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What It Means To Be 'Distinctly Dad' (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 11:47 AM

While the relationship between a mother and her child is critical to development, fathers are also integral to the well-being of girls and women around the world.

The film, "Distinctly Dad" recognizes fathers' important role and tells the stories of three dads, including two fathers of girls, whose involvement...

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Prince William Talks Tusk Trust, Wildlife Conservation In 2013 CNN Interview (VIDEO)

(28) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 2:26 PM

When a member of the royal family calls out humanity for being greedy, it might be time to pay attention.

“Seeing a badly injured animal, such as a rhino missing its horn, has come to me to symbolize human greed," Prince William explained in a recent interview...

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White House's Solar Panel Installation Has Begun, Source Confirms

(898) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 2:34 PM

A White House official confirmed to the Washington Post on Thursday that installation of solar panels began this week on the First Family’s residence.

The plan to use solar energy was first revealed in October 2010, but was not put into effect until now. During...

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Curly Hair Chronicles: How I Developed 'Curl-Acceptance' (PHOTO)

(5) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 7:51 AM

In our series Curly Hair Chronicles, the women of The Huffington Post share their strategies, struggles and successes with maintaining wavy, coily and kinky-textured hair. HuffPost Green associate editor Jessica Leader talks about "curl-acceptance." Read on to find out how Jessica survived without heat-styling tools and the curly...

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Obama's Executive Order To Combat Wildlife Trafficking Lauded By Conservation Groups

(41) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 11:04 AM

Less than a week after making an unprecedented climate change speech at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama took another historic step for the environment by signing an executive order to combat wildlife trafficking.

The order pledges $10 million to combat the illegal wildlife trade,...

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Gulf Oil Spill Anniversary: 3 Years Later, Ramifications Are Still Felt From BP's Tragedy

(219) Comments | Posted April 20, 2013 | 10:37 AM

Three years have passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and leaving oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. From April 20th until July 15th, 2010, 200 million gallons of sticky, black crude oil spilled, affecting hundreds of miles of coastline and killing thousands...

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Keystone XL Pipeline Poll Shows Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Controversial Project

(645) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 6:22 PM

A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that a majority of Americans support the Keystone XL pipeline.

According to the nonpartisan group, 66 percent of Americans favor construction of the pipeline, which would extend from the tar sands in Alberta, Canada through the...

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Fareed Zakaria, Michael Brune Discuss Keystone XL Pipeline On CNN (VIDEO)

(66) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 6:46 PM

What would happen if the Keystone XL pipeline project did not go forward?

This is the question that Fareed Zakaria, CNN host and TIME editor-at-large, posed in an introduction to the above segment. His guest on the show, Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune, strongly disagrees...

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Neil Cavuto Mocks Climate Change Protesters, Says Weather During Rally Was 'Bad Optics' (VIDEO)

(711) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 9:59 AM

February 17 was a sunny, clear day in Washington, D.C., although temperatures barely topped the freezing point. Despite the cold weather, an estimated 40,000 people gathered on the National Mall to participate in the Forward on Climate Rally, urging President Barack Obama to tackle climate change and deny...

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Naomi Klein Discusses Climate Change Challenges After Hurricane Sandy (VIDEO)

(532) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 5:18 PM

In the days following Hurricane Sandy, politicians, activists and civilians alike jumped into action on recovery efforts. Local governments brainstormed ways to fix failing infrastructure, while people across the nation discussed the need for an epistemological shift on a federal level.

Now,...

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'Reef Fishes Of The East Indies' Book Release: New Species In The Coral Triangle (PHOTOS)

(17) Comments | Posted July 7, 2012 | 3:04 PM

Many people fantasize about swimming in the tropical coral reef, but very few actually get the chance to do so. For those who are unable to make the trip, Drs. Gerald Allen and Mark Erdmann of the Conservation Institute are bringing the magic of the reef to you with their...

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Arbor Day 2012: A History Of The Movement And Threats Of Deforestation

(70) Comments | Posted April 26, 2012 | 6:44 PM

Friday, April 27th 2012 is Arbor Day in the U.S. The national and international celebration started many years ago. In fact, Arbor Day had already been celebrated for over 100 years by the time Earth Day came around, and it all...

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'To The Arctic' Polar Bears Documentary Raises Climate Change Awareness (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 4:53 PM

As the video above shows, few things could be cuter than a polar bear doing a headstand.

But sadly, natural pleasures like polar bear antics are in jeopardy of disappearing forever. This clip is a teaser for the nature documentary "To The Arctic," the debut film from...

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St. Patrick's Day 2012: Green Facts About Ireland

(2) Comments | Posted March 17, 2012 | 11:36 AM

On March 17th, St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated by the Irish (and many others) around the world. In addition to the eating, drinking and parades, the color green is a prominent and integral theme in this Irish holiday.

But what makes the Irish so green (beyond...

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Oscars 2012: The Green Nominees -- Brad Pitt, George Clooney And More

(5) Comments | Posted February 24, 2012 | 10:45 AM

On Sunday, February 26th, the best and brightest in Hollywood will don their haute couture and make their way down the red carpet to be acknowledged for their contributions to the fine arts at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. And while all the nominees are stars in...

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