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Australia’s ‘extreme’ summer a sign of things to come: researchers

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 | No Comments
Climate change was responsible for breaking more than 200 Australian weather records over the past three months, researchers said on Wednesday, a glimpse of conditions to come that will likely...

NASA Mars satellite shifts course to avoid hitting planet’s moon

Posted on: March 6th, 2017 | No Comments
A NASA science satellite orbiting Mars was forced to make a rare evasive maneuver to avoid a collision next week with one of the planet’s two small moons, the U.S....

Ancient human tree cultivation shaped Amazon landscape

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017 | No Comments
Ancient indigenous peoples had a far more profound impact on the composition of the vast Amazon rainforest than previously known, according to a study showing how tree species domesticated by...

SpaceX launches rocket from historic NASA pad in Florida

Posted on: February 21st, 2017 | No Comments
A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a Florida launch pad once used to send NASA astronauts to the moon, a step forward for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk...

Dam crisis is wake-up call for aging California water system

Posted on: February 14th, 2017 | No Comments
In the mountainous folds of California lie hundreds of dams that played a vital role in making it America’s wealthiest and most populous state. The Oroville Dam crisis this week,...

Genetic study may make ancient Inca’s quinoa a grain of the future

Posted on: February 9th, 2017 | No Comments
Quinoa, the sacred “mother grain” of the ancient Inca civilization suppressed by Spanish conquistadors, could become an increasingly important food source in the future thanks to genetic secrets revealed in...

2016, hottest year on record: UN Weather Agency

Posted on: December 22nd, 2016 | No Comments
  The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced on Tuesday that the year 2016 is on track to become the hottest year ever since records began to be registered in the...

DENR revokes ECCs of housing developer, mining companies

Posted on: December 16th, 2016 | No Comments
  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has revoked the Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC) of property developer, Century Communities Corporation for its housing project at the La Mesa...

Bill Gates, investors launch $1 billion clean tech fund

Posted on: December 13th, 2016 | No Comments
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and a group of high-profile executives are investing $1 billion in a fund to spur clean energy technology and address global climate change a year after...

Remarkable feathered dinosaur tail found in chunk of amber

Posted on: December 9th, 2016 | No Comments
Some 99 million years ago, a juvenile dinosaur got its feathery tail stuck in tree resin, a death trap for the small creature. But its misfortune is now giving scientists...