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Snack-hunting raccoon caught red-handed in Florida vending machine

A raccoon got stuck in the Pine Ridge High School vending machine. (Photo: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office) Deputy Danny Clifton was filling in for the normal campus officer at Pine Ridge High School when he got an unexpected alert about…

Extinct Caribbean bird yields DNA after 2,500 years in watery grave

(Florida Museum of Natural History) Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton’s caracara from a flooded sinkhole on Great Abaco Island.

From not having kids to battling anxiety: Climate change is shaping life choices and affecting mental health – USA TODAY

For some, ignoring climate change is not an option. It’s real, and preventing global warming from getting worse is a driving force in their lives. Elizabeth Lawrence and Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY Revelle Mast wanted to be an architect when…

How many shelter animals are saved near you?

Last year, about 733,000 dogs and cats were euthanized in the U.S., according to Best Friends Animal Society. That’s a national save rate of about 76.6%. With the motto, “Save them all,” the group is working to reach achieve no-kill…

Most Americans support the Endangered Species Act — but that might not matter

The U.S. lost a variety of native wildlife in the 20th century, including birds such as (clockwise from top left) Carolina parakeets, dusky seaside sparrows and passenger pigeons. (Photo: James St. John [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,…

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #32

Latest Posts Archives Climate Hustle Posted on 10 August 2019 by John Hartz A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Aug 4 through Sat, Aug 10, 2019 Editor’s…