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Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.<p>The chemical, that does not …

Sustainable Micro Home that Costs Less Than $30,000

NOMAD is a sustainable micro home developed by Vancouver-based designer Ian Lorne Kent with the intent to supply a moveable home for an affordable price that's less than $30,000. The cost-effective residence integrates all of the basic rooms in a standard home–living room, kitchen, bathroom, …

Senate to advance stopgap bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate is on track to approve Friday a stopgap spending bill that sets Congress up for a weekend of partisan jockeying to resolve a shutdown threat before Monday's deadline.<p>Simmering tensions surrounding a Republican-driven effort to defund President Obama's health care law as part …

Egypt forces raid Islamist-held town

Security forces arrest 56 people in Dalga, where Morsi supporters have held almost daily anti-coup protests since July.<p>Egyptian security forces have stormed a town held by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and arrested 56 residents as part of a crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood, …

UN confirms sarin gas used in Syria attack

Report says there is "clear evidence" chemical weapons were used in last month's attack in Damascus suburbs.<p>UN investigators found "clear and convincing evidence'' that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people.<p>As …

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The Ugly, Disorganized Obama Victory on Syria

If there’s one thing that Wash­ing­ton can agree on right now, it’s that the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s hand­ling of the chem­ic­al-weapons at­tack …

Obama calls for Syria's Assad to be held accountable

WASHINGTON– In an address to the nation Tuesday, PresidentObamamade his case for holding Syrian PresidentBashar Assadaccountable for an alleged nerve gas attack that U.S. officials say killed more than 1,400 people, some while they slept, in suburbs outside Damascus.<p>Obama called the Aug. 21 attack …

Fukushima radiation set to hit the U.S. by 2014

<b>Simulation showing the ten-year trajectory of the radiation released after the Fukushima disaster (Screenshot, Adrift.org.au)</b><p>Fortunately, it should be harmless<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>August 29, 2013 4:05pm (UTC)<p>Unless you were one of the 160,000 thousand people in the near vicinity of the Fukushima disaster …

Surveillance drone helps firefighters battle Calif. blaze

The 12-day-old fire has grown to 301 square miles and is 30% contained.<p>An unmanned drone aircraft is flying over the vast Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park and sending back real-time data to firefighters on hot spots and movement of the blaze, fire officials say.<p>The National Guard Predator drone …

Mobile Bus Home: Smart Renovation Wheels In Ergonomics And Ease

Combining the trend of the tiny housing movement and mobile homes, Architect Hank Butitta has come up with this space-conscious and stylish set of …

Resolution on Syria Goes Nowhere at U.N. Security Council

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>UPDATE 1:30 P.M.:</b> The draft resolution proposed by the United Kingdom has been dismissed by the …

Debt limit to be hit by mid-October

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Monday warned congressional leaders that the government will run up against its borrowing limit by mid-October, setting up an earlier-than-expected deadline for what will be the fall’s most contentious battle between the Obama administration and Republicans.<p>Lew said …

John Kerry: Syria's Chemical Attacks 'A Moral Obscenity'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After a weekend of reports indicating that the U.S. is considering military action as a response to …

Siege of Syrian capital's districts, suburbs cuts off food, medicine

An alleged chemical attack has made the situation much worse in Damascus neighborhoods and suburbs that have been under siege for months.<p>August 25, 2013|By Raja Abdulrahim<p>Smoke rises from heavy shelling in Jobar, a suburb east of Damascus, Syria.… (Hassan Ammar / Associated…)<p>CAIRO — In one of the …

Raging California wildfire threatens more of Yosemite

A California wildfire that has scorched an area nearly as large as New York City near Yosemite National Park was 20 percent contained Tuesday, officials said. But the raging blaze was expected to move farther into the park and threaten a reservoir that provides most of San Francisco's water.<p>The …

Canada could send first astronaut to the moon within two decades

Canada could be sending its first astronaut to the moon under an ambitious long-term plan being developed by a group of space agencies around the world.<p>A return to the moon within the next two decades is part of the recently updated Global Exploration Roadmap – a far-reaching plan developed by more …

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