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Lawsuit filed against U.S. over protections for rare wolf

(Reuters) – A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S. wildlife officials arguing that the government’s management plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf, one of the most imperiled mammals in North America, does not go … Continue reading

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Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don’t reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said. “The single most important step for polar bear conservation is decisive … Continue reading

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Seabirds Smell Their Way Home

Coastal seabirds can fly over large swaths of ocean for days on end, not stopping until they reach their favorite feeding spot. Scientists have long wondered how these birds manage to find their way home. Turns out, for seabirds, the … Continue reading

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Scientists convinced European heat waves boosted by climate change

By Laurie Goering LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As Germany and Spain sweated and London sweltered through its hottest July day on record this week, scientists said it is “virtually certain” that climate change is increasing the likelihood of such … Continue reading

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NASA Slammed a Probe Into a Comet 10 Years Ago Today

When you’re watching the fireworks displays this Fourth of July, take a moment to reflect on some cosmic pyrotechnics that NASA pulled off a decade ago. On July 4, 2005, while zooming along millions of miles from Earth, NASA’s Deep … Continue reading

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Red, White & Blue! Stars Cluster in Festive Cosmic Portrait

A cluster of blue and white stars glows vividly against the red hydrogen gas of their surrounding stellar birthplace in a new cosmic portrait taken at the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) La Silla Observatory in Chile. Reminiscent of the colors … Continue reading

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Solar-Powered Plane Soars to New World Records

A solar-powered airplane currently soaring over the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to Hawaii, has set a slew of new world records, logging the farthest and longest flights made so far in a solar-powered aircraft. The Solar Impulse 2 plane set … Continue reading

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Colorful Arctic Animals Revealed in Thousands of Undersea Images

New photographs of fluorescent sea creatures — including bright orange animals that resemble feather dusters with long, skinny handles, and spongy, neon-pink anemones — on the Arctic seafloor could help researchers determine how much methane, a potent greenhouse gas, will … Continue reading

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Climate Change Sparks Turbulence in Aviation Industry (Op-Ed)

Dan Upham, writer and editor at Environmental Defense Fund contributed this article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed Insights. This summer, some 222 million Americans will take to the skies, according to industry trade group Airlines for America — a record high, … Continue reading

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First US Measles Death in 12 Years: How Was It Missed?

A woman in Washington state is the first person to die of measles in the United States in a dozen years, authorities said today. But the disease was discovered only after the woman’s death — how did doctors miss her … Continue reading

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