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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Navy expands sonar testing despite troubling signs
The U.S. Navy plans to increase sonar testing over the next five years, even as research it funded reveals worrying signs that the loud underwater noise could disturb whales and dolphins.
Monday, December 16, 2013
In Vietnam, Kerry takes on a new enemy
Along the winding muddy waters of the Mekong Delta where he once patrolled for communist insurgents on a naval gunboat, Secretary of State John Kerry turned his sights Sunday on a new enemy: climate change.
A company is suspending its campaign to mine one of the world's largest known deposits of uranium ore located in Virginia, concluding that Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe's opposition presents a significant challenge over the next four years.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Below-average snow cover, melting sea ice and declines in the population of reindeers and caribou are the new normal in the modern-day Arctic, said a scientific report out Thursday.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Environmentalists hailed Monday a Chinese government ban on serving shark's fin, bird's nest soup and other wild animal products at official functions, saying it will set a precedent that will help protect endangered species.
A thaw of Arctic ice and snow is linked to worsening summer heatwaves and downpours thousands of miles south in Europe, the United States and other areas, underlying the scale of the threat posed by global warming, scientists said on Sunday.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Rescuers to suspend search for stranded Florida whales
Rescuers involved in the search for 40 pilot whales still stranded in Florida said they will suspend their operations Sunday after failing to spot the animals via air and sea.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Australian researchers said Thursday they had established the existence of vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor which could sustain future generations as current sources dwindle.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Hubble Telescope best shot at learning the fate of Comet ISON
NASA said Monday that the Hubble Space Telescope is the best bet for figuring out whether Comet ISON disintegrated during its brush with the sun last week.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
'Beyond Beauty' prompts gov't action
The Minister of the Research, Development and Evaluation Commission (RDEC), Sung Yu-hsieh (宋餘俠), said yesterday that inspiring documentary “Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above,” has prompted the government to assemble a task force, as well as drafting 16 topics of discussion that covers 3 major issues.
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