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Lucy Lawless Pleads Guilty To Trespass After Greenpeace Protest Against Arctic Oil Exploration

Joanna Zelman | August 13, 2012 | Green
AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Actress Lucy Lawless has pleaded guilty to trespass after she and other activists protested aboard an oil-drilling ship docked in New Zealand. She is due to be sentenced in September and faces a maximum three years in jail. Prosecutors reduced a more serious charge of burglary.

San Francisco POPOS: Privately Owned Public Open Spaces Will Now Be More Visible (PHOTOS)

Carly Schwartz | August 13, 2012 | San Francisco
San Francisco's Financial District is not the first place we think of when it comes to discovering the city's best hidden parks. Downtown is for Starbucks and H&M; green spaces are for areas that don't have two-in-one Bart and Muni stations. So it came as a bit of a surprise...

Scientists Find Way To Track Evolution Of Malaria Parasites

Reuters | August 13, 2012 | Healthy Living
LONDON (Reuters) - An international research team says it has found a way to identify hotspots of malaria parasite evolution and track the rise of resistance to malaria drugs faster and more efficiently than before. The success of the technique, which involves analyzing the genetic maps of malaria parasites straight...

Kitten Is Rescued From Mercedes Car Engine By Brooklyn Photographer (PHOTOS)

Dominique Mosbergen | June 14, 2012 | Good News
An adorable calico kitten has been given a second chance at life thanks to a quick-thinking New York man who rescued her from a car engine. Brooklyn-based photographer Antonio M. Rosario said it was sheer luck that initially led him to the trapped kitten. "If we had been...

Dog People, Cat People: What Does Science Tell Us About Pets?

Cara Santa Maria | June 14, 2012 | Science
Is there any truth to the idea that cat people and dog people are fundamentally different? Do people really look like their pets? What does the science say?

Cal-Cruz Hatcheries Settles Animal Cruelty Lawsuit

Joanna Zelman | June 13, 2012 | Green
An animal cruelty lawsuit has been settled against a California hatchery after disturbing undercover video footage emerged earlier this year. Nonprofit animal protection organization Compassion Over Killing (COK) filed a lawsuit in January based on an undercover investigation of Cal-Cruz Hatcheries, Inc. in Santa Cruz, Calif. The group...

Dogs For The Homeless: New SF Program Pairs Puppies With Ex-Panhandlers (PHOTOS)

Sarah Medina | June 13, 2012 | San Francisco
Puppies have some pretty magical powers: the ability to look cute from all angles, the ability to pee wherever they want. And now, they may also have the power to address San Francisco's panhandling problem. The city will initiate a new program August 1, believed to be the...

Giant Corpse Flower 'Morticia' Set To Bloom At Franklin Park Zoo In Boston (PHOTOS)

David Moye | June 14, 2012 | Weird News
The Boston Red Sox may be in last place in the American League East, but take heart, Red Sox Nation, there will soon be something that stinks even more in Beantown: A giant corpse flower that could bloom any minute at the Franklin Park Zoo. Known to botanists...

Guy Laramee, Artist, Carves Incredible Landscapes Out Of Vintage Books (PHOTOS)

Tara Kelly | June 13, 2012 | Arts
Montreal-based artist Guy Laramee is back with another impressive carved book landscape series. Laramee carves the edges of vintage books, dictionaries and encyclopedias into mountainous landscapes, tsunamis and incredible waves. His recently completed sculptural works are part of a project called "Guan Yin," a...

Valery Chaliy, Russian Sculptor, Creates Giant Mosquito Out Of Scrap Metal, Car Parts (PHOTOS)

Andres Jauregui | June 13, 2012 | Culture
In western Siberia, art sucks you! While it's no Robosaurus, this sculpture by Russian artist Valery Chaliy is probably about as close as Siberia is going to get to its own monster truck rally. According to Laughing Squid, the mosquito sculpture located in Noyabrsk, Russia, is made of...

Bonobo Genetic Code: Scientists Map DNA Of Man's Peaceful Ape Kin

David Freeman | June 13, 2012 | Science
WASHINGTON -- Behold the bonobo, our ape cousin that's kinder and gentler than the chimp or, well, us. Now scientists have mapped the primate's DNA, and some researchers say that may eventually reveal secrets about how the darker side of our nature evolved. Scientists have found that we are as...

Alabama's Arrowhead Landfill: Progress Or Polluting The Poor?

Tom Zeller Jr. | March 25, 2013 | Green
The following story first appeared in the June 17, 2012 issue of "Huffington." magazine for the iPad. To learn more about the magazine, visit Booker T. Gipson, 71, owns a small piece of land directly across County Road 1 from the Arrowhead landfill, just outside of Uniontown,...

Coming June 18: Twitter Storm To #EndFossilFuelSubsidies

James Gerken | June 13, 2012 | Green
Read More: Energy, Green News
Set your alarm clocks, tweeps. On June 18, environmental campaigners will coalesce for a 24-hour “Twitter storm” demanding that world leaders use Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to give politicians this simple message: end their amorous love affair with big oil.

Goose '50 Cent' On The Mend From 7 Gunshot Wounds In Arkansas

Lauren Feldman | June 13, 2012 | Weird News
There are moments when we all wish we could channel rapper 50 Cent and party like it's our birthday. Except this time, the reveling 'Fitty' is a goose who is on the mend after surviving multiple gunshot wounds. On Monday, veterinarians removed a rod from the wing of

New York Fracking Ban: Cuomo's Energy Proposal Polarizes Supporters And Opponents

Jessica Leader | August 13, 2012 | Green
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Landowners along New York's southern border who support natural gas drilling are cheered by reports that the Cuomo administration is considering allowing hydraulic fracturing on a limited basis in towns that want it, though opponents call the idea "shameful." The administration is pursuing a plan to...

Ohio Uranium Enrichment Plant Project Receives Department Of Energy Backing

James Gerken | August 13, 2012 | Green
CINCINNATI (AP) — President Barack Obama's administration said Wednesday it is making sure that work will continue to develop and test a southern Ohio plant that would enrich uranium for nuclear power plants. The U.S. Department of Energy announced a new cost-sharing and cooperation deal with USEC Inc. for the...

Environmental Protection Agency Gives OK To $880 Million Everglades Clean-up Plan (VIDEO)

Amanda McCorquodale | August 13, 2012 | Miami
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- An $880 million plan to improve Everglades water quality was given federal approval Wednesday, setting the clock on a massive 12-year cleanup project. The Environmental Protection Agency approved permits for the proposal, saying its completion "would represent a significant and historic milestone in restoring America's...

Food Stamp Cuts Amendment Rejected By Senate

Luke Johnson | June 13, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has turned back an effort by Kentucky Republican Rand Paul to drastically cut food stamp spending and replace the food aid program with block grants to the states. The 65-33 vote to defeat the Paul amendment was part of debate on a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm...

10 Most Impressive College Farmers Markets

Jessica Leader | June 13, 2012 | Green
It's not every market that offers free bike tune-ups or pork sliders. Feast your eyes on these campus standouts.

Eco-Friendly Bikinis For Summer 2012 (PHOTOS)

Jessica Leader | June 13, 2012 | Green
From Mother Nature Network's Starre Vartan: A couple of weeks ago, I put together a bunch of the cutest vintage swimsuits I could find. Understandably, they are not everybody's style. For the most part, bathing suits tend to be fairly trend-driven in the way they are...
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