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Time to Learn, Time to Choose, Time to Act

Steven Chu | Posted 11.29.2015 | Green
Steven Chu

Unlike the situation the world faced in 2009, the tools to combat climate change are now affordable, well established and are being deployed around the globe at a pace never before seen.

Around 200 Arrests At Paris Climate Conference Protest

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.29.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — The latest from the much-anticipated U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local: 8:15 p.m. Fra...

Which Is Safer: Paris, France or Paris, Texas

Todd R. Miller | Posted 11.29.2015 | HuffPost Home
Todd R. Miller

In the wake of the deadly Paris terrorist attacks, NPR's Robert Siegel interviewed Dr. Jean-Paul Fontaine, head of the emergency department at the Hos...

Toddlers Involved in More Shootings Than Terrorists in 2015

Benjamin Powers | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics
Benjamin Powers

Mass shootings in the US are not a rare occurrence and yet, we have done little to nothing to stop them.

A Ritual for Light

Heather A. Paul | Posted 11.29.2015 | Religion
Heather A. Paul

This year, as we approach another dark winter, another anniversary of the Newtown shooting, and another Chanukah season, the world is once again reeling from one communal tragedy to another.

The Hard Half

David_Goldstein | Posted 11.29.2015 | Green

As the summit that everyone in the climate world has been pointing to as the "last best chance to change course" gets underway, there is good news and there is bad news.

It's #TimeToChoose Climate-Friendly Food

Michael Pollan | Posted 11.28.2015 | Green
Michael Pollan

If we are serious about changing the climate, we need to get serious about changing agriculture.

The Climax of Obama's Climate Legacy

William S. Becker | Posted 11.29.2015 | Green
William S. Becker

As President Obama flies to Paris for the latest international negotiation on climate change, diplomats on both sides of the Atlantic appear confused about what his position will be. Will he champion legally binding commitments by all nations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions? Or will he agree only to deal with no legal force?

A Kind of Life

Yara Zgheib | Posted 11.28.2015 | World
Yara Zgheib

This kind of life, this all too human life will kill us, but it is that certainty that makes it worth living at all. So for all those who no longer can, let us honor it.

The GOP Is The Only Major Political Party In The World That Believes Climate Science Is A Hoax

John Tirman | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics
John Tirman

Virtually every player at the Paris conference fully understands the grotesque extremism gripping the GOP. It is an embarrassing spectacle, unique among world powers. But the embarrassment is trivial. More than ever, the stakes involved in U.S. leadership are the highest conceivable.

Belgium Charges Man With Involvement In 'Terrorist Attacks'

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 11.27.2015 | World

Belgian authorities have charged a man with involvement in "terrorist attacks" as investigations continue into the massacre in Paris two weeks ago. Th...

To President Hollande: COP21 Is Our Chance For Climate Peace

Christopher Jorebon Loeak | Posted 11.27.2015 | World
Christopher Jorebon Loeak

Sometimes, a crisis strikes without warning. Sometimes, however, a crisis gathers more slowly and incrementally. Climate change is already a daily reality for my people, but without urgent global action to curb emissions, this growing crisis will spiral out of control.

French Army Enlistments Skyrocket In Response To Terror Attack

The New York Times | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.26.2015 | World

PARIS — The attacks by militants tied to the Islamic State less than two weeks ago in Paris have awakened a patriotic fervor in France not seen ...

Why The NYPD Waved The French Flag At The Thanksgiving Parade

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.26.2015 | Good News

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Thanksgiving for the Moments That We Share

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbi Appelquist

So on Thanksgiving Day, I remember and I am grateful. I am grateful for what I have learned about myself since the day I heard the diagnosis. Grateful for the surgeons and the nurses and my best friend from high school who insisted four years ago that I get my blood checked, just in case something was wrong.

Paris Attacks, COP21 and the WCC: Embracing the Other

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.26.2015 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

In the fear-filled atmosphere that has broken hearts and led spirits to despair, many people are nervous about attending COP21 and afraid of the future. Some politicians try to use this attack to close their countries' doors to refugees.

What Really Happened Inside The Bataclan: Eagles Of Death Metal Speaks Out For First Time

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment

For the first time since terrorists stormed the Bataclan theater in Paris during an Eagles of Death Metal concert, band members recounted the ...

Our Plane to Paris Leaves Soon; Will We Be on It?

Marion Franck | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
Marion Franck

Part of our trip to Paris will be somber, but I hope it will expand my knowledge and experience, the main reason I travel in the first place.

Paris, Media Bashing & The Act of Mourning

Kuda Mangoma | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
Kuda Mangoma

As the majority of the world mourns, suspicion permeates as to why some acts of atrocity, which occurred almost simultaneously as the attacks in Paris, aren't receiving the same collective grief that now cocoons France. 

Obama Tells Americans Not To Panic About Terrorism Heading Into Holidays

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

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The Hypocritical Thanksgiving Turkey

Omar Alnatour | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
Omar Alnatour

As you sit with your loved ones this Thanksgiving, please ruminate about the fact that you would not be having that Thanksgiving dinner if your family or forefathers were not once welcomed into this nation just as the Syrian refugees have every right to be.

Being in Paris During the Attacks Won't Stop Me From Travelling

College Tourist | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Never once in my life did I think I would hear an actual explosion, nor did I expect to be in walking distance of a terrorist attack. No one ever plans for these things, nor are you ever really prepared. My experience in Paris reshaped the way I look at studying abroad. In no way will it stop me from traveling, but it will make go about it in a different way.

An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind

John Dear | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion
John Dear

That Friday evening I was just beginning to lead a weekend retreat at the Kirkridge Retreat Center in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, when we received word about the terrorist attacks in Paris. Like everyone else, we were grief-stricken, but we regrouped and became even more determined to dive deep into our retreat.

GOP Threatens To Disrupt Obama's Climate Agenda At Paris Summit

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress are threatening to disrupt a key piece of President Barack Obama's pledge to combat global warming, just days b...

Never Forget and Never Again

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Lillie Leonardi

If we are to cease the threat that perpetrates our world, we must devise a strategy that permits the salvation of the innocent while eliminating those who threaten our very way of life. We must move forward in unity, with one clear message: "Never forget and never again."