Global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector stalled in 2014 for the first time in 40 years, the International Energy Agency said on Friday. Unexpectedly the CO2 plateau came during a period of economic growth. By far the main culprit in global warming, carbon dioxide emissions, stood at 32.3 billion tonnes in 2014, unchanged from the previous year, the IEA said. The slowdown came thanks to "changing patterns of energy consumption in China and OECD countries," said the statement. read more
Boulder Daily Camera:
Ask the coordinators how they would describe the upcoming Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in Nederland, and they'll tell you it's an end-of-winter "celebration of life."
Or rather, a "celebration that death is a part of life," Amanda MacDonald said. After all, the man who inspired the event has been dead since 1989. read more
TEHRAN (The Borowitz Report) -- Stating that "their continuing hostilities are a threat to world peace," Iran has offered to mediate talks between congressional Republicans and President Obama.
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, made the offer one day after Iran received what he called a "worrisome letter" from Republican leaders, which suggested to him that "the relationship between Republicans and Obama has deteriorated dangerously." read more
Chinese New Year 2015 begins on Thursday 19 February, and end on 5 March. It is day one month one of the Chinese lunar calendar, and its date in January or February varies from year to year (always somewhere in the period January 21 to February 20). read more
"The purpose of this database is to provide as much information as possible about American citizens and permanent residents engaged in violent extremist activity as well as individuals, regardless of their citizenship status, living within the United States who have engaged in violent extremist activity." read more