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Harsh survival lessons in cruelest climate
Antarctica has one of the most unpredictable climates in the world, but for people who go there in the name of science, dealing with environmental extremes is a daily reality. RT's Sean Thomas has seen how people survive at the ends of the Earth.

25.06.2011 05:25

White House breaks another promise
In the ongoing list of promises gone broken by the Obama administration, the White House added a new one this week that has environmentalists seeing red.

21.06.2011 16:58

Thousands denied FEMA assistance
The Stewart family home in Jefferson County, Alabama suffered a little bit of damage during last month’s tornado. As a notice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) puts it, in fact, the damage was only “minor.”

13.06.2011 19:23

Emergencies Ministry reports progress in fighting wildfires
The area affected by wildfires in Russia was cut in half over the weekend, but around 40,000 hectares of forest and peat bog are still burning.

30.05.2011 17:05

Does society only think short term? The Big Apple speaks
With the ecologic situation worsening and the recent nuclear crisis hitting Fukushima, the question is whether society is capable of really thinking long-term.

28.05.2011 06:27

Antarctica: testing ground for climate change
To get a proper grip on global warming, you’ll have to spend some time in the planet's coldest climates. In Antarctica, scientists are observing glaciers to give us clues as to which way our world is heading.

28.05.2011 05:36

Weathermen buy up air conditioners despite promised "mild summer"
While Russia's weather forecasting agency is telling people there is no danger of a repeat of last year's heat wave, meteorologists themselves are not planning to take any chances.

27.05.2011 14:26

1,500 missing in US tornado aftermath
At least 122 people died and over 1,500 people remain unaccounted for across a region of Missouri hit by the largest tornado on record for the region.

25.05.2011 17:19

Pentagon's number one enemy
The CorrDefense agency, set up in 2003, has the most unlikely enemy of any Pentagon office.

24.05.2011 19:42

Antarctic tourism: big business with eco-angle
Though Antarctica lacks luxury resorts, it still attracts many people who are ready to spend thousands of dollars on a ten-day trip. RT’s team went to the Earth's southernmost continent to check why Antarctic tourism is flourishing.

20.05.2011 07:23

Greens follow political agenda carping science – climate-change skeptic
The demonizing of manmade CO2 is nonsense, because it is only a tiny part in the atmosphere and man produces only a miniscule quantity of that, believes climate change skeptic journalist Johnny Ball.

18.05.2011 09:21

Smog to cover Moscow in a week – Greenpeace
The Russian wing of Greenpeace says unless action is taken now, the Russian capital will be covered in smog in less than seven days.

13.05.2011 16:05