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How the 1% are preparing for the apocalypse.

The threat of global annihilation may feel as present as it did during the Cold War, but today's high-security shelters could not be more different from their 20th-century counterparts.

Say "doomsday bunker" and most people would imagine a concrete room filled with cots and canned goods.

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How a seed bank, almost lost in Syria's war, could help feed a warming planet.

A plant conservationist from Syria and his colleagues are safeguarding seeds that might be crucial when more parts of the world become as hot and arid as the Middle East.

TERBOL, Lebanon — Ali Shehadeh, a seed hunter, opened the folders with the greatest of care. Inside each was a carefully dried and pressed seed pod: a sweet clover from Egypt, a wild wheat found only in northern Syria, an ancient variety of bread wheat. He had thousands of these folders stacked neatly in a windowless office, a precious herbarium, containing seeds foraged from across the hot, arid and increasingly inhospitable region known as the Fertile Crescent, the birthplace of farming.

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Black sea clams 'giving off as much gas as 20,000 cows.'

Scientists have found clams and worms in the Baltic Sea are giving off as much gas as 20,000 dairy cows.

Scientists have found clams and worms in the Baltic Sea are giving off as much gas as 20,000 dairy cows.

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Some power plants pollute worse than volcanoes.

A NASA satellite zeroes in on how and where humanity is contributing to climate change. The answers are unpleasant.

Climate change isn’t all that difficult to understand. A British scientist proved shortly before the U.S. Civil War that carbon dioxide absorbs heat, and a Swedish chemist doodled out the first equations involving fossil-fuel emissions before the 20th century even began. 

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How deep ocean wind turbines could power the world.

North Atlantic winds are so strong, floating wind farms placed there could generate 3 times more renewable energy than those on land, a new study says.

Winter winds racing across the North Atlantic are so strong and steady, they could theoretically meet the world's entire energy demand, new research shows. And with technology for floating wind turbines now being tested, the potential to tap some of that ample power source is growing.

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Disasters make 14 million people homeless each year.

About 14 million people are being made homeless on average each year as a result of sudden disasters such as floods and storms, new figures show.

Eight of the ten countries with the highest levels of displacement and housing loss are in South and Southeast Asia

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BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion.

BASF has agreed to buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer for 5.9 billion euros in cash, as Bayer tries to convince competition authorities to approve its planned acquisition of Monsanto.

businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

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