'Superfilter' mussels may help beat water pollution

World / Science & Health Aug 18, 2019

'Superfilter' mussels may help beat water pollution

Seafood lovers who prize the mussel for its earthy taste and succulent flesh may be unaware of its growing potential in the fight against water pollution. The mussel is the vacuum cleaner of the sea, taking in phytoplankton for nourishment along with microplastics, pesticides and ...

Change now or endanger food and climate, U.N. report warns

World / Science & Health Aug 8, 2019

Change now or endanger food and climate, U.N. report warns

Humanity faces increasingly painful trade-offs between food security and rising temperatures within decades unless it curbs emissions and stops unsustainable farming and deforestation, a landmark climate assessment said Thursday. The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that efforts to limit global warming while ...

Cliff collapse on popular San Diego beach kills three

World Aug 3, 2019

Cliff collapse on popular San Diego beach kills three

Three people were killed and two more injured after a cliff collapsed onto a popular Southern California beach Friday, authorities said. The sandstone bluff gave way shortly before 3 p.m. at Grandview Beach in Encinitas, a suburb north of San Diego. The area is highly ...

Canada to create protected marine zone in Arctic

World / Science & Health Aug 2, 2019

Canada to create protected marine zone in Arctic

Canada will create a protected marine area in the country's Arctic region, where climate change is taking effect three times faster than global average, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday. Glacial melting and maritime traffic are threatening multiple species off the coast of Baffin Island, ...