LONDON – From their ivory towers, nearly 240 academics have declared that economic growth is bad for Europe and the planet. In two months, they and global supporters of the “no-growth economy” have held conferences in Mexico City, Malmö, and Brussels.

Could Mother Nature provide a solution to the world's plastic pollution catastrophe?

The oceans are the planet’s most important depository for atmospheric carbon dioxide on time scales of decades to millenia.

FLORIDA, May 8: Three years ago, Nasa's New Horizons, the fastest spaceship ever launched, raced past Pluto, spectacularly revealing the wonders of that newly seen world.

WASHINGTON, March 23:  Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports on biodiversity.

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War for the Planet of the Apes

July 14, 2017 13:33 pm

In the original “Planet of the Apes” movies, Caesar and his simian co-stars were buried beneath layers of prosthetic makeup, severely limiting their ability to emote. In Fox’s recently rebooted “Apes” trilogy (three and counting), the computer-generated chimps appear more human than the homo sapiens — which is clearly what the series has been working up to. In purely technical terms, director Matt Reeves more than achieves that goal, although it requires rigging the screenplay and reducing the human characters to crass two-dimensional stereotypes in the process.

WASHINGTON, April 20: Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It’s not so far away, either.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Nov 8: The lone American off the planet has cast his vote from space, keeping with NASA's motto of "Vote while you float."

HANGZHOU, China, Sept 3: Setting aside their cyber and maritime disputes, President Barack Obama and China's President Xi Jinping on Saturday sealed their nations' participation in last year's Paris climate change agreement. They hailed their new era of climate cooperation as the best chance for saving the planet.

WASHINGTON, Aug 25: After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door.

PASADENA, Calif, July 5: Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets.