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  • Trump’s withdrawal from Paris climate deal makes already tough target harder to hit

    June 2, 2017 12:22 AM 11

    President Trump’s decision Thursday to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement could make it difficult, if not impossible, for the world to stay on track to reach an internationally agreed goal of limiting dangerous global warming, scientists said. That goal, which sought to limit warming to “well below” a 2 degree Celsius (3.6 degree

  • Scoop: Trump is pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal

    June 2, 2017 12:14 AM 46

    On Trump's business councils: Elon Musk is departing the White House councils he was serving on. The multi-company mogul said that leaving "Paris is not good for America or the world." Max Levchin, who worked with Musk at PayPal, tweeted that Musk's decision means one "less voice of reason further isolates an already misguided President." Not everyone

  • Why Trump Is Seeing Red About the ‘Green Climate Fund’

    June 1, 2017 10:54 PM 11

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that America was shelling out a "vast fortune" to developing countries through the United Nations Green Climate Fund, thanks to the Paris Agreement. "Beyond the severe energy restrictions inflicted by the Paris accord, it includes yet another scheme to redistribute wealth out of the United States

  • Governors Pledge Climate Action in Face of Possible Paris Withdrawal

    June 1, 2017 4:05 PM 13

    However, states cannot be expected to lead international efforts to tackle global warming A host of governors pledged yesterday to intensify their efforts to address climate change regardless of President Trump's ultimate decision over the Paris Agreement. The proclamations, made mostly by Democrats, were not a surprise in and of themselves. They nevertheless

  • What Has Trump Said About Global Warming? Eight Quotes on Climate Change as He Announces Paris Agreement Decision

    June 1, 2017 2:00 PM 10

    It's widely expected President Donald Trump will announce Thursday that he intends to pull the United States out of the landmark Paris agreement that unified nearly the entire globe in an effort to fight climate change. It would be a major decision made by a president who has over the years routinely expressed doubt about climate change and has often

  • Faceless fish among weird deep sea Australian finds

    May 31, 2017 7:01 AM 15

    Faceless fish and other weird and wonderful creatures, many of them new species, have been hauled up from the deep waters off Australia during a scientific voyage studying parts of the ocean never explored before. The month-long journey off the country's eastern seaboard has been surveying life lurking in a dark and cold abyss that plunges four kilometres

  • Australian expedition hauls up faceless fish, blind spiders among other weird deep sea creatures

    May 31, 2017 5:56 AM 9

    SYDNEY – Faceless fish and other weird and wonderful creatures, many of them new species, have been hauled up from the deep waters off Australia during a scientific voyage studying parts of the ocean never explored before. The month-long journey off the country’s eastern seaboard has been surveying life lurking in a dark and cold abyss that plunges 4 km (2.5 miles)

  • Touching the sun: NASA to reveal plans for hellish mission (PHOTOS)

    May 29, 2017 1:52 PM 17

    The US space agency is working on the Solar Probe Plus project, a daring plan to send a spacecraft towards the hellishly hot outer atmosphere of the life-giving star. The mission to fly a probe within 4 million miles of the sun’s surface was revealed last February. Since then, NASA has stayed tight-lipped about its attempt to uncover the mysteries of the sun’s

  • Massive Fail? Collapsing Star Gives Birth to Black Hole

    May 28, 2017 12:59 AM 11

    A dying star 25 times the size of our sun has likely been reborn as a black hole, giving astronomers key insights into the life cycles of supernovae and black holes. Instead of exploding in a massive supernova, the star instead fizzled out, leaving behind a black hole. Astronomers searching for the star's remains using a Large Binocular Telescope (LBT)

  • ‘Tortured moon’: Images of Saturn’s Enceladus reveal scarred surface

    May 23, 2017 5:51 PM 33

    As Cassini continues its ‘Grand Finale,’ orbiting closer and closer to Saturn before plunging into the gas giant, it continues to beam incredible new images of the planet and its moons back to Earth. The latest photo snapped by the spacecraft is an incredible new view of Enceladus, the planet’s sixth largest moon. The freshly released image was captured