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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bernie Sanders should take global warming crusade to India, China – Anniston Star

Dear Bernie Sanders, I recently came upon a Facebook post you made in which you blamed climate change for the deadly tornadoes in Lee County, Alabama. So, if that were true, I’d like to remind you that climate change is…

Manhattan's 'stairway to nowhere' is set to open

For those of you who have visited New York City’s famed aerial greenway, the High Line, on a busy afternoon and found that it just doesn’t get the balance of suffocating crowds and dizzying heights quite right, you’re in luck….

Few pathways to an acceptable climate future without immediate action

A new comprehensive study of climate change has painted over 5 million pictures of humanity’s potential future, and few foretell an Earth that has not severely warmed. But with immediate action and some luck, there are pathways to a tolerable climate future, according to a research team.

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Is cargotecture the future of construction? What you need to know for your next project

The construction industry has been through a lot of changes in recent years because of the rise in popularity of green buildings, the push to use more sustainable materials, and the efforts to reduce waste. One of the innovative ideas that has come along in building construction is cargotecture, a term that first popped up in 2003 to describe a building constructed in part or in full by using recycled shipping containers. There are millions of shipping containers all over the world just…

The last chapter of Blockbuster's story

During a trip to Alaska in 2014, I saw several things you won’t find in many other U.S. states: moose, grizzlies, glaciers and Blockbuster stores. The video-rental retail business was alive and well in Alaska, which was home to almost…

This stray tagged along with mountain climbers and set an elevation record for dogs

Mera seemed to have little trouble in the snow and ice. (Photo: Don Wargowsky) When Seattle-based mountain guide Don Wargowsky was leading an expedition to Mera Peak and Baruntse in Nepal’s Himalayas last November, he picked up an extra member…

Could your child survive alone in the woods?

For any parent, the idea of your children wondering lost and alone in the wilderness is a terrifying one. A family in California had their worst fears come true on March 1, 2019. Two sisters, ages 8 and 5, miraculously…

From Broder To The 2018 Tesla Short Seller Storm To Today — What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

Some of the most interesting shifts in our lives come through odd luck — or fate if your brain works how mine does. Believe it or not, I didn’t plan to land in the career of “blogger” when I went to college in the year

What is the purpose of a monument?

The first time you drive up Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, you probably won’t notice anything but the magnificent Philadelphia Museum of Art, growing larger and larger in front of you. But as you drive along the parkway, there are…