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Puppy frozen in time for 12,400 years is thawed by scientists in remarkable footage

Scientists have 'thawed' an extinct species of dog - which is thought to have been frozen in Siberian permafrost ice for 12,400 years.<p>The ancient …

The collapse of Big Oil: How the industry priced itself into oblivion

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Multinationals have long depended on an endless demand for their product. Now they’re scrambling for a new model<p>Michael T. Klare<p>March 14, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Many reasons have been provided for the dramatic plunge in the price of oil to about …

Oil

Scary world could give GOP a foreign policy opening

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republicans are sensing that a world seemingly spinning out of control could give them an opening to reclaim their traditional strength on national security issues heading into the 2016 presidential election.<p>Even before terrorists killed 12 people at a Paris magazine this week, …

Man freed from prison after 9 years when FOIA requests reveal FBI hid documents

Eric Taylor McDavid, before he went to jail. He looks very different now.<p>Eric McDavid, a convicted ‘eco-terrorist’ who spent 9 years in jail, has …

Earth's Future? Ancient Warming Gives Ominous Peek at Climate Change

New data from the Earth’s last big warmup, some 56 million years ago, may offer a sneak peek into what today's climate change may eventually look like.<p>Scientists have determined that the rate at which carbon emissions heated up the planet during the late Paleocene is much more similar to modern …

This Monitor Shows You Exactly How Much Power Each Of Your Gadgets Is Sucking From The Grid

“If you give real-time feedback. People start to understand that something’s consuming so much power, people start reducing energy use,” says Stefan …

UC Berkeley

Global warming: 24 things you need to know.

So you know the Earth is warming up—after all, it’s overwhelmingly obvious and the vast majority of climate scientists agree about it. But some …

We may be able to reverse signs of early Alzheimer's disease

<i>A music legend fights Alzheimer's disease on his unforgettable farewell tour. CNN Films Presents: "Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me</i>," Sunday, June 28 at 9 p.m. ET.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The woman at the department store bounded toward Julie Gee.<p>"Julie! Hi! How have you been?" she asked. Gee, 49, stared blankly at …

My Whole Foods nightmare: How a full-time job there left me in poverty

<b>(AP/Steven Senne)</b><p>Despite the corporate talk of “team” and “love,” here’s what working there was really like — and why I had to quit<p>Nick Rahaim<p>December 8, 2014 10:59pm (UTC)<p>After years of organizing in secret, building bonds over beer and supporting co-workers when issues have arisen with …

500 More Dead Sea Lions; Fukushima Radiation Continues To Spread Across Ocean

Another mysterious wave of dead sea animals has washed ashore in Peru, the possible consequence of ongoing radiation releases from the Fukushima …

German Supreme Court Blocks FBI's Most Wanted #2 Hacker Extradition to US

German Supreme Court Block extradition of World’s No.2 most wanted hacker to United States.<p>Germany’s highest court has blocked the extradition of …

Victory for Yukon Wilderness Is "Game-Changer"

Historic ruling protects much of pristine Peel River Watershed.<p>Environmentalists and indigenous people across northern Canada are celebrating a historic legal victory that protects one of the world's last major pristine river systems. In a December 2 ruling, Yukon Supreme Court Justice Ron Veale …

“Their Sky Has Changed!” Inuit elders sharing information with NASA regarding Earth’s “WOBBLE”

thebigwobble.org<p>We are all obsessed with the weather here in the West and rightly so with the unusual weather we have had to endure recently, extreme …

Dealing with climate change will cost poor countries more than previously believed, U.N. says | Fox News

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The cost to poor countries of adjusting to ever-hotter temperatures will be two or even three times higher than previously thought, the U.N.'s environment agency said Friday — and that assumes a best-case scenario in which greenhouse gas emissions are dramatically reduced.<p>"If you …

UN climate change talks: Global warming negotiators can’t stand the heat

Temperatures are rising at the UN's climate change summit in Peru, where delegates complain their overheating venue is harming deliberations<p>They are, according to energy secretary Ed Davey, “the most complex negotiations the world has ever undertaken”: representatives from 190 countries attempting …

3-D Map Of Earth Shows Real-Time Weather

One of our 15 favorite recent data visualizations<p>Like the planet itself, some data is constantly changing—so a static visualization will always be out-of-date. Cameron Beccario’s animated globe displays real-time data, at least to within three hours. Each time a user loads the web page, it shows …

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Global warming’s year of destruction: 2014’s terrifying and pivotal climate events are impossible to ignore

<b>Evacuees in central Philippines, Dec. 4, 2014, in anticipation of the incoming Typhoon Hagupit. (AP/Paul Cinco)</b><p>A super typhoon is on course to devastate the Philippines as the world works toward a climate treaty<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 5, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>It's downright eerie to see the reports of a …

As Hagupit Nears Philippines, Here's What You Need to Know About Typhoons

For starters, nearly 90 percent of these big oceanic storms are called typhoons and cyclones, not hurricanes.<p><i>Update: Hagupit made landfall Saturday at 9:15 p.m. local time near the town of Dolores on the southeastern Philippine island of Samar. The storm—downgraded from its supertyphoon</i> …

Gorgeous Rammed Earth House generates all its own energy and captures all its own water in Australia

This simple, yet stunning Rammed Earth House by Steffen Welsh Architects generates all of its own energy and captures all of its own water. Located …

Rammed Earth

Warming Seas Drive Rapid Acceleration of Melting Antarctic Ice

As warm ocean water rises up to melt them, glaciers around the Amundsen Sea are losing half a Mount Everest a year.<p>Melting Antarctic glaciers that are large enough to raise worldwide sea level by more than a meter are dropping a Mount Everest's worth of ice into the sea every two years, according …

Hotter, Weirder: Our Changing Climate By the Numbers

In the more than two decades since world leaders first got together to try to solve global warming, life on Earth has changed, not just the climate. It's gotten hotter, more polluted with heat-trapping gases, more crowded and just downright wilder. The numbers are stark. Carbon dioxide emissions: …

Galápagos Sea Lion Sons Are Mama's Boys

Sons take more energy to raise—but it could pay off with more "grandpups," a new study suggests.<p>Don't let their hulking mass fool you: Male sea lions are actually mama's boys.<p>In the first couple of years after birth, sea lion sons seem to be more reliant on their mothers—consuming more milk and …