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Why You Should Really Be Concerned About the Global Wildlife Die-offs

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tara Lohan

We can seriously consider what's pushing so much life on this planet toward extinction, or we can wait until it starts raining dead birds. Oh wait, that's already happening.

James Peter Morss Plunges To Death Setting Off Fireworks In Ouray

KMGH Denver | Wayne Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

OURAY, Colo. -- A Ouray man who stepped back to avoid exploding fireworks plunged 100 feet off a cliff to his death. According to Ouray County Sher...

Fireworks Shot At Cops, Firefighters: Illinois Mob Attacks Emergency Personnel Near St. Louis

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ST. LOUIS — An unruly mob lured emergency personnel to a southwestern Illinois housing complex with reports of a blaze, a shooting and other cri...

BP Picks Up Tab For Durango Fireworks Show

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DURANGO, Colo. — The fireworks display in the city of Durango will go on thanks to embattled oil giant BP. The company stepped forward to pay f...

Polish Man Shot In Head Thought He Had Been Hit By Fireworks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — A 35-year-old man who walked around for five years with a bullet lodged in the back of his head says he suspected for a while something...

Paul Jones, British Traveler, Carried 200 Fireworks On Continental Flights

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel


Cops Seize Fireworks And Explosives Capable Of Leveling An Entire City Block

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After making one arrest following the seizure of fireworks and explosive chemicals powerful enough "to level an entire city block," Cook County sherif...

Baseball Fireworks Incident: Malfunction Sends Fireworks Into Dutchess Stadium Crowd

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

FISHKILL, N.Y. — Authorities say malfunctioning fireworks sent errant rockets into a minor league baseball stadium in New York, injuring two spe...

The Week In Photos

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The week started with scorching heat and ended with LeBron James breaking Knicks fans' hearts by choosing to play with the Miami Heat. In between, the...

The Futility of Fireworks

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Driving home from where I was nestled tonight, a place I chose to get away from the noise and smoke, I found it was near impossible to avoid aural discomfort and toxic inhalants in the city.

Military Vet P.T.S.D. Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

The July 5th submission pile-up of "Fireworks & Combat Trauma Politiku" --written by military vets with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-- in response t...

Faisal Shahzad Buys Fireworks (VIDEO): Phantom Fireworks Releases Footage

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A store in Pennsylvania has released video of the suspect in the failed Times Square car bombing buying fireworks. Footage from the Phantom Fireworks...

The Everyday Patriot

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Take action, do something good, and by your deeds as well as your words, you can live the patriotic spirit every day. This is one great reminder of the holiday we've just experienced, and the mindset it helps us to celebrate.

Orange County Wildfire Spreads Near Irvine Park

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A brush fire reported to the Orange County Fire Authority on Sunday afternoon spread to consume at least 10 acres in little more than an hour......

PHOTOS: Fireworks Light Up New York

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - The nation's largest fireworks show lit up the sky in a burst of red, white and blue over the Hudson River straddling Ne...

Fireworks and Combat Trauma Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susanna Speier

Fireworks & Combat Trauma Politiku Craig Newmark's recent blogpost about National PTSD Awareness Day inspired me to draft a proposal for a serie...

Man Accidentally Amputates Own Arm With Fireworks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ISLIP TERRACE, N.Y. — Police say a man lighting fireworks has blown off his arm at a party on New York's Long Island. Suffolk County police say...

The Best Places To See Fireworks, Eat Hot Dogs, & More

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In keeping with years past, Macy's will be providing the not-to-be-missed fireworks this Fourth of July. Luckily, there are plenty of great places to...

Best 4th Of July Festivities This Weekend

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

There are a lot of 4th of July fireworks shows in LA County this weekend, and kudos to LA Magazine for helpfully creating this map of over 40 celebrat...

Fireworks Already Leading To Injuries, Arrests In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Fourth of July is on Sunday, and while people may have the best intentions while celebrating Independence Day, sometimes things get out of hand. ...

PHOTOS: Red, White And GREEN: 5 Tips For An Eco 4th Of July

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Any tips for throwing an ...

How to Have a Greener Fourth

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Sunday is the Fourth of July, and what better way to honor the nation we love than by protecting and conserving its natural resources? Here are four tips to help you plan a bright-green celebration.

Jimmy Kimmel & Chris Rock Swap Stories Of Insane Fourth Of Julys (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Chris Rock came out to talk up his new movie "Grownups," but the conversation quickly turned to Kimmel and Rock's Br...

Faisal Shahzad, Times Square Car Bomb Suspect, Pleads Guilty: Excerpts From The Hearing

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Excerpts of statements made by Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad, according to a court transcript. "I want to plead guilty and I'm going to...

Faisal Shahzad, Times Square Car Bomb Suspect, Pleads Guilty

AP / Huffington Post | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Calling himself a Muslim soldier, a defiant Pakistan-born U.S. citizen pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out the failed Times Square car b...