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Monday, March 23, 2015
Group completes a 1,500-kilometer trek in Florida for wildlife
Tampa-based photographer and ecologist Carlton Ward Jr. traveled the world for breathtaking landscape and wildlife images before he turned his lens on what he terms his own backyard — the swamps, forests and beaches of Florida. Ward and two other conservations hiked, biked and paddled around 1,500 kilometers during a 70-day journey that began in the Orlando area and ended late Thursday at Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola Beach.
Already, Vermont is maple syrup capital of the U.S., with production traditionally being a side business for farmers. Could a large-scale operation, tapping into thousands of acres of maple trees in a remote northeastern part of the state, be as sweet?
Antarctica tourists: Be prepared for the wild and unexpected
They trekked snow-covered mountains, gasped at seals flopping along the coastline and oohed at penguins waddling along on the ice, and even took in the spectacle of a humpback whale flapping its tale amid a sea of melting icebergs.
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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Eclipse chasers swoon over 'awesome' views
Thousands of people flocked for a glimpse of the solar eclipse Friday, with the most intrepid enthusiasts swooning over spectacular sights in a frozen Arctic archipelago and aboard a plane above remote Nordic islands.
The widely-held vision of Neanderthals as brutes may need a stark rethink after research found they crafted the world's earliest jewelry from eagle talons 130,000 years ago, long before modern humans appeared in Europe.
European space managers Friday ended an eight-day vigil for a wakeup call from the robot lander Philae, but remained hopeful the scout will revive as it rides on a comet nearing the sun.
Climate cloud casts shadow over Miami Beach centenary
White sands and azure waters will provide a stunning natural backdrop as Miami Beach marks its 100th birthday on Thursday — but will the beloved playground of the rich and famous still be going strong 100 years from now?
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Saturday, March 21, 2015
An eclipse that will sweep Europe and parts of Africa and Asia on Friday poses a danger to selfie-takers, eye specialists warned on Thursday.
Magical views possible from top of the world for Friday's solar eclipse
All eyes will be on the skies on Friday for a total solar eclipse expected to offer spectacular views, if only in the far northern Svalbard archipelago and Faroe Islands.
Ranbir Singh still remembers when the wells in his village on New Delhi's southwestern edge were filled with sweet-tasting water and livestock drank from the small ponds that dotted the area.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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