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Texas reignites debate over evolution, climate change in science textbooks
The decade-plus battle in Texas on whether to teach lessons on evolution and climate change flared up again Tuesday, as advocates on both sides pled their case in a debate on proposed high school biology textbooks.

17.09.2013 23:33

Prehistoric Canadian meteor caused ‘dawn of civilization’ - study
For the first time, scientists have found “conclusive evidence” indicating that an asteroid or comet that struck Quebec around 12,900 years ago led to the development of agriculture and the “dawn of civilization.”

03.09.2013 19:17

California moves to ‘bottle sunlight’
California is making plans to store solar and wind power in order to incorporate renewable energy into its electricity grid. By “bottling” sunlight, the state hopes to have reliable solar energy at its disposal even during the dark, winter months.

12.08.2013 20:24

Obama's environmental speech indicates Keystone XL pipeline to be approved
President Barack Obama’s environmental speech outlined his second term plans to reduce carbon emissions and boost renewable fuels, but the controversial Keystone XL pipeline may soon be approved.

25.06.2013 15:48

Canada floods: Troops deployed to help with evacuation of 100,000 people (PHOTOS)
Army troops have been deployed in Calgary and across Canada’s Alberta province as the government declares a state of emergency ordering 100,000 residents to evacuate. Authorities say 3 bodies have been found.

21.06.2013 22:48

Polluting to death: China introduces execution for environmental offenders
China has introduced “harsher punishments” for breaking the nation’s environmental protection laws: reckless violators of pollution standards in the world’s biggest and fastest-growing economy now face execution.

20.06.2013 00:06

Cyber-security stalemate, N. Korea consensus at US-China summit
A major cyber-espionage policy breakthrough was not reached between US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jingping at an historic summit in California, although both sides agreed to cooperate over the denuclearization of North Korea.

09.06.2013 17:48

Snow in June: Russia’s Siberian town in absolute anomaly (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
A layer of snow on the second day of summer has put the citizens of the Russian city of Kemerovo completely out of humor.

02.06.2013 11:42

China going green? World’s no. 1 polluter to cap emissions by 2016
China has agreed to cap greenhouse emissions by 2016, after previously refusing to commit to global guidelines. Beijing’s regime change signaled a move to a greener policy, as rising levels of toxic pollution in China are suffocating industrial centers.

22.05.2013 04:54

Oklahoma twister spawns political firestorm in Washington
A political storm has already broken out over the Capitol as Democrats and Republicans attempt to advance their agendas in the wake of the devastating tornado that ravaged parts of Oklahoma on Monday.

21.05.2013 09:04

Northern exposure: Ice melt inspires race for Arctic riches
Six countries have broken the ice and won Arctic Council observer status at the latest conference. Melting Arctic ice is exciting countries remote from the region, seeking access to promising hydrocarbon deposits and new logistics routes.

15.05.2013 04:59

Climate change now included in US curriculum
Those who doubt climate change could soon be forced to change their minds – if they want to succeed in school, that is. To prepare kids for adulthood, the American school system is incorporating climate change into its science curriculum.

10.04.2013 19:29

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