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New Evidence Could Finally Explain The Amazon's Mysterious 'Stonehenge'

An ancient mystery solved?<p>More than 450 huge earthworks have been discovered in western Brazil, revealing the last vestiges of land use by ancient …

Forests

Scientists warn world will miss key climate target

Grim backdrop to vital global emissions talks as new analysis shows 1.5C limit on warming is close to being broken<p>Leading climate scientists have warned that the Earth is perilously close to breaking through a 1.5C upper limit for global warming, only eight months after the target was set.<p>The …

Climate Change

Transportation is now the biggest source of CO2 in the USA

America passed an important milestone recently: the transportation sector now pumps out more Carbon dioxide than the electric power generation …

Trump ‘Completely Rethinks’ U.S. Energy Policy By Doubling Down On Fossil Fuels

On Monday in Detroit, Donald Trump sought to reset his campaign again with a speech about the economy to begin “a great conversation about economic …

North and South Korean gymnasts pose for Olympic selfie

<b>North and South Korea gymnasts at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have shown the world a brief moment of unity, in the form of a selfie.</b><p>Lee Eun-ju of South Korea and Hong Un-jong of the North took a quick smiling snapshot during the training period before the start of the Games.<p>The pictures of the two …

South Korea

Greens could leapfrog NDP: pollster

EKOS pollster Frank Graves believes the Green Party could actually win more seats than the NDP in the near future.<p>Speaking to a room full of Green …

Apple says all US employees now receive equal pay for equal work

New diversity figures show slight progress<p>Today, Apple released updated diversity figures indicating it has made slight but steady progress in hiring more women and underrepresented minorities — and ensuring those employees are paid the same as their white male counterparts. The new numbers, …

Employment

Federal election call one year ago launched dramatic political change

“That’s what a large and growing number of Canadians want from their leaders. They want someone who appears to be open and accessible,” he said.<p>The …

Sections of Great Barrier Reef suffering from 'complete ecosystem collapse'

Coral Watch investigator reports ‘shocking’ lack of fish and says the surviving corals are continuing to bleach, even during winter<p>“Complete ecosystem collapse” is being seen on parts of the Great Barrier Reef, as fish numbers tumble and surviving corals continue to bleach into winter, according to …

Great Barrier Reef

Finally, Climate Change Gets Stage Time At The Democratic Convention

Just one night into the Democratic National Convention, things are looking a whole lot brighter for the environment under a potential Hillary Clinton presidency than anything we heard in Cleveland last week.<p>Climate change, fossil fuels and clean energy were all mentioned on Monday by leading …

Clean Technology

Bernie Sanders moved Democrats to the left. The platform is proof.

Hillary Clinton may have won the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, but Bernie Sanders has still left an outsize mark on its future.<p>Back in July, Sanders won a string of concessions on the Democratic Party platform, pulling the party to the left on the minimum wage, environmental …

Middle-class

Two Middle East locations hit 129 degrees, hottest ever in Eastern Hemisphere, maybe the world

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>The temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait, surged Thursday to a blistering 129.2 degrees (54 Celsius). And on Friday in Basra, Iraq, the mercury soared to 129.0 degrees (53.9 Celsius). If confirmed, these incredible measurements would represent the two hottest temperatures …

Climate Change
Global Warming

Melania Trump Lifted Part Of RNC Speech Nearly Word-For-Word From Michelle Obama

The first night of the RNC featured a heavy dose of Benghazi, many utterances of “radical Islamic terrorism,” and huge cheers about another cop being …

Philippines won't honour UN climate deal, says president

Duterte says Paris climate pact seeks to dictate to developing countries and limit economic growth, reports Climate Home<p>The Philippines will not honour commitments it made under the Paris climate change deal, president Rodrigo Duterte has said in a speech.<p>“You are trying to stifle us,” Duterte said …

Climate

UN criticises UK and Germany for betraying Paris climate deal

Ban Ki-moon’s climate change envoy has accused the UK and Germany of backtracking on the spirit of the Paris climate deal by financing the fossil fuel industry through subsidies.<p>Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and UN special envoy on climate change and El Niño, said she had to speak …

Canada to Introduce National Carbon Price in 2016, Minister Says

Canada will have a national price on carbon emissions by the end of this year, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says.<p>The federal government …

Canada

Hillary Has No One to Blame but Herself

Despite all the advantages she enjoys, the Democratic candidate could lose the election in November.<p>If Donald Trump becomes president, the world will have Hillary Clinton to blame.<p>On the day her campaign released an ad that makes a brutal and effective case against a Trump presidency—“Our children …

Government

Climate change department closed by Theresa May in 'plain stupid' and 'deeply worrying' move

The decision to abolish the Department for Energy and Climate Change has been variously condemned as “plain stupid”, “deeply worrying” and “terrible” …

Clean Technology

Another major country lifted its gay blood-donor ban. It's about time.

I remember sitting alone awkwardly in a row of empty chairs at a campus blood drive when my friend looked over, smiled weakly, and mouthed, "I'm …

LGBTQI

The UK’s new top diplomat accused Obama of hating the UK due to his “Kenyan” heritage

Britain’s new prime minister, the Conservative Party’s Theresa May, reshuffled the UK Cabinet after her appointment on Wednesday afternoon. Her choice for one of the top spots, foreign secretary, has raised more than a few eyebrows: Boris Johnson, the controversial former mayor of London and chief …

Winston Churchill

Tesla Motors signs first Canadian university research agreement with Dalhousie University

(HALIFAX, N.S.) – June 17, 2015 – Dalhousie University and Tesla have signed an agreement that lays out the terms of a new five-year research …

We just broke the record for hottest year, 9 straight times

Earth’s record hottest 12 consecutive months were set in each month ending in September 2015 through May 2016<p>2014 and 2015 each set the record for hottest calendar year since we began measuring surface temperatures over 150 years ago, and 2016 is almost certain to break the record once again. It …

Global Warming
Middle-class

The Clinton Contamination

WASHINGTON — IT says a lot about our relationship with Hillary Clinton that she seems well on her way to becoming Madam President because she’s not getting indicted.<p>If she were still at the State Department, she could be getting fired for being, as the F.B.I. director told Congress, “extremely …

Government

Black Lives Don’t Matter To The NRA

Two men were brutally killed by police this week for carrying guns. One told the officer he had a legal license to carry, and the other allegedly had …

A Revolutionary Step Forward for Higher Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders today welcomed a proposal by Secretary Hillary Clinton which combines the best features of plans that she …

Higher Education

Hillary Clinton borrowed Bernie Sanders’s big idea on college costs

After clinching the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton made her college affordability plan a whole lot bolder. She's now calling for college tuition at public universities to be free for families making less than $125,000 per year — a dramatic departure from President Obama’s higher education …

College & University

Washington Has Been Obsessed With Punishing Secrecy Violations — Until Hillary Clinton

Secrecy is a virtual religion in Washington. Those who violate its dogma have been punished in the harshest and most excessive manner — at least when …