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The world is racing to stop climate change. But the math still doesn’t add up

The entire globe is moving fast to stop climate change. The Paris climate agreement enters into legal force on Friday, and then shortly afterwards comes a first global meeting to start implementing it in Marrakech, Morocco. (Yes, there’s also a U.S. election in there somewhere that could, er, …

Climate Change

World's first zero-emission hydrogen train to begin operations in Germany

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first hydrogen powered, emission-free train is set to go into service in Germany in 2017 -- a ground-breaking innovation that could signal the phasing out of heavily polluting, diesel-powered trains.<p>The first "hydrail", or hydrogen-powered train, will begin transporting …

Alternative Fuel

'Photo of my dead son has changed nothing', says father of drowned Syrian refugee boy Alan Kurdi

The father of Alan Kurdi, the young Syrian boy pictured washed up on a Turkish beach who became a symbol of the refugee crisis, has accused the world of turning its back on Syria, as people continue to die.<p>On the eve of the anniversary of his son’s death, Abdullah Kurdi pleaded with the …

How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World — And Beyond

Everybody eats, which is what makes food a perfect choice to resolve conflicts and foster connections among nations. The concept is called "gastrodiplomacy," and South Korea is one of its strongest champions.<p>The country is one of the world's best at branding itself through food, using its cuisine …

Audit reveals Army's trillion-dollar accounting gaffes

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Army made trillions of dollars of accounting mistakes and often did not have the receipts or invoices needed to support figures in its budget, according to a scathing Pentagon report.<p>The audit, conducted by the Defense Department's Office of Inspector General, found that the Army …

Finance

A Rare Agreement on Climate Rules

With most of President Obama’s efforts to combat climate change tied up in litigation, it is heartening, if not downright astonishing, to see an industry targeted by an aggressive rule to reduce greenhouse gases welcoming that rule. It is also heartening to be able to provide proof to a reflexively …

World's largest vertical farm grows without soil, sunlight or water in Newark

AeroFarms has put $30m into a green revolution that seeks to produce more crops in less space, but whether it’s economically viable is an open question<p>An ambitious, almost fantastical, manifestation of agricultural technology is expected to come to fruition this fall. From the remains of an …

New Jersey

Stunning photos of a fragile world

Photographer and journalist Arati Kumar-Rao documents climate change – and all that’s left in its wake.<p>Pollution, drought, erosion, deforestation. For many people, these issues exist on the periphery of everyday life. But for Arati Kumar-Rao, a journalist and photographer fascinated by the …

Creating the new power reality in 2025

By 2025, consumers will be able to buy energy like they are buying a box of cereals: they can source, compare prices and better understand their …

The climate crisis is already here – but no one’s telling us | George Monbiot

The media largely relegate the greatest challenge facing humanity to footnotes as industry and politicians hurtle us towards systemic collapse of the planet<p>What is salient is not important. What is important is not salient. The media turns us away from the issues that will determine the course of …

Climate Change

In Japan, suspect in mass stabbing wanted disabled people ‘euthanized’

SAGAMIHARA, Japan – At 1:37 a.m. Tuesday, security cameras recorded a black car entering a parking lot, then a man getting out of the vehicle and moving toward a building.<p>That was the start.<p>The man, apparently using his first-hand knowledge of the buildings that form the Tsukui Yamayuri-en …

14-year-old girl dies in second shocking double rape case in India

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 14-year-old girl has died in another case of a lower-caste woman allegedly being raped by the same man twice in India.<p>The girl was kidnapped in May by the same suspect who allegedly attacked her in December, according to a police report filed by her parents, a senior Delhi police official …

India

This South Korean Cloning Facility Promises to Bring Back Your Dead Dog

Man's best friend, reborn.<p>The Sooam Biotech Research Foundation can reincarnate your dead dog, a service that would delight pet lovers - for …

World Trade Center

Electricity generated with water, salt and a three-atoms-thick membrane

Proponents of clean energy will soon have a new source to add to their existing array of solar, wind, and hydropower: osmotic power. Or more …