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Photos of theater-loving service dogs go viral

To bark or not to bark? That is the question — but not for one set of patrons, who wouldn’t dream of it. A series of photos went viral recently, showing these precious pups attending a performance of “Billy Elliot…

16 images that will make you feel 'as free as a bird'

Now in its fourth year, the Bird Photographer of the Year competition received more than 13,500 entries from 63 countries, making 2019 its biggest year yet. Both professional and amateur photographers were encouraged to submit photos in the eight different…

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Backlash: EPA halts use of deadly ‘cyanide bomb’ traps

Almost as quickly as the Environmental Protection Agency announced its temporary interim re-authorization of M44s or “cyanide bomb” traps it has now permanently banned them due to backlash. The decision has made environmentalists and others opposed to the deadly traps happy. Related: “I’m thrilled that the EPA just reversed its
wrongheaded decision to reauthorize deadly cyanide traps,” Collette Adkins,
carnivore conservation director at the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity,…

Hurricanes drive the evolution of more aggressive spiders

Researchers who rush in after storms to study the behavior of spiders have found that extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones may have an evolutionary impact on populations living in storm-prone regions, where aggressive spiders have the best odds of survival.

To make lakes healthy, you first need the right recipe

(Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)) Pollution of lakes is a worldwide problem. Restoration attempts take a lot of time and effort, and even then they might backfire. A team of researchers led by the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) suggests a different approach. First, you have to determine to which of four different types your lake belongs, they write in the August issue of Science of the Total Environment. Spatial differences are the key to a successful restoration recipe.

Why Coal Ain’t Cool: 7 Disadvantages of Coal You Need to Know

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Coal is a “fossil fuel” that we use as a major power source. Globally, we use over 8.7 million tons of coal per year, and that number is only growing. It’s evident that it’s an extremely vital part of the economy all around the world. However, with all good things come the bad. In this article, you’ll […]

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