WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally and then released into the U.S.: GPS-enabled ankle bracelets. Continue reading
Alaska’s glaciers are facing a warm future. Scientists are digging into the icy giants to learn more about how they have weathered past climate changes, and if they will survive. Continue reading
Forget blasting your defrosters and scraping windshields tirelessly in the wintertime — a new technology may help keep them ice-free.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more from deportation. Continue reading
A moss plant that spent around 1,600 years under Antarctic ice has been revived by scientists and is growing anew in a case of “unprecedented millennial-scale survival.”
In the news Monday, police and rescue search teams continued looking for victims of a fire that ripped through a seniors residence in Quebec. Also, the Syrian peace talks hit another roadblock. Negotiations broke up when Syrian government officials offered a paper on fighting terrorism rather than political transition. Continue reading
Scientists have concluded that the massive Pine Island Glacier is melting irreversibly. This is likely caused by warm ocean bottom waters, causing the grounded ice sheet to seperate from the floating ice shelf. Continue reading
In our news wrap Friday, unemployment in the United States dipped to 7 percent in November, the lowest rate since 2008. But the number of people actively looking for work remained near a 35-year low. In addition, snow and freezing rain fell from Texas up to Indiana on Friday. Continue reading