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Thursday, November 19, 2015
A compromise struck by the United States, Japan and several other major nations will restrict export financing to build coal power plants overseas, but not eliminate it completely.
'APEC hotties' Trudeau and Nieto are setting Philippine hearts racing
The dashing good looks of Canada's prime minister and Mexico's president have sparked the unlikely hashtag "#APEChottie" to go viral at a gathering of world leaders in the Philippines.
A tiny fruit fly has the bizarre distinction of possessing the longest sperm of any animal -- 20 times the length of its own body and 1,000 times that of human sperm.
Salvage crews are preparing for an underwater operation to pump a hazardous oil-based substance from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
EPA to stop traffic when air pollution spikes
Cars will be banned from the streets and outdoor sports games will be postponed in regions with alarming air pollution levels, according to an emergency plan to combat sudden surges of bad air, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, 環保署) announced yesterday.
Taiwan will send a delegation of at least 50 people to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference scheduled for Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris, an official said Tuesday.
For more than a century visitors have marveled at the Hermitage Museum's precious collections, and for just as long dozens of cats have prowled the Saint Petersburg palace's sprawling cellars.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Cattle dying in South Africa as drought deepens
In the middle of a desiccated lake bed in South Africa's North West province, a 7-month-old calf is too weak to get up. It is doomed to die from thirst and hunger.
Coal not leaving anytime soon despite renewables push
Coal: Can't live with it and can't live without it -- at least not yet.
A pair of zebras escaped from a circus and went running through the streets of west Philadelphia before they were recaptured, police said.
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