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Fifa re-elects Blatter president: Fifa re-elects Sepp Blatter president as his rival withdraws after the first round of a vote dominated by allegations of corruption in football.
US discovers more anthrax shipments: The US military orders a review into how it handles anthrax, after discovering more cases of live anthrax sent to laboratories, including one in Australia.
Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone': A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a major trial shows.
Sarkozy renames French opposition: France's main opposition party, led by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, has changed its name from UMP to The Republicans, despite fierce opposition from critics.

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission says 6,000 children died in residential schools: Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chair Justice Murray Sinclair

Justice Murray Sinclair, the chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, says at least 6,000 aboriginal children died in Canada's residential schools. The exact number could be much higher because documentation is scant.


National Arts Centre board chair draws complaint for parking in disabled spot: Adrian Burns NAC chair board of trustees Ottawa

An Ottawa woman is speaking out after she watched the chair of the National Arts Centre's board of trustees park in a disabled parking spot for more than a week.


Entrepreneurship in Canada ranks 2nd in world, report says: Sandbox

Canada is second only to the U.S. in levels of entrepreneurial activity, beating most G7 countries and much of the developed world.



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Study Using Gay Canvassers Erred in Methods, Not Results, Author Says: Michael J. LaCour apologized for misrepresenting some aspects of the study about the effect gay canvassers can have in changing people’s minds about same-sex marriage






E.P.A. Proposes Changes to Fuel Standards: The proposal on the amount of biofuel that must be blended into conventional vehicle fuel has been long delayed and seemed to please few






‘Devious Defecator’ Case Tests Genetics Law: A company’s use of DNA tests to investigate employee wrongdoing ran afoul of a genetic nondiscrimination act






Dot Earth Blog: Previous Mass Die-Offs of the Endangered Saiga Antelope Hint at a Warm, Wet, Weedy Culprit in Kazakhstan: An alarming die-off of endangered saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan could have a link to noxious plants that thrive in warm, wet weather






Saigas, an Endangered Antelope, Dying of Mystery Disease: In the past two weeks, more than third of all saigas have been killed, conservationists have found, and the cause of the outbreak is unknown








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Computer model provides a new portrait of carbon dioxide
By Patrick Lynch

An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.

Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern and southern hemispheres and distinct swings in global carbon dioxide concentrations as the growth cycle of plants and trees changes with the seasons.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

This is gorgeous… and strangely soothing.

For more mesmerizing climate models, watch Gavin Schmidt’s talk about climate change patterns»



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