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These Canadians Seem To Have A Better Sense Of America's Mistakes Than Americans Do

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These Canadians Seem To Have A Better Sense Of America's Mistakes Than Americans Do

Some background: In 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground and dumped over 10 million gallons of oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Meanwhile, it looks as though poet T.S. Eliot was pretty close to the mark. “This is the way the world ends: not with a bang but a REALLY awkward phone call.” Read more: http://upworthy.com/these-canadians-seem-to-have-a-better-sense-of-americas-mistakes-than-americans

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In 83 Seconds, You May Think World Leaders Are Deluded. You May Also Have A New Favorite Goofy Song.

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In 83 Seconds, You May Think World Leaders Are Deluded. You May Also Have A New Favorite Goofy Song.

It’s like an insanely big game of tag gone horribly wrong: “You’re it!” Countries have been playing it since 1992, and I’m not sure anyone’s having that much fun. The climate sure isn’t. Read more: http://upworthy.com/in-83-seconds-you-may-think-world-leaders-are-deluded-you-may-also-have-a-new-favorite-goofy-song

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He's Trying To Make Buses Sexy, And It's Working

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He's Trying To Make Buses Sexy, And It's Working

Real quick, take a look outside your window. Do you see lots of roads? How many of them have dedicated, protected bus lanes? What about bike lanes? Unless you live in a few select cities — like Bogota, Colombia; Cleveland, Ohio; or Guangzhou, China — you’re probably just looking at a few boring, old, single-purpose […]

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What is modern living like for people in the Arctic Circle? These native artists will show you.

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What is modern living like for people in the Arctic Circle? These native artists will show you.

It didn’t take long for Khadry Okotetto to realize he wasn’t cut out for a life in finance. Born in the remote Siberian tundra, far beyond villages and roads, Khadry didn’t learn Russian until he was sent off to boarding school at age 7. His native tongue is that of the Nenets, one of the […]

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For the first time in human history, global CO2 levels have exceeded the safe zone — permanently.

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For the first time in human history, global CO2 levels have exceeded the safe zone — permanently.

The big UN Climate Conference started on Nov. 30, and the timing couldn’t be better because as of Nov. 11, CO2 levels in our air have officially exceeded the safe zone. According to measurements from the Scripps Mauna Lua Observatory in Hawaii, the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has risen above 400 […]

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America has more trees now than it’s had in 100 years. But we’re not out of the woods yet.

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America has more trees now than it's had in 100 years. But we're not out of the woods yet.

Trees: Green, leafy, rustling in the wind. Old-fashioned, carve your name into ’em, crash your bike into ’em trees. Trees! Photo by Chelsea Bock/Unsplash. America has more of them now than it’s had in 100 years. Yes! Really. This is very good news. Thanks in large part to sustainable harvesting practices and the creation of […]

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The Fight Between Them Is Super Duper Historical, And Also Super Duper Over — For One Big Reason

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The Fight Between Them Is Super Duper Historical, And Also Super Duper Over — For One Big Reason

You live on land where you probably would like to continue living, right? Without some business just straight up telling you to leave because they’ve got business to do? That’s what’s happening to these folks — and it ain’t far from happening to any of us. So maybe more people should know about it, huh? […]

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