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Education increases belief in climate change — everywhere except in the U.S.

A study of Gallup poll data from around the world finds some surprising universal principles about climate beliefs -- and some critical exceptions.

If the EPA relaxes deadlines for CO2 cuts, will the U.S. still be able to keep its climate promises?

Sources say states and utilities will likely be given longer to comply with Obama's Clean Power Plan.

These National Parks Got an "F" in Air Pollution

It's late summer, and Americans are flocking to the country's national parks for some recreation and fresh air. But a study released this week by the National Parks Conservation Association found that air in some of the country's most popular parks is not so fresh—and it's potentially hazardous. Show More Summary

How Obama might keep the Iran deal alive if Congress votes no

In my column on Wednesday, I listed conservatives' proposed alternatives to President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran. Contrary to what some officials have said, options other than war do exist; they're just not likely to work.

Congress poised to avert highway fund shutdown, for now

Congress is poised to avert a looming shutdown of federal highway accounts with passage of a temporary measure that will keep operations funded for the next three months, but the move creates a possible new crisis point for the fall...

Venice 2015: Cary Fukunaga and Tom McCarthy headed to film festival

The late-summer film festival schedule locked in another piece Wednesday as Venice announced its full lineup.

Coastal Commission delays vote on SeaWorld whale tanks

After receiving about 75,000 letters and emails on the treatment of orcas in captivity, the California Coastal Commission has delayed for two months a vote on whether to allow SeaWorld San Diego to build larger tanks for the park's killer whales.

Watch Tina Fey, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski completely own Beyonce's 'Flawless'

Move over Tom Cruise, Tina Fey lip-syncing Beyonce's is our favorite celebrity cover performance of the day. The "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" co-creator/executive producer appeared to be on a flight with the show's stars Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess, the latter of whom posted a video of Fey's...

'13 Hours' trailer: Boots on the ground in Michael Bay's Benghazi thriller

The first trailer for Michael Bay's military thriller "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" has been deployed, offering an early look at the action maestro's take on a controversial chapter of recent history.

Two remain in hospital after towering tree falls on 8 kids at children's museum

Two children who were critically injured when a 75-foot tree toppled onto a group of campers at a children's museum in Pasadena remained hospitalized Wednesday.

Birkin bag: from status symbol to badge of shame

The ne plus ultra of luxury fashion status symbols is the target of a take-down by its celebrity namesake.

Twitter shares plunge day after chief executive admits problems

Twitter Inc. shares plunged to their lowest point in more than a year early Wednesday, a day after interim chief executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey bluntly told analysts the social media platform faces serious problems.

Earth now halfway to UN global warming limit

The UN wants to limit warming to 2 °C, but we are already halfway to this threshold, exclusive analysis for New Scientist finds

Humans accidentally created hidden carbon sink in the desert

The salty aquifers beneath deserts may be storing more carbon than all living plants put together, according to new data from arid regions of China

Startup FoPo Food Powders Freeze Dries Nearly Expired Fruit, Hopes To Lessen Food Waste

Startup FoPo Food Powder addresses the issue of food waste by collecting nearly expired fruits, and freeze drying it into a powder with a long shelf life The post Startup FoPo Food Powders Freeze Dries Nearly Expired Fruit, Hopes To Lessen Food Waste appeared first on Sustainablog.

Nanoscale Desalinization Chip Goes Anywhere

Researchers in Texas and Germany have created a nanoscale desalinization chip that can go anywhere and make fresh water from just 3 volts of electricity Nanoscale Desalinization Chip Goes Anywhere was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary

Later Deadline Expected in Obama’s Climate Plan

The final version of President Obama’s climate change plan is expected to be released next week, with an extension of an earlier timeline, giving states and utilities longer to comply.

Shrinking Dead Sea leaves trail of perilous sinkholes

EIN GEDI, Israel (Reuters) - A neglected grove of date palms, their leaves long fallen, trunks drooping in the searing heat at the lowest point on earth, is the latest casualty of a dramatic rise in sinkholes wreaking havoc along the coast of the Dead Sea.

Obamacare case to be turned against government on emissions rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opponents of President Barack Obama's soon-to-be-implemented policy to cut carbon emissions from power plants are planning to use an unlikely and potentially potent weapon against him: the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that saved Obamacare.

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