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Month's worth of rain to fall in a day as Met Office warns of flash floods

A month's worth of rain is set to fall in a day on parts of south and east England, causing flash flooding, the Met Office warned.<p>The weather service has issued a yellow warning for rain in the south east, and said that some areas could experience several weeks' worth in a matter of hours.<p>A …

Officers looking into possible terrorist links of man shot and arrested after motorway chase following attack in Paris suburb<p>French police have searched the home of a man suspected of driving a car into a group of soldiers in a Paris suburb, injuring six, to establish whether he has links to …

Extremism

In call with Trump, China's Xi urges restraint over North Korea | Reuters

BEDMINSTER, N.J./BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s President Xi Jinping said there needs to be a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue, and in a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump he urged all sides to avoid words or action that raise tensions.<p>Xi’s comments came hours after …

Hot mess: Interactive map reveals what your city will be like in 2100 thanks to global warming

These interactive maps reveal what climate change could do to your hometown<p>While the year 2100 might feel like light years away, it will be a reality …

Climate Change

North Korea accuses U.S. of preparing for nuclear war

July 31 (UPI) -- North Korea accused the United States of preparing for nuclear war after two B1-B Lancers flew over South Korea on …

Trump: I consulted the military about the transgender ban. Military: no, you didn’t.

President Donald Trump said his decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military, announced via Twitter on Wednesday morning, came “after consultation with my generals and military experts.” It’s becoming clearer and clearer that he was lying.<p>Secretary of Defense James Mattis was on …

Donald Trump

They are one of the harshest environments on the planet and also one of the most important in terms of carbon storage. New research hopes to reveal the role these threatened bogs could play in the climate change story<p>Randy Kolka hands me a fist-sized clump of brownish-black material pulled up by an …

Climate Change

Science journalist retires at 98 and warns of generation of Americans who suffer from a thinking 'disability’

A 98-year-old US science journalist, who has finally decided to retire, has said a generation of Americans are suffering from a “major disability in …

Climate Change

There may be something weird going on with Western men's sperm

The little swimmers that weren't.<p>In Gilaed, the fictional nation at the heart of Margaret Atwood’s "The Handmaid's Tale," children are scarce. A loss of fertility brought about by some nebulous mix of environmental pollutants is to blame. In Gilaed, women are the focus of the infertility. But it's …

Cheapest Family Holiday Destinations In Europe This Summer

Here's where to head for the best value for money...<p>The school summer holidays are officially here, and if you've yet to book a break away in the sun …

10 best counties to visit in England

When it comes to hospitality, this area in the winner<p>So many of England's counties are beautiful and unique in their own right, attracting tourists …

Your next car will plug-in. The one after that may not exist...

<b>A growing number of experts believe that private car ownership will eventually fade away.</b><p>When I wrote about my positive experiences with the Pacifica …

Could a solution to reducing aviation emissions be found in the Arabian Desert?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The aviation industry is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2011, aviation contributed around 3% of Australia's emissions. Despite improvements in efficiency, global aviation emissions are expected to grow 70% by 2020 from 2005. While the industry is seeking new renewable fuel …

100% solar-powered winery keeps naturally cool with cork-insulated roofs

An off-grid Spanish winery is harnessing the full power of the sun to ripen grapes and turn the fruit into wine. Local studio Munarq Arquitectes …

Heat wave breaks 131-year-old Los Angeles record

A blistering heat wave has broken a 131-year-old record in Los Angeles.<p>The National Weather Service reports that the temperature hit 98 degrees …

New Map Shows Where Extreme Floods Will Be Normal by 2050

These parts of the world aren't ready for what's coming.<p>Thanks to climate change, the frequency of major flooding events is increasing at an alarming …

Climate Change

If We Stopped Emitting Greenhouse Gases Right Now, Would We Stop Climate Change?

Climate Change<p>Earth’s climate is changing rapidly. We know this from billions of observations, documented in thousands of journal papers and texts …

US warns Kim Jong-un it is prepared to use its 'considerable military forces' against North Korea

The United States warned on Wednesday that it was prepared to use its "considerable military forces" on North Korea "if we must".<p>The warning came at an emergency meeting of the the UN Security Council following Tuesday's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test by the rogue state.<p>Nikki Haley, …

Google Earth adds live video feeds for watching natural wonders in real-time

Google Earth got a major revamp earlier this year with features like browser support, 3D maps and informative Knowledge Cards. It’s now added live content to that list.<p>The Voyager storytelling section, which lets you take interactive guided tours of interesting places, now supports live video …

Solar blinds for £200 ‘could turn your windows into generators and cut energy bills by three quarters’

It’s one of those ideas which suddenly makes sense as soon as you think about it – window blinds which are also solar panels.<p>An inventor claims that …

Solar Panels

Mosques must appoint British-born imams with good English, report concludes

Mosques must appoint British-born imams who speak fluent English because Islamic communities need “better leadership”, a major report has concluded.<p>An inquiry, chaired by the former Attorney General Dominic Grieve MP, found that Muslims need “fit for purpose” leaders who can understand “modern …

United Kingdom

Bill Gates: Artificial Photosynthesis Can Produce Clean Fuel for the Cars of Tomorrow

Artificial Photosynthesis<p>Photosynthesis is an essential natural process that keeps not just plants, but just about everything else on Earth alive — …

A ‘male fertility testing’ system encourages men to share responsibilty for conception by monitoring their reproductive health<p>In the febrile world of health startups, entrepreneurs are racing to quantify every possible bodily and environmental function. And so if we can monitor air quality, sleep …

Digital Health

'Sexual cannibalism' in praying mantis has evolutionary fertility benefits

Being eaten by females means male praying mantis are more able to invest in offspring.<p>Female praying mantis eat their male partner after sexual …

Fish becoming transgender from contraceptive pill chemicals being flushed down household drains

A fifth of male fish are now transgender because of chemicals from the contraceptive pill being flushed down household drains, a study by has suggested.<p>Male river fish are displaying feminised traits and even producing eggs, the study found. Some have reduced sperm quality and display less …

Contraception

Tower of Human Skulls in Mexico Casts New Light on Aztec Sacrifices

MEXICO CITY — A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec Empire after crania of women and children surfaced among the hundreds embedded in the forbidding structure.<p>Archaeologists have found more than 650 …

Trump says he's sending feds to Chicago to help with crime problem

President Donald Trump said Friday morning that he’s sending in federal assistance to Chicago to help curb its crime problem.<p>“Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year!” Trump tweeted.<p>In a statement …

Trump to get China, Japan leaders on the phone

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump will make back-to-back phone calls to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, the White House announced Saturday night.<p>Trump and Abe will speak at 8 p.m. ET. Trump's call with Xi will come 45 minutes later, according to a …

North Korea

A Group of Scientists Says We Have Three Years to Save The Planet From Irreversible Destruction

It's crunch time.<p>A planet devastated by climate change may seem like a distant future. But Earth is already experiencing effects today.<p>Globally, the …

This disturbing map reveals how climate change is already affecting your health, based on the state you live in

Climate change is already beginning to wreak havoc upon the planet. In the short term, we're facing more winter storms, miserably hot summers, and a longer allergy season. In the long term, entire coastlines will likely disappear, threatening communities and wildlife.<p>On a more local level, experts …