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New Report Outlines ‘Pathways’ to Cut CO2 Emissions

Carbon emissions have been rising since the start of the Industrial Revolution. But they’ll have to be curbed soon, and sharply, to keep the globe from warming above “safe” levels.

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22 Most Beautiful Houses Made From Shipping Containers

Living in these days can mean a lot more that just having a shelter, food and clothing.  People have evolved a lot in the last 50 years and the trend is of an exponential growth. The differences between generations will be more significant than there are now.

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Orgainic, Cheap, & Safe Homemade Weed Killer

Natural News | So the first few weeks of this year’s Summer have come and gone. If you are fortunate to own a house with a yard, then you may have also noticed that the weeds came, but have not gone. Before you go to the stores to buy the latest batch of poisons to roundup your weeds and kill them, why not make your own safe, cheaper, organic and just as effective solution.

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The Eerie Beauty of Landscapes Devastated by Industry

Photos copyright Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Galerie Ropke, Koln / Galerie Springer, Berlin Photo from Edward Burtynsky’s “Water Series,” the Colorado River Delta. Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s work speaks for nature that has been exploited by human industry and consumption. Taking photos from cranes, planes, and helicopters, often above areas that are not otherwise accessible, Burtynsky captures a wide view of devastation: oil wells dotted across a vast plain, railroads slicing through forest, polluted streams curving across landscape, abandoned mines where layers and layers have been stripped from the Earth.

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Leaked Trade Deal Document Shows EU Pressuring U.S. to Lift Crude Oil Export Ban

A secret document regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ( TTIP ) negotiations leaked this week shows that oil companies have just as much influence over the governments of the European Union as they do over the government of the U.S.  In the two-page document, the EU makes several arguments about why the TTIP should require the lifting of the U.S. ban on exporting crude oil, including pushing to add a “strong and comprehensive” chapter that would “combine our support for procompetitive regulation while also lifting bilateral restrictions on gas and crude oil, will show our common resolve to increase security and stability through open markets.” In a revealing statement to the Washington Post, U.S.

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House Appropriations chair: Obama’s $3.7 billion request for border security is too high

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration’s $3.7 billion request for emergency funds to bolster U.S. border security and deal with a massive influx of migrant children from Central America is too high and will be reduced, an influential Republican lawmaker said on Friday.

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Positive: Heads up! Supermoon coming Saturday; three this summer

The full moon on Saturday will appear to be unusually big. In fact, it will be a ‘supermoon’.

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Still No El Niño; Long Wait Continues

The months-long wait for El Niño continues: The latest update from the Climate Prediction Center , issued Thursday, finds that conditions still aren’t quite in place to declare a full-blown El Niño, though forecasters still expect one to emerge by the fall. If and when it does, it is expected to impact weather and climate across the world and could push 2014 or 2015 to be the hottest year on record .

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Scientists Blow The Lid on Cancer & Sunscreen Myth

According to a June 2014 article featured in The Independent (UK), a major study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who avoid sunbathing during the summer are twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day. The epidemiological study followed 30,000 women for over

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Voices of Congo: Mamafrica and Products With a Purpose

Editor’s Note: this post was written by guest blogger Danielle Allyn. Danielle is a student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is currently spending her summer interning for Mamafrica Designs in Bukavu, DRC, while conducting research for her senior thesis.

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