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Proposal to mine near Okefenokee Swamp raises old fears

The Okefenokee Swamp is a shallow wetland covering 438,000 acres across the Georgia-Florida line. The swamp, which is estimated to be about 7,000 years old, is home to eight different habitat types, ranging from prairies and swamp islands to four…

​How biomass helps farmers make the most of 'waste wood'

Trees are an important part of any farm. They reduce erosion and flooding, absorb air pollutants, provide habitat for insect-eating birds, and cast shade to help livestock stay cool. They produce crops, too, whether it’s fruit and nuts at an…

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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Great Barrier Reef In Much Better Shape Than Once Thought, Officials Confirm

The Great Barrier Reef is not dead, is not dying, and is not even on life support, federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has declared after her first official visit to the World Heritage-listed site. Returning from a snorkeling trip to…

8 things you didn't know about prairie dogs

Travel through the grasslands of central and western America and you’ll likely see and hear countless prairie dogs. Millions of the adorable burrowing rodents call these plains home, and while they may be a common sight, they have many unique…

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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.