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Big kahuna of climate indicators: This January was the third warmest on record globally

The disappearance of Arctic sea ice is one indicator of how climate change is altering natural systems<p>While a powerful El Niño has faded, the globe’s heat continues to be an enduring phenomenon due largely to carbon pollution. This January was the third-warmest January on record, according to data …

Global Warming

The Great Backyard Bird Count is losing feathers due to climate change.

The National Audubon Society’s annual count, which runs Feb. 17–20 this year, encourages people to identify and report the birds they see in their …

Superbugs, Climate Chaos Have Bill Gates and the UN Worried - Bloomberg

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates joined the United Nations to warn world leaders about a new series of threats shaping up as megatrends, led by global …

Climate Change

2 Deaths Daily And Over A Million Each Year. Air Pollution Is Choking India

The air Indians breathe is turning more toxic by the day and an average of two deaths take place daily due to air pollution, says a new …

Here's how this artist is fighting against Trump's war on the environment

By Clara Chaisson<p>Like so many citizens of the world, Monica Rowand spent the weeks following the presidential election feeling panicked about how the …

Climate Change

Why concerns over carbon pricing are misplaced

Most Canadians believe action should be taken on climate change, and of all the options available, carbon pricing comes with the lowest economic costs<p>…

Climate Change

This map shows the countries with the most 'toxic' environments on Earth

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have been named the most "toxic" nations on Earth in a new report.<p>The Eco Experts gathered data on and then ranked 135 …

Polar ice reaching alarming low levels at both ends of the Earth

Sea and land ice at both poles crept toward alarming seasonal lows this week. Freak heat waves in the high Arctic have kept ice from forming at the …

Australia’s new normal … as city temperatures hit 47C people shelter from the deadly heat

In Sydney’s baking suburbs, fans have sold out – and fears about the effects of climate change are mounting<p>Nahid is resting on a bench outside a Target clothing store, her groceries beside her. A cheery, middle-aged woman with a soft Egyptian accent, she is eating a cone of bubblegum ice-cream as …

Climate

GOP Wants NASA To Stop Worrying About Earth And Focus On Space

There are talks of "rebalancing" the agency's mission as it continues to tweet about climate change.<p>NASA continues to steadfastly tweet urgent climate change information despite GOP efforts to force the agency to stick to space and forget the Earth.<p>The Trump administration aims to largely restrict …

Climate Change

Manhattan-Sized Iceberg Breaks off Antarctica

Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier lost another large chunk of ice at the end of January. The section of ice that broke off the glacier on the western …

Climate Change

Take a Quick Tour of the Mind Boggling Universe of Mathematics

Math is often considered synonymous with pain, boredom and frustration. It’s not uncommon to hear someone say, “ugh, it’s like doing math.” But math …

Study reveals which moves can take you from disco disaster to dancing queen

Hip-swings, leg moves, arm waggles and staying on the beat are the best moves for women who want to be admired on the dance floor, say psychologists<p>Disco divas looking to tear up the dance floor should ditch the soft sway and plump for the hip-swing, leg moves and an arm waggle or two – according …

Dancing

Government accused of trying to kill off UK solar industry before it can become the cheapest form of electricity

The Government has been accused of trying to kill off Britain’s solar energy industry just as it is about to become one of the cheapest suppliers of …

Big utilities try to tilt solar energy market in their favor

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana's large utility companies want state lawmakers to pass a law that critics say would muscle out smaller competitors from the emerging solar energy market.<p>Solar power provides only about 1 percent of the country's energy, but employment in the industry is growing rapidly.<p>On …

Renewable Energy

Last Cuban doctor defectors arrive in US after policy change

MIAMI (AP) — Yoandri Pavot applied just in time for a visa under a recently scrapped U.S. policy that had long welcomed doctors from Cuba who defected while on assignment in third countries.<p>Pavot and other Cuban doctors arriving this week in Miami under the now canceled policy called the Cuban …

Singapore Unveils Growth Plan as Globalization Mood Darkens - Bloomberg

Singapore unveiled a set of strategies that reinforce its long-standing commitment to economic openness, as the trade-dependent nation seeks to drive …

Globalization

The three questions that every patient should ask their doctor

A new study shows that doctors are actually quite bad at estimating the benefit and harm associated with treatments they prescribe. It’s a wake-up call for doctors, but patients can also play a role in getting better treatment<p>An unimpressed nurse summons the oncology fellow to the chemotherapy …

Health Care

Almost 90% of new power in Europe from renewable sources in 2016

Wind energy overtakes coal as the EU’s second largest form of power capacity but concerns remain over politicians’ enthusiasm for renewables<p>Renewable energy sources made up nearly nine-tenths of new power added to Europe’s electricity grids last year, in a sign of the continent’s rapid shift away …

Renewable Energy

Flora Shedden: simple twists on cranachan and shortbread for Burns Night

For years I believed Burns Night, which takes place on Wednesday, to be an awful lot of bother for one dark winter’s evening.<p>It meant last-minute dashes to supermarkets to pick up a round of haggis, which, as young children, we would push around our plate before making a beeline for the tatties. …

Robert Burns

Donald Trump Has Plans To Hit The Ground Running. Here's What He Wants To Do

President-elect Donald Trump plans to hit the ground running. He could sign his first executive orders within hours of taking the oath of office.<p>"I've asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on Day 1 to restore our laws and bring back our jobs," Trump said in a …

Health Care

Depression May Be As Bad For The Heart As Obesity

The condition is on par with high cholesterol and obesity as a risk factor for heart problems, new research finds.<p>Doctors have long known of an association between psychological and physical health, but mental illness wasn’t considered to be a major risk factor for ailments like heart disease, …

Depression

Human organs-on-chips: Harvard develops microchips lined with living cells to revolutionise medicine

Biological engineers at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have invented a microchip that can be lined with …

New guidelines for preventing peanut allergy in babies

<i>Follow me on Twitter</i> @drClaire<p>In 2015, a study showed that giving peanut products to babies could help prevent peanut allergy. This was exciting …

Study reveals for first time that cognitive-behavior therapy changes the brain's wiring

A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour …

Can Marijuana Treat MS Symptoms?

An estimated 400,000 Americans are currently living with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease where the body's immune cells attack a fatty …

How important is empathy? We may overvalue it

Does the ability to share the feelings of another person make us better human beings?<p>Fans of empathy describe it as working like a spotlight, focusing us on specific individuals, driving us to feel as they do, and making us care. This sounds good, but it has its perils. Spotlights illuminate what …

Psychology

Disappearing Puffins Bring an Icelandic Hunting Tradition Under Scrutiny

<i>This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at</i> …

Iceland

Have Scientists Found a Way To Actually Reduce the Effects of Aging?

There are some 200 different types of cells in the body, but they can all be traced back to stem cells. Before they differentiated into heart, liver, …

Genetics