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Dallas has the highest child poverty rate among big cities, and city hall isn't sure how to change it

Dallas has the worst childhood poverty rate of the country's 10 biggest cities, according to a report presented Wednesday to the City Council.<p>Parents …

Income Inequality

These 3.7-billion-year-old fossils could have 'staggering' implications for the history of life on Earth

The team was drawn there because the formation, called the Isua Greenstone Belt, is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth.<p>And what they recently found — a probable 3.7-billion-year-old fossilized mat of microbes — could have "staggering" implications for the history of life on Earth, says one …

Paleontology

It Will Take 90 Years for African Elephant Populations to Recover From Poaching

African forest elephants are facing severe population declines because of poaching, and scientists now estimate it will take almost a century for …

Extinction

Why elephants are seeking refuge in Botswana

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Wildlife
Public Health

Why Italy Is So Prone to Earthquakes

At least 247 people have been confirmed dead and many are missing following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake which struck central Italy in the early hours …

Geology

Burma earthquake: 6.8 magnitude quake strikes in centre of country

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has struck central Burma.<p>The US Geological Survey said the quake was centered about 25 kilometers …

Deadly Earthquake Strikes Italy, Reducing Towns To Rubble

At least 38 confirmed dead<p>A large earthquake struck central Italy just after 3:30 am local time, when most people in the region were asleep at home.<p>The magnitude 6.2 earthquake reduced buildings to rubble while people slept inside, devastating small towns scattered throughout the region. Strong …

Natural Disasters