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Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one step closer to reality

The prospect of drilling for oil and gas in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is looming ever closer with the Interior Department’s release of its final environmental impact statement, which explains how and where oil companies can drill for…

Teen girls strike for global action on climate change – NBC News

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — It was the floodwaters brushing her jawline that convinced Theresa Sebastian it was time to get serious about climate change. The teen from Ireland was in Kerala, India, for a family wedding last summer when the region…

TIME Editor Touts All-Climate Issue, Insists The ‘Science Is Settled’

On her 9:00 a.m. ET hour show on Thursday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle welcomed the editor-in-chief of TIME magazine on the program to promote the liberal publication’s latest issue devoted solely to preaching climate change activism. Amid all the fearmongering…

Labor attacks government’s wages record – as it happened

With Wednesday having delivered the visual of the deputy prime minister throwing his John Deere out of the cot, we are going to call it a night and await, feverishly, what Thursday will deliver. Will Michael McCormack remain spicy, or…

Scientists find biology’s optimal ‘molecular alphabet’ may be preordained

(Tokyo Institute of Technology) Life uses 20 coded amino acids (CAAs) to construct proteins. This set was likely evolutionarily ‘standardized’ from smaller sets as organisms discovered how to make and encode them. Scientists modeled how the adaptive properties of the CAAs evolved over time. They found that sets containing even only a few CAAs were better than an enormous choice of alternatives, suggesting each time a modern CAA was discovered, it bootstrapped the set to include still more CAAs.

India’s moon mission: “95% of mission objectives accomplished”

Saturday’s heartbreaking loss of contact with the Vikram lander – part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission to the moon – hasn’t changed the upbeat tone of India’s space science. Here’s what we know so far.