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Want to Know What’s Happening in Paris This Week? Watch This

Just a few weeks after a national poll found that most Americans want the United States to reduce its greenhouse gas footprint, the White House announced billions of dollars in new funding for clean energy innovations. Is solar paint...Show More Summary

Could Kim Kardashian’s Pastry Addiction Disrupt the Churro Industry?

Kim Kardashian didn’t manage to actually break the Internet, but she very well might break the sugar-dusted pastry market. The superstar’s well-documented love of churros and beignets has reached extraordinary new heights: On this week’s edition of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, she flies to New Orleans and Paris to satisfy her pregnancy cravings.

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: November 30, 2015

ATTENTION CYBER MONDAY SHOPPERS! THE HRC BUYER’S GUIDE IS HERE: Before you start ticking presents off your holiday shopping list, check out HRC’s Buyer’s Guide to find out which stores and companies are treating their LGBT employees fairly. Show More Summary

Modi and Obama at Climate Talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India discussed climate initiatives with President Obama during a conference in Paris.

Gun-Toting Bear Stars in PETA’s Entry for Hunting License Design Contest

Our entry features a bear with a gun standing over a pair of human legs and the words "The Right to Arm Bears." The post Gun-Toting Bear Stars in PETA’s Entry for Hunting License Design Contest appeared first on PETA.

Putin Speaks at Climate Conference

Speaking at the COP21 climate talks in Paris, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia called for a legally binding agreement to tackle global warming.

Hundreds Of Thousands March For Climate In Record-Breaking Day Of Action

Around the world -- and in Paris -- thousands took to the streets to demand action on climate change. The post Hundreds Of Thousands March For Climate In Record-Breaking Day Of Action appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Daily Dose of Cute

Little cat; big dog.Little feet; big feet. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

At Least 15 Die in Texas and Kansas as Winter Storms Pummel Plains

This week should provide some respite for the southern Plains, weather officials say, but heavy snow is forecast for the more northern parts of the region.

Asia Covered in Smog as Leaders Meet

As more than 150 global leaders meet in Paris to discuss climate change, Asia remains coated in a thick layer of smog from eastern China down to New Delhi.

Absolutely everything we know about Planned Parenthood shooting suspect Robert Dear

The picture that is beginning to emerge is one of a deeply troubled recluse with a history of run-ins with the law.

COP21: 5 things pro-lifers should know about the Paris climate summit

As COP21 begins, here are the basics about the event and why it should matter to those concerned with the moral renewal of civilization.

The View Blames Pro-Lifers for Colorado Shooting: Says Republican “Rhetoric” Responsible

According to CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin, conservative “rhetoric” “tossed fuel” onto the fire that is the abortion debate. The journalist appeared on The View, Monday, and demanded Republicans be held accountable in the wake of a Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting last week. Hostin blamed, “I don’t think we can ignore the rhetoric that has been out there from the […]

Gender-Based Violence: Lesbian and Trans Women Face the Highest Risk But Get the Least Attention

Post submitted by Saurav Jung Thapa, Associate Director of Research, HRC Global. This post originally appeared on The World Bank's blog. Strategies to curb violence against women too often exclude the experiences of lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women. Show More Summary

When Educating Girls Means Putting Your Life on the Line

By Elsie De Laere, Afghanistan country specialist In Afghanistan, standing up for women’s rights means putting your life on the line—this includes the educators who “dare” to educate girls. This 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, we are highlighting the … Please continue reading.

EPA Clean Power Plan will add $214 Billion to Wholesale Electricity Prices

A new study by Energy Ventures Analysis has found that the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) will add $214 Billion to wholesale electricity prices by 2030. This is the second study this month that has predicted significant new costs for … Continue reading ?

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note for next seven paragraphs: Anti-choice terrorism; disablism; transphobia] To put it politely, the Republican candidates have not covered themselves in glory in their responses to the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs. Show More Summary

Cameron Commits Complete Climate COP Out

BY BRENDAN MONTAGUE AND KYLA MANDEL IN PARIS David Cameron blustered through his three minute speech before 146 fellow world leaders in Paris tonight for the COP 21 negotiations by imagining future generations asking “what was so difficult”...Show More Summary

Indigenous women stand up to displacement by Brazil’s Belo Monte dam

In the fight to stop climate change, many people paint carbon-neutral energy as the solution to saving the planet. But what happens when “green” energy projects threaten the existence of people, animals, and entire ecosystems living on it? Is “green” energy really the solution when it comes at such a cost? As Brazil invests heavily […]

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