Environment

 
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Dirty water may force Rio to move 2016 Olympic aquatic events

By Rob Holmes
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Olympics | Sewage contamination in Rio de Janeiro’s bay and urban waters may force the Brazilian city to give up hosting 2016 Olympic events planned at iconic beach…

Obama keeps his promises on carbon

By Cal Thomas
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Science | During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama said: “… if somebody wants to build a coal power plant, they can. It’s just that it will…

Carbon emissions rendering carbon dating tests useless

By Dick Peterson
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Science | A build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from fossil fuel emissions will render dating by radiocarbon analysis unreliable in the next 30 years,

Midday Roundup: ‘Draft Biden’ gets serious about VP running for president

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Next level. A top adviser to late Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has joined a group that wants Vice President Joe Biden to run for president. Josh…

Rio’s bacteria-laden water threatens Olympic swimmers, sailors

By Evan Wilt
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Olympics | An investigation into Rio de Janeiro waterways found high levels of viruses and bacteria that could endanger athletes and spectators at the 2016 Olympic…

California’s water fight makes a splash in Washington

By Abby Reese
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Agriculture | Scorched land, low river beds, and parched crops all testify to the lack of water available for farmers during California’s four-year drought. When their…

Cold pact

By James Bruce
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Religion | Mainline Protestants cheer pope’s stance on global warming

Court’s EPA rebuke is too little, too late for utilities

By Daniel James Devine
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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked a major set of environmental rules restricting toxic emissions from power plants. The ruling is a victory for states…

The pope, the globe, and the facts

By Cal Thomas
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Climate Change | The media and the secular left have a love-hate relationship with the Roman Catholic Church and its popes. When the pope takes positions with which they…

Pope Francis calls for climate change action

By Daniel James Devine
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Environment | The much-anticipated encyclical says environmental degradation violates the principle of biblical stewardship

Forecasting Pope Francis on climate change

By Daniel James Devine
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Environment | The pontiff’s not-yet-released encyclical on the environment has already stirred debate among Catholics. Here’s what it might say.

Hip-hop star works to bring solar energy training to Africa

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | With songs like “Locked Up” and “Lonely,” hip-hop artist Akon has climbed to the top of America’s music industry. Born in Missouri and raised in…

 
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