US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub

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One of the world’s largest science publishers, Elsevier, won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and books. A New York district court awarded Elsevier US$15 million in damages for copyright infringement by Sci-Hub, the Library of Genesis (LibGen) project and related sites.

Where Tomorrow’s Floods Will Come

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Extreme rainfall events like Tropical Storm Cindy are becoming more common. But development on inland flood zones hasn’t slowed down.

Why ‘hydro’-politics will shape the 21st Century

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It’s been called the ‘next oil’. In the coming decades, the supply of water has the potential to influence geopolitics, diplomacy and even conflict.

Capturing Carbon to Tackle Climate Change

Read the full story in Planet Ark.

Greenhouse gases – particularly carbon dioxide – remain in our environment for many years, contributing to the warming of the planet. Now some truly innovative methods are emerging for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.