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Environmentalists Decry Oregon Wildlife Refuge Takeover

( - An armed militia has taken over a federal building in southeastern Oregon as part of a long-running campaign of violence, intimidation....

Jan 6, 2016 - 12:31:55 PM

Saving Australia’s Wild Koalas

( - Sadly, the wild koala population in Australia is on the decline and has been for over 10 years.

Dec 16, 2015 - 7:55:38 AM

How Does Fur Keep Animals Warm in Cold Water?

( - Newswise - WASHINGTON, D.C., November 23, 2015 -- Rather than relying on a thick layer of body fat for insulation as many aquatic mammals do.....

Nov 23, 2015 - 11:30:45 AM

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Help Count Birds for Science During Audubon’s Annual Christmas Bird Count

( - NEW YORK (Nov. 19, 2014)- Now in its 116th year, the National Audubon Society's  annual Christmas Bird Count will take place from December  14 through January 5.

Nov 19, 2015 - 2:01:52 PM

Sizing Up the Geometry of Habitat Loss

( - The shape of a lost habitat goes a long way toward predicting the future of species extinction and biodiversity

Nov 18, 2015 - 1:10:57 PM

Where Did the Wild Things Go?

( - In a few pockets of the world wolves have been carefully reintroduced and the effects are proving enchantingly dramatic.

Nov 11, 2015 - 12:11:07 PM

Is Recycling Still Worthwhile Given the Expense And Emissions Associated With It?

( - Americans generate about 254 million tons of trash and recycle and compost about 87 million tons of this material, which adds up to a 34.3 percent national recycling rate.

Nov 5, 2015 - 9:20:11 AM

Electric Eel: Most Remarkable Predator in Animal Kingdom

( - Newswise - The electric eel may be one of the most remarkable predators in the entire animal kingdom.

Oct 29, 2015 - 3:42:52 PM

Deep-sea Bacteria Could Help Neutralize Greenhouse Gas

( - A type of bacteria plucked from the bottom of the ocean could be put to work neutralizing large amounts of industrial carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere, a group of University of Florida researchers has found.

Oct 22, 2015 - 12:42:09 PM

Parabens and Their Byproducts Found in Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals

( - The common cosmetic and drug preservatives known as parabens are in thousands of products - and, at low levels, in the vast majority of Americans.

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:18:04 AM

Nature and Human Activities Create Complex Challenges for Declining Songbirds

( - Newswise - Research into the lives - and deaths - of young rusty blackbirds could help scientists learn more about the complex connections between human activities and the well-being of rapidly declining species

Oct 8, 2015 - 11:15:37 AM

It Takes a Village of Bacteria to Help Frogs Fight Deadly Disease

( - Newswise - The naturally occurring bacteria on a frog's skin could be the most important tool for helping the animal fight off a deadly skin disease, according to an experiment conducted by Virginia Tech researchers.

Oct 8, 2015 - 11:09:16 AM

Gardens of Coral Discovered in Gulf of Maine

( - Brilliantly colored gardens of red tree coral (Primnoa), fan coral (Paramuricea), and multiple species of sponge grow on underwater ridges and along the walls of box canyons deep in the cold waters of the Gulf of Maine.

Oct 8, 2015 - 8:55:42 AM

Whales are Dying in the Gulf of Alaska

( - Over the past four months, 33 large whales have been reported dead in the Western Gulf of Alaska

Sep 28, 2015 - 6:47:50 AM

What Exactly is Solar Desalination

( - Solar desalination is a technique used to remove salt from water via a specially designed still that uses solar energy to boil seawater and capture the resulting steam...

Sep 21, 2015 - 9:40:37 AM

Are the California Redwoods in Danger Because of the Drought?

( - California is home to two of the three redwood tree species: coast redwoods and giant sequoias. The coast redwood is the Earth's tallest tree, growing more than 360 feet tall, with a trunk that can extend to 24 feet wide.

Aug 29, 2015 - 1:10:04 PM

Living Landscapes Matter: Lawns And Gardens Are Ecosystems That Help Us All

( While in some parts of our country, people are replacing their lawns with rocks, mulch, cacti and plastic grass-deadening the landscape in order to conserve water-you may not have to.

Aug 28, 2015 - 9:57:27 AM

Death by a Thousand Cuts

( - It’s common knowledge that polar bears, and their primary prey the ringed seal, might go extinct this century....

Aug 19, 2015 - 11:11:49 AM

Evolutionary War Between Microorganisms Affecting Human Health,

( - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Health experts have warned for years that the overuse of antibiotics is creating "superbugs" able to resist drugs treating infection.

Jul 30, 2015 - 10:15:38 AM

Washington DC Sinking Fast, Adding to Threat of Sea-Level Rise

( Newswire - New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next century-adding to the problems of sea-level rise.

Jul 29, 2015 - 10:31:41 AM

Cutting Carbon Emissions Could Have Indirect Effects on Hunger

( - As many of the world's nations prepare and implement plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say another critical factor needs to be considered.

Jul 29, 2015 - 10:17:55 AM

An All-natural Sunscreen Derived From Algae

( - For consumers searching for just the right sunblock this summer, the options can be overwhelming.

Jul 29, 2015 - 9:59:36 AM

Magnetic Field Sensor Unearthed in Worms

( - Birds and bees do it. So do sea turtles and salmon. Even some bacteria do it. They all can use the Earth's magnetic field to navigate.

Jul 27, 2015 - 3:37:36 PM

SeaWorld and the Orcas

( - SeaWorld has faced criticism and plummeting profits after the release of the 2013 documentary, Blackfish, which tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity.

Jul 25, 2015 - 10:14:41 AM

Summer Full Moons Trigger 'Sex' on Florida Keys Coral Reefs

( - FLORIDA KEYS -- Expectant divers are to take to the Florida Keys reefs hoping to witness a delicate reproductive phenomenon that occurs in the middle of the night...

Jul 23, 2015 - 10:29:07 AM

Feed A Bee, Feed The Planet

( - Apples, broccoli, cherries, almonds-they all have something in common that may surprise you.

Jul 21, 2015 - 10:22:56 AM

How Can Being Around Trees Can Help Us Feel Good?

( - Trees are known to improve air quality by capturing six common air pollutants and toxic gases:

Jul 18, 2015 - 7:57:23 AM

Where Does Water Go When It Doesn’t Flow?

( - Newswise - SALT LAKE CITY, July 9, 2015 - More than a quarter of the rain and snow that falls on continents reaches the oceans as runoff. Now a new study helps show where the rest goes:

Jul 10, 2015 - 11:16:39 AM

Autonomous Taxis Would Deliver Significant Environmental and Economic Benefits

( - Newswise - Imagine a fleet of driverless taxis roaming your city, ready to pick you up and take you to your destination at a moment's notice. While this may seem fantastical, it may be only a matter of time before it becomes reality.

Jul 9, 2015 - 12:04:48 PM

What is the Best Way to Recycle Old Paint?

( - Has one of the many popular shows on HGTV inspired you to renovate your own home? If so, you're not alone! Home renovations have been on the rise the last few years in the U.S. and Canada, which can mean lots of leftover paint.

Jul 5, 2015 - 5:13:55 PM

Trout and Salmon Streams Can be Restored in the Face of Climate Change

( - WASHINGTON, D.C.-Climate change is perhaps the most immediate threat to the long-term survival of trout and salmon in the western United States, including not only higher stream temperatures but more intense drought, wildfires and floods.

Jul 2, 2015 - 9:39:29 AM

The Making of an Energy Ghetto

( - The clean-energy revolution is underway, and so is the war against it. As with every other major economic transition, this battle will have winners and losers.

Jul 1, 2015 - 12:40:15 PM

Sharing Our Shores with Birds

( - NEW YORK (June 30, 2015) - Summer is in full swing and with the approach of Independence Day, many people celebrate the holiday weekend at the coast.

Jun 30, 2015 - 1:29:31 PM

Barn Owls Threatened by Africanized Bees in South Florida

( - Newswise - Belle Glade, Fla. --- Throughout the past two decades, University of Florida researcher Richard Raid has seen barn owl populations in the Everglades Agricultural Area, centered around Belle Glade, expand from mere dozens to more than 400 nesting pairs.

Jun 22, 2015 - 10:02:52 AM

Kinetic Energy - Can It Replace Fossil Fuels?

( - Physicists define "kinetic" energy as the energy of motion (as opposed to potential energy, which represents an object's stored energy).

Jun 20, 2015 - 4:31:45 PM

Climate Change Threat to Future Stability

( - ATHENS, Ohio (June 18, 2015) - The ultimate "threat multiplier," climate change is increasing the challenges facing the U.S. development, diplomatic and security communities

Jun 18, 2015 - 2:16:40 PM

Contaminated Urban Soils are Safe for Gardening

( - MANHATTAN - A six-year study by Kansas State University researchers indicates that crops grown in contaminated urban soils present little to no risk for people eating those crops when gardeners have followed best practices.

Jun 11, 2015 - 10:06:29 AM

Human Impact on Evolution of Freshwater Fish

( - The most aggressive largemouth bass in the lake are also the ones most prized by anglers. These are the fish that literally ‘take the bait' and put the fun into both competitive and casual sport fishing.

Jun 5, 2015 - 8:10:33 AM

Bites and Stings Can Lead to Other Things

( - Harrisburg, Pa.  For many people, bug bites and bee stings aren't a big deal beyond a small irritation. But for some, it could mean the start of a painful - possibly long-term or even deadly - experience.

Jun 1, 2015 - 9:55:56 AM

Tide Turning Against Plastic Microbeads in Toiletries

( - There are signs that the era where plastic microbeads from personal care products pollute bodies of water worldwide and aquatic food chains might be drawing to a close.

May 19, 2015 - 9:32:06 AM

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