Malaysian coalition retains power
Malaysia’s ruling coalition retained its 56-year
grip on power in hard-fought elections and called for
“reconciliation” Monday, as the opposition alleged widespread fraud
and refused to concede defeat.
Greenhouse-gas levels near milestone
Any day now, the concentration of the greenhouse
gas carbon dioxide sampled from the air wafting above a barren lava
field in Hawaii could be above 400 parts per million (ppm), a level
not seen since the Pliocene, between 3.2 and 5 million years ago.