Category Archives: Science

China 'confident' of a UN climate deal Saturday

China, the world's biggest polluter of greenhouse gases, is confident a historic universal accord will be struck Saturday to rein in climate change, senior envoy Liu Zhenmin said. "We are…

Brazil joins 'ambition coalition' at UN climate talks

Brazil said Friday it had joined the European Union, United States & 79 developing nations in a group calling for a far-reaching deal at UN climate-saving talks in Paris. The…

Sweden to share data supporting Canada's Arctic claims

Canada & Sweden have reached a deal to share data that could assist support Canadian claims to a vast swath of the Arctic beyond its natural borders, Ottawa announced Friday….

Global climate talks face last hurdles, deal seen in reach

By Bate Felix & Barbara Lewis PARIS (Reuters) – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday that an ambitious global climate deal was within reach, though political concessions were…

Geminid Meteor Shower, Best of the Year, Peaks Sunday: Watch It Live

The Geminid meteor shower will be in full swing the nights of Dec. 13 & Dec. 14, & experts are saying it's going to be the best meteor shower of…

World powers lead frenetic overtime push for climate accord

World powers led an overtime push to seal a deal on Saturday aimed at averting catastrophic climate change, as sleep-deprived envoys battled in Paris over trillion-dollar disputes blocking a deal….

Could Saudi oil obstruct a Paris climate deal?

Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude oil exporter, has a lot to lose if the global economy shifts to clean energy. So at 195-nation UN talks in Paris aimed at…

First litter of in vitro puppies born in US

The first litter of puppies conceived through in vitro fertilization has been born, in a scientific breakthrough decades in the making, US researchers announced. A female dog into which 19…

Blood, sweat and tears at Paris climate talks

Tears flow often — blood has once — as climate negotiators from 195 nations gather every year in a different corner of the world for a physical & emotional endurance…

Beijing to lift smog red alert

Beijing prepared to lift its first ever red alert for smog on Thursday, as blue skies & sunshine replaced the thick haze that covered the city for days. The Chinese…