New York Woman Scratched By Rat,
Rat Health Risks,
Rat Scratch Health Risks,
Rat Scratch New York Woman,
Rat Scratch Risks,
Rat Subway Health,
Rat Subway Health Risks,
Rat Subway Scratch,
Healthy Living News
A New York City subway rider was scratched by a rat while waiting on the platform during the Friday morning commute, according to news reports. NBC New York reported that the rider was taken to the hospital, but no information has been released regarding his or...
Take an interactive journey across New York's climate-friendly rooftops with Climate Desk, a journalistic collaboration between The Atlantic, CIR, Grist, The Guardian, Mother Jones, Slate, Wired & PBS. Scroll down to check out Climate Desk photos from the project. WATCH: PHOTOS (courtesy of Climate Desk):
We hope you're ready for a cuteness overload -- because the Shiba Inu Puppy Cam is back. In its fourth installment, the live camera follows the adorable antics of the "D-Team" -- a litter of newborn Shiba Inu puppies -- all in real-time. More than 40,000 people...
Under The Namibian Sky,
Night Sky Video,
Captured over the course of ten cloudless nights at Tivoli Farm, Namibia, "Under the Namibian Sky" contains more than 250 hours of dazzling night exposures of the Milky Way, various celestial bodies, satellites and meteors. The 13-minute movie, which was shot and posted to YouTube by Lorenzo...
Beauty And Skin,
Mosquito Repellent Plants,
Natural Insect Repellents,
Natural Mosquito Repellent,
Natural Mosquito Repellents,
Prevent Mosquito Bites,
Healthy Living News
By now you've probably heard the bad news: We're in for a buggier summer than usual. Pests that usually would have died in the cold instead spent the unseasonably warm winter months breeding and waiting to feast. Mosquitoes can carry threatening diseases like malaria, West Nile...
Most people consider global warming something of a mixed blessing. On one hand, there's ocean acidification, deserts gobbling up wide swaths of farmland and the massive die-off of the innumerable species unable to cope with the effects of the world's rapidly rising temperature. But, on the other hand, you'll...
Amsterdam Shipping Container Homes,
Affordable Green Housing,
Amsterdam Green Housing,
Repurposed Shipping Containers,
Shipping Container Houses,
From Brian Handwerk and National Geographic: (Click here for original.) Amsterdam student Rose Mandungu stands in front of a colorful apartment complex constructed of a rather unusual material—discarded shipping containers. The crowded Dutch city has been meeting a pressing need for student and other low-income housing by...
The television advertisement opened with a blazing fire and the words "Dangerous" and "Deadly" across the screen in bold letters. A narrator soon adds a more detailed warning: "In a matter of minutes, fire can destroy a home, a business, a family." Five years ago, as a bill came...
Osprey Hatch 2012,
Osprey Hatch Live,
A webcam set up near an osprey nest in Bremen, Maine, is documenting the hatching of three chicks. The first of three eggs in the osprey nest, which sits atop a 30-foot tower at the Hog Island Audubon Camp, hatched on Thursday. An Explore.org...
Astronomers Without Borders,
Earth And Sky Photo Contest,
The World At Night,
Babak Tafreshi's aim in organizing this year's International Earth and Sky Photo Contest was threefold: He wanted to increase awareness of light pollution, show international landmarks in a new light and communicate the universality of the night sky. In looking at the winning photos, chosen last...
North Dakota Oil Boom,
Dakota Oil Boom,
North Dakota Drilling,
North Dakota Economy,
North Dakota Energy,
North Dakota Industry,
North Dakota Oil Spills,
By Nicholas Kusnetz, Special to ProPublica: Oil drilling has sparked a frenzied prosperity in Jeff Keller's formerly quiet corner of western North Dakota in recent years, bringing an infusion of jobs and reviving moribund local businesses. But Keller, a natural resource manager for the Army Corps of Engineers,...
Does soda seriously, truly, without a doubt make people fat? Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) hopes to settle the question once and for all. On Thursday he introduced an amendment to the massive farm bill inching its way through the senate mandating that the government study the link between sugary...
In the wee hours of June 2, two men exited an unmarked car in an alley outside a Boston-area restaurant. Under the cover of darkness, they removed their tools: a pump and a plastic siphon. Next, they went to work stealing approximately $500 in used restaurant grease, reports The Boston...
Renowned animal scientist Temple Grandin used her commencement speech at Franklin Pierce University to take a swipe at both Wall Street bankers and policymakers in Congress. "I'm a child of the 50s," Grandin said. "Republicans built the highway system. The Democrats went to the moon. We did stuff! We've got...
Electricity from renewables has more than doubled in the last five years. Wind energy in particular has been a success story—creating more than 75,000 jobs. States like Iowa and South Dakota get almost 30 percent of their electricity from the wind. But this could all change if tax...
Animal Pair Bonding,
Weird Divorce News,
You can't say they didn't try. After an impressive 115 years together, two "giant turtles" at an Austrian zoo are refusing to share their cage anymore, the Austrian Times reported Friday. (The paper provided no further information about the species of turtle or tortoise in question.) "We...
Fathers Day 2012,
Fathers Day 2012 Green Gifts,
Fathers Day Eco-Friendly Gifts,
Fathers Day Gifts,
Fathers Day Gifts 2012,
Fathers Day Green Gifts,
Fathers Day Presents,
From EarthTechling's Sara Thompson: Dads are the ones who teach us how to throw a football, reel in a big fish, and grill a mean steak. They’ve earned the right to be celebrated, and while gifts aren’t the only way to show dear-old-Dad he’s appreciated, there’s nothing like...
Organic meat may be more likely to carry the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, according to new research. Scientists with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say in a report that the animal-friendly free range environments that produce organic meat -- open fields with access to grass, soil and...
Guests at Neal Erickson and Anna Schmalz's Colorado wedding last weekend included the bride and groom's family, friends, and one 300-pound black bear. After an uneventful ceremony at Ridgeway State Park on Colorado's western slope, guests attended a nearby pavilion for a reception and dinner. "While we were enjoying ourselves...
ATLANTA — A mysterious and scattered outbreak of the E. coli bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses, including a child's death, health officials say. No form of contaminated food or other cause has been identified in the illnesses, which occurred in April and May, according to the Centers for Disease...