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Catastrophic fires in Australia raise concerns about the future of koalas

Corduroy Paul is one of the lucky ones. The young male koala, pictured above, was found dehydrated and injured this month after a bushfire engulfed his habitat in eastern Australia. Hoping he could still be saved, rescuers took him to…

They're growing what? Hatcheries expand their mission beyond fish

Service hatcheries expand their mission By Mark Davis, public affairs specialistNovember 6, 2019 In Virginia and South Carolina hatcheries, biologists keep a close eye on shad and striped bass while taking time to focus on something that will never wear…

Schwarzenegger Terminates Any Chance He’s Serious About Climate Change

Los Angeles, 2019 A.D. The weightlifter rose from the ashes of the box-office bomb. His war to get people to pay attention to him has raged for decades, but the final battle would not be fought on the silver screen….

Lichens are way younger than scientists thought

(Field Museum) Lichens — a combo of fungus and algae — can grow on bare rocks, so scientists thought that lichens were some of the first organisms to make their way onto land from the water, changing the planet’s atmosphere and paving the way for modern plants. But a closer look at the DNA of the algae and fungi that form lichens shows that lichens likely evolved millions of years after plants.

AOC, Sanders Unveil Green New Deal Scheme For Public Housing

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders rolled out another version of the Green New Deal as both lawmakers gear up for the 2020 election. The new version calls for a $180 billion investment to retrofit public housing to eliminate…

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Wind and solar plants rise in the shadow of Fukushima's nuclear meltdown in Japan

In March 2011, a chain of events led to the most complicated nuclear accident that has ever occurred. It began with a magnitude-9.0 earthquake, followed by a tsunami that caused a meltdown of the nuclear reactor in Fukushima, Japan. It…

Wind and solar plants rise in the shadow of Fukushima's nuclear meltdown in Japan

In March 2011, a chain of events led to the most complicated nuclear accident that has ever occurred. It began with a magnitude-9.0 earthquake, followed by a tsunami that caused a meltdown of the nuclear reactor in Fukushima, Japan. It…

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Environmental cost of cryptocurrency mines

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Monero — the names of digital-based ‘cryptocurrencies’ are being heard more and more frequently. But despite having no physical representation, could these new methods of exchange actually be negatively impacting our planet? It’s a question being asked by researchers who are investigating the environmental impacts of mining cryptocurrencies.

Spot the difference: Two identical-looking bird species with very different genes

(University of Bath) While reports of species going extinct are sadly becoming common, an international team of scientists has identified a new species of bird living on the Southern coast of China, that diverged from their Northern relatives around half a million years ago.