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With Billions in the Balance, Trulia Founder Rows Across Pacific

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With Billions in the Balance, Trulia Founder Rows Across Pacific

Source: New York Times/David Gelles - July 30, 2014

As negotiations between Trulia and Zillow intensified in recent weeks, culminating in a $3.5 billion deal announced on Monday, one crucial player was conspicuously absent.
Sami more…

Not All Octopuses Are Loners

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Not All Octopuses Are Loners

Source: National Geographic/Katherine Harmon Courage - July 29, 2014

If recent octopus discoveries have taught us anything, it's that these eight-armed ocean dwellers are smart. They can use tools, change color in an instant, and commission more…

Final List For UN Sustainable Development Agenda Forwarded to General Assembly

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Final List For UN Sustainable Development Agenda Forwarded to General Assembly

Source: UN - July 28, 2014

22 July 2014 – Member States have forwarded to the United Nations General Assembly a set of proposed goals that consider economic, social and environmental more…

Vandals Turn Kids Water Park into Sewage Nightmare

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Vandals Turn Kids Water Park into Sewage Nightmare

Source: The Huffington Post/James Cave - July 25, 2014

Honolulu’s Environmental Services Director Lori Kahikina made it official Tuesday: “The only thing that should be going into the sewers is number 1 and number more…

Nature’s Lighthouse: The Catatumbo Lightning

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Nature’s Lighthouse: The Catatumbo Lightning

Source: MNN/Russell Mclendon - July 24, 2014

The Catatumbo Lightning has helped sailors, thwarted invasions and wowed onlookers for thousands of years, thanks to a recurring thunderstorm that can spark up to more…

Virtual Reality Can Make People Care About Climate Change

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Virtual Reality Can Make People Care About Climate Change

Source: Climate Confidential/Amy Westervelt - July 23, 2014

A woman peers through goggles embedded in a large black helmet. Forest sounds emanate from various corners of the room: a bird chirping here, a more…

The Tides Bring Lego Pieces to This UK Beach

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The Tides Bring Lego Pieces to This UK Beach

Source: BBC News Magazine/Mario Cacciottolo - July 22, 2014

A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the more…

Australia to Cut Carbon Tax, Replace With Incentives

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Australia to Cut Carbon Tax, Replace With Incentives

Source: AFP/Martine Parry - July 21, 2014

Australia's axing of its carbon tax and a plan to replace it by offering incentives to polluters to increase their energy efficiency is "the perfect more…

Sahara Desert Dust Feeds Ocean Life

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Sahara Desert Dust Feeds Ocean Life

Source: The Daily Climate/Tim Radford - July 18, 2014

LONDON − Marine scientists have a better answer for why the deep ocean is blue while coastal waters are usually green, as well as a more…

A Firsthand Glimpse Into The Vietnam And China Conflict

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A Firsthand Glimpse Into The Vietnam And China Conflict

Source: CNBC/Eunice Yoon - July 17, 2014

It's not often you get a chance to see one of the most dangerous flashpoints in Asia.

We went on a boat to the South more…