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Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: study

OSLO The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries' time, a scientific study said on Thursday.

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Fire dancers hope to keep flame alive during Boracay closure

BORACAY, Philippines As night falls on the Philippine resort island of Boracay, beach-goers eat, drink and watch a troupe of fire dancers twirling flames and performing acrobatics.

Water 20 Apr 2018

Belgium to double offshore wind energy capacity as it exits nuclear power

BRUSSELS Belgium will double the area of its North Sea waters made available to offshore wind parks after 2020, the government announced on Friday, as part of its exit strategy from nuclear power.

20 Apr 2018

China says accidentally reported two major quakes which never happened

BEIJING China's earthquake administration said on Friday that it had accidentally reported two major quakes which in fact had never happened, saying they were drills which had been unintentionally released to the public.

20 Apr 2018

Lyft to offset emissions from rides with projects combating climate change

SAN FRANCISCO Lyft Inc is launching a program on Thursday to offset emissions from the 1.4 million cars that drive for the U.S. ride-hailing service by investing in projects to reduce other sources of greenhouse gas, the company said.

Tech, 19 Apr 2018