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Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Set To Go Ahead Despite Ban From Obama

LESLIE MACMILLAN | The Guardian<p><i>Energy Fuels Resources has federal approval to reopen its mine six miles south of the canyon’s South Rim entrance.</i> …

Grand Canyon

Fighting erupts over control of Yemen's Aden port

Government forces have clashed with fighters for control over the strategic southern port of Aden, Yemeni officials in the southern city say.<p>The officials said on Sunday that fighters believed to be close to al-Qaeda have refused to hand over the port to the government of President Abd-Rabbu …

When Fog Becomes a Toxic Killer

At a recent meeting of the American Geophysical Union, researchers talked about a disturbing finding: <b>California coastal fog contains a</b> <b>significant</b> …

Pollution

Ascension Island to become marine reserve

<b>The government is to create a marine reserve almost as big as the UK in the Atlantic waters of Ascension Island.</b><p>Just over half of the protected area will be closed to fishing.<p>The fishery in the other half will be policed under a grant of £300,000 from the Louis Bacon Foundation, a charitable …

You can be put to death for atheism in 13 countries around the world

The IHEU Freedom of Thought Report 2013 has been published online today at its dedicated website freethoughtreport.com/download-the-report.<p>It is the …

How and when the North Pole became part of Christmas

If you’ve been tracking Santa’s movements via NORAD, you’ll know that he started, as usual, from his village at the North Pole.<p>But it may come as a surprise to some that Santa Claus did not always live there.<p>The earliest published reference to the fact is from December 29, 1866, in Harper's Weekly …

What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have …

Georgia Tech

The Great Human Migration

Seventy-seven thousand years ago, a craftsman sat in a cave in a limestone cliff overlooking the rocky coast of what is now the Indian Ocean. It was …

A secret weapon to fight climate change: dirt

is the international programs director at the Center for Food Safety. <b>Michael Pollan</b> is the John S. and James L. Knight professor of journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.<p>When Will Allen is asked to name the most beautiful part of his Vermont farm, he doesn’t talk about the verdant, …

India's Quandary: Climate Change And Coal

Conjuring images of a dystopia, the shroud of bad air blanketing New Delhi in recent weeks has intensified global pressure on India to curb its greenhouse gas emissions.<p>India will arrive at the climate change summit in Paris next week as the third biggest generator of fossil fuel pollution blamed …