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David Suzuki: Plastic Pollution Is Choking the Planet

People who deny that humans are wreaking havoc on the planet's life-support systems astound me. When confronted with the obvious damage we're doing …

Antarctic Warming Threatens World’s Second Largest Ice Shelf

By Tim Radford<p>German scientists have worked out the process that could destroy an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Iraq.<p>They predict that, in a few …

These Before And After Images Show The Startling Effects Of Climate Change

A NASA photo gallery shows Earth "in a state of flux."<p>WASHINGTON — As the Trump administration and numerous U.S. lawmakers, primarily conservatives, downplay the threat of climate change and take aim at policies to combat it, researchers are documenting undeniable transformations around the globe.<p>A …

Climate Change May Force Millions Of Americans To Move Inland

New research suggests that every U.S. state could be affected by rising sea levels.<p>In low-lying island nations like Tuvalu and the Maldives, the term “climate migrant” is all too familiar. Rising sea levels have already forced some Pacific Ocean communities to flee from their homes and there are …

Tesla partners with agribusiness Limoneira to add batteries to their solar projects

Tesla is currently ramping up its energy storage business and it landed an important partner today – Limoneira, one of the leading producers of lemons, avocados, oranges, specialty citrus and other crops.<p>The two companies will test Tesla’s battery systems at their solar installations.<p>Mark …

Switzerland votes to phase out nuclear energy and switch to renewables

Swiss voters have backed government plans to replace the power from ageing nuclear reactors with renewable energy.<p>A total of 58.2 per cent of voters …

Nuclear Energy

These solar window blinds can cut your energy bills by 70 percent

SolarGaps are sun tracking solar panels blinds for your windows. A single window covered by the photovoltaic solar panels can power up to 30 LED …

Solar Panels

These game-changing solar panels are cheap and can be printed

Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn't inspired people to buy, buy, buy.<p>But what …

Scientists Found a Low-Cost Way to Produce the World's Cleanest Energy Source

Splitting H2O<p>Physicists at the University of Houston have discovered a low-cost, efficient, and easily available catalyst that can split water into …

Clean Energy

Kushner emerged as conduit for Canada on NAFTA talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the day the White House threatened to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Donald Trump's son-in-law …

Ontario agriculture minister to tout free trade in U.S.

As Canada prepares for trade talks with the United States and Mexico, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture and Food has launched a tour of several U.S. states touting the benefits of free trade.<p>The push follows a meeting Premier Kathleen Wynne held last week with representatives of the province's food …

Harder for skilled Singaporeans to live, work overseas

Rising xenophobia may well put the kibosh on Singaporeans aspiring to live and work in the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand, as the …

The U.S. Is Building a Nuclear Bomb That's More Accurate Than Ever

The U.S. has built a better, smarter nuclear bomb capable of replacing all four of its predecessors and, as of last month, it's ready to fly.<p>The U.S. …

UN voices fears of ‘catastrophic nuclear accident’ as global tensions increase

Increasing global tension and the rise of cyber warfare could lead to nuclear disaster, the United Nations has warned.<p>A comprehensive report by The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) paints a pessimistic picture of the threat the world faces.<p>“The lack of nuclear weapons use …

North Korea

As Trump faces down North Korea, it’s alarming to think that most of the world’s nuclear warheads are now in the hands of men who are prepared to use them<p>Last week, Donald Trump deployed his superweapon Moab, the “mother of all bombs” – 10 tonnes of high explosive detonated in mid-air in such a way …

North Korea

The state of global nuclear weapons today, and why North Korean tests would be suicidal

This leaves citizens in the United States and worldwide more unsure than ever of what to expect from the coming months and years.<p>Nuclear bombs have a strange quality: They are a type of weapon that countries spend enormous sums of money to develop but don't actually intend to use. While chemical …

U.S. Missile Strike Destroyed a Fifth of Syria's Warplane Fleet, Pentagon Says

The U.S. missile strike on Syria’s Sharyat airfield Thursday took out 20% of President Bashar Assad’s operational warplane fleet, according to a …

Here's Why The World Treats Chemical Weapons Differently Than The Regular Kind

It's not just a suggestion — it's the law.

Chinese wary about U.S. missile system because capabilities unknown - experts | Reuters

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is steadfastly opposed to the deployment of advanced U.S. anti-missile radars in South Korea because it does not know whether the defences, intended for North Korean missiles, are capable of tracking and countering Beijing’s own nuclear programme, experts …

St. Petersburg bombing carried out by 'suicide' attacker

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Monday's deadly St. Petersburg metro attack was carried out by a suicide bomber originally from the central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan, authorities said.<p>The Russian Investigative Committee said the bomber was Akbarjon Djalilov, 22, identified earlier by Kyrgyz authorities as a …

Electronics Travel Ban: Reported Terrorist Plot Used Fake iPad As An Explosive

The decision by the United States and United Kingdom to ban laptops and tablets from some flights was made in response to a plot to plant explosive …

Terrorism In Africa: Al-Shabab Under Attack In Somalia Amid Killing Claims

The al-Shabab militant group had dozens of its fighters killed in a firefight with Kenyan soldiers during a raid in Somalia this weekend, Kenya's …

Superbugs will kill 10 million people a year by 2050

"[Mr Osborne] is going to lead focus on this among the G7 and G20 finance ministers," he said. "We need that… We need to take it out of the health …

Aspirin targets key protein in Alzheimer’s disease

A recent study finds that a component of aspirin binds to an enzyme called GAPDH, which is believed to play a major role in neurodegenerative …

Superbugs: WHO says new drugs urgently needed to fight 12 bacteria families

New antibiotics need to be developed urgently to combat 12 families of bacteria, the World Health Organisation says, describing these "priority …

We Can Officially Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels

A Synthetic Leaf<p>The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a man-made influence on the environment. …

US Military Power: Can Washington Defeat ISIS Before Russia, Turkey?

Syrian rebels have surrendered their last major pocket of influence in Syria's largest governorate of Homs to the Syrian government, the latest blow …

How Iranian Women Are Protesting Against Their Country's Strict Dress Code

In Iran, just uploading a photo of yourself without a hijab, or a video of your singing, can be an act of protest.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>Iran is home to perhaps the most strictly enforced dress code in the world. In the capital, Tehran, thousands of Gashte Ershad, or morality …

Trump Tells Planned Parenthood Its Funding Can Stay if Abortion Goes

The White House, concerned about the possible political repercussions of the Republican effort to defund Planned Parenthood, has proposed preserving federal payments to the group if it discontinues providing abortions.<p>The proposal, which was never made formally, has been rejected as an …