Climate warming is changing the distribution of plants and animals worldwide. Recently it was shown that in the past two decades, European bird and butterfly communities have moved on average 37 and 114 kilometers to the north, respectively.
PARIS – A tiny toe bone from a Neanderthal woman who lived around 50,000 years ago has shown that several branches of early humans interbred before a single group, Homo sapiens, rose to dominate.
In recent months, former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has drawn attention to perhaps the most critical question about the future of nuclear energy: Is there a safe place and way to dispose of high-level radioactive waste?
We’ve long known that the fish we eat are exposed to toxic chemicals in the rivers, bays and oceans they inhabit. The substance that’s gotten the most attention — because it has shown up at disturbingly high levels in some fish — is mercury.
I’ve lost count of the number of times people have told me that they would love to speak out against the Islamization of western society, but they’re afraid to. They’re afraid of being stigmatised as a racist.