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Ending Overfishing in Northwestern Europe

With overfishing still a major concern in many European Union waters, fisheries ministers, industry leaders, and other stakeholders are discussing …

European Union

Is this the end of globalization?

China has just announced that last year, for the first time since it began opening up its economy to the world at the end of the 1970s, exports …

Globalization

India's big move into solar is already paying off

India's massive bet on solar power is paying off far earlier than anticipated.<p>The price of solar power has plummeted in recent months to levels rivaling that of coal, positioning the renewable source as a viable mainstream option in a country where 300 million people live without electricity.<p>Solar …

Renewable Energy

Canada has a secret weapon in the war to crush Saudi Arabia for market share: Clean oil

Print<p>CALGARY — For 15 months now, Saudi Arabia’s 81-year-old celebrity oil minister, Ali al-Naimi, has taken on the role of the global oil market’s …

Climate change is a potent element in the deadly brew of disaster risk

By tackling the environment we can also mitigate the impact of disasters, as heatwaves, droughts and floods threaten the lives of millions<p>The Hyogo framework for action (HFA), adopted in January 2005 by UN member states, was an unprecedented move to promote saving lives and livelihoods from …

Climate Change

Tree planting and reducing flooding – will it work?

Putting the results of Marshall et al., 2014 “The impact of rural land management changes on soil hydraulic properties and runoff processes” into …

UK Universities

Homeopathy effective for 0 out of 68 illnesses, study finds

A leading scientist has declared homeopathy a "therapeutic dead-end" after a systematic review concluded the controversial treatment was no more …

Biomedicine

No need to 'understand' Isil, just fight its pure evil

We are quick to judge our own - but we are not so rigorous when it comes to the sins of others, writes Carol Hunt.<p>There was a frisson of excitement …

Isis and the war for oil

It has always been hard to accept the argument that the series of wars in the Middle East since 2001 have been about oil. Afghanistan is not an oil …

Middle East

Top 15 Ocean Conservation Wins of 2015

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Overfishing, climate change, habitat destruction, and pollution remain major threats to the world’s ocean. But amidst all that there is some seriously good ocean conservation news worth celebrating. So, to continue the tradition started last year with listing 14 Ocean …

Atlas for a Changing Planet

Understanding natural and human systems is an essential first step toward reducing the severity of climate change and adapting to a warmer future. …

Climate Change

German states to spend around 17 billion euros on refugees in 2016 - Die Welt | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s federal states are planning to spend around 17 billion euros ($18.7 billion) on dealing with the refugee crisis in 2016, newspaper Die Welt said on Tuesday, citing a survey it conducted among their finance ministries.<p>The sum, bigger than the 15.3 billion euros that the …

North Africa

The Most Senseless Environmental Crime of the 20th Century

449<p>SHARES<p>In the fall of 1946, a 508-foot ship steamed out of the port of Odessa, Ukraine. In a previous life she was called the <i>Wikinger</i> (“Viking”) …

La Jolla

The 12 Days of Evolution with It's Okay To Be Smart

It’s Okay To Be Smart is bringing you a series covering the basics of evolution and natural selection, why they are the foundation of biology, and …

Biology

Great Barrier Reef water quality under threat without urgent funding – report

Queensland report calls for corporate and philanthropic funding to help cut water pollution as a bulwark against climate change<p>Governments will need to move faster and find more money to meet “ambitious” targets of cutting pollution in Great Barrier Reef waters, a Queensland government taskforce …

Great Barrier Reef

U.S. oil rises, reversing course after nearing 11-year lows | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude rose nearly 2 percent Monday, recovering slightly after moving within a hair of 11-year lows, but analysts and traders said it is still too early to declare the market has reached its bottom.<p>A pump jack is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield, California October 14, …

Oil

Massive El Niño sweeping globe is now the biggest ever recorded

The current extreme El Niño is now the strongest ever recorded, smashing the previous record from 1997-8. Already wreaking havoc on weather around …

Making the Link Between Agriculture, Hunger, and Climate

The CGIAR Consortium may be the biggest international agriculture force you’ve never heard of. It’s publicly funded to the tune of about $1 billion U.S. annually, and plays a major role in agriculture research and funding programs to end hunger, improve nutrition, and preserve the planet.<p>As the …

Agriculture

Did Erdogan Commit Political Suicide?

Erdogan, desperate and angry over his losing battle to oust Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, ordered the shooting down of a Russian fighter jet. Erdogan has been actively pursuing the ouster of Assad since 2012, but Russia's recent intervention in Syria, in alliance with Iran and its highly …

Middle East

11 Insane Ways The World Is Dealing With A Hotter Planet

The world is getting warmer, and the weather crazier. Here are some of the incredible ways that people are adapting to climate change.<p>View this post on Facebook