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Politics Jan 15Biden picks geneticist as science adviser, elevates position to Cabinet
Lander was one of the leaders in mapping the human genome. This is the first time a president's science adviser will serve on the Cabinet and Lander will be the first life scientist in the post.
Politics Nov 04U.S. formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change
The United States has formally left the Paris Agreement, a global pact forged five years ago to avert the threat of catastrophic climate change.
Science Sep 15World isn’t meeting biodiversity goals, U.N. report finds
A new U.N. biodiversity report card highlights the decline over the past 10 years in fragile ecosystems such as coral reefs and tropical forests.
Science Sep 02Scientists spot two black holes merged into never before seen size
Black holes are getting stranger — even to astronomers. Scientists reported Wednesday they detected the merger of two smaller black holes into the first intermediate sized black hole ever observed. …
Science Aug 20California’s wildfire-prone landscape stoked by human actions
Scientists say California has a really flammable ecosystem and global warming is making it worse.
Politics Aug 13Trump administration looks to ease showerhead water flow rules
Wednesday's proposal would alter how a 1992 energy conservation law is interpreted, allowing showerheads with multiple nozzles to spray far more water. Officials say it is about consumer choice. Conservation and consumer experts call the proposal silly, unnecessary and wasteful.
Science Aug 07Canada’s last intact ice shelf collapses due to warming
The Milne ice shelf had been one of the Arctic's few remaining intact ice shelves, but at the end of July about 43% broke off. Scientists say that without a doubt it's man-made global warming at work.
Science Jul 06Fossils reveal dinosaur forerunner smaller than a cellphone
Named Kongonaphon kely, which means tiny bug slayer, the creature looked like a dinosaur but scampered the Earth earlier, predating both dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs.
Science Jul 02Fish more vulnerable to warming water than first thought
Thursday's study shows that by the end of the century with moderate man-made warming, 40% of the fish species may be in water that's just too hot for them in key stages of life.
Science Jun 25Siberian heat wave alarms scientists
On Saturday, the thermometer hit a likely record of 38 degrees Celsius — or 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit — in the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk in Russia’s Sakha Republic.