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Why Hawaii Was The Sweetest Spot To See The 'Blood Moon' (PHOTOS)

Clarke Reilly | April 15, 2014 | Science
We know, we know: You've already seen several images of last night’s total lunar eclipse. But you haven't seen it like this yet. Due to its low light pollution, remote and idyllic landscapes, and a whole sub-population of people with a passion for astronomy, Hawaii...

This Is How You Make The Best Of A Bad Spring (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | April 15, 2014 | Canada
Canada is just not having the best spring. So far, Ontario's Waterloo Region is seeing flood activity while Winnipeg is facing what could be its worst year yet for potholes. Elsewhere, the cold season has been around so long that even Olympic athletes are doffing the...

'Blood Moon' Eclipse Captured Above B.C. In Timelapse Video

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | April 15, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Miss the "blood moon" eclipse Monday night? Or maybe you just want to relive it? Either way, you're in luck: this lunar eclipse, which occurs when the moon suddenly turns red, was captured in a timelapse video by Alberni Weather. Filmed from a webcam in Port...

Starved Horses Seized By SPCA From Fraser Valley Property (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | April 15, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
An emaciated pregnant mare is one of five starving horses that the BC SPCA seized from a rural Fraser Valley property this month. “The horses were severely undernourished and were suffering from a range of medical issues,” BC SPCA senior animal protection officer Eileen Drever said in a...

There's Such A Thing As A Bunny Hop Competition, And It Was Held In Prague

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | April 15, 2014 | Good News
Who says horses should have all the fun? Inspired by equestrian jumping events, rabbit enthusiasts in the Czech Republic recently organized a bunny hop competition as an early Easter celebration. In a video from the contest, the hares jump miniature fences and hurdles in a steeple chase race....

Meet Easter, A One-Eyed Kitten Who Got A Second Chance

catster.com | Alexandra Zaslow | April 15, 2014 | Good News
Meet Easter. She's not even a year old, but she's already got a pretty harrowing story. Easter was born feral in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia after someone dumped her mother there. Fortunately, Easter and her family ended up in the care of a kind woman who took it...

Chile Wants To Relocate Valparaiso Fire Victims

AP | Eline Gordts | April 15, 2014 | World
VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 12,500 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot be protected from disasters. The fires that started Saturday and leaped from hilltop...

By Just Watching This Video Of Puppies, You're Donating Money To Charity

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | April 15, 2014 | Green
This video might be the most clever way to raise money for dogs in need, because all you need to do is watch it. "Just by watching these puppies, you're raising money for dogs in need," says the narrator in the video above. "You see, if a video goes...

Tech Start-Ups Now Heavily Investing In Fake Meat Companies

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | April 15, 2014 | Green
Even though meat production is expected to double by 2050, an unlikely bunch is now investing in the tofurkeys, tofus and other meat substitutes of the world -- the techies of Silicon Valley. Carmel DeAmicis, a reporter at the Pando Daily who covers startups, explained...

The Surest Sign That Canada's Winter Has Jumped The Shark (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | April 15, 2014 | Canada
You know that winter has worn out its welcome when it's lost the people who play in the snow for a living. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) posted the following photo on its Facebook page on Tuesday, reflecting many Canadians' frustration with how long the cold season has...

Vancouver Trash Incinerator Opposed By Nanaimo

CP | Sara Harowitz | April 15, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
NANAIMO, B.C. - An enthusiastic crowd gave Nanaimo, B.C., Mayor John Ruttan a loud cheer as he moved to snuff out plans to burn Metro Vancouver garbage near his Vancouver Island city.Nanaimo councillors have voted unanimously to inform the province and Metro Vancouver that Nanaimo opposes a waste incinerator near...

Texas Town May Build Another Fertilizer Plant Just A Year After Deadly Blast

Reuters | Emily Cohn | April 15, 2014 | Business
WEST, Texas, April 15 (Reuters) - Not far from an enormous crater where a fertilizer plant stood before an explosion there killed 15 people, lifeless and uprooted trees surround boarded-up homes spray-painted with "OK." A year ago, that designation was meant to signal that structures had been checked for blast...

Detroit Had The Snowiest Winter On Record, And We Have Just About Had Enough

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | April 15, 2014 | Green
Okay winter, we give up. You win. Can we move on now? Please?! It might be the middle of April, but any Michigander knows that means absolutely nothing when it comes to weather. So we guess we shouldn't be surprised that it snowed Monday night, or that Detroit has now...

One Minute Of Prickly, Sleepy, But Oh So Very Cute Hedgehogs. You're Welcome.

The Huffington Post | Eva Hill | April 15, 2014 | Green
Hedgehogs are adorable and that's a fact. So take a moment to feast your eyes on the impossible cuteness of these sleepy hedgehogs. We promise it will be the best minute of your day. Image via Tumblr Hedgehogs have risen in popularity in...

Nicaraguans Alarmed By Earthquake Aftershock

AP | Ana Benedetti | April 15, 2014 | Latino Voices
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Thousands of Nicaraguans woke up in the streets Monday after a sleepless night rocked by two strong earthquakes, part of a string of tremors that have kept the Central American country on edge since late last week. A magnitude-6.1 quake Thursday evening has been followed by...

If You Didn't Catch The 'Blood Moon,' These Unbelievable Photos Show Exactly What You Missed

Nick Wing | April 15, 2014 | Science
You'll have to resist the urge to howl.

Senators Seek To Curb EPA Authority On Mine Waste Disposal

Kate Sheppard | April 15, 2014 | Green
WASHINGTON -- A pair of senators have introduced legislation that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from using its authority to preemptively block or to revoke permits for mine waste disposal. The move has roiled those in Alaska who want EPA to use this authority to block a massive copper...

High School Closed Due To 'Onslaught Of Snakes'

Hilary Hanson | April 15, 2014 | Weird News
Ssssssssschool'ssssssss closssssssed, kidssssss. Classes at a high school in southern Kyrgyzstan were suspended Tuesday due to an "onslaught of snakes," a school spokesman told Russian news agency Interfax. The spokesman said that since the beginning of spring, as many as 30 snakes have been sighted every day in...

Dog Barking At Herself Barking At Herself Barking At Herself... This Is Way Meta

William Goodman | April 15, 2014 | Comedy
Do you remember the blockbuster movie "Inception"? Well, this video from Daniel Eastvold is a whole lot like that, with levels upon levels upon levels upon levels... but with a single dog named Holiday barking instead. Yeah, that's right: Dogception. Via Tastefully Offensive

China Expected To Prioritize Environment Over Development In Revised Law

Brianna Elliott | April 15, 2014 | Green
(Adds response from environment ministry, summary of legislative process) By Sui-Lee Wee and David Stanway BEIJING, April 15 (Reuters) - Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial...
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