The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2014 Editor’s note: 2015’s list of the best, most interesting websites has arrived! The video above is a sampling from that list. Welcome to the most awesome blog post you’re going to see all year. Yep, it’s the third installment in the super-popular annual series in which I document the sites I think you’ll want to spend a lot of time on in the coming year (below you’ll find a few highlights from recent years in case you missed out). I have one major rule: a site can only appear on this list once, so there are never any duplicates.
Stories Climate Refugees Reporter Anna York traveled to Newtok, Alaska, to see firsthand how the rising sea threatened the stability of the village and its residents. Down the lines As energy consumption increases, the construction of power lines has fallen behind, leaving the energy grid in jeopardy. Debating coal’s future The residents of Meigs County, Ohio are faced with the potential of a new coal plant, which could harm the community’s health but also create jobs. Central Valley's growing concern: the mix of oil, water and crops Here in California's thirsty farm belt, where pumpjacks nod amid neat rows of crops, it's a proposition that seems to make sense: using treated oil field wastewater to irrigate crops. Oil giant Chevron recycles 21 million gallons of that water each day and sells it to farmers who use it on about 45,000 acres of crops, about 10% of Kern County's farmland. State and local officials praise the 2-decade-old program as a national model for coping with the region's water shortages. As California's four-year drought lingers and authorities scramble to conserve every drop, agricultural officials have said that more companies are seeking permits to begin similar programs. The heightened interest in recycling oil field wastewater has raised concern over the adequacy of safety measures in place to prevent contamination from toxic oil production chemicals. No one knows whether nuts, citrus or other crops grown with the recycled oil field water have been contaminated.
29 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier There are so many wonderful websites around, and it is difficult to know each and every one of them. The below list provides some of those websites that I find particularly helpful, even though they are not as famous or as prevalent as some of the big names out there. 1. BugMeNot Museum of Fine Arts in Boston opens new Art of the Americas Wing Exterior improvements continue at the museum — part of its ongoing efforts to embrace the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Back Bay Fens, surround the building with greenery, and in so doing, help to rejuvenate the museum's neighborhood.
Monsanto on Trial for Crimes against Humanity and Nature In an announcement made at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, Monsanto will be investigated by a citizen’s tribunal ”for crimes against nature and humanity, and ecocide.” The trial — led by environmental activist groups — will take place next year at the International People’s Court in The Hague, Netherlands on October 16, 2016 (incidentally and aptly, on World Food Day). The trial is a “global citizens’ tribunal” that will include dozens of international food, agriculture and environmental justice groups, including: Millions against Monsanto, the Organic Consumers Association, Regeneration International and IFOAM Organics International—an umbrella organization of over 800 affiliated organizations in 100 countries. According to the press release issued by the Organic Consumers Association, “an international court of lawyers and judges will assess the potential criminal liability of Monsanto for damages inflicted on human health and the environment.” Love This?
disposableWebPage Hello World. This is LMWIFY, short for “Let Me Write It For You”. LMWIFY lets you create simple yet stunning looking messages on a canvas and distribute it as an image to your family and friends. 23 Amazing Single Page Websites When a website doesn’t call for a lot of content, it might be a good idea to go with the single page approach – where all of the content lives on the home page and the navigation, in most cases, allows the user to jump from one section to another. In the past few years, we’ve seen a steady increase in popularity of these types of sites, mainly partly because the use of jQuery can make for some nifty transitions and effects. For you’re inspiration, we gathered some really nice examples of websites that use only one page to show all their content. From minimalist layouts to colorful ones, from plain and simple menu navigations to parallax scrolling, you will find plenty here to inspire you. Take some time and check them all out, and let us know which one is your favorite. Rodesk
US study finds rise in human glyphosate levels Levels of glyphosate, a controversial chemical found in herbicides, markedly increased in the bodies of a sample population over two decades, a study published Tuesday in a US medical journal said. The increase dated from the introduction of genetically-modified glyphosate-tolerant crops in the United States in 1994. The findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) came as the European Commission proposed on Tuesday to renew the license for glyphosate for a shorter than usual five to seven years.
uk.businessinsider The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Sean Gallup/Getty Green Honey Language represents our view of the world, and knowing its limits helps us understand how our perception works. I used the data from Wikipedia’s “Color” entry for different languages. My assumption was: