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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Environmental scientists raised concern Monday at rising levels of gases that attack Earth's protective ozone layer, including manmade chemicals not covered by a key U.N. treaty.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Wild ponies ride to the rescue of Czech ecosystem
Wild ponies vanished from Czech soil thousands of years ago but are now making a comeback thanks to an imported herd that conservationists hope will rescue an unique ecosystem.
Another weekend, another major snow storm: The latest system to sweep the U.S. Northeast brought another 30 centimeters to Boston -- on top of 1.8 meters that has fallen over the last month -- and tested residents who say the winter is beginning to feel like one without end.
Monday, February 16, 2015
African countries agreed Saturday to strengthen their meteorological services to reduce the impact of extreme weather events at a meeting of ministers in Cape Verde.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Scientists spot 2nd baby orca in endangered pod
A scientist who tracks a group of endangered killer whales that frequents Puget Sound says he's spotted a second baby born to the pod in the past two months.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Litterers dump 8 mil. tons of waste into oceans
Shoddy waste management and littering across the globe likely added eight million metric tons (17.6 billion pounds) of plastic to the ocean in 2010, posing significant dangers to marine life, scientists said Thursday.
Long-lasting mega-droughts could occur with increasing frequency in the western United States later this century if no action is taken to rein in climate change by curbing fossil fuel use, researchers said Thursday.
Friday, February 13, 2015
A winter of strange weather and turbulent transatlantic flights has scientists asking: Has a predicted climate imbalance of the jet stream begun?
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Australia has always been unique, from its geographical isolation at the bottom of the Earth to its infamous bevy of venomous creatures. Now, scientists have uncovered another unique -- and disturbing -- facet of Australian life: the country's mammals are going extinct at an alarmingly high rate, due in large part to a couple of critters with voracious appetites.
US will spend US$3.2 mil. to help save Monarch butterfly
The federal government on Monday pledged US$3.2 million to help save the monarch butterfly, the iconic orange-and-black butterfly that can migrate thousands of miles (kilometers) between the U.S. and Mexico each year. In recent years, the species has experienced a 90 percent decline in population, with the lowest recorded population occurring in 2013-2014.
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