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Alabama Students Will Finally Be Required To Learn About Climate Change And Evolution

"We still have to teach what the science is."<p>Students in Alabama will be required to learn about climate change and evolution for the first time next year, after officials announced an overhaul of the state's science education standards.<p>Until now, teachers in the state weren't required to teach …

Climate change denial is over, Alberta environment minister says

Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says a globally credible climate policy is important to the province's future, and now is the time to …

Canada

Solar industry is being slashed and burned by the Tories

The government’s claim to be leading a solar revolution is a bad joke when it is instead pursuing ideological warfare against ‘green crap’<p>The government wasted no time after the election in killing the country’s onshore wind power sector and is now taking its wrecking ball to the solar industry, …

Solar Panels

Opinion: Obama, Pope Francis, UN scientists can’t save Planet Earth

They’re losing the global warming battle. In spite of all their efforts, our power players — the United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. …

Climate

On Writing Too Much

Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York …

Could diesel made from air help tackle climate change?

<b>Making diesel out of thin air sounds like something from science fiction.</b><p>But small companies in Germany and Canada are doing precisely this - capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and finding ways to sell it.<p>German company Sunfire produced its first batches of so-called e-diesel in April. Federal Minister …

Carbon Dioxide

Solar device shatters records for splitting water

A new “artificial leaf” system that uses solar energy to split water can safely and efficiently create hydrogen fuel.<p>“This new system shatters all of …

10 Best National Parks to Visit in Fall

Travel<p>10 Best National Parks to Visit in Fall (PHOTOS)<p>By Stephanie Valera<p>September 23 2016 04:00 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>Summer may be the most popular …

National Parks

Setting aside half the Earth for ‘rewilding’: the rational argument for extreme conservation

A much-anticipated book in conservation and natural science circles is E.O. Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, which is due early next year. It builds on his proposal to set aside half the Earth for the preservation of biodiversity.<p>The famous biologist and naturalist would do this by …

Big Bank Says It’s Going To Cost A Lot To Do Nothing On Global Warming

A new report from Citibank found that acting on climate change by investing in low-carbon energy would save the world $1.8 trillion through 2040, as …

Climate

In Alaska, Obama Highlights Climate Change While His Decisions Draw Accusations Of 'Hypocrisy'

Environmental groups are outraged over his drilling policies.<p>WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama visits Alaska this week, he is facing criticism and outright outrage from environmental advocates who say his focus on climate change while in the region contradicts his administration's decision to …

New map shows where large mammals would exist without humans

How would the world look if humans had never spread out across the Earth? For a start, we’d have a lot more forest, much less pollution, and the …

Top 5 Green Energy Breakthroughs Today (Video)

Switching to green energy sources such as wind and solar is necessary to save the planet from increased concentrations of greenhouse gases like …

Green Energy

Let’s Hack the Ocean!

Changing Planet<p><i>“To know, to love, to protect”</i><p>Jacques-Yves Cousteau<p>By Pierre-Yves Cousteau<p><b>Seventy percent of our planet is one connected ocean.</b> <b>It produces half the oxygen we breathe and feeds over three billion people.</b><p>Today the ocean is at risk, losing biodiversity at an alarming rate due to …

Plastics in seabirds: A pervasive and growing problem that requires global action

Changing Planet<p>You have likely seen the pictures of albatross chicks choking on plastics. These images are tough to look at and the death these birds suffer from ingesting plastics is gruesome and painful. Albatross consume a whole range of plastics that float in the ocean, from cigarette lighters, …

California governor spars with oil industry over climate bill

The oil industry is selling a “highly destructive” product, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said this week as he pushes a bill to cut the state’s oil …

Obama's Big Plan To Make Solar Energy More Efficient And Affordable

Earlier this month, US President Obama launched an ambitious plan to move states away from coal plants and towards more renewable energy generation. …

The cheapest oil ever still won't slow down the clean energy revolution

The clean energy revolution is facing an old enemy again.<p>President Obama is in the midst of a week of climate change-focused appearances, starting at …

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10 Best National Parks to Visit in 2015

There's never a bad time to visit America's amazing national parks, but with 58 of them in total, not to mention more than 100 national monuments, the decision of which one to visit can feel overwhelming. To make it easier, we've handpicked 10 bucket-list national parks--with new facilities, …

National Parks

The Reason Behind That Major Sansa Twist On 'Game Of Thrones'

"Game of Thrones" is known for not completely following George R.R. Martin's books, but Sunday night's episode, "The High Sparrow," took some big liberties with one major character. <b>(Spoiler alert for the episode and books.)</b><p>Before we get into the show's major twist, let's recap what happens in the …

TV Series

Nancy Ellen Abrams On A God That Scientists And Philosophers Can Believe In

WASHINGTON (RNS) When she was a teen, Nancy Ellen Abrams told her rabbi that humanity created God.<p>She’s still at it.<p>And according to her new book — “A God that Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science and the Future of Our Planet” — this God emerges from us, not the other way around.<p>Abrams grew up to …

Defying the odds, Hubble telescope still going strong after 25 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA on Thursday marked the silver anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with fireworks, of a celestial kind, conveyed by the orbiting observatory itself.<p>To commemorate Hubble's launch on April 24, 1990, NASA selected a picture of a stellar nursery located about …

Telescopes

Earth Day: 5 Foods to Save the Planet

The Plate<p>Tomorrow (April 22) is Earth Day, and unless you have an earnest elementary-school child working on a science project or are in an eco-profession, it may go by unnoticed like so many Flag Days before it.<p>Our meal choices, from foods shipped from faraway places to our wasting 30 percent of …

Scott Feschuk's guide to complex federal budget lingo - Macleans.ca

Those budget terms are much more exciting than they sound. Here’s a translation.<p>Because of all the complex terminology, reading about this week’s …

Federal Budget

Stephen King's 8 Most Evil Antagonists

He's one of the most enduring figures in modern horror. With a career spanning forty years and a staggering literary output (many of which have been …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

An elephant bull attacking a hippopotamus, butterflies fighting and deforestation are among this week's pick of images from the natural world

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …