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Scientists Find the Real Fountain of Youth — Inside Our DNA

Researchers experiment with gene deletion.<br>Read More

DNA

Sewage spill closes Honolulu's Waikiki Beach through Wednesday

HONOLULU (Reuters) - Public health officials warned beachgoers to stay out of the water along Honolulu’s famed Waikiki Beach at least through Wednesday after a 500,000-gallon sewage spill triggered by heavy rain sent wastewater streaming over the tourist spot.<p>A warning sign stating that the beach …

Waikiki

Current El Nino climate event 'among the strongest'

<b>The current El Nino weather phenomenon could be one of the strongest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).</b><p>The event occurs when the waters of the Pacific become exceptionally warm and distort weather patterns around the world.<p>Researchers say parts of the Pacific are …

‘Hidden ocean’ under Chinese desert offers hope for global warming

One of the biggest mysteries in climate change might have just been solved – offering hope for new solutions to global warming.<p>‘Hidden oceans’ …

Warming Oceans May Be Spewing Methane Off West Coast

Is it hot in here? Or is that just the methane?<p>We know that warming ocean temperatures pose a serious threat to coral reefs and Antarctic ice shelves, but now it looks like rising temperatures are already releasing large amounts of methane into the ocean.<p>Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, 25 times …

South Carolina residents rush to higher ground as 14 dams fail

Days after a record torrent of rain flooded parts of South Carolina, Cedric Williams found himself once again watching water flow like a river through his frontyard. For the second time in two days, he rushed to pack up his family's belongings.<p>"It's heart wrenching — I never imagined a flood like …

Malaysia closes schools due to smog

The haze, which has shrouded parts of Malaysia and Singapore for about a month, also spread to Thailand on Monday, the first time it has reached so far north<p>Malaysia has shut most schools nationwide for two days to protect children from a thick noxious haze caused by smoke from burning forests in …

Asia

Australia's inaction on climate change set to dominate Pacific Island talks

Australia and New Zealand likely to face strong criticism at Pacific Islands Forum as leaders fear global warming will risk the survival of many tiny islands<p>Australia and New Zealand are expected to face strong criticism from Pacific Island leaders disappointed the nations are not doing more to …

The third recorded global coral bleaching event may be underway

Coral reefs around the world — from Hawaii to the iconic Great Barrier Reef, eastward all the way to the Bahamas and beyond — are in jeopardy of …

Global Warming