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Saturday, November 28, 2015
'Resurrection plants' offer hope as climate turns hostile
As the race to adapt to climate change quickens, a South African scientist is leading global research into developing crops that mimic the extraordinary survival skills of "resurrection plants."
The Wachau, a picture-postcard river valley in Austria, makes a lot of wine. Soon it could be producing its own electricity too, and in a way that will not spoil the stunning views.
A long list of seemingly harmless everyday actions contribute to emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other climate-altering greenhouse gases.
Wolves have returned to a large national park on the northern outskirts of Warsaw, decades after they were wiped out in the area under a hunt launched by the communist authorities.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Skiing in New Mexico: New owners upgrading Taos resort
When it comes to skiing, the southwestern U.S. state of New Mexico has long been the stepchild of sorts to its northern neighbor, Colorado, and its abundance of larger, snowier mountains and well-developed towns and resorts.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
2015 hottest year in  record books, reports UN weather agency
Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.
Jeff Bezos space firm claims reusable rocket breakthrough
The private space firm founded by Internet entrepreneur Jeff Bezos claimed a breakthrough for its space travel efforts Tuesday with the launch of a reusable rocket.
South Korea's 'webtoon' craze making global waves
Seoul office worker Park Sun-min constantly checks his smartphone -- trawling for updates on an insect apocalypse, ghost soldiers haunting the inter-Korean border, and a supermarket worker's struggle to form a trade union.
Project ensuring forest stores carbon for decades
Half a small forest still standing near Mount Rainier faced clear-cutting before an effort in Washington state saved the decades-old trees and allowed Microsoft to help finance the project to offset its carbon footprint.
The black pearl of Tahiti is at the heart of French Polynesia's economy but is now highly vulnerable to climate change, and its fragile existence underlines -- in a small but exquisite way -- what is at stake in U.N. climate talks starting in Paris this month.
Pearls, a mainstay of French Polynesia, under threat
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