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The World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal Might Have Just Got a Lifeline

New agreements show increased attention to the plight of the vaquita, but environmental organisations warn that the effort needs to be international.<p>This month, US researchers working in Mexico's Baja California were lucky enough to catch a very rare sight: two live vaquitas, the most endangered …

Extinction

El Niño Is Going to Starve a Lot of Fish

When Joe Orsi goes trawling, he doesn't go trawling for 900-pound ocean sunfish. Orsi's title is biologist, his employer the NOAA Alaska Fisheries …

Why the Earth’s past has scientists so worried about the Atlantic Ocean’s circulation

In the last month, there’s been much attention to a cool patch in the North Atlantic Ocean, where record cold temperatures over the past eight months present a stark contrast to a globe that is experiencing record warmth. And although there is certainly no consensus on the matter yet, some …

Global Warming

NSW urgently needs plastic bag ban, environmental groups say

Single-use plastic bags are still readily available at retailers across the state, despite being banned in Canberra, South Australia, Tasmania and …

Pollution

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books
Zoology

Can deforestation be stopped?

Why has Brazil slashed deforestation over the last decade while Indonesian deforestation has accelerated? The two countries lead the world in deforestation, which, after energy use, is the top source of greenhouse-gas emissions. In the last week, each country has released an emissions-cutting plan …

Council on Foreign Relations

St. Lawrence raw sewage dump: Montreal mayor gives Environment Canada 3 days to meet

Denis Coderre accuses federal government of trying to score ‘cheap political points’ on Montrealers’ backs<p>Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has blasted …

Toronto university discovers that boys look at girls, and other reasons to fear for humanity

Trade deal opens fundamental debateTHE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean KilpatrickDairy farmer Robbie Beck of Shawville, Que., was one of dozens of farmers from …

India’s Lake of Toxic Foam Is So Polluted It Sometimes Catches Fire

Despite its tropical climate, parts of Bangalore city in southern India have been experiencing what looks like snow. Except, it’s not actually snow, …

Earth's weakening 'magnetic shield' could see life WIPED OUT as skin cancer levels soar

ESA•ATG•MedialabThe magnetosphere surrounding Earth providing a protective layer<p>Our planet's magnetosphere, which prevents solar winds and radiation …

What the octopus can teach us

It can change color and shape. It can taste with its skin. It has a beak like a parrot, venom like a snake and ink like an old-fashioned pen, and it can pour a 100-pound body through an opening smaller than an orange. You'd have to turn to science fiction or go to outer space to find an animal more …

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

Productivity

Gorgeous Landscapes Reveal the Idyllic Tranquility of Japan

Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki has captured the idyllic landscapes of Japan in a remarkably tranquil light. Between the quiet foggy rivers, peaceful rice fields, and twilight at Mt. Fuji, there's something for everyone who's looking for a visually relaxing utopia. "My photographs are like Japanese …

Japan

How This New Website Is Breaking Gender Barriers

Caitlyn Jenner’s debut seems to have not only drawn attention to the transgender community, but also launched a full-blown movement. Since then, Miley Cyrus has created an Instagram campaign showcasing the beauty of the trans community, Apple Model Management recently launched the first all-trans …

Miley Cyrus

20 Fashion Mistakes Everyone Makes in Their 20s

"Buyer's remorse" doesn't even begin to cover it.<p><b>1. Dressing extra nice for an interview and then telling your boss you had to leave in the middle of the day for a "doctor's appointment."</b> Yeah, she knew.<p><b>2. Buying new underwear because you were too lazy to do your laundry.</b> The cheap, scratchy kind …

7 Things You Should Know When Planning Your First Backpacking Trip

Planning a backpacking trip but don’t know where to begin? This helpful guide will keep your trip safe and fun!<p><b>1. If you get lost, you can press moss</b> …

Food that markets to both genders confuses people’s tastebuds

Given the choice between a container of fruity yogurt and a tray of fried chicken, most women will gravitate toward the former and most men toward the latter, thanks in part to the way clever marketing strategies dictate our unconscious food preferences. What’s more, marketing food toward one …

Stereotypes

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Alternative Medicine

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology
Canada

Climate Change and El Niño May Leave 10 Million Hungry

Millions of the world’s poor will suffer from hunger this year and next because of droughts linked to rising global temperatures and the potential …

Climate Change

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Books

37 Amazing Pancake Recipes for Any Time of Day

Anyone who says pancakes are only for breakfast needs a wake-up call—and this list of recipes. Because, sure, buttermilk with maple syrup (we're …

I really love my daughter, but I'm not supposed to talk about that

When my daughter was 5 months old, we went to visit my husband’s family. A cousin shifted my daughter into her arms, and we gazed down at my baby’s sea storm eyes, her chick’s fluff of hair. “She’s beautiful,” the cousin said. “Don’t you just want to throw her out the window sometimes?”<p>In fact, I …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

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Charted: What the landmark Trans-Pacific trade deal really means

Trade ministers from 12 Pacific rim countries, including the US, Japan, Mexico and Vietnam, came to terms Monday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a landmark free-trade deal that’s being described as the most ambitious in a generation. What exactly does it all mean?<p>If the participants all ratify …

Economy