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VIDEO: Wildlife traffickers 'loot our planet'

BBC Science - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:12
Prince William has described the illegal wildlife trade as, "one of most insidious forms of corruption and illegality".

Why is diesel now bad news?

BBC Science - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:06
The backlash against a fuel once seen as clean

First Person: Covering Mars Opened a New World

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 08:47
In 1965, John Noble Wilford made the cover of Time with his article about the photographs that the U.S. spacecraft Mariner 4 had taken of the planet.

Dot Earth Blog: Warming Trend and Variations on a Greenhouse-Heated Planet

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 08:39
A fresh review of research and graphics showing the difference between the global warming trend and short-term variations in conditions.

Heat Waves in Europe Will Increase, Study Finds

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 08:22
The findings suggest that once every five years, Europe is likely to experience “a very hot summer,” up from a probability a decade ago that such events would occur once every 52 years.

ScienceTake: Video Feature: For Dogs, an Eight G Water Break

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 07:33
Canines are powerful drinkers; larger breeds create acceleration of up to eight times the force of gravity.

Legal climate deal 'not necessary'

BBC Science - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 02:45
A new global treaty on climate change should focus on sustainable development, says economist Lord Nicholas Stern.

VIDEO: Schools at risk from 'deadly' pollution

BBC Science - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:46
New schools, care homes and hospitals should not be built next to busy roads because of the dangers of air pollution, according to a group of MPs.

NSW declares foxes pests not pets

BBC Science - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 20:31
Foxes are officially declared a pest in New South Wales but there is concern people are keeping them as pets.

Liberian President’s Ban on Rallies Is Seen as Political

NY Times Science - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 17:58
Critics say a decree by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia that bans all political rallies in Monrovia to prevent the further spread of Ebola is really an attempt to ensure victory for her son’s Senate campaign.

Investors Recruited to Restore Farmland in Latin America

NY Times Science - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 17:48
The project, called Initiative 20x20, intends to restore about 49 million acres of degraded land — an area larger than Uruguay — including about 21 million acres in Mexico.

Goals defined for UK's Lunar mission

BBC Science - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 17:23
Scientists set out the detailed scientific goals of a proposed UK-led mission to the Moon, including research into the feasibility of a human base there.

Somalia hopes oil will boost economy

BBC Science - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 17:13
Somalia's bid to attract the big energy firms

VIDEO: Will climate change meeting make a difference?

BBC Science - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 16:09
The last 14 years are among the 15 hottest on record - can the latest UN talks on climate change reach agreement to halt that trend? In 60 seconds.

Bloodhound Diary: 'Big Cat' climbs aboard

BBC Science - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 15:57
The 'Big Cat' climbs aboard the Bloodhound project

As Ebola Rages, Poor Planning Thwarts Efforts

NY Times Science - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 02:02
Aid officials in Sierra Leone say weak coordination among aid groups, government mismanagement and glaring inefficiencies are costing countless lives.

Martin Litton, Fighter for Environment, Dies at 97

NY Times Science - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 17:12
Mr. Litton, a former director of the Sierra Club, was unrelenting in his efforts to preserve what was left of the wilderness in the American West, most notably the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River.

Cancer Drugs That Free Brake on Immune System Show Promise for Hodgkin’s

NY Times Science - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 16:41
In two early stage studies, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s nivolumab and Merck’s pembrolizumab shrank tumors in patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Orion: Uncertainty ahead for new US spaceship

BBC Science - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 09:54
The distant - very distant - prospects of a landing on Mars

Dot Earth Blog: The Soft Path to a Climate Agreement, From Lima to Paris

NY Times Science - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 09:00
As long ago as 1991, there were calls to pursue “soft,” not binding, steps toward a global climate treaty. Talks are progressing now because this shift has occurred.

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