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Extinction Rebellion: High Court rules London protest ban unlawful

BBC Science - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 03:14
Lawyers say police now face claims for false imprisonment from "potentially hundreds" of protesters.

Humans Shipped an Awful Cargo Across the Seas: Cancer

NYT Science - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 02:00
A cancer afflicting mussels originated off the Pacific coast of Canada, but then crossed into other species in Europe and South America.

Why Is Australia Trying to Shut Down Climate Activism?

NYT Science - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 22:42
An increasingly outraged public is demanding action in a nation intimately linked to coal mining. The government has responded by threatening a new law to punish protesters.

Nuclear fusion is 'a question of when, not if'

BBC Science - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 21:45
Scientists say we are close to making fusion power a reality - but will it arrive in time to combat climate change?

Teabags: Is there plastic in yours?

BBC Science - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 19:33
Here's a look at how some of the UK's biggest tea brands are trying to tackle the plastic problem.

General election 2019: Could climate change become a top priority?

BBC Science - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 18:30
Polling suggests the environment is one of three key issues for voters - but by the end of the campaign will politicians be answering their questions?

Hunters of rare Swiss ibex stir Alps wildlife row

BBC Science - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 17:02
A Swiss region allows trophy hunters to shoot ibex, but the elusive animal remains rare in the Alps.

Could the world cope if GPS stopped working?

BBC Science - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 16:17
Despite widespread reliance on the system, there is no universal plan to deal with GPS disruption.

‘Game-Changer’ Warrant Let Detective Search Genetic Database

NYT Science - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 13:14
Privacy experts say it could set a precedent, opening up all consumer DNA sites to law enforcement agencies across the country.

Climate change alters Highland red deer gene pool

BBC Science - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 11:09
Scientists say they have seen "evolution in action" in the Highlands because of warmer temperatures.

Climate change: ‘Clear and unequivocal’ emergency, say scientists

BBC Science - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 07:03
Around 11,000 scientists have endorsed research that says the world is facing a climate emergency.

Bloodhound goes faster still at 491mph

BBC Science - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 04:50
The UK-led challenge to the land speed record ups its pace in trials in the Kalahari Desert.

Stalking the Endangered Wax Palm

NYT Science - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 23:59
Colombia’s national tree, the wax palm, is endangered. Now, with decades of guerrilla war in retreat, scientists are rediscovering vast forests and racing to study and protect them.

Dorset art installation recreates Delhi and London smog

BBC Science - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 18:34
Pods allow visitors to experience the air quality in Delhi, London, Beijing, São Paulo and Norway.

Behind the wheel of a hydrogen-powered car

BBC Science - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 16:54
Hydrogen cars are green, quick to refuel and have range, so why are battery cars way ahead of them?

Paris climate accords: US notifies UN of intention to withdraw

BBC Science - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 13:42
Notification begins the one-year process of withdrawing from the landmark climate agreement.

Trump Serves Notice to Quit Climate Accord, As Diplomats Plot to Save It

NYT Science - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 12:44
The United States notified the United Nations on Monday that it would leave the Paris climate agreement, staring the clock on a yearlong withdrawal process. 

Banned Ozone-Harming Gas, Once on the Rise, Declines Again

NYT Science - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 12:10
Emissions of CFC-11, which had risen unexpectedly since 2012, appear to have fallen off in the last two years.

Invasive Grasses May Worsen Wildfires, Study Suggests

NYT Science - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 11:01
Grasses that have encroached from other regions can make wildfires more frequent, according to a new study. 

E.P.A. Weakens Rules Governing Toxic Water Pollution From Coal Plants

NYT Science - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 10:10
The Trump administration on Monday moved to weaken regulations aimed at limiting the seepage of lead, arsenic and other toxic pollution into water supplies.

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