Science & Environment

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The Pope tackles climate change in new encyclical

The Pope calls for serious and immediate action to address climate change and other environmental crises.

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Today: World Day to Combat Desertification

The day addresses drought and desertification, and is meant to help implement the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.

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Today in history: World Oceans Day!

It is recognized by an increasing number of countries as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea.

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Colombia and world cope with Monsanto’s toxic herbicide

Monsanto's glyphosate, sold as "roundup," is the most widely-used herbicide. In Colombia, however, it's also a weapon of war.

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Cuba’s cooperative farms break new ground in production

Cuba is breaking new ground in production yields, organic farming techniques, sustainability, and food security.

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Astronomers discover galaxy far, far away, and it's baby blue

It's among the universe's first generation of galaxies, from 13.1 billion years ago.

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Geneva: On the road to Paris

These negotiations take place against the backdrop of increasingly dire predictions about the results of climate change. 2014 was the hottest year on record.

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Top 10 environmental stories of 2015: predictions

In a recent column, I discussed my pick for the top 10 environmental stories of 2014; that got me to thinking about the coming year.

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The top ten environmental stories of 2014

Developments in 2014 make clear that the impacts of climate change are going to continue to grow, and the struggle to address this will intensify.

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Activists protest oil drilling in Canary Islands

Canarians and tourists formed a giant 'SOS' on a beach in Spain's Canary Island of Fuerteventura protesting oil drilling.

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