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Flight in the Southern Ocean on the Back Burner, Warming

Steve Zack | Posted 08.21.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

As our increasingly connected world has brought the once-remote Southern Ocean and Antarctica closer to human populations than ever before, the 50-million-year history of penguins and albatross has been brought to the precipice in a span of a mere quarter century.

Plastic Is Food Poisoning

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Phthalates used to soften and make flexible rigid plastics like PVC, are also endocrine disrupters. Just like BPA, the impacts from these endocrine disrupters is most dangerous when the fetus is developing.

Brave New Consumerism: How to Get from More to Better

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Perhaps the owners of Toys-R-Us and their advertising team have been reading Brave New World because this advertisement mocking nature and encouraging consumerism seems ripped right from Huxley's book.

For the Birds

Francis Levy | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Francis Levy

Everyone remembers the haunting image of the albatross from Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." In the poem, the gigantic bird saves the...

WATCH: 3rd Ever U.S. Open 'Albatross'

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.15.2012 | Sports

You don't dominate at the Olympic Club. Instead, you aim to not be dominated by it. Thanks in part to an especially treacherous first six holes and th...

Knocking on Heaven's Shore: Bluefin Tuna Carrying Safe Fukushima Nuclear Radiation

Carl Safina | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

We know the whole world is connected, but we didn't quite think about how some of the connectors travel awfully far awfully fast. Long before tsunami debris arrives on shore, some California sport fishermen are catching radiation packages.

The Best Shots From The Masters

Posted 04.09.2012 | Sports

It must have been a memorable final round at the 2012 Masters when the pair of hole-in-one shots is an afterthought. Although Louis Oosthuizen was bes...

Oosthuizen Gets A Piece Of History

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 06.08.2012 | Sports

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Even if he doesn't have a place in the champion's locker room at the Masters, Louis Oosthuizen can say he has a spot in the Albat...

WATCH: Historic 'Albatross' At Masters

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 06.08.2012 | Sports

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Even if he doesn't have a place in the champion's locker room at the Masters, Louis Oosthuizen can say he has a spot in the Albat...

Climate Change May Help Some Birds ... In The Short-Term

Posted 01.13.2012 | Green

Surprisingly, climate change may actually benefit one species ... in the short-term. The Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans), which has the larg...

15 Crazy Superstitions People Used To Believe

Tru TV | David Moye | Posted 12.10.2011 | Weird News

Back in the old days (you know, the 1990s), science, medicine and technology were in their infancy and most people had no explanation for why bad thin...

Lewis Carroll Turns an Albatross Into a Postage Stamp

Carolyn Vega | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

How to Avoid Eco-Despair

Lisa Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Bennett

What happens when we sense that we are surrounded by death -- when we recognize that we are living in an age characterized by unprecedented levels of death and destruction in our natural world?

What You Need to Know About Antarctica

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

I have just returned from Antarctica, the loneliest, driest, most desolate place in the world. The only way to get there is by ship. So why go?

Endangered Bird Discovered Nesting In U.S. For 1st Time

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HONOLULU — A bird conservation group says the endangered short-tailed albatross has nested in the far northwestern edge of the Hawaiian islands ...

12 Connections Between Oil Spills and Plastic Pollution

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

Both oil spills and plastic pollution kill ocean wildlife in obvious, quick ways and slow, insidious ways.

Lesbian Albatrosses Successfully Incubate Their Chick

The Independent | Kathy Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When two female royal albatrosses at a New Zealand breeding colony embarked on a lesbian relationship, there were some raised eyebrows. But when the p...

Planet Earth - Your Lymph Nodes Have Cancer

Mary Liz Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Liz Thomson

We humans have been in a comfortable denial, enjoying the convenience of throwaway items with no thought to the consequences. Now we face a planet despoiled by toxic plastic.

Michelle Obama's Popularity Surging: Survey

The Washington Monthly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SO MUCH FOR BEING AN 'ALBATROSS'.... In January, Fox News contributor Juan Williams went after Michelle Obama, describing her as a political "liabilit...