White House announces US electric car recharging network

The White House announced plans Thursday to create a 25,000 mile (40,000 km) recharging network for electric cars that it hopes will encourage drivers to switch from gasoline-powered vehicles.

Google rejects new EU anti-trust charges

US Internet search giant Google on Thursday rejected new accusations by EU anti-trust regulators that it illegally abuses its market dominance, in its formal reaction to allegations by Brussels earlier this year.

Frog and toad larvae become vegetarian when it is hot

Climate change is currently one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, and one of the groups of animals most affected by the increase in temperature is amphibians. A team of scientists with Spanish participants studied ...

Video: Marathon chemistry: The science of distance running

Marathons are tough. Athletes push their bodies for miles and deal with cramping, dehydration and every runner's worst fear: that extreme form of fatigue called "hitting the wall." Why is distance running so difficult?

How your diet can influence your environmental impact

The impact of our dietary choices on the global phosphorus footprint shouldn't be neglected, recent research in Frontiers in Nutrition shows. A shift towards a plant-based diet may be an undervalued solution toward decreasing ...

Morocco's oases fight back creeping desert sands

On the edge of the southwestern town of Rissani, Abdelrahman Ahmidani sighs as he reflects on the state of the Moroccan oasis, endangered by drought and climate change.

Biodiversity needs citizen scientists

Citizen scientists are already providing large amounts of data for monitoring biodiversity, but they could do much more, according to a new study published in the journal Biological Conservation, which suggests that citizen ...

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