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Leaked TTIP Energy Proposal Could 'Sabotage' EU Climate Policy
Environment  (tags: global warming, climate change, climate policy, free trade, ttip, eu, usa )

- 18 days ago -
EU proposal on a free trade deal with the US could curb energy saving measures and a planned switch to clean energy.
We Just Broke the Record for Hottest Year, Nine Straight Times
Environment  (tags: climate, change, global warming, hottest year, record )

- 18 days ago -
2014 and 2015 each set the record for hottest calendar year since we began measuring surface temperatures over 150 years ago, and 2016 is almost certain to break the record once again.
Dinosaurs Killed Off By 'One-Two Punch' of Climate Change and Asteroid Strike
Animals  (tags: dinosaurs, extinction, global warming, climate change, volcanoes, asteroid )

- 23 days ago -
Demise caused by two periods of global warming - the first sparked by volcanic eruptions and the second by the cosmic impact
Rare Dinosaur-Era Bird Wings Found Trapped in Amber
Animals  (tags: birds, dinosaurs, amber, find, feathers, wings, claws, skin, burma )

- 30 days ago -
Two tiny wings entombed in amber reveal that plumage (the layering, patterning, coloring, and arrangement of feathers) seen in birds today already existed in at least some of their predecessors nearly a hundred million years ago.
Outrage, Threats in Response to Quebec City Pit Bull Ban
Animals  (tags: pitbull, ban, canada, quebec, outrage )

- 39 days ago -
The Quebec City ban will force current pit bull owners to get rid of their dogs by the end of the year, or face escalating fines.
Barrier Reef Rodent Is First Mammal Declared Extinct Due to Climate Change
Environment  (tags: bramble cay melomys, great barrier reef, extinct, climate change, australia, rodent )

- 44 days ago -
University of Queensland and Queensland Government researchers have confirmed that the Bramble Cay melomys - the only mammal species endemic to the Great Barrier Reef - is the first mammal to go extinct due to human-induced climate change.
New Report Details Norway's Efforts to Promote Whaling
Animals  (tags: whaling, norway )

- 45 days ago -
Norway is now the worldâEUR(TM)s leading whaling nation, killing more whales in the past two years than Japan and Iceland combined.
US Home to Nearly a Third of World's Mass Shootings
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: guns, usa, mass shootings )

- 45 days ago -
From 1966 to 2012, nearly a third of the world's mass shootings took place in the U.S. Put another way: While the U.S. has 5% of the world's population, it had 31% of all public mass shootings.
Germany: Thousands Surround US Air Base to Protest the Use of Drones
World  (tags: germany, protest, military, base, usa, drones )

- 47 days ago -
Demonstrators have formed a human chain near a US air base in western Germany to protest against lethal drone strikes.
Milky Way No Longer Visible to One Third of Humanity, Light Pollution Atlas Shows
Environment  (tags: milky way, galaxy, lighting )

- 48 days ago -
It has inspired astronomers, artists, musicians and poets but the Milky Way could become a distant memory for much of humanity. 60% of Europeans and almost 80% of North Americans cannot see the glowing band of our galaxy due to artificial lighting.
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