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Florida dog drives circles around neighborhood. Video.

Residents of a Florida neighborhood said a car that drove in circles in reverse for about an hour only had a single occupant — a dog. Police said the driver of the car in Port St. Lucie had gotten out and left the vehicle running, and the dog then apparently knocked the vehicle into reverse. […]

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A planet on the verge of climate catastrophe

                  Climate catastrophe is now looking inevitable. We have simply left it too late to hold rising global temperatures to under 1.5C and so prevent a future of drowned coasts, ruined coral reefs, spreading deserts and melted glaciers. At the same time, prospects of reaching global deals […]

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3C of warming will leave world cities below sea level

Hundreds of millions of urban dwellers around the world face their cities being inundated by rising seawaters if latest UN warnings that the world is on course for 3C of global warming come true, according to a Guardian data analysis. Data from the Climate Central group of scientists analysed by Guardian journalists shows that 3C […]

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Foot-Long, Sex-Crazed Snails That Pierce Tires and Devour Houses

In the 1960’s a boy vacationing with his family in Hawaii had pocketed a few giant African land snails (Lissachatina fulica), a mollusk that grows to a foot long and a full pound. Hawaii had been battling the pest, and so too would Florida, where the boy returned with his new friends. Once home, he […]

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You’re going to get wet

I lived for a few years in a home on Vancouver Island a few feet from the ocean, and had an interest in global warming increasingly creeping water up towards home during the coming years. I didn’t see the sense living in a million-dollar home with a million-dollar ocean view if in 20-40 years you […]