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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Canada's new environment minister on Monday approved Montreal's plan to discharge 8 billion liters (2.1 billion gallons) of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Climate change 'may result in 100 million poor'
Climate change could push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030 by disrupting agriculture and fueling the spread of malaria and other diseases, the World Bank said in a report Sunday.
NCKU designs and launches new hybrid rocket: university
A new hybrid rocket built by a research team from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) was launched Oct. 28, the university announced Monday.
France's top diplomat, who will preside over a year-end Paris summit tasked with inking a climate rescue pact, warned Sunday of looming planetary "catastrophe" if negotiations fail.
Taking the bus or train to work may be even healthier than walking, according to a new study published Sunday by the American Heart Association.
Large swaths of Shanghai, Mumbai, New York and other cities will slip under the waves even if an upcoming climate summit limits global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, scientists reported Sunday.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Scientists tinker with evolution to save coral reefs
Scientists at a research center on Hawaii's Coconut Island have embarked on an experiment to grow "super coral" that they hope can withstand the hotter and more acidic oceans that are expected with global warming.
A unique Patek Philippe stainless steel watch fetched a record US$7.3 million when it went under the hammer in Geneva Saturday, with the proceeds going to charity, the auction house said.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Russian women finish simulated lunar space flight
After emerging from an eight-day space simulation on Friday, the all-female Russian crew said they had missed their loved ones in the experiment more than they missed the comforts of regular life.
The U.N.'s Green Climate Fund announced Friday that it has approved finance for its first projects to help developing countries fight global warming, three weeks before a crucial world summit to ink a climate rescue pact.
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