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Politics Aug 29Where do the presidential candidates stand on climate change?
Clinton says climate change "threatens us all," while Trump tweets that global warming is "mythical" and repeatedly refers to it as a "hoax." Measurements and scientists say Clinton's Earth is much closer to reality.
Nation Apr 17Getting at the truth behind lying in politics
For more than two decades, researchers of different stripes have examined humanity's less-than-truthful underbelly. This is what they have found: We all stretch the truth, and politicians distort the truth more often, use more self-justifications and deceive in larger ways,…
Science Feb 26Species of bees and other pollinators are shrinking, UN report warns
WASHINGTON — Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers, a new United Nations scientific mega-report warns.
Nation Jan 06EPA says pesticide harms bees in some cases
WASHINGTON — A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency found.
World Nov 29Global warming seen as more concrete, urgent problem since Kyoto
Eighteen years ago, the discussion was far more about average temperatures, not the freakish extremes. Now, scientists and others realize it is in the more frequent extremes that people are truly experiencing climate change.
Politics Nov 28Obama tries to clinch global climate deal without Congress’ support
President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real.
Science Nov 25UN weather agency: 2015 hottest year on record
Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Niño, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.
Politics Nov 22Fact checking the presidential candidates on climate science
When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according to a panel of scientists who reviewed candidates' comments.
Science May 19Feds propose plan to bolster decline in bees
The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides.
Health Oct 23The real threat Americans face from Ebola is the anxiety that it’s causing
WASHINGTON — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.