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August 26, 2016 Environment
Amazon rainforest. (Image Credit: Amazon Watch)

Climate Related Drought is Destroying Forests, But We're Still Logging

By: Erica Wohldmann

Last year, I had the honor of traveling to Brazil and, by boat, several hours up the Amazon River and into the old growth rain forest. At night, I listened...

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August 25, 2016 Wildlife
A female wolf from Washington's Diamond Pack. (Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife)

Washington Plans to Kill 12% of Its Wolf Population for Preying on Livestock

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has indicated it plans to kill the entire Profanity Peak wolf pack over conflicts with livestock on national forest lands in northern Ferry...

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August 24, 2016 Climate & Energy
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Five Fairy Tales We Tell Ourselves About Energy In West Texas

By: Texas Tech Climate Science Center

Dr. Robert Forbis is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas Tech University with a focus on environmental and energy policy. At the Climate Science Center's December Science By...

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August 23, 2016 Climate & Energy
Light splitting into the visible spectrum. (Photo via WikiMedia Commons)

The History of Climate Science

By: W. Douglas Smith

The year was 1800. Sir Frederick William Herschel (1738-1822) sat in his laboratory deep in concentration. He would discover one of the great mysteries of science — heat from light...

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August 22, 2016 Wildlife
Frosted flatwoods salamander. (Photo: Alan Cressler / Flickr)

Agreement Will Speed Recovery of Imperiled Flatwoods Salamanders

By: Center for Biological Diversity

In response to a notice of intent to sue from the Center for Biological Diversity and the Gulf Restoration Network, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to develop recovery plans for two...

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August 22, 2016 Environment
Workers at the Mulga Rock Uranium Project in WA’s Eastern Goldfields, which has been given EPA approval, subject to strict conditions

Uranium Mining in Pilanguru Community

By: Denise Adaoyibo Onwumere

The Pilanguru community of Western Australia is about to experience uranium mining of the Mulga Rock open pit. Vimmy Resources was granted approval without any prior consultations to the indigenes...

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August 19, 2016 Climate & Energy
Photo: Thomas Kelley / Unsplash

Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Marine Animals From Offshore Fracking

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent to sue the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement for approving fracking in federal waters off the...

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August 18, 2016 Wildlife
western diamondback

Which Came First: The Rattle or the Rattling?

By: Ryan Ellingson

Whether or not you’ve seen one in person, you’re probably familiar with the way a rattlesnake uses its rattle. When cornered, a rattler takes a ready-to-strike posture, stiffens its muscles, and...

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August 17, 2016 Wildlife
Overfishing on coral reefs substantially reduces the amount of nutrients stored and recycled within the ecosystem by fishes, new research concludes. (Photo: Abel Valdivia / Center for Biological Diversity)

Study: Overfishing on Coral Reefs Burdens the Entire Ecosystem

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Overfishing of large and top predatory fishes on Caribbean coral reefs substantially reduces the amount of nutrients stored and recycled within the ecosystem by fishes, new interdisciplinary research published in Nature Communications concludes. The study,...

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