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The Nation's Dirtiest Power Plants: Do You Live Near One?

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 12:06 PM

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Coal plants are the No. 1 source of carbon-dioxide emissions and one of the largest contributors to climate change. In addition to harming the planet, coal plants release toxins like mercury, arsenic,...

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Could Visualizing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Help Combat Climate Change?

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 12:38 PM

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One of the first steps in tackling climate change is to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. The trouble is, both the public and policymakers have been slow to act on a problem they cannot physically see.

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Prehistoric Climate Change Transformed Antarctica Into Green Wonderland

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 6:53 PM

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It may be hard to imagine, but the outer edges of Antarctica were once green, lush and teeming with vegetation, a new study has uncovered.

Scientists...

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Five Ways To Live Like A Local In Spain

(13) Comments | Posted June 3, 2012 | 9:30 AM

Forget outdated traditions like bullfights and siestas, and pass on the overhyped sangría and flamenco. Although Spaniards may enjoy those customs from time to time, you're likely to see more tourists than locals partaking in those activities.

If you're looking for a more authentic and modern experience, here are...

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Sea Turtle Conservation Boosted by New Research

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 6:56 PM

Scientists have uncovered new details about sea turtle migrations in what could potentially be a breakthrough in the conservation of these endangered animals.

The study, published in The Journal of Experimental Biology, found that young loggerhead sea turtles use a "smart swimming" strategy to navigate the ocean waters...

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10 Spectacular Gardens Around The World (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2012 | 8:00 AM

From unassuming fields covered in wildflowers to majestic palaces' elaborate landscaping designs, gardens serve as a constant reminder of nature's beauty. These stunning flora collections feature a vast array of diverse plant species from dozens of countries across the globe.

With spring in full bloom, what are you waiting for?...

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Sustainable Seafood: Which Retailers Topped the List? (INFOGRAPHIC)

(2) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 6:32 PM

Finding sustainable seafood has long been a challenge for environmentalists and foodies alike. Recently, however, supermarkets and food stores have stepped up their efforts to reconcile that dilemma.

Greenpeace has released the results of its annual Carting Away the Oceans report, which evaluates retailers on the sustainability...

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Five Natural Sites Where Humans Threaten Biodiversity (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2012 | 9:31 PM

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)'s list of World Heritage sites contains over 900 of the most important natural and cultural locations in world. Sadly, 35 of 200+ sites designated as natural World Heritage properties are considered in danger and face threats such...

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Top Eco Resorts For Yoga Lovers (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 8:00 AM

Looking for somewhere exotic to unwind, pamper yourself and learn, all at the same time?

These resorts offer the perfect environment for those seeking relaxation, wellness and a connection with nature.

Anamaya Resort and Retreat Center
Montezuma, Costa Rica
At this boutique resort nestled in...

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