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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Ancient Mongolian dog tradition revived to protect flocks of sheep, leopards
Through three decades of marriage, they have wandered together across the rolling hills of Mongolia's northern Tuv Province, accompanied by their herd of sheep and stalked by the wolves and snow leopards that threaten their livelihood.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Climate researchers employ tool from hundreds of years ago: Whaling logs
Maritime historians, climate scientists and ordinary citizens are coming together on a project to study the logbooks of 19th-century whaling ships to better understand modern-day climate change and Arctic weather patterns.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Iran closes capital's schools due to air pollution triple acceptable levels
Iran is to close schools for two days in Tehran, an official said on Saturday, following air pollution three times the acceptable level that has blanketed the city in smog.
Slovenia fence on border 'threatens wildlife': WWF
A razor-wire fence rolled out by Slovenia on Croatia's border to block the path of migrants is seriously threatening wildlife in the area, conservation group WWF warned Friday.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
The globe shattered yet another heat record in November, continuing a warming trend that is all but certain to make 2015 the hottest in modern history, U.S. government scientists said Thursday.
Senegal migrant has thirst for improving lives
When mathematician Lassana Koita left the "thirst zone" of Senegal to make his way in the world, he never forgot his duty to give something back to his beloved homeland.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Droughts, erratic rains and frosts brought by a super-charged El Nino are severely impacting the Pacific, with Papua New Guinea worst hit, aid group Oxfam said in a report Monday.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Euphoria as landmark Paris climate deal goes through
Cheering envoys from 195 nations on Saturday approved a historic accord in Paris to stop global warming, offering hope that humanity can avert catastrophic climate change and usher in an energy revolution.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Historic pact to slow global warming is celebrated in Paris
LE BOURGET, France -- Nearly 200 nations adopted the first global pact to fight climate change on Saturday, calling on the world to collectively cut and then eliminate greenhouse gas pollution but imposing no sanctions on countries that don't.
Paris negotiators 'on verge' of climate deal
French leaders touted a draft climate deal to slow but not stop global warming, announcing what they call an ambitious but realistic compromise Saturday outside Paris. After years of gridlock, world leaders hoped the unprecedented pact would be approved by nearly 200 nations later in the day.
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