U.N. extreme-weather report triggers storm of protest

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Storms – and especially hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones – are the most interesting weather systems for people dedicated to preventing climate change. Satellite photographs of these swirling storms more…

CO2 may not heat planet as much as thought

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The climate may be less sensitive to carbon dioxide than we thought – and temperature rises this century could be smaller than expected. That's the surprise result of more…

Germany celebrates Christmas-market season

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Winter in Germany can be grim. But between late November and the New Year, the magic of the country's Christmas markets help residents forget the gloom. 'Tis the more…

Ikea boss sacked for 'pro-Nazi' Facebook posts

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The German unit of Swedish furniture giant Ikea said Wednesday it had fired a manager with right-wing extremist "friends" on Facebook for expressing offensive opinions on the social more…

Air France plane flew with 30 screws missing

by -NO AUTHOR- -- An Airbus A340 belonging to Air France was grounded in Boston after a mechanic noticed that 30 screws were missing. Daily newspaper Le Monde reported that an internal more…

Immunize or lose benefits, parents told

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Parents who do not have their children fully immunized will be stripped of family tax benefits under a scheme announced by Australia's federal government. The government says 11 more…