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New Reports Offer Clearest Picture Yet of Rising Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Who emits the most carbon? Who should cut the most? As the UN prepares to convene its climate summit, new studies look at some surprising numbers.

From Referendum to Reconciliation—Can Scotland Heal Its Wounds?

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The bruising independence campaigns opened up deep class and regional divisions in Scotland.

With UN Climate Summit Opening, Marches Planned Around the World

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Marches took place in New York and in hundreds of other cities.

Photographer Captures Tens of Thousands Fleeing ISIS, Entering Turkey

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Learning of a refugee flood, photographer John Stanmeyer went to the border, where tens of thousands of refugees are fleeing the Islamic State.

Human Ingenuity Can Fix Past Mistakes and Shape the Future

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Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable, says award-winning author Diane Ackerman.

Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Global Treaty on Warming Looks Unlikely

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This week's global meeting in New York could set the stage for negotiations around a potential international deal next year.

As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?

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As world population projections soar, there are rising concerns about the impact billions more people will have on the planet.

Conservationists Spar With Fishermen Over World’s Largest Marine Monument

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Federal officials weigh arguments on President Obama’s proposal to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

Sneak a Peek at 9 Pictures of Sea Otters at Home

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Flip through nine pictures of these marine mammals in honor of sea otter awareness week.

Record Drought Hastens Dramatic Spread of California Wildfires

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The fast-spreading King fire is raising concerns about climate change's role in making droughts more frequent and wildfires more intense.

India's Push for Renewable Energy: Is It Enough?

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India faces pressure to cut emissions even as its new prime minister is promising to boost energy access. Can a push for renewable energy achieve both goals?

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Star Pulses, a Hurricane Rages, and a Pl

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Astronomers catch the blue light from a pulsar, a hurricane makes landfall, and an exoplanet sucks the life out of its star in the week's best space pictures.

With NASA Probe's Arrival, International Mars Invasion Gets Under Way

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The red planet beckons like never before, with a host of nations planning Mars missions.

U.S. Ebola Aid Could Tamp Down Fear in West Africa

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U.S. aid to fight Ebola in West Africa could build trust in the health care system, helping to stop the epidemic and save the faltering economy.

American Farmers Are Growing Old, With Spiraling Costs Keeping Out Young

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The nation's farmers are 17 years older than the average American worker, with younger would-be farmers hobbled by rising costs of land and technology.

In Record Turnout Demographics Shape Scotland's Emphatic No Vote

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Rural areas, far-flung islands, and industrial cities the Yes side needed to win all voted to stay in the U.K.

Japan to Resume Whaling Next Year, Defying International Whaling Commi

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The country will restart its controversial scientific whaling program next year.

A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Ear

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Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future.

Why Tiny Microbes Mean Big Things for Farming

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Humble soil bacteria may help farmers grow more crops to feed the world.

Bear Mauling in Wyoming: Why Do They Attack?

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A man attacked and killed by a bear in a remote forest in Wyoming is a reminder to always be prepared around the animals.