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Vladimir Putin, Ukraine, Oil and the Marine Environment

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

It is to be hoped that a recent ceasefire between Ukraine and separatist rebels will hold, yet as tensions are ratcheted up few have given consideration to how military conflict could affect the local environment.

The Real 'Gold' Always Will Be the...

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Aurelia Condrat

For the first time, the idea of hungry population appears in the report "The Limits of Growth" -- 1972 (commissioned by the Club of Rome) and has had a significant impact on the conception of environmental issues.

Rize, Turkey: Where Real Magic Happens by Meeting With Locals

Pam Grout | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

Travel guidebooks have it all wrong. They tell us about hotels and restaurants and sights we don't want to miss. What they should tell us has but four words: "Get to know a local."

Exxon's Russia Partnerships Challenge US Exports as Energy Weapon Narrative

Steve Horn | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Even if the U.S. (and/or ExxonMobil) comes out ahead in this energy-centric geopolitical brouhaha, we still all end up losing in the end.

Tsar Putin

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is escalating the stakes by intervening in the Ukraine, and effectively taking control of the Crimean peninsula.

Olympics in Sochi, Diebenkorn in Leningrad

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Celebrating the triumph of the American ice dancing pair, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, last night's winners of the Gold Medal at the Sochi Olympic...

A Black Sea Cruise Picks Up Where the Olympics Leave Off

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

You can keep your inland towns that rise up over farms or crouch beside a busy river. Give me a city that turns its face to the sea. I like looking o...

5 Hotels in Sochi You'd Actually Want To Stay in

trivago | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
trivago

Sochi has been getting a bad rep when it comes to hotels. But believe it or not, there are some very exceptional accommodations in Sochi (or to some -- the Russian Riviera), that border the region's stunning mountains and Black Sea waters.

A Secret CIA Plan to Save the Sochi Olympics: Bring on the NFL

John Brown | Posted 04.04.2014 | Comedy
John Brown

TOP SECRET FROM: The Directorate, CIA TO: The President of the United States SUBJECT: Sochi Olympics EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: By Executive Order, illegal ...

Sochi, Tsar Vladimir's Black Sea St. Vladimirsburg

John Brown | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
John Brown

St. Petersburg was constructed at great human and economic cost. So is the implementation of Putin's Sochi's urban/sport/entertainment fantasy, which some predict could turn into a nightmare.

MIT Geek Turns Into Science Media Svengali

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Why would a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate in chemistry with a GPA of 5.0, Phi Beta Kapa, Sigma Xi turn to making funny and info...

Turkey and Its Dramatic Black Sea

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

A world of wonder is what you find at Turkey's Black Sea. The region is rich in heritage, in sights, in culture -- from stunning landscapes and natural wonders to World Heritage sites -- here in all its ancient and mesmerizing glory.

Ancient DNA Found Hidden Below Sea Floor

| Posted 05.08.2013 | Science

By Traci Watson In the middle of the South Atlantic, there's a patch of sea almost devoid of life. There are no birds, few fish, not even much plan...

The Power of a Woman's Work

Melis Figanmese | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Melis Figanmese

When a woman has the chance to work and earn her own money, the outcome is outstanding. Not only will that woman lift herself and her family out of poverty, but her pride and confidence will skyrocket.

PHOTOS: Sochi Becomes A Winter Destination

Posted 02.04.2013 | Travel

With a little over a year to go before the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, the Black Sea resort is still covered in scaffolding and construction equip...

Ancient Fortress Yields Two Hoards Of Buried Treasure

Posted 01.11.2013 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/10/2013 10:14 AM EST on LiveScience Residents of a town under siege by the Roman army about 2...

Divers 'Rescue' Blow-Up Sex Doll

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2012 | World

ISTANBUL, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Turkish rescue workers retrieved an inflatable sex doll from the Black Sea after police were notified by panicked resi...

A Game of Georgian Chicken

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Lincoln Mitchell

Currently, with major parliamentary elections less than two weeks away, the Georgian government is playing game of chicken. It consists of a challenge from the Georgian government to the West to see who will blink first.

Georgia's Black Sea Playground

Tara Isabella Burton | Posted 10.23.2012 | Travel
Tara Isabella Burton

Ever-strange, often invigorating, Batumi's curious charm makes it an ideal seaside destination for travelers in search of the decidedly unconventional.

WATCH: Brilliantly Glowing Jellyfish Terrorize European Waters

| Posted 06.07.2012 | Science

By Mark Fischetti [Click here for original article] Soon enough this coming summer we’ll hear warnings about jellyfish swarms along certain beac...

Russia Warns U.S. Over Warship

AP | Posted 08.12.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Russia is voicing concern about a U.S. warship now just off its shores in the Black Sea. The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey, which is ...

Amazing Photographs Of Crimea, The 'Jewel Of Two Crowns'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The April issue of National Geographic takes an in-depth look at Crimea. As writer Cathy Newman discovers, the beautiful peninsula may be a tourists' ...

Romanian President Accused Of Assaulting Lawyer

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Romanian President Traian Basescu is facing assault charges after a dinner altercation in which he allegedly slapped an associate, the Telegraph is re...

Undersea River DISCOVERED In Black Sea In Eastern Europe

Telegraph | Richard Gray, Science Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Researchers working in the Black Sea have found currents of water 350 times greater than the River Thames flowing along the sea bed, carving out chann...

Sex Slave Industry Thrives In Ukraine's Odessa (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Ukrainian city of Odessa is best known throughout Europe for its sun-drenched beaches and high-end spas. Yet according to a new report, the city's...