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  • The oldest Homo sapiens: Fossils found in Morocco date back 300,000 years

    June 7, 2017 5:00 PM 30

    Scientists say skulls and tools help to date findings A recent finding of human bones dating back 300,000 years calls into question the belief that modern humans evolved in East Africa, researchers say. An international team of scientists has dated fossils found in Jebel Irhoud, about 90 kilometres northwest of Marakesh, Morocco, to be 300,000 years

  • Trump climate deal: US can fulfil pledges, says Michael Bloomberg

    June 3, 2017 12:28 AM 48

    The US can still meet its commitments to fight climate change, despite President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris accord, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said. He argued this could be done "through partnerships among cities, states and businesses", saying Americans would not let Washington stand in their way. His decision, announced

  • Who will suffer the most from US climate exit?

    June 2, 2017 5:40 PM 36

    In withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate pact, President Donald Trump claimed that honouring its terms would cost the country billions of dollars for a miniscule change to the global warming trajectory. Is this true? How will Washington quitting the 196-nation Paris club affect the fight against climate change? The Paris Agreement's stated

  • California, New York, Washington unite to back climate pact

    June 2, 2017 12:45 AM 34

    California Gov. Jerry Brown said he will need Republican's help to renew California's cap-and-trade program, while speaking at the California Chamber of Commerce 92nd Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The program, that caps the state's carbon emissions and requires polluters to obtain permits before releasing

  • Fact-checking President Trump’s claims on the Paris climate change deal

    June 2, 2017 12:02 AM 15

    In his speech announcing his decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord on climate change, President Trump frequently relied on dubious facts and unbalanced claims to make his case that the agreement would hurt the U.S. economy. Notably, he only looked at one side of the scale — claiming the agreement left the United States at a competitive disadvantage

  • How U.S. policy could affect carbon emissions and where Canada stands

    June 1, 2017 10:01 PM 9

    With U.S. President Donald Trump confirming Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, what will it mean for global efforts to curb carbon dioxide levels and limit global warming? The agreement, aimed at cutting the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, saw almost 200 countries come together in 2015 and set targets to reduce emissions

  • SpaceX scrubs launch of reused Dragon capsule to International Space Station

    June 1, 2017 9:58 PM 17

    Mission will deliver supplies and science experiments SpaceX's attempt attempt to launch Falcon 9 rocket cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station on Thursday evening was scrubbed. It's not a typical launch, as the Dragon capsule heading to the ISS has been used before, in September 2016. It's all part of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's ambitious

  • NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year Add to ..

    May 31, 2017 6:13 PM 19

    A NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year and bear the name of the astrophysicist who predicted the existence of the solar wind nearly 60 years ago. The space agency announced Wednesday that the red-hot mission would be named after Eugene Parker, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago. It’s the first NASA spacecraft to be named

  • Strong feelings on elk, bison or deer? Elk Island National Park wants to hear from you

    May 29, 2017 6:52 PM 11

    Park officials holding an open house in Edmonton Thursday. Elk Island National Park is coming up with a new plan to manage animals within the park, and they want your input. Park officials are having an open house in the city Thursday to get input on their new ungulate—meaning animals with hooves—strategy. Home to large populations of both bison and elk, Elk Island

  • NASA's sun watching satellite sees stunning partial solar eclipse

    May 26, 2017 9:59 PM 27

    A stunning new animation reveals the moment the moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse. The phenomenon was captured on May 25 by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), during a lunar transit that lasted nearly an hour. During this time, scientists say the moon covered roughly 89 percent of the sun, revealing a ‘crisp’ view of the lunar