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What I did on my summer vacation

RitaMarie Cimini | Posted 09.06.2016 | Arts
RitaMarie Cimini

"The paradox of relaxation is the renewal of mind; rekindle of spirit and revitalize of strength." ― Lailah Gifty Akita have been procrastinating ...

'The Innocents,' A Conversation with Ace Atkins

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.12.2016 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Joe Worthem Ace Atkins, while working as a crime reporter for the Tampa Tribune, earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for his coverage of a cold...

An Indie Hip-Hop Homecoming: My Rhymesayers 20th Anniversary Show Experience

Sydney Latimer | Posted 12.28.2016 | Entertainment
Sydney Latimer

The Rhymesayers label has become the international ambassador of Twin Cities hip-hop. Since 1995, they have consistently produced albums that have given underground hip-hop lovers exactly what they want.

What Can We Expect from Paris?

David Edmund Moody | Posted 12.02.2016 | Green
David Edmund Moody

Representatives of the nations of the world will gather together in Paris this week to discuss steps they can take to limit the production of greenhouse gases, and therefore ameliorate the effects of climate change. What can we expect from this meeting? Will it produce any realistic results?

Our Atmosphere

Maria G Sanchez | Posted 11.29.2016 | Green
Maria G Sanchez

I find there are somethings you should know about the breaths you take. There are many forms of substances in our atmosphere from gases, to cosmic du...

Troubleshooting Climate Change

Mike DeLeonardis | Posted 11.12.2016 | Green
Mike DeLeonardis

We now stand at a crossroads. However unintentional, humans are responsible for climate change. It is time we own up to that and deal with the problem in earnest. For what we do today will forever determine our future trajectory. Could this crisis be the impetus that moves us to the next stage of civilization or to extinction?

Breathtaking Iridescent Cloud Sighted Over Costa Rica

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.18.2015 | Science

Footage from earlier this week shows pedestrians in Costa Rica gazing up as a vivid halo of color seems to billow out of a mysterious cloud. The spe...

Autumn Reflections

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

Some time ago someone asked me: "How on earth do you manage to write complete stories about...NOTHING?!" Well...erhm...lots of fantasy I guess... Tha...

Singing the Methane Blues

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Dr. Sten Odenwald

While everyone else is watching the steadily increasing carbon dioxide levels reach and exceed 400 parts per million (0.04 percent of the atmosphere), another group of scientists have been fretting over the Second Greenhouse Gas: methane.

Chinese Pollution Blows Back to California

Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

A recent groundbreaking study led by Chinese and American scientists, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAC), documents how pollution from US- outsourced manufacturing in China blows back to California and the West Coast.

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Brooklyn Gets To Bouncing With Kaskade | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.06.2013 | Entertainment

Kaskade is America's Best DJ, a point his Atmosphere tour sets out to underscore by pushing past the usual cavalcade of lasers and fireworks that big ...

Did Comets Deliver Earth's Oceans?

David J. Eicher | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science
David J. Eicher

Because comets contain large amounts of water and other ices, the notion that bombardments by comets deposited much of Earth's water has seemed to be almost a measure of faith. But a variety of recent studies place this idea into a somewhat harsh context.

Old Space Probe Sheds New Light On 'Hot Spot' Mystery

Posted 03.20.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon Published: 03/19/2013 02:21 PM EDT on Though Jupiter is shrouded in swirling clouds, its atmosphere has some mysterious...

'Super-Earths' May Not Be So Earth-Like After All

| Posted 02.05.2013 | Science

By Sid Perkins Some "super-Earths" will never evolve to resemble our planet, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at seven of these worlds—d...

TONIGHT: Huge Explosion On Sun May Boost Northern Lights

Posted 10.08.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 10/08/2012 11:26 AM EDT on A huge explosion on the sun has flung a wave of solar particles toward Earth, an e...

Texas Judge Rules the Sky Belongs to Us All

David Morris | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics
David Morris

What a delicious irony if future generations could look back to Texas as the catalyst that ultimately afforded legal protection to the sky.

LOOK: Satellite Spies Strange Iridescent Phenomenon

Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 06/27/2012 02:47 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet Glory be. NASA's Aqua satellite caught an arresting image of ...

NASA Explains Magnetosphere With Dazzling New Video

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.21.2012 | Science

The sun sends enormous amounts of energy toward Earth, but why don't coronal mass ejections cause the same type of havoc as they do for Mercury and Ve...

Controversial Climate Technique Could Turn Blue Sky White, Scientists Say

| Lauren Morello | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science

The white haze that hangs over many major cities could become a familiar sight everywhere if the world decides to try geoengineering to create a coole...

North Coast Announces New Headliners: Umphrey's, EOTO & More

Posted 05.30.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's North Coast Music Festival announced the second wave of its lineup Thursday, which includes hometown heroes Umphrey's McGee and a host of ot...

Ancient Rock Helps Unlock Secret Of Planet's Past

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 05/09/2012 06:45 PM EDT on A new look at an ancient volcanic blast on Mars suggests that the Red Planet...

NASA Orbiter Yields Big Surprise About Sand Dunes On Mars

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 05/09/2012 01:15 PM EDT on Towering sand dunes on Mars, once thought to be ancient and unchanging, are...

PHOTOS: North Coast Music Festival Lineup Unveiled

Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's North Coast Music Festival on Tuesday unveiled the initial lineup of acts playing its third-annual edition this Labor Day weekend in Union P...

Children v. Dirty Business

William S. Becker | Posted 06.11.2012 | Green
William S. Becker

On May 11, a group of children will face off against the Obama administration and the NAM, arguing that common law requires governments to protect critical natural resources on behalf of current and future generations.

Better Living Through Chemistry: A Reluctant Scientific and Environmental Hero Moves On

Steve Heilig | Posted 05.16.2012 | Science
Steve Heilig

Rowland was a scientific and environmental hero. But as the Times notes, he demurred from that label -- he just thought he was doing what he had to do, given what he'd learned. Everyone alive can thank him for that.