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Germany has ambitious renewable energy goals, but its reliance on coal is also growing. Towns like Atterwasch face relocation to feed demand for cheap brown coal.
The global warming "pause" has a cause: Trade winds have been burying heat in the Pacific.
National Geographic story about the slaughter of migrating birds influenced Albania's decision.
The small Balkan nation of Albania, until recently a "death trap for migrating birds," has enacted a landmark moratorium on hunting to protect birds and other wildlife.
Domesticated camels weren't known in Israel until about 900 B.C., when there were major changes in copper production throughout the region.
Whistle-blowers now have a secure venue for providing tips about wildlife and forest crime. WildLeaks leader Andrea Crosta explains.
A healthy male giraffe was euthanized because its genes didn't add to the diversity of the zoo population.
Architect Massimo Ricci's theories are explored this week in a NOVA/National Geographic special.
Activists react to a new report that seems to portend presidential approval of the controversial pipeline.
Rights groups want Afghan President Hamid Karzai to reject a law protecting perpetrators of domestic violence.
Marcus Bleasdale reports from the front lines of chaos, where violence between Christians and Muslims is tearing apart a nation.
Researchers find the oldest known human footprints outside of Africa on a beach in England.
A black hole sports supersize jets and Mars shows off its many charms in the week's best space pictures.
The energy systems built to power the Olympics in Russia are historic, but will they function properly amid a litany of other problems in Sochi?
Poses like down dog can bring down levels of inflammation in cancer patients, according to a new study.
The first Olympic torch appeared at the 1936 Berlin Games. It's had an quite an adventurous run since then.
We asked two experts to name their favorite Olympic torches.
A new study suggests quieting nerve cells in the brain during birth protects mice against autism.
A Western military dog is reportedly being held hostage by the Taliban—a tragic turn of events in the storied history of war dogs.
Sochi's decision to kill its stray dogs isn't unusual: Many countries exterminate their strays, while others place them in mass shelters or sterilize them.