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Inviting the World to Visit Philadelphia

Most Americans recognize Independence Hall as one of the most famous symbols of Philadelphia, the nation’s birth, and the freedom we share as a people. Philadelphians may know it as the top tourist destination in the city, attracting 3.7...

World’s Oceans Warmest On Record This Summer

Sea-surface temperatures worldwide have been the hottest on record over the last three months, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Ocean temperatures averaged 62.5 degrees Fahrenheit in the June-August period, 1...
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Amazing Top Ten Destinations for Traveling

Every year the travel book supergiant Lonely Planet releases its list of the coming year’s top travel locations, from new trends, to the classic vacation spots that have always been popular with tourists. Their top 10 list of the best destinations...

New Research Provides Insight Into Ice Sheet Behavior

A new study published this week takes scientists a step further in their quest to understand how Antarctica’s vast glaciers will contribute to future sea-level rise. Reporting in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists from British Antarctic...

Global Climate Change Issue

It seems as though the so-called skeptics have really gotten under Paul Krugman’s skin this time. Writing in his New York Times column Sunday, the Nobel Prize-winning liberal economist expressed outrage at the representatives who voted against...

5 Climate Studies That Don’t Live Up to the Hype

A leading climate scientist argues that overbroad claims by some researchers—coupled with overblown reporting in the media—can undermine the public’s understanding of climate issues. Gavin Schmidt, a NASA climate modeler, author and...

World Population Hits 6.5 Billion

Rapid growth occurring where it can be least afforded, researchers say A population milestone has been set on this jam-packed planet. At 7:16 p.m. ET on Saturday, the population here on this good Earth hit 6.5 billion people, according to projections. Along...

What good is a big hungry population?

As producers of food, farmers have a right to question the rationale behind Uganda’s fast growing population. The Population Secretariat put our population figure at 30.66 million by mid 2009 and gave the population growth rate as 3.2 per...

World’s 65 and Older Population to Triple by 2050

The world’s 65-and-older population will triple by mid-century to 1 in 6 people, leaving the U.S. and other nations struggling to support the elderly. The number of senior citizens has already jumped 23 percent since 2000 to 516 million,...

Britain set to become most populous country in EU

Soaring population will force millions to flee water shortages in search of refuge - and, according to new figures, Britain will be one of the world’s ‘lifeboats’. On the eve of a major population conference, Science...
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