Science articles

In Europe, Trump feels the heat on climate

At every stop in Donald Trump’s whirlwind of summit meetings in Europe, the issue of climate change — and the US president’s threat to ditch the 196-nation Paris Agreement — is never far from the surface.

Everest permit dodger says he was ready to face jail

A South African caught attempting to climb Mount Everest without an $11,000 permit said Thursday that he couldn’t afford the hefty fee but had always planned to turn himself in and serve jail time as punishment.

Myth busted: People smell as well as dogs

People’s sense of smell is just as sharp as those of rats and dogs, a US researcher said Thursday, calling for an end to a century-old “myth” to the contrary.

Climate change to cause more floods in Canada: Trudeau

Expect more floods, wildfires and other natural disasters than ever before, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Thursday as he toured flood-ravaged Quebec province, citing climate change as the reason.

Mozambique’s gas boom dream under threat

The small, palm-fringed fishing town of Palma was meant to become a symbol of Mozambique’s glittering future, transformed by one of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas projects.

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