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Clock ticking as climate negotiators meet in Bonn

Diplomats will gather in Bonn from Monday to thrash out the draft of a climate pact to be adopted at a U.N. conference in Paris in December. With just 10 official negotiating days before 195 nations must seal the deal in the French capital, time is running out to bridge ...

Aug 30, 2015

European trains to get more baggage and ID checks

European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France’s interior minister said Saturday. Bernard Cazeneuve said the reinforced ID and bag checks will be carried out on ...

German media, celebrities rally for refugees

Aug 30, 2015

German media, celebrities rally for refugees

Germany may have witnessed violent anti-refugee protests this past week, but the message from the country’s media and celebrities is a loud and determined welcome for people fleeing the horrors of war. “We’re helping,” Germany’s Bild newspaper splashed in large letters on its front ...

How will climate change affect your livelihood?

Aug 30, 2015

How will climate change affect your livelihood?

As the reality of global warming starts to hit home, people may ask: “How will it affect my livelihood?” Well, that depends — on your profession, your age, and exactly where you live, among other things. Here, then, are a few scenarios for a ...

Aug 30, 2015

Europe fails to meet recycling goals for electronics

Only a third of Europe’s electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a study led by the United Nations and Interpol said on Sunday. Sweden and Norway were close to the European targets of ...

Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia

Aug 30, 2015

Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia

Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress pedaled their way around Philadelphia to promote fuel conservation and positive body image. The Philly Naked Bike Ride on Saturday featured people sporting masks, underwear, body paint, glitter or nothing at all. A lot of riders ...

Aug 30, 2015

Sales of unearthed Atari games total more than $100,000

A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several months. The April 2014 dig ended speculation surrounding an urban legend that Atari had discarded hundreds of games, ...