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By Grist staff

The more climate scientists learn about Antarctica, the more scary the place seems. A new Grist feature by Eric Holthaus dives into one corner of the frozen continent, Pine Island Bay. Scientists say skyscraper-sized shards of ice could rapidly break off Pine Island Bay glaciers and crumble into the sea.

The result? “A global catastrophe the likes of which we’ve never seen.”

Such a rapid collapse of Antarctica’s glaciers could raise sea levels much more quickly than we thought, flooding the world’s coastlines and imperiling cities around the world.

The story has generated a lot of discussion on social media. Some highlights:

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By Kimberley Mok

Partially supported by two trees, this contemporary cabin offers a quiet retreat from the city. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

How to survive Thanksgiving in one piece.

By Zoya Teirstein

While Thanksgiving can be delightful and delicious, it can also be stressful and overwhelming. Never fear! We’ve got you covered with some sage holiday tips from Grist advice columnist (and Thanksgiving expert) Umbra Fisk.

  • Celebrate Buy Nothing Daythe alternative to Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving is the second most shopping-intensive day of the year. You’ll save money and time if you spend Nov. 24 with your loved ones instead.
  • Cook your turkey worry-free. We’ve got some good news for you: Plastic oven roasting bags for turkeys are generally BPA-free, phthalate-free, and approved by the FDA. Roast away, good sirs and madams!
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Loyal Canadians still want French's ketchup

By Katherine Martinko

Almost two years after a ketchup snub sparked a patriotic backlash in Ontario, sales for French’s ketchup remain strong. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

How to make your own dog treats

By Mary Jo DiLonardo

If you really love your dog, you'll try these easy and healthy homemade dog treat recipes. …read more
Source: Mother Nature Network

By Eve Andrews

Ask Umbra

November 2016 was a devastating time for at least 65.7 million people — everyone who voted for Hillary Clinton. And amid that discombobulating cocktail of astonishment and disillusionment (one part despair, two parts disbelief), many of them had to sit down at the Thanksgiving dinner table and weigh whether or not to discuss a traumatizing election. Perhaps there were Trump supporters at the table, or non-voters, or even someone who voted for Jill Stein!

Common etiquette dictates that political conversation is not appropriate for family dinners. Much has been said and written since the election about the best …read more
Source: Grist

By Lloyd Alter

The new vision promotes active transportation like walking and biking. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Noel Kirkpatrick

A meteorite from space blazed over Finland and lit up the night sky so bright it seemed like it was the middle of the day. …read more
Source: Mother Nature Network

By Katherine Martinko

Stepping into the spa is like entering a rustic English cottage, with reclaimed decor, package-free products, and cups of strong tea. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

Best Nestin’: Luxurious Treetop Bird Nest Suite

By Steve

Segera Retreat offers jaded safari-goers a luxurious, jumbo-sized and sustainable Bird Nest suite set above the treetops in in Laikipia, Kenya.

The post Best Nestin’: Luxurious Treetop Bird Nest Suite appeared first on WebEcoist.

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Source: Web Ecoist

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