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Human waste: Brown treasure?
U.N. study says don't dismiss the value of that poo you do. Read more…

tidal wave

800-foot wave
Scientists have found evidence that a massive tidal wave struck the Cape Verde island of Santiago. Read more…

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Great White takes a bite out of carbon
A new study suggests large predator fish like the Great White Shark play an important role in preventing global warming. Read more …

New study: 10-fold increase in renewables feasible
A new Harvard study says the nation's supply of wind and solar power could be increased tenfold without additional storage. Read more…

javan rhinoceros mother and calf

Javan rhinos born
Three rare Javan rhino calves were born in an Indonesian park this year. Is the last remaining population of Rhinoceros sondaicus stepping back from the brink of extinction? Read more…

Laser scanning of dinosaur fossils
Scientists are now using laser-beam scanning to facilitate analysis of dinosaur fossils. Read more …

Electrofishing: A more selective way to kill invasives
A new study suggests that electric shock is a better way to cull non-native fish in small streams/ Read more...

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California bans plastic bags
Great environmental news: California bans single-use bags. Read more...

Global warming hits Australia
Climate detectives reveal handprint of human-caused climate change. Read more...

Jaggermeryx
New anthracothere commemorates a rock star's lips. Read more…

The Great Hurricane of 1900
Sept. 8: The anniversary of the greatest natural disaster in American history. Read more…

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Largest bird that ever flew?
Paleontologists have identified the fossilized remains of what could be the biggest flying bird ever found. Read more...

Palau's reefs: Resistant to acid water
Marine scientists working on the coral reefs of Palau have made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification. Read more…

Humpback whales:Overlapping with human activities
Tracking study charts humpback whale movements and identifies overlap with offshore ocean industries. Read more …

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