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Rapid 'Ōhi'a Death
A new fungal plague is wiping out entire forests in Hawaii. Read more…

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

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Green Sea Turtles making a huge comeback
Nesting data from the Florida coast shows green sea turtles are back — in a big way! 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…

Bottled water
Think before you drink! Read more…

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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…

Galapagos Tortoise Hatchling

Galapagos Tortoise Hatchlings
Baby tortoises found on Galapagos island for first time in 100 years! Read more …

Teen contracts plague
Bitten by infected fleas at Yosemite. Read more…

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

How will climate change impact leaf fall?
USGS scientists are studying how autumn leaf fall may be impacted by climate change. Read more…

Forests in trouble
Increasingly severe disturbances weaken world's temperate forests. Read more …

A new predator expanding its range
A new top dog is moving into the big cities of eastern North America. Read more…

Video: How we can save the ocean: save the ocean

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

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Elephant diet
Read about the foods elephants eat. Read more…

Zebra habitat
Read about the places zebras live. Read more…

Giraffe facts
Some strange facts about a weird animal. Read more…

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Golden Poison Frog
The most poisonous vertebrate known. Read more…

Widow spiders: Most fatalities worldwide
Widow spiders are so widespread that they kill more people than do spiders of any other kind. Read more…

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Read about what biologists are and what they do. Full article >>

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