Science & Environment

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Cuba’s cooperative farms break new ground in production

Cuba is breaking new ground in production yields, organic farming techniques, sustainability, and food security.

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Astronomers discover galaxy far, far away, and it's baby blue

It's among the universe's first generation of galaxies, from 13.1 billion years ago.

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Geneva: On the road to Paris

These negotiations take place against the backdrop of increasingly dire predictions about the results of climate change. 2014 was the hottest year on record.

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Top 10 environmental stories of 2015: predictions

In a recent column, I discussed my pick for the top 10 environmental stories of 2014; that got me to thinking about the coming year.

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The top ten environmental stories of 2014

Developments in 2014 make clear that the impacts of climate change are going to continue to grow, and the struggle to address this will intensify.

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Activists protest oil drilling in Canary Islands

Canarians and tourists formed a giant 'SOS' on a beach in Spain's Canary Island of Fuerteventura protesting oil drilling.

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Lima climate talks and the three-part alliance

The latest in a long series of UN-sponsored talks is convening in Lima, Peru. The goal is to lay the basis for a climate treaty deal in Paris in Nov. 2015.

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Hemingway’s grandsons lead environmentalist delegation to Cuba

A delegation traveled to Cuba to work with researchers to promote cooperation between the United States and Cuba in the field of marine conservation.

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Rare rhino death as poaching worsens

A 34 year-old rhino named Suni, died from natural causes on Oct. 17, at a nature reserve in Kenya, leaving just six northern white rhinos remaining worldwide.

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Occupy Alaska: Thousands of walrus stranded

Without a source of sea ice on which to spend the winter, the mammals have been forced to come ashore seeking refuge, in record numbers, confused and stranded.

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