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House higher ed plan slashes funding for UCF, other schools

A House higher education plan released Monday would cut $164 million from state colleges and universities, including $5 million for the University of Central Florida that is part of a new program designed to help improve its ranking nationwide.

Technology isn’t our sole salvation in tackling climate change

At the COP 21 climate convention in Paris at the end of 2015, leaders from 194 nations agreed to pursue actions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions enough to keep global warming within 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial conditions.

The dark legacy of China’s drive for global resources

As China pursues a startling array of energy, mining, logging, agricultural, and infrastructure projects on virtually every continent, it is having an unprecedented environmental impact on the planet.

French professors fall short in global salary comparison

University professors in France are paid far less than their peers in other countries as state bureaucracy prevents top researchers from negotiating higher salaries, new analysis suggests.