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Atlantic | It Is Expensive to Be Poor

Atlantic | It Is Expensive to Be Poor

Binita Pradham is a single mother who runs a food business and raises her 4-year-old son. (Barbara Reis) "...in some ways, it is actually more expensive to be poor than not poor. If you can’t afford the first month’s rent and security deposit [...]

InsideClimate News | U.S. Carbon Emissions From Fossil Fuels Rose in 2013 as Coal Use Ticked Up

InsideClimate News | U.S. Carbon Emissions From Fossil Fuels Rose in 2013 as Coal Use Ticked Up

West Virginia coal plant/Credit: John E. Amos When all the data is in, it looks like carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels will have gone up 2 percent in 2013 from the previous year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said on [...]

NYTimes.com | A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops

NYTimes.com | A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops

Greggor Ilagan initially thought a ban on genetically modified organisms was a good idea. Jim Wilson / The New York Times "Scientists, who have come to rely on liberals in political battles over stem-cell research, climate change and the teaching [...]

Reuters | Australia swelters after record hot 2013; farmers slaughter cattle, bushfire warning

Reuters | Australia swelters after record hot 2013; farmers slaughter cattle, bushfire warning

"Monsoon rains in Australia's north failed last summer and the entire continent endured its hottest year since records began in 1910, the Bureau of Meteorology said on Friday. Average temperatures were 1.2 degree Celsius above the long-term average [...]

GreenBuildingAdvisor | Stupid Energy-Saving Tips

GreenBuildingAdvisor | Stupid Energy-Saving Tips

"After the Allies defeated Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. government admitted that many of the war-time campaigns urging Americans to gather rags and steel cans for recycling were launched to give citizens a psychological boost rather than [...]

New Republic | Richard Florida: Creative Class prophet now talks up rust belt

New Republic | Richard Florida: Creative Class prophet now talks up rust belt

"Few purveyors of big ideas have as much riding on a single notion or catch phrase as Richard Florida does with the “creative class.” Florida’s idea of a group of highly mobile, Mac-toting professionals driving economic development has sold [...]

WATCH: Rebuilding a Road

WATCH: Rebuilding a Road

From YouTube: "Water roared into the culvert at Linden & North Cedar Brook at capacity, ripped thru the rusted top eating up road bed above, eventually taking the whole road, cutting off hundreds of homes along North Cedar Brook. Pinebrook Hills [...]

Atlantic Cities | A Cartoonist’s Vision of a Car-Free Future

Atlantic Cities | A Cartoonist’s Vision of a Car-Free Future

And you see when there’s a power blackout, in a lot of these hyper-dense cities, a lot of these buildings become uninhabitable because they require electric elevators and water pumps and all sorts of mechanical stuff to make them usable. You're [...]

UCAR AtmosNews | Inside the Colorado deluge

UCAR AtmosNews | Inside the Colorado deluge

Matt Kelsch, a hydrometeorologist in UCAR’s Community Programs who volunteers with NOAA’s cooperative weather observing program, measures the historic daily total of 9.08 inches at Boulder’s official station on September 12. (Photo by Bob [...]

BillMoyers.com | Drought Helped Spark Syria’s Civil War

BillMoyers.com | Drought Helped Spark Syria’s Civil War

Thousands of Syrian Muslims pray for rain at the Grand Umayyad Mosque in central Damascus in 2006. (AP Photo Bassem Tellawi). Climate change is already hurting the world’s most vulnerable populations. Those who live in areas hit hard by [...]

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