taking this year off, YouTube announced it will bring back its music awards next year. But things will be different.

Lemony Snicket under fire for racial joke at National Book Awards

Daniel Handler, the author best known for his children's novels written under the name Lemony Snicket, is drawing fire for a racially charged joke he made Wednesday night while hosting the National Book Awards.

Bill Cosby concert still set for Friday in Florida, and it's sold out

Bill Cosby in the last few days has lost his planned NBC comedy, his upcoming Netflix special and other projects due to the turmoil around accusations by several women who say he raped and sexually assaulted them.

We Just Had the Hottest October on Record

NOAA It's cold outside, which means it'll soon be time for the annual rousing chorus of climate change denial from people who think snow means global warming is fake. Good thing NOAA is here to help. Today the agency released two new maps illustrating that even if you're cold right now, the planet is still getting hotter. Show More Summary

DIY: How to Use Burlap to Upcycle Unused Glass Candle Holders

Burlap may not immediately strike you as decorative, but with a little imagination, this fabric can make old glass candle holders stand out The post DIY: How to Use Burlap to Upcycle Unused Glass Candle Holders appeared first on Sustainablog.

Home of the Day: The Yudell/Beebe House in Santa Monica

The airy, pitched-roof design of this Santa Monica modern, a collaborative effort by architect Buzz Yudell and his wife, architectural colorist Tina Beebe, serves as a passive cooling system while drenching the interiors in natural light. Bridging the master retreat and other studio areas, a...

Making the Most of Puberty on the Scale of a Planet

Access to education and jobs can make the world's huge youth population an asset.

What is Killing BC’s Wild Salmon?

A Review of “Salmon Confidential Documentary” Originally Published on the ECOreport What is killing BC’s wild salmon? Anyone simply looking for proof salmon farms are infecting wild salmon will find enough five minutes into Twyla Roscovich’s...Show More Summary

Sharen Davis' 'Get On Up' costumes had to be as flashy as James Brown

When director Tate Taylor called on costume designer Sharen Davis to suit up his cast for the energetic "Get On Up," a biopic of soul singer James Brown that covers multiple decades, she was already a pro at dressing showy singers for film, having been nominated for Oscars for her work on...

Jerry Seinfeld: 'I don't have autism, I'm not on the spectrum'

Jerry Seinfeld is recanting his remarks about possibly being on the autism spectrum.

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