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Labrador Duck: Not extinct after all?
An alleged case of extinction that may actually be a case of mis-identification. Full article >>
Southern Right Whales: Dying in Argentine Patagonia
The southern right whales that use Península Valdés, Argentina as a nursery ground have suffered the largest mortality event ever recorded. Full article >>
Biofuel production: New advance
Biofuel processing will be more efficient with a newly discovered enzyme-free ionic liquid pre-treatment. Full article >>
Charcoal from forest fires: Big factor in marine carbon cycle
New research shows charcoal from forest fires is being dumped in vast quantities into the world's oceans. 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 >>
Warm LED Light
Scientists have created the first phosphor that allows efficient LED's to give off a warm light. Full article >>
Mercury pollution: Counting the cost
Mercury pollution has long been widespread in fish and has massive human costs. Full article >>
Antarctic Ice Sheet: Warming fast
Portions of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet are warming twice as fast as previously thought. Full article >>
Green batteries from a plant: Madder yields natural cathode
Recent research shows that a plant, Common Madder (Rubia tinctorum), can be used to produce rechargeable, green batteries. Full article >>
UK butterflies threatened
A new study says that for butterfly populations in the UK recurrent drought and habitat fragmentation are a serious problem. Full article >>
Plastic waste: Littering Arctic seafloor
Studies confirm that twice as much debris is lying on the seabed today compared to 10 years ago. Full article >>
Greenhouse gas emissions: Mapped to street level
Researchers have developed a system that estimates greenhouse gas emissions across entire urban landscapes, all the way down to roads and individual buildings. Full article >>
Arctic sea ice: An all-time minimum
The frozen cap of the Arctic Ocean fell to a new record low on Sept. 16, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has reported. Full article >>
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New sanctuaries for dolphins
The Government of Bangladesh recently declared three new wildlife sanctuaries for endangered freshwater dolphins. Full article >>
How will climate change impact leaf fall?
USGS scientists are studying how autumn leaf fall may be impacted by climate change.
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A global picture of air pollution
NASA has created the first-ever map showing levels of air pollution worldwide. Full article >>
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