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Ancient people conquered the Arctic at least 45,000 years ago | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The frozen carcass of a woolly mammoth found in Siberia with unmistakable signs of spear wounds is providing evidence that people inhabited Arctic regions thousands of years earlier than previously known.<p>Researcher Sergey Gorbunov is shown working on the excavation of a …

Anthropology

Associated Press News

Pope Francis Will Meet A Guy Locked Up For Selling Pot

"It's like going to jail for getting caught with some liquor."<p>PHILADELPHIA -- When Pope Francis visits the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia on Sunday morning, he'll meet a man who has spent a year and a half behind bars for attempting to sell a plant at the center of a booming …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

President Obama's Mortal Sin

<b>President Obama's approval of Shell's Arctic oil drilling has tarnished his environmental legacy.</b><p><i>President Obama seeing the effects of climate change on Bear Glacier, aboard Viewfinder.</i><p>Image Credit: Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.<p><b>INTRODUCTION</b><p>President Obama is the first incumbent US …

President Obama Is Visiting Alaska to Talk Climate—Here’s Why That’s So Ironic

<i>Editor’s note August 31, 2015: President Obama has arrived in Alaska and it’s time to make sure he hears our voices. Use our new tool to write your</i> …

Articles about cost panels plummets energy utilities rethink solar on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tech breakthroughs are bringing solar power to the people, and upsetting electric utilities' business models.<p>Hal Harvey, the head of clean energy think tank, Energy Innovation, shares his vision for the future of solar power.<p>When fashion meets technology, the results can be electrifying.<p>How do you …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Shell’s Drilling Plans Expose Just How Unprepared The U.S. Is For A Melting Arctic

As Shell moves forward with its plans to drill in remote Arctic waters, the U.S. Coast Guard is being forced to divert resources — including a …

Oil & Gas Industry

Farmer Won't Sell Easement So Enbridge Oil Is Suing

James and Krista Botsford courtesy of the Botsfords<p>The disruptive phone calls came at dinnertime, and were not the usual telemarketing solicitations. The caller identified as a representative from a multinational oil company that wanted to run a 24-inch pipeline through farmland owned by James and …

Australia was ready to act on climate 25 years ago, so what happened next?

New book investigates how corporate interests and ideologues worked to make Australia doubt what it knew about climate change and its risks<p>There’s something about climate change that almost everyone in Australia has either forgotten or never knew in the first place.<p>In 1990 Bob Hawke announced his …

Climate

This Company Wants To Recycle Carbon Dioxide From The Atmosphere

We recycle cans, we recycle clothes, yes, we even recycle bras and old prosthetic limbs.<p>But what if you could recycle some of your fossil fuels, the carbon dioxide (CO2) that’s emitted from using coal, oil and natural gas?<p>Carbon Engineering in Canada is powering up a plant which promises to do just …

Carbon Dioxide

Bernie Sanders' Appeal Has Doubled Among Americans Since March

Although, to be fair, his "unfavorable" ratings have MORE than doubled.<p>Americans' views of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have grown more favorable as they continue to learn more about him, according to a new Gallup poll.<p>Sanders' "favorable" rating has doubled since March, jumping from 12 percent to …

Middle-class

Skywatching Forecast: Great Resources for Checking Night Sky Conditions

Have you ever made preparations for a night of skywatching, when, at the last moment, the sky — which was clear all day — suddenly clouds over, …

Weather

Michael Brune: A Bad Call on Shell

The Obama administration inched a little closer to disaster yesterday when it issued almost-but-not-quite final approval to Royal Dutch Shell to …

Seafloor

Vivienne Westwood launches campaign to 'Save the Arctic'

Dame Vivienne Westwood has recruited a host of famous faces including Kate Moss and George Clooney for a new environmental campaign exhibition on now …

Judi Dench

The Iñupiat's voice in videogames continues with Never Alone's upcoming DLC

<i>Never Alone</i> is among the few games rooted in the inter-generational values and folklore of Native Alaskans—specifically, the Iñupiat. It was …

Gaming