Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS -- What’s made of sugar, can carry four people, and travel at 50 miles (80 km) per hour? A biodegradable car, whose...

Small odds of reaching 2°C

PARIS — There is a 5% chance of limiting average global warming to under 2°C (3.6° Fahrenheit), the target set in the 2015 climate-rescue...

Other planets may never be as hospitable as Earth

PARIS — Scientists dealt a blow Monday to the quest for organisms inhabiting worlds besides Earth, saying our planet was unusual in its ability...

Earth’s 2017 resource ‘budget’ spent by next week — report

PARIS -- Humanity will have used up its allowance of planetary resources such as water, soil, and clean air for all of 2017 by...

Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet

OSLO -- Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the...

World’s northernmost coral reef in Japan bleached

TOKYO -- Bleaching has damaged the world’s northernmost coral reef in Japan, a researcher said Tuesday, the latest example of a global phenomenon scientists...

Study throw dog domestication theories to the wolves

PARIS -- From the tiny chihuahua to the massive Saint Bernard, domestic dogs today trace their roots to a single group of wolves that...

‘Sixth extinction’ of wildlife faster than feared — scientists

PARIS — The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned. More than 30% of animals with...

Top four ways to shrink your carbon footprint are often overlooked

MIAMI — Researchers in Sweden have identified the top four things people can do to reduce their carbon footprint, but warned on Tuesday these...

New study reveals how frogs flourished after dinosaurs croaked

MIAMI — A massive asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs millions of years ago created room for frogs to colonize the Earth, said...

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