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Thousands trapped in deadly Indian Kashmir floods

SRINAGAR, India (AFP) - Soldiers were battling Sunday to rescue thousands trapped by Indian Kashmir's worst flooding for half a century which has …

Pupils begin 'tough' new national curriculum

<b>Millions of children in England will begin a "tough" new national curriculum when they return to school this week.</b><p>Five-year-olds will learn fractions and computer coding, while those in early secondary school will have to study at least two Shakespeare plays.<p>The curriculum is being implemented for …

Geologists find fault system that could be first signs of future supercontinent

A new active fault system has been discovered off the coast of Portugal, which scientists believe could be the first signs of an eventual convergence …

Trace the paths of nearly 12,000 hurricanes on a beautiful map of the globe

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center is tasked with tracking all of the various storms and weather activity that happens on Earth. Using this wealth of data, the agency has released a stunningly beautiful map of 11,967 tropical cyclones from 1842 to …

What Would Happen If You Drank Water From The Gowanus Canal?

The story of how one of the most polluted waterways in America came to be located in one of the country's most expensive neighborhoods. Also: dysentery, cancer, and arsenic poisoning.<p>"So, right off the bat, you'd have a massive problem with dysentery," Ludgen Balan, founder of the Urban Divers …

Pictures: Sakurajima Volcano Shoots Lava Skyward

Ongoing eruptions could escalate, threatening the Japanese city of Kagoshima.<p><b>Lava spewed several hundred feet high during an exceptionally active phase of the Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan last month.</b><p>Bolts of lightning crackled at the same time, ignited by electrostatic charges in the …

Carbon dating

<b>The growth of CO2 emissions slowed in 2012</b><p>GLOBAL emissions of carbon dioxide continued to rise in 2012, by 1.1%, but the rate of growth slowed …

Typhoon Haiyan leaves relief groups scrambling amid humanitarian crisis

Devastating storm forces the Philippines to rebuild from the ground up<p><i>Villages in the Philippines' Leyte province have been decimated by Typhoon Haiyan (IEU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection / Flickr).</i><p>Typhoon Haiyan has wreaked havoc across the Philippines, leaving a trail of brutal devastation …

China to ease one-child policy as part of sweeping reforms

Beijing to abolish controversial labor camp system and will scale back death penalty, state news agency reports<p>The Chinese government today announced that it will ease its longstanding one-child per household population policy, as part of a sweeping set of domestic reforms. According to the Xinhua …

Weather wars: who should be allowed to engineer our climate?

“The big thing nuclear weapons did wasn't all the details,” says Harvard climate scientist David Keith. “The really big thing is, they changed what it means to be a nation-state.” It’s on his mind because as the next century unfolds, Keith expects it to happen again.<p>Scientists usually shy away from …

Billion-dollar climate denial network exposed

An extensive study into the financial networks that support groups denying the science behind climate change and opposing political action has found …

Why won't the UN talk about climate engineering?

As the IPCC struggles with climate change, geoengineering is still off the table<p>Over the weekend, climate scientists from around the world convened to tackle one of Earth's most pressing problems: what can humanity do to fight climate change? It’s been a massive process, with the UN’s International …