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Trump’s Infrastructure Promise Is Leaving Out Water

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump proposed $1 trillion in infrastructure spending during the campaign, a pledge he repeated last month. He also promised to ensur...

News Roundup For March 17, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics
Outspeak

News for Saint Patrick’s Day. Have a pint on us (but not really). 1. Rex Tillerson is going to get us all killed. Donald Trump thinks North Korea ha...

BBC Crew Filming Mount Etna Among Those Injured When Volcano Blows

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 03.16.2017 | Home

As many as 10 people were injured Thursday when several unexpected blasts at Italy’s Mount Etna volcano sent scalding steam and rocks shooting into ...

Neanderthals Munched On 'Aspirin' And Woolly Rhinos

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.15.2017 | Science

Neanderthals once dined on woolly rhinoceroses and wild sheep, and even self-medicated with painkillers and antibiotics, according to a new analysis o...

Trump Proposal To Gut Great Lakes Funding Could Allow Pollution To Flourish

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.06.2017 | Politics

DETROIT ― The Trump administration’s reported proposal to slash Environmental Protection Agency funding could spell major problems for the Great L...

New CDC Data Confirms Mesothelioma Deaths Are On The Rise In U.S. Despite Decreased Asbestos Use

Linda Reinstein | Posted 03.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Linda Reinstein

Posted on March 3, 2017 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data this week reporting an increase in annual mesothelioma d...

Man-Made Earthquakes Threaten Millions Of Americans

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.02.2017 | Green

Millions of people in Oklahoma and parts of Kansas face a “significant potential” for damaging earthquakes this year due to human activity, accord...

“I Became A Man, Just To Access The Mines”

UN Women | Posted 03.06.2017 | Home
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Pili Hussein is Tanzania’s first woman miner, who disguised herself as a man to access the Tanzanite mines. During the we...

Italy’s Mount Etna Is Erupting, And It's Magnificent

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.28.2017 | Home

Powerful fountains of lava and volcanic ash are spewing out of the earth in southern Italy ― and viewers around the world can watch it all from the ...

Shut Down Body Shamers With This One Line

Melinda Parrish | Posted 02.23.2017 | Women
Melinda Parrish

“Spending your money on shoes and handbags is irresponsible.”“Those spiritual meditation classes you go to are stupid.”“Your kid is a whiny ...

An Up-Close Look At A Delaware-Sized Iceberg About To Break From Antarctica

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 02.22.2017 | Green

New video provides an up-close look at a Delaware-sized iceberg on the verge of breaking off Antarctica. Footage shared by British Antarctic Survey an...

New Continent Zealandia Is Discovered Underwater

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.17.2017 | Science

Hail, Zealandia! It’s not the lost city of Atlantis, but scientists say they’re convinced they have discovered the planet’s eighth continent spr...

This May Be America's Wildest Island

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.17.2017 | Travel

There’s no doubt Hawaii is a wildly gorgeous paradise, but every once in a while, a video of the islands gives us a whole new appreciation for the A...

Woolly Mammoth Could Be 'De-Extinct' In 2 Years, Scientist Says

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.16.2017 | Weird News

Did we learn nothing from “Jurassic Park?” A Harvard University scientist told The Guardian this week that his team is only two years from resurre...

Incredibly Daring Man Swims To Hawaii's Lava With A Selfie Stick

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.09.2017 | Weird News

Most people are familiar with the expression, “If you play with fire, you might get burned.” Well, the same goes for scalding lava, and we really ...

So, That Delaware-Sized Iceberg Is Even Closer To Breaking Off Antarctica

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.20.2017 | Green

Earlier this month, researchers warned a 2,000-square-mile chunk of ice was perilously close to breaking away from Antarctica after a major crack in t...

Yes We Did: The Fight For Clean Air And Water, Clean Energy, And The Climate During The Obama Administration

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.19.2017 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

On President Obama’s final day in office, here’s something I’m incredibly thankful for ― our air and water are a lot cleaner and safer than th...

Gene Cernan, Last Man To Walk On The Moon, Has Died

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.18.2017 | Science

The last man in the world to take one of the most historic jaunts in human history has died. Astronaut Gene Cernan, who walked on the moon in 1972 and...

A Delaware-Sized Iceberg May Be Months Away From Breaking Off Antarctica

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.06.2017 | Green

A sheet of ice the size of Delaware is almost certain to break away from Antarctica soon, after a crack in an ice shelf grew dramatically at the end o...

Powerful 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off The Coast Of Fiji

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

SYDNEY, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck off the island nation of Fiji on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)s...

These Virtual Tours of Tough-To-Visit Destinations Will Take Your Breath Away

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 12.30.2016 | Travel

Is your 2017 resolution to travel the world? Well, thanks to Google Maps, you can virtually escape to almost anywhere on the planet - without even boo...

Here's Why You Should Never Play Golf On A Frozen Lake

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.26.2016 | Weird News

Playing golf on a frozen lake is a terrible and dangerous idea, and this video shows exactly why. In a clip reportedly filmed in Sweden on Dec. 18, an...

A Defense Of Swamps

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.22.2016 | Green

WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump is vowing to “drain the swamp” in Washington. He talked it up during his campaign, and when a couple o...

Rare Thundersnow Hits Hawaii's Tallest Volcano

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.20.2016 | Weird News

Hawaii’s Big Island saw a rare weather phenomenon this week ― a hefty dose of thundersnow. Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano and the state’s highest ...

Hundreds Of Ancient Human Footprints Found Near African Volcano

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.13.2016 | Science
Read More: Geology, Science News

Scientists working in Tanzania have cataloged a large and extremely rare trove of human footprints left behind some 5,000 to 19,000 years ago when a g...