A 32-foot wooden lobster boat named Henry David T. pulled into the unloading dock of Brayton Point Power Station Wednesday morning and successfully forced a 690-foot freighter carrying 40,000 tons of coal to sit idle all day.
The blockade was the doing of two climate activists, Jay O’Hara and Ken Ward, who run the website Coal Is Stupid. They wanted to bring attention to the fact that Brayton Point is New England’s single largest emitter of carbon dioxide, and that the freighter ... Read More
If you've ever wondered what it's like to be eaten by a grizzly, a new video shot by a biologist in Alaska should help satisfy your curiosity. Brad Josephs was leading a group from Natural Habitat Adventures when he fixed a GoPro to a rock, hoping to capture images of wild bears.
When Josephs returned to review his footage, he found a three-year-old brown bear had decided to investigate the GoPro a little more closely, biting at it while its mother stood by. Remarkably, the camera survived. "... Read More
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There’s a new kind of ant taking over the Southeast, and it's bad enough to make people miss the previously maligned fire ant.
Originally from South America, the Tawny crazy ant was first spotted around Houston, Texas, in 2002. Since then, they've fanned out across the Gulf Coast, taking over areas usually dominated by fire ants. And unlike fire ants, which tend to stick to the outdoors, crazy ants have no problem infiltrating homes.
“There are videos on YouTube of people sweepin... Read More
The Giro d'Italia lost two top contenders on Friday when reigning Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins and defending Giro winner Ryder Hesjedal both withdrew from the Italian stage race.
“We monitored Bradley overnight and this morning we’ve withdrawn him from the Giro after consulting the team doctor,” team principal David Brailsford said in a team statement. “Bradley will return to the U.K. today for treatment and to rest and we hope to have him back on the road a... Read More
A German climber died on Shishapangma in Tibet after developing severe altitude sickness on the descent. The unidentified climber from Bavaria had reached the 8,013-meter summit of the mountain with a six-person team from Amical alpin when he began showing signs of high-altitude pulmonary edema, and, later, high-altitude cerebral edema. Despite his team's efforts to treat him and move him to a lower altitude, the climber passed away at 7,500 meters, according to ExplorersWeb.
Expedition leade... Read More