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A more selective way to kill invasives
California bans plastic bags
A new study suggests that electric shock is a better way to cull non-native fish in small streams Read more...
Score one for the environment: California has banned single-use bags, the kind given out in grocery stores. Read more...
Global warming hits Australia
Climate detectives reveal handprint of human-caused climate change. Read more...
New anthracothere commemorates a rock star's lips. Read more...
Another sign of global warming
The Great Hurricane of 1900
Late-summer water temperatures near the Florida Keys were warmer by nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the last several decades compared to a century earlier, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Read more…
Sept. 8: The anniversary of the greatest natural disaster in American history. Read more…
Largest bird that ever flew?
Paleontologists have identified the fossilized remains of what could be the biggest flying bird ever found. Read more...
Uncorking East Antarctica: Unstoppable sea-level rise
According to a new study, the melting of a rather small ice volume on East Antarctica's shore would trigger a persistent ice discharge into the ocean, resulting in unstoppable sea-level rise for thousands of years to come. Full article >>
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. Full article >>
Humpback whales: Overlapping with humans
Tracking study charts humpback whale movements and identifies overlap with offshore ocean industries. Full article >>
Saber-toothed tiger trap: Spanish cave rich in carnivores
Scientists are scratching their heads over why thousands of carnivores died trapped in a cave near Madrid. Full article >>
Global cooling? Recent trend reversal
Scientists say 2,000 years of global cooling came to an end in the late 19th century. Full article >>
Charcoal from forest fires: Big factor in carbon cycle
New research shows that charcoal from forest fires is being dumped in vast quantities into the world's oceans. Full article >>
Herpetocetus: Dwarf whale survived well into Ice Age
Herpetocetus, a baleen whale that was thought to have gone extinct 3,000,000 years ago, actually survived into the Pleistocene. Full article >>
Liaoconodon hui: New transitional mammal found in China
Liaoconodon hui, a newly described fossil mammal, has middle ear anatomy intermediate between that of reptiles and mammals. Full article >>
Belief in global warming: Changing with the weather
A new study says Americans' willingness to believe in long-term global warming depends on short-term weather events that manage to make the news. Full article >>
Mercury pollution: Counting the cost
Mercury pollution has long been widespread in fish and has massive human costs.
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