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Sunday, May 24, 2015
French adventurer seeks Pacific record
Skimming across the surface of the vast Pacific, Alain Thebault scans the horizon with his blue Breton eyes. He is feeling good. A record is there to be broken.
California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.
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Tourists and film stars hitting the beach at the French Riviera resort of Cannes may be blissfully unaware but lurking beneath the sparkling waves are tens of thousands of now troublesome scrap tires, sunk deliberately to boost marine development.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach's list
As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay's powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sand as a fisherman casts his line into the turquoise water.
A world of diversity has been discovered in plankton, the tiny plants, viruses and embryonic fish that are a favorite food of whales and supply much of the planet's oxygen, researchers said Thursday.
Air France will continue to transport live monkeys for laboratory testing, the airline's CEO Alexandre de Juniac said at an Air-France-KLM shareholders' meeting held as animal rights activists protested nearby.
China's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home
All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an extreme by sending thousands abroad on package tours.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Colder weather kills more people than hot spells, a probe into a key issue of public-health policy said on Thursday.
Despite 2 million years of munching almost exclusively on bamboo, the giant panda's gut has not adapted to eating the plant -- putting the creatures in an "evolutionary dilemma," scientists said.
White House unveils plan to save the humble bee
The White House unveiled a plan to reverse an alarming decline in the populations of bees and other pollinators that play a critical role in agriculture and the environment.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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