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This Ethiopian Sulphur Spring Is One of The Hottest And Most Inhospitable Places on Earth

And here are the photos to prove it.<p>Ethiopia is home to some of the world's most beautiful scenery, including some striking sulphur - yes, sulphur - …

Financial Services

California clears hurdle for cancer warning label on Roundup

1 / 3<p>Containers of Roundup, left, a weed killer is seen on a shelf with other products for sale at a hardware store in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. …

Fish as Food or Fish as Wildlife?

My seafood vs. wildlife conundrum about fish really started about two years ago, when I started traveling the world with a partner who shares my deep …

Conservation

PG&E Must Run 12,500 TV Ads Saying It’s Guilty of Lax Safety

PG&E Corp. was ordered take out television and newspaper advertisements announcing that the company was found guilty of violating safety standards in …

In a major improvement, nearly half of California is no longer in a drought

Continued rain and snow across California has lifted nearly half of the state out of drought, according to an analysis released Thursday.<p>Just over 51% of California remains in "moderate" to "extreme" drought, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported. By comparison, more than 95% of the state was listed as …

Water

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Lights Out: Asteroid Triggered Freezing Darkness That Killed Dinos

When a giant asteroid careened into Earth about 66 million years ago, the enormous collision led to the formation of an airborne "curtain" of sulfate …

Trump's EPA pick: Human impact on climate change needs more debate

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, broke with the President-elect Wednesday and said he doesn't believe climate change is a "hoax."<p>But in testimony before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Pruitt didn't indicate he …

Trump Names Former Climate Scientist Erik Noble to NASA Advisory Role

President Trump hasn't appointed anyone to lead NASA or even articulated his space policy, but he isn't ignoring it. This morning, Robert Lightfoot, …

Donald Trump sees the future in coal. China sees the future in renewables. Who’s making the safer bet?

In Donald Trump's vision of America, some parts of the country's future look a lot like its past. Exhibit A: his promise to revive the flagging coal industry.<p>Meanwhile the world's other economic giant, China, which now uses more coal than any other country on Earth, is moving sharply in the …

Fossil Fuels

Trump’s EPA Nominee Rejects Scientific Consensus on Climate Change

Senators grilled EPA administrator nominee Scott Pruitt on climate and regulation during his confirmation hearing Wednesday.<p>"Restoring" trust in …

What the World Would Look Like if All the Ice Melted

If we keep burning fossil fuels indefinitely, global warming will eventually melt all the ice at the poles and on mountaintops, raising sea level by 216 feet. Explore what the world’s new coastlines would look like.<p>The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on …

U.S. investors see more automation, not jobs, under Trump administration

(Repeats story that ran earlier with no change to headline or text)<p>By David Randall<p>NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - When U.S. President-elect Donald …

America's largest student loan company sued for misallocating student loan payments

If you're aiming to zero out your student loans ahead of schedule, pay attention to how your loan servicer handles those extra payments.<p>The Consumer …

Beijing to spend $2.7 billion on cleaning capital's air

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing will spend $2.7 billion to fight air pollution in the capital this year, state media reported Thursday.<p>Part of the money will …

NASA planning mission to an asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion

NASA is sending a spacecraft to a giant metal asteroid that may hold the secret to how our solar system was formed.<p>The fact-finding mission led by Arizona State University researchers is focused on the ancient, giant metal asteroid 16 Psyche. NASA wants to know whether the asteroid, thought to be …

Space

If you were an elephant …

… the world would be a brighter, smellier, noisier place – and you would be a better, wiser, kinder person. The author of Being a Beast explains all<p>If you were an elephant living wild in a western city, you’d be confused and disgusted.<p>You’d have one two-fingered hand swinging from your face – a …

Black Hole and Galaxy Crash Supercharge Blazing-Fast Particles

Astronomers have discovered an immense surge of energy coming from a cosmic particle accelerator located about 2 billion light years from Earth. It's …

Dr. King's powerful words help remind us of the true goal of education. Hundreds of our School team employees in Columbus, OH walk past this wall every day. "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character -- that is the true goal of education." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. #mlkday #quote #mlkdayofservice #edchat #history #civilrights #leadership #officespace

China’s energy strategy: power and independence

What are the implications of China’s announcement last week that it will be spending $360m over the next four years to build up its renewable energy …

China

An Ice Shelf Is Cracking In Antarctica, But Not For The Reason You Think

A group of scientists is gathering this week in the U.K. to discuss a slab of ice that's cracking in Antarctica. The crack could soon split off a frozen chunk the size of Delaware.<p>One glacier scientist, Heidi Sevestre, spent six weeks last year living on that giant slab of ice off the Antarctic …

Cosmic rays hunted down: Physicists closing in on origin of mysterious particles

Nearly 100 years after the discovery of cosmic rays, a new type of gamma ray telescope is finally allowing physicists to make images of sites of …

The Structure of the Sun | Alien Worlds: Shedding light on our unearthly universe

The Sun is about 74% hydrogen by mass, 92% by volume, and yet it accounts for about 98% of the solar system's mass. The average distance of the Sun …

X-ray and Gamma-ray Astronomy Observing Platforms

As discussed on the introduction to the Electromagnetic Spectrum page, Earth's atmosphere absorbs most X-rays and gamma-rays. The more energetic …

Levels of e-waste soar in Asia as gadgets become affordable, UN says

Amount of electronic waste up 63% in five years, with China’s more than doubling, United Nations University report finds<p>Levels of electronic waste are rising sharply across Asia, as higher incomes mean hundreds of millions of people can afford smartphones and other gadgets, according to a UN …

Magnetic arcs of solar material spewing from our favorite sphere of hot plasma, the sun. Magnetic arcs of solar material held their shapes fairly well as they spiraled above two solar active regions over 18 hours on Jan. 11-12, 2017. The charged solar material, called plasma, traces out the magnetic field lines above the active regions when viewed in wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, captured here by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Extreme ultraviolet light is typically invisible to our eyes, but is colorized here in gold for easy viewing. Credit: NASA/SDO #NASAGoddard #sun

World could enjoy utopian future with sustainable development, year-long study finds

It is an unremittingly bleak vision of the future: over the next decade the world’s economy stagnates, fossil fuels ramp up global warming and the …

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China opens unique free electron laser facility

China is joining the elite club of countries that have equipped researchers with the potent sources of high-energy photons called free electron …

Chemistry

Koalas are at the centre of a perfect storm. The species is slipping away | Kevin Evans

Australia is one of the worst performing countries in terms of protecting its ecoregions. Koalas are a litmus test for conservation of a habitat in crisis<p>In 2016 koalas were sighted for the first time in decades at Mount Kembla, Wollongong and in Kosciuszko national park in New South Wales. …