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Climate change report: reactions to the final instalment of the IPCC analysis

The final instalment in the trilogy of climate change reports from the IPCC is released today. And there's some good news: the world can afford to transition to clean energy and climate change can be averted without sacrificing our living standards.<p>Here are the key points from the report:<p>• The …

How Colors Revolutionized Geological Mapmaking

The first maps used symbols to characterize single outcrops; later maps introduced shaded areas to display the distribution of specific rock-types, …

China set to elevate environment over development in new law | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars with knowledge of the situation said.<p>A girl reads a book on her balcony …

Behind the scenes at new Markinch biomass plant

It’s already drawn praise and criticism and been described as everything from a shining example of cutting edge engineering to a monumental blot on …

Energy-Water Nexus Around the World and the Missing Link

The energy-water nexus is gaining traction with diverse stakeholders around the world and it is becoming increasingly clear that we cannot plan for our planet’s future if we do not consider energy and water together.<p>Most recently, the United Nations celebrated World Water Day, launching a yearlong …

A 5.3-million-year record of sea level and temperature

An international team of scientists has discovered new relationships between deep-sea temperature and ice-volume changes to provide crucial new …

Pompeii "Exposed and Vulnerable" to Neglect and the Elements

A conversation with the author of From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.<p>Pompeii has been many things over the centuries. It's been "a vineyard, a treasure trove, a den of bandits and today it remains an archaeological gem 'exposed and vulnerable,'" according to the new book <i>From Pompeii: The</i> …

Breaking Down Johnny Manziel and His 2014 NFL Draft Prospects

He is the guy everyone has been talking about. He is the guy everyone is still talking about. He is the guy everyone won’t stop talking about. He is Johnny “Football” Manziel.<p>The Texas A&M alum surely has been living up the life under the bright lights of the media, and he has been handling it …

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Tencent<br />The Secretive, Chinese Tech Giant That Can Rival Facebook and Amazon

In China’s raging tech war, a winner seems ready to emerge. It’s Tencent–a controversial, $139 billion company with nearly a billion users.<p>China’s most powerful Internet company is headquartered in a bland, glassy tower in southern Shenzhen. Unlike Silicon Valley’s funky campuses, there is nothing …

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How one dad works to build his daughter's self-esteem<p>Why I love my dad: Kids thank their dads this Father's Day<p>Steve Scalise and Capital police take …

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