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At the halfway point of the year, 2017 remains the second-hottest year to date — a surprise given the demise
“Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forward.” ~Soren Kierkegaard On my first day back in college,
We can count some of our old friends among them, like Shell, ExxonMobil, and Chevron! The environmental nonprofit CDP compiled
Heat death. The end of food. Unbreathable air. Perpetual war. Yep, like much of the internet, I’ve been reading New
original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6fHA9R2cKI&feature=youtu.be Maybe the hardest part of conveying the scale and consequences of climate change is that transformation at
At night, when you think about how you spent your day, how often do you focus on all the things
“Change your thoughts and you change the world.” ~Norman Vincent Peale We all encounter times in life when someone says
In the past two decades, the Greenland ice sheet has become the biggest single contributor to rising sea levels, mostly
“Stop holding yourself back. If you aren’t happy, make a change.” ~Unknown Growing up in a culture where physical beauty
This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A
In an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box this week, Energy Secretary Rick Perry falsely claimed that carbon dioxide was not the
This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Researchers at
“Low key change helps the human mind circumnavigate the fear that blocks success and creativity.” ~Robert Maurer I’m currently working on
One night, it came to me in my dreams, dripping juice and melted cheddar, the crisp lettuce a mere afterthought.
The dog had lived at a garbage dump for a year and a half. She’d survived by eating scraps of
“Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge and harboring anger/resentment
“Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we ought to be, but to find
Global sea-level rise before 1990 was smaller than previously thought — which means all the sea-level rise we’ve observed since
Hands up who loves halloumi? It’s rather moreish, isn’t it? I love it in a salad, on a toastie, on
Glacier National Park is losing its namesake glaciers and new research shows just how quickly: Over the past 50 years,
Second in a series on lessons from California’s water crisis. “It’s going to be kind of noisy — and very smelly,” Laura Anhalt
Winter has descended on Antarctica. Even as cold and darkness blankets the bottom of the world, the region’s most watched
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama One of the biggest challenges in
Evidence continues to mount that climate change has pushed the Arctic into a new state. Skyrocketing temperatures are altering the
“I think a singular identity isn’t very interesting, and I’m a little bit more multifaceted as a person than that.”
It hit the milestone on Friday, going a full 24 hours without relying on the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel. That’s
This is not normal: We’re on track to witness a climate unseen in 50 million years by mid-century. In pre-industrial times,
Micha Porat was driving home one night when he spotted something darting across the road. Thinking maybe it was a
The Trouble With DIY Shaving Cream Don’t get me wrong, I like shaving cream, but most DIY recipes are just
“Life is not a race but a pace we need to maintain with reality.” ~Amit Abraham Almost all of my adult
Ford had a 100-year head start on Tesla, but Elon Musk’s company has caught up. With a market value of $53
“They didn’t break me; I broke myself.” ~Max Brooks Sometimes, there comes a point in our lives when we need
I make DIY travel soap so I can ensure I have a natural, chemical-free soap while traveling. I don’t like to bring full-sized bars because they take up too bulky and real estate is at a premium when traveling!
This healthy homemade tartar sauce is a must have if you eat fish. The recipe is simple and delicious so skip the grocery store tartar sauces–loaded with artificial ingredients–and make your own!
Treating asthma naturally should consist of two strategies: one for the acute symptoms and one addressing any lacks in the immune system. These 7 herbal remedies for asthma do both.
“The only thing that punk rock should ever really mean is not sitting around and waiting for the lights to
Essential oils are the focus of many natural homemade cleaners and recipes, and for good reason. However, people are starting to take great notice of hydrosols and hydrosol uses! What are Hydrosols? Hydrosols are made by steam distillingcontinue reading…
Growing turmeric and growing ginger is easier than you may think. You can have your own constant supply of these beneficial herbal roots, so stop buying them from the store and start growing your own!
Nature is an overlooked antidote: People who live near green spaces are generally happier and report better physical and mental health.
This homemade incense is made with orris root from the bearded iris. It smells similar to violets and is a common ingredient in cosmetics. Make it and burn it when you crave the smells of Spring!
Bearded Iris: Beautiful and Useful as Homemade Incense was written by Dawn Combs.
“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t
Having tried many home remedies for acne I was VERY excited to find a homemade acne treatment that actually worked for me! Try this recipe to see if it works for you too.
While diving in Thailand in 2010, Mark Eakin, a scientist with the NOAA, saw some clownfish behaving in strange way —
Yes, I’ve had my slow cooker bubbling away again. This time I made a tomato based veggie sausage, mushrooms and