Climate Change This Week: Breaking Clean Energy Barriers, A Hot Year, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon Forests Store Both Carbon and Biodiversity like this Asian cup moth caterpillar. Source When we harm forests, we harm ourselves.OO US Forests Will Store Less Carbon As Growth Is Cancelled By Losses due to pests, wildfires and dro

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Way Cool! Nematocampa Forest Caterpillar Shoots Out Tentacles when disturbed by sound - this one recently discovered in the Peruvian Amazon, but this type of caterpillar also occurs in North America. When we threaten forests, we threaten ourselves.OO Deforestation Threatens Ov

Pregnant Woman Walking (and Other Mystifying Acts)

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There's no doubt about it: I'm ready to pop. The thought of, "Is she really in there?" has completely subsided and has been replaced with the inevitable juxtaposition of, "When the hell is she coming out?" Within the span of a month, my wife and I have gone to a wedding, a funeral and now, soon, a birth -- our own daughter. The circle of life is c

Climate Change This Week: The Chocolate Connection, Faltering Forests, a Solar Alliance, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon What We Lose when the forests of Asia burn include the jeweled flower mantis... say, are those happy faces on its wings? Source pinterest When we harm forests, we harm ourselves.OO Indonesia: Forest Fires Take Toll On Wildlife, Agriculture, Eco

Channel Your Inner Kindergartner: 5 Reasons Coloring Isn't Just for Kids

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Most trends are a waste of time and money (remember the baked potato diet?) not to mention hideous (remember velour jumpsuits and the mullet?), but the latest trend of adult coloring books may be one worth paying attention to. Johanna Basford's Secret Garden coloring book has become a global bestseller, having sold over 1.4 million copies. A friend

Climate Change This Week: Drought Refugees, Solar Keeps Surging, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful Tropical Gem - toucans live in tropical forests, and will disappear with them. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Earth To Lose An India-Sized Chunk Of Its Tropical Forests By 2050 - new research suggests that tropical forests may be disappearing even faster than we

Kids Bedtime Reading About Cooking: In Combating Eating Disorders, Can Food Be Its Own Best Defense?

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In the Kitchen With Grandad Cover Illustration"Listen to the stories your food can tell you," my Italian granddad always says. So commences the bedtime story In the Kitchen with Grandad. Running to 26 pages and focusing on Italian cuisine, it is the first paperback in a series of vignettes on international cooking, of which each is to treat of a di

What I Learned From My Mom As We Planned Her Funeral

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I tend to think of my mom the most in late spring and early summer, and I have a love-hate relationship with Mother's Day. On one hand, it highlights an emptiness in my life, and on the other I'm reminded of one of the most intense, special, and intimate moments my mom and I shared as she was dying. Mom taught me to read at the age of 4 with a use

How to Get the Most Out of Back-To-School Shopping

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If it feels like you're spending money on the same back-to-school gear every August, you're not alone. There may not be much you can do to avoid purchasing new clothes or supplies for your growing kiddies but there are some other ways that you can save big money in the long run. By focusing on buying reusable items, especially when it comes to lunc

Climate Change This Week: Choking Trees, Clean Energy Jaggernaut, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Flying frogs glide through dark Asian rainforests. Source The clouded leopard is an inhabitant of Cambodian forests, which are being destroyed for timber, at an alarming rate. Source www.animalspot.netForests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Alarm Over 'Timber Grab'

Microsoft Wants to #UpgradeYourWorld With $500,000 Grant

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Vote to help the International Foundation for Education and Research on Depression expand Schools for HOPE curriculum and teach kids vital mental health toolsYour vote can bring iFred's Schools for Hope program to children around the world. Microsoft is celebrating people and organizations who do great things and make a difference every day by awa

Climate Change This Week: Hillary's Climate Action Plan, A Wind Power Sheet, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Forests Disappear, So Do Beautiful Insects. Pinterest.comForests: the cheapest way to store carbon* * In June, Earth smashed warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year. OO First Half Of 2015 Was Hottest Ever Recorded - feel the heat yet? * * OO

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Macaws are just a few of the colorful unique birds found in Brazilian forests. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Brazil Announces Massive Reforestation and Renewable Energy Plan With U.S. - with both countries agreeing to obtain up to 20% of their electricity from renewable

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source www.infohostels.comOO Netherlands: For First Time, A Court Orders A Government To Act On Global Warming * *Moore, OK, the day after a huge tornado demolished it. Credit Major Jon Quinlan/defenseimage

Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly Forests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Peru: New Reserve Will Protect Nearly A Million Acres Of Pristine Forest * * A Preview of the Paris Talks? Credit Ed Stein, 2009.OO The World Is Of

Want to Make Sure Your Kids Get Over the Divorce? First, Let Them Go Through It

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I've made a children's picture book about what it can feel like to go through a divorce or separation. Mine doesn't try to convince kids that the divorce is for the best. Instead, it cuts to the chase about how empty and unhelpful that phrase is to kids. My title, Divorce Is the Worst, has provoked criticism from parents who resent any negative l

Health Education Takes Center Stage

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The Institute of Medicine reports that students in kindergarten through 12th grade get only four to six hours of nutrition education per school year. In a culture where more than a third of young Americans are obese, it's worth looking at what helps these students retain the information they need to maintain a healthy weight. Simply put, fun and c

Taking a Stand (Literally) for Health in Schools

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It seems that every week there is a different article claiming that our sedentary lifestyle is killing us. It may be a slow death, but rest assured your office chair, driver's seat, and leather couch are all coming to get you. Your kitchen stools and patio furniture are likely in on it too -- watch out. Now, I don't mean to make light of this, quit

Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. In a 192-page paper Pope Francis lays out the argument for a new partnership between science and religion. Source the Daily ClimateOO Encyclical Reveals Pope's Deep Dive Into Climate Science @@ Rick Santorum's "Pick N Choose" Faith: Argues With Pope on Climate Change - saying we shou

Mary Ellen Harte: Climate Change This Week: 400,000 Call For Climate Action, Hottest August on Record and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 16 2014How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide. Looking abov

Jennifer Latch: How Do You Do It All?

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I am often asked, "How do you do it all?" I never know how to answer that question and it usually occurs when someone notices my kid throwing a tantrum in public, so I wonder if they really mean it.Honestly, I don't do it all, and even when I am accomplishing a lot I still feel like I'm falling short.Sometimes it seems to be happening all at once.
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