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Sarah Lazare, staff writer
2014 is set to be the warmest calendar year in recorded human history, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center revealed in its latest monthly report . This is already an era of climate firsts. The "combined average temperature" of land and ocean surfaces for September was the highest in recorded history...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The U.S. will assume leadership of the international Arctic Council this week,...
Suganthi Singarayar, IPS News
SYDNEY - The recent blockade of ships entering the world’s largest coal port in...

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Because many Americans don't seem to know that Africa is a very large continent but do know it's black and scary, the rabid fearmongering on Ebola has spawned a host of lunatic incidents across the country wherein schools have kept kids home and otherwise freaked out about possible connections to uninfected places thousands of miles from the hot zone. And because nothing's too scary that someone won't try to make a buck off it, the crisis has also spawned Ebola-themed survival kits.