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Fort McMurray evacuees flee again as fire spreads: ‘It’s almost like it’s following us’

Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates and the Fort McMurray First Nation were the first communities to open their doors to Fort McMurray residents fleeing the …

Toronto is moving in one direction. Slowly.

With a civic drama nearing its end, Toronto faces an identity crisis<p>Toronto feels somewhat Parisian these days, with upper-income folks claiming the …

Canada risks being left behind as green energy takes off

The shift to clean energy is producing huge economic gains, but Canada risks being left behind if the federal government doesn't get on board, a new report warns.<p>That's the message from energy and climate think tank Clean Energy Canada, which paints a picture of a world increasingly embracing – and …

His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

<i>They're silvery and stunning — and their beauty bears a message.</i><p>"Genesis" <i>is a new exhibit of more than 200 black-and-white images from the noted Brazilian photographer</i> Sebastiao Salgado. <i>He wants to show us what the world and its peoples look like now, how climate change has already had an impact —</i> …

Curiosity rover on Mars photographs ball-shaped rock

NASA's newest Mars rover has found a geological oddity: a nicely shaped sphere lying on the rocky surface of the Red Planet.<p>The rock ball was …

Mars Rover

The Stunning Paper Sculptures Of George Nelson’s Right-Hand Man

By day, Irving Harper created iconic Herman Miller designs, like the Marshmallow Sofa. By night, he worked alone.<p>For nearly four decades, Irving Harper, once the right-hand man to Herman Miller design director George Nelson, would come home from his desk job and devote his evenings to making …

Art

Beautifully Crafted Insects Made Out of Recycled Paper

Beautiful paper art can take on many forms, including incredible 3D drawings, stretchable stone-like busts, and elaborate hand-cut illustrations. Recently, Belgium-based ad agency Soon used paper as the medium for yet another unexpected product–playful little insects. Each sculpture was handcrafted …

First Nations insist B.C. choose between Site C dam and LNG projects in Peace River region

With a decision imminent on the Site C hydroelectric project in northeastern British Columbia, area First Nations have delivered a message to the provincial government: You can have the dam or you can have liquefied natural gas but you will not get both.<p>The $8-billion dam would lie in the heart of …

UN Climate Summit Signals Shape of Negotiations Around Agreement

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges more action from heads of state.<p><b>NEW YORK—Speaking to a United Nations climate summit that drew more than a hundred heads of state, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged the world's leaders to "do their fair share" to protect the planet by limiting</b> …

Refugee Flood Heightens Long-Standing Tensions Between Turks and Kurds

The Islamic State's assault on a Kurdish area in Syria increases tensions in Turkey, but may unite rival Kurdish factions.<p>DAHUK, Iraq—The ongoing assault by militants with the Islamic State on Ayn al Arab (Kobane), a Kurdish city in northern Syria, has unleashed a new wave of terror in the …

In Africa, big plans for bamboo bikes

As improbable as it may seem, a product that debuted 120 years ago, then quickly disappeared – the bamboo bicycle – is now re-emerging as a potential catalyst for economic growth in Ghana and other impoverished sub-Saharan countries.<p>The first bamboo bike was a minor sensation when the Bamboo Cycle …

Seagull steals GoPro, films pretty sweet video

I NEVER HAVE flying dreams. I’m told I’m missing out on the sense of freedom a dreamer gets soaring above highways, between buildings, and over the …

Cosmic Dust Clouds Gravitational Wave Finding

Changing Planet<p>Dust maps of the sky show cloudy conditions as seen from the North (left) and South (right) Poles at two different wavelengths. The rectangle shows the region of the BICEP2 search for primordial gravity waves. Courtesy of ESA/Planck<p><b>Headline-grabbing observations of primordial gravity</b> …

10 stunning portraits of Iceland’s waterscapes

Editor’s note: Belgian photographer and MatadorU Student Sebastien Beun recently traveled to Iceland. He traced the coastline, focusing on …

Hiking

Hollow Greeting

17 Thai dishes and drinks you need to try

Thai restaurants have gained popularity around the world, primarily due to the cuisine’s strong flavors and diverse ingredients. While simplicity is …

Recipes

A herd of elephants is photographed in the Serengeti in this black-and-white shot by Yaron Schmid. See more images from the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest: http://on.natgeo.com/Y3ap0x

White House Launches Climate Tools and Data for Developing World

High-resolution mapping and training target climate resilience.<p>NEW YORK—The White House is releasing new data and technological tools to help developing countries better prepare for climate change, Obama administration officials announced Wednesday.<p>The information is critical for predicting water …

3 Key Takeaways From This Week's UN Climate Summit

A new global strategy on climate change? Not yet, but there was news.<p>NEW YORK—This week's United Nations Climate Summit didn't forge a new global strategy to stave off the most alarming effects of climate change, such as dramatic sea-level rise and extreme weather. But no one was expecting such a …

U.S. Creates Largest Protected Area in the World, 3X Larger Than California

White House announces expansion of national monument around remote Pacific islands.<p>NEW YORK—The Obama administration announced Thursday that it will create the largest marine reserve in the world by expanding an existing monument around U.S.-controlled islands and atolls in the central Pacific.<p>The …

This may be the most intimate look at the Great Barrier Reef we’ve seen

<i>Editor’s note:</i> For those of us who haven’t yet made the trip, Matador Ambassador Scott Sporleder brings us along as he explores just a small part of …

Great Barrier Reef

10 International Street Photographers Who Change The Way We See The World

Think of a city. Of its winding roads and bustling crowds and tall buildings and piling garbage and whatever else. Now look closer. Think of the strange colors that jam up against each other for a brief moment, or the constant and ever-changing potential for violence, or danger, or love. Think of …

UN Security Council backs Obama’s fight against Islamic State

In a rare show of cohesion, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution brought forward by U.S. President Barack Obama aimed at stemming the flow of foreign fighters to join extremist groups.<p>Thirteen world leaders were present to vote in favour of the resolution. Only two …

Canadian government considering opening Ebola treatment facility in west Africa: top health official

The federal government has not ruled out setting up a treatment facility for Ebola patients in west Africa, the newly appointed head of the national …

Time-lapse video shows Aurora Borealis from space

This timelapse video shot by Alexander Gerst, an astronaut in the International Space Station, captures a full orbit of Earth from day to night and back to day again. It takes the ISS 90 minutes to circle the planet.

Parliament: Accountability now! Sort of

James Bezan does what Paul Calandra would not. Yay?<p>When the Speaker concluded with his statement—a rare statement at the top of question period—the …

Australia to reintroduce temporary visas for refugees | News Home | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will reintroduce a controversial temporary visa system to deal with a huge backlog of asylum seekers, its immigration minister said on Thursday, despite criticism the stopgap process leaves refugees in limbo.<p>Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott (C) speaks to a defence …