On issues ranging from genetically modified crops to nuclear power, environmentalists are increasingly refusing to listen to scientific arguments that challenge standard green positions. This approach risks weakening the environmental movement and empowering climate contrarians.
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Astronomers have found a planet that's the closest you can get to Earth in location and size, right next door to our solar system.
Earth's land shown to have warmed by 1.5C over past 250 years, with humans being almost entirely responsible
A recent study noted that most of the 6,900 languages spoken on Earth occur in regions of high biodiversity. These findings point to a strong correlation between biological and linguistic diversity, with languages closely connected to the habitats where they are found.
Use of Sodium Pentothal to secure confessions – classified by some as torture – still common in certain regions of India
A controversial researcher on air pollution and secondhand cigarette smoke is suing UCLA to get his position back, claiming that his firing was an illegal effort to quash academic dissent and
The North Carolina Senate has approved legislation that would prohibit the state from considering projected sea level increases in its coastal management strategy. But a scientist involved in the debate argues that ignoring these projections will wind up costing North Carolina — and the rest of the U.S. — far more.
The good book should be read as a great work of literature – but it is not a guide to morality, as the education secretary Michael Gove would have us believe
A "super-moon" will be a novelty on Sunday, but for the 12,000 people of Tuvalu it is a foreboding practice for a future where rising seas make their homeland uninhabitable.