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How An Abandoned Skyscraper Became 'The World's Tallest Slum'

Photographer Iwan Baan documents the infamous Tower of David and other artificial communities.<p>The Tower of David was supposed to be a 45-story skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela. But after an economic collapse and the death of the man who commissioned it in the 1990s, the tower went unfinished and …

Photographers

10 Credible Mermaid Sightings? (+Videos)

Mermaids have been a subject of fascination for centuries. Cultures from all over the world, that had no contact with each other, have mermaids in …

Canada's dirty dividends

The Syncrude Canada Ltd refinery separates the oil from the sands in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada in November 2008. (Photo by Veronqiue de Viguerie/Getty Images)<p>Who benefits from Canada’s tar sands? In Alberta – a central site for the world’s third-largest crude oil reserve – several …

Canada

Zama City Spill: Canadian Environmental Agency Waited 11 Days To Tell Public

Alberta's environmental regulatory agency waited 11 days to tell the public about what many are calling the biggest wastewater spill in recent North American history.<p>The spill occurred about 12 miles northeast of Zama City in the Canadian province, and was first seen on June 1 by a plane belonging …

Science : TreeHugger

Could A Volcano Power America?

An ambitious experiment is underway to harness the heat of a volcano in central Oregon. The process is green, efficient... and causes earthquakes.<p>In October, at the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon, a team of scientists and engineers began pumping 11 million gallons of water underground, …

Ships targeted as major polluters of nitrogen dioxide by clean air project | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 04.06.2013

Over the past five years, many German cities have introduced zones which only permit cars that are low in emissions. And they have built new bicycle …

Mammoth blood? Siberian discovery sparks some wild and woolly claims

Russian researchers say they've recovered blood samples from a 10,000-year-old mammoth carcass found in Siberia, but outside experts are skeptical about the claims — and particularly about suggestions that the mammoth can be cloned.<p>"What makes the news here is that they have the liquid," Stephan …