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Keeping Pace with Climate Change

Time to accept that climate risks are here, or how not to enter into a staring competition with a grey rhino. By Giulio Boccaletti, Chief Strategy Officer, The Nature Conservancy Most commentators still tend to describe the impacts of climate ...

EIA: Carbon Emissions Decline

In 2012, energy-related carbon emissions in the United States declined 3.8 percent even as global carbon dioxide emissions rose 1.4 percent, according the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The recorded 5.29 million metric tons of carbon dioxide amounted to the largest decline since 1994, ...

Rare Giant Salamanders Bred in Captivity

By Tim Hornyak Imagine an amphibian up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) long that can weigh 80 pounds (36 kilograms) and snap chunks off your finger in a split second. The Japanese giant salamander is one of the largest of its kind in the ...

Rare Giant Salamanders Bred in Captivity

By Tim Hornyak Imagine an amphibian up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) long that can weigh 80 pounds (36 kilograms) and snap chunks off your finger in a split second. The Japanese giant salamander is one of the largest of its kind in the ...

What’s This Mysterious Circle on the Seafloor?

What creates mysterious circles on the seafloor? No, it’s not aliens of the deep—it’s actually pufferfish hoping to snag a mate, a new study says. Divers first noticed the 6.5-foot-wide (2-meter-wide) circular structures near Japan‘s Amami-Oshima ...

What’s This Mysterious Circle on the Seafloor?

What creates mysterious circles on the seafloor? No, it’s not aliens of the deep—it’s actually pufferfish hoping to snag a mate, a new study says. Divers first noticed the 6.5-foot-wide (2-meter-wide) circular structures near Japan‘s Amami-Oshima ...

Dreams of the World: Animation Artist from Taipei (Taiwan)

This post is the latest in Kike Calvo’s series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people we meet during our travels. “My dream is to open my own studio in Beijing. A gallery space where visitors can get ...

Dreams of the World: Animation Artist from Taipei (Taiwan)

This post is the latest in Kike Calvo’s series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people we meet during our travels. “My dream is to open my own studio in Beijing. A gallery space where visitors can get ...