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Mammoth Task: Cloning of Extinct Animals Could Be a Huge Ethical Problem
New Study Reveals Social Life of Giant Pandas
Research using GPS tracking on the little-studied Chinese giant panda shows them not to be the solitary animals previously thought.
The History of 'Earth Hour' in Russia: 60 Minutes to Change the World
In 2015, Earth Hour, a global lights-off event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as a symbol of commitment to the planet's future, will be held on March 28 between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm local time for participants.
Canadian Government Greenlights Murder of Half a Million Seals
The Canadian government has come under scrutiny for upping their 2015 quota and giving hunters permission to slaughter around 470,000 seals as part of the biggest marine hunt on the planet.
Monsanto to Pay for Uncontrolled Releases of Toxic Chemicals in Idaho
Biotech giant Monsanto will pay $600,000 in fines in an agreement to settle a lawsuit over the release of toxic chemicals at its Soda Springs, Idaho phosphate plant, the Associated Press reported.
Lobbyist Claims Monsanto’s Roundup Safe to Drink, But Won’t Put His Poison Where His Mouth Is
A controversial former environmentalist who claimed on French TV that Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller was safe to drink was offered some in a glass by a journalist during the interview - and refused to drink it.
Tornado Rips Through Oklahoma Town Still Recovering From 2013 Storm
One person has been reported killed after a tornado touched down in northeastern Oklahoma Wednesday.
China Built the First Hydrogen-Powered Tram
China has introduced the world’s first hydrogen-powered tram, developed to combat its air pollution crisis.
Monsanto Demands WHO Retract Study Linking Product to Cancer
In the wake of a scathing World Health Organization report which found connections between cancer and one of its major products, Monsanto is demanding a retraction.
Admission that Monsanto's Roundup Causes Cancer Puts Controversial US War on Drugs Operation at Risk
The finding that the world’s most popular herbicide probably causes cancer could have implications that reach beyond the farming industry – all the way to South America and the United States’ war on drugs.
Killer Whale Goes on Trial in Florida
Animal rights activists have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider a lawsuit to free a killer whale from a Florida aquarium.
Thank You, Cosmos! Earth's Spring Gets Shorter Every Year
Spring is finally here and that means more warmth and longer days.
UN Report Warns of 40% Water Shortage by 2030
If serious measures are not taken and current trends continue, the world will have 40% less water by 2030, according to a United Nations World Water Assessment Program report released in New Delhi, India ahead of World Water Day.
Feds to Block Emergency Prep Funds From Climate Change Skeptics
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will enact a new policy next year that will block the distribution of disaster preparedness funds to states in which the governor has refused to acknowledge - or taken steps to mitigate the effects of - man-made climate change.
Japan Plans 250-Mile Chain of Sea Walls to Fend Off Tsunamis
The Japanese government is busy planning to build a series of cement sea walls nearly five stories high along its coastline, saying it’s part of an effort to block future tsunamis.
Costa Rica Goes 75 Days Completely on Renewable Energy
Costa Rica obtained 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources for 75 days straight this year. It marks a huge milestone in that country and in the push for greater use of alternative energy.
New Sinkholes Around Drying Dead Sea Threaten to Swallow More and More Land
Nearly 3,000 sinkholes have appeared along the coast of the Dead Sea within the past 30 years, concerning scientists as well as local officials who are afraid that the region's homes and infrastructure will sustain damage.
30 Seconds of Spring Lost Each Year
We need to make the most of spring, say researchers, because each year, in the Northern Hemisphere, summer takes 30 seconds of its time.
GMO Mosquitoes to End Malaria May Have Unintended Consequences, Scientists Warn
Researchers have developed a new technique to genetically alter insects that promises to eradicate many mosquito-born diseases within a few years. But scientists warn the move could unleash disastrous unintended consequences for the environment.
Monsanto Pesticides Cause Cancer, United Nations Claims
Monsanto's cash cow weedkiller Roundup probably causes cancer, according to a new report from the United Nation's cancer research organization.
Obama vs Frackers? Feds Demand Disclosure of Chemicals Used on Federal Drilling Sites
The Obama Administration presented new rules Friday to regulate the use of chemicals in hydraulic fracturing - better known as fracking - operations on federal land. The move has both energy industry execs and environmental advocates shaking their heads.
Mammoth Find: Oil Workers in Siberia Find Remains of Woolly Mammoth
Suicide Attack in Kabul Kills 3 people, Leaves 8 Wounded
Arab Coalition to Face Yemen Quagmire – Retired Yemeni General
No Deal on Iran’s Nuclear Program Yet Despite Many Solved Issues
NATO Sets Up Information Warfare HQ in Latvia
Russia to Help Palestine Become Independent State – Putin
CIA Refuses to Share Updated Intelligence on MH17 Crash - US Journalist
Six Million Euros for Freedom: Russia Unveils Flying House Project
Navy Jets Carrying Extra Fuel Can't Launch from New Aircraft Carrier
It's Worse Than You Thought: The 'Kremlin Troll Army' Exposed
When World Goes Dark: Earth Hour 2015
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