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Mammoth Task: Cloning of Extinct Animals Could Be a Huge Ethical Problem
Magma Reservoir the Size of 11 Grand Canyons Discovered Under Yellowstone
Scientists have discovered a magma reservoir under the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming so large that it could fill all five of the US Great Lakes - and then some.
Frozen Conflict: Fears Grow of Arctic Resources Standoff
As members from Arctic countries meet for talks in Canada, there are growing concerns that the global push for fossil fuels could turn the Arctic into the next 'resource battleground' as governments try and cash in on any potential energy deposits in the region.
Strong Earthquake Shakes New Zealand – US Geological Survey
A strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Friday off New Zealand's southern coast, the US Geological Survey said.
Here Are the Places Fracking Wastewater Has Caused Earthquakes, Says USGS
The US Geological Survey has published its first ever map of man-made earthquakes, adding to the evidence that seismic activity is increasing in those areas experiencing a boom in oil and gas drilling.
NASA Takes Search for Extraterrestrial Life to the Next Level
NASA is bringing together from across the country some of the top minds in a variety of scientific fields as it prepares to embark on an unprecedented search for life on planets outside of our solar system.
Minnesota Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Bird Flu Outbreak
A state of emergency has been declared by the Governor of Minnesota over an outbreak of avian flu which has already killed millions of birds in the poultry industry, both in the state and abroad.
Pennsylvania Neighborhood Covered With Toilet Paper Dumped From Sky
Strange things have been known to fall from the sky, but residents in northeastern Pennsylvania woke to mile after mile of lawns littered in toilet paper dropped from above.
Global Warming: Scientists Warn of 6 Degree Temprature Rise by 2100
There is a one in ten chance that the world will be 6 degrees warmer than it is today by 2100, with leading climate change researchers warning such an increase in temperature would have a "catastrophic" impact of civilisation.
Fukushima Radioactive Water Spills into Ocean After Outage Hits Pumps
A power outage Tuesday shut down all eight water transfer pumps at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station, causing radioactive water to again leak into the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo Electric Power Co. reported.
US Arctic Council Chairmanship to Focus on Climate Change, Energy Access
According the first US Quadrennial Energy Review the United States’ agenda as chairman of the Arctic Council will focus on addressing climate change, improving energy access to remote Arctic regions as well as environmental protection.
Deepwater Horizon Trustees Include $134Mln for Gulf of Mexico Restoration
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees and the oil company BP, formerly known as British Petroleum, will include ten new projects worth $134 million in the Gulf of Mexico restoration plan.
Spain Not Doing Enough to Clean Sunken Trawler Fuel Leakage - Greenpeace
Measures taken by Spanish authorities to clean a fuel leak following the sinking of Russian trawler Oleg Naidenov, are insufficient, Greenpeace said in a statement on Monday.
UK in Chemical Cover Up Despite Knowing Health Risks to Farmers
British government officials knew about the health risks to farmers using a chemical for sheep treatment in 1980s and 1990s but failed to remove a mandate on its use, the Guardian reported Monday citing unspecified documents.
Fishermen and BP Counting the Cost of Deepwater Spill Five Years On
Five years after the largest oil spill in US history spewed millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, British-based oil giant BP continues to pay billions in damages as local fishermen say some sea life may never recover.
Israel's Haifa Mayor Closes Factories Amid Report on Hiking Cancer Rates
Earlier this week, the Israeli Ministry of Health published a report revealing that cancer rates among children in Haifa were higher than in other Israeli regions, likely due to the industrial emissions.
US May Start Testing Food for ‘Probably Carcinogenic’ Glyphosate
Following the World Health Organization’s report declaring that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, likely causes cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that regulators may begin testing food for residue of the pesticide chemical.
After 2012 Close Call, Giant Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth Once Again
Astronomers at the University of Texas fear an asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty, that in 2012 came dangerously close to colliding with Earth, is once again on a path to crash into our planet - and what’s worse, scientists have no idea where it might fall.
Space Domination: Pentagon to Beef up Defense of Satellites
United States satellites could be vulnerable to attacks, according to the deputy secretary of the Defense Department, who urged the government and private sector to work together to protect the key space assets.
Deadly Tsunami Threatens 100,000 Along US West Coast
A tsunami hitting the US Pacific Northwest potentially puts 100,000 people living along the coast at risk, and 23% of coastal communities won't find high ground in time, according to a new study.
Forget Giant Pythons! Florida’s New Scare: Cat-Eating Lizards
Keep your eyes on Mr. Whiskers! The Sunshine State is known for all kinds of exotic and even dangerous animals, such as large alligators roaming around golf courses, and now there’s a new invasive species wreaking havoc.
China Opposes Attempts to Falsify History of WWII - Ambassador to Russia
EU Should Slow Down Ukraine Discussions Amid Donbass Conflict
New US-Japan Military Guidelines ‘Unrestricted by Geography’ - Carter
New Alliance: Iran, UAE Become Members of Chinese Development Bank
Russian Tanks, Armored Vehicles Prepare for Netcentric Warfare
Did NASA Mistakenly Create a Warp Field?
Russian T-14 Armata: Most Powerful Tank in the World in Details
Looking Through 15 Years of Power: Putin Unveils Never Known Details
German Army Has No Chance Against Russian Tanks - German Newspaper
Will Russia Really Build a Fleet of Supercarriers?
From Moscow to Berlin on Bikes: Night Wolves' Victory Day Rally
Taking the Low Road
Sites Where St. George Ribbons Are Distributed Worldwide
What do you think about Obama's recent speech featuring the "anger translator?"
It was hilarious! I wish politicians would show more wit and openness
I think it was inappropriate. The US president has a reputation to uphold