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Q&A: Environmental Firebrand Bill McKibben: People, Not Exxon, Own the Sky

October 8, 2014 - 12:31pm
After the People's Climate March in New York, the environmental activist talks about what's next for the climate movement.
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Biggest Walrus Gathering Recorded as Sea Ice Shrinks

October 8, 2014 - 11:18am
The biggest gathering of Pacific walruses ever recorded is congregated on a beach on the Chukchi Sea as sea ice shrinks due to climate change.
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Early Spread of AIDS Traced to Congo's Expanding Transportation Network

October 8, 2014 - 11:18am
In the 1960s AIDS spread rapidly across the Congo, riding a wave of social change as the region developed and its transportation network expanded.
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Cheetahs Lie Around Like Housecats, Saving Energy for Big Kills

October 8, 2014 - 10:16am
Cheetahs and pumas exert as little energy as possible—but that balance could be upset by human influence, two new studies reveal.
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Undersea Mysteries Mapped by Satellite Gravity Sensors

October 8, 2014 - 10:16am
Space-based gravity measures reveal hidden rifts in the deep-sea floor, a new satellite study shows.
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Officials Contact More People in Relation to U.S. Ebola Patient But Reassure Public on Containment

October 7, 2014 - 3:01pm
Public health officials work to quell fears about the first case diagnosed in U.S. while acknowledging that more cases are likely.
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Aral Sea's Eastern Basin Is Dry for First Time in 600 Years

October 7, 2014 - 12:31pm
Once the world's fourth largest lake, the vast Asian lake was drained for irrigation.
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Monarch Butterfly's Genes Reveal the Key to Its Long-Distance Migratio

October 7, 2014 - 11:16am
Gene maps of monarch butterflies and related species suggest that an ice age shift explains their migrations, a study team suggests.
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Is 2 Degrees the Right Limit for Global Warming? Some Scientists Say No

October 6, 2014 - 7:46pm
We've come to think of it as the threshold of catastrophic global warming—but it's the wrong limit to set, two researchers argue.
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Has Half of World's Wildlife Been Lost in Past 40 Years?

October 6, 2014 - 2:46pm
Wildlife populations are in decline, with numbers of some animals falling by half in the past four decades, according to the 2014 Living Planet Report.
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Officials Contact More People in Relation to U.S. Ebola Patient But Reassure Public on Containment

October 6, 2014 - 12:16pm
A patient in a Dallas hospital has been found to have the Ebola virus, the first time someone has been diagnosed with the disease in the United States.
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Ocean Health Gets "D" Grade in New Global Index

October 6, 2014 - 7:31am
Annual Global Ocean Health Index includes the high seas for the first time, and scientists say the score could have been worse.
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Q&A: Veteran Volcano Climber on the Allure, Danger of Japan's "Holy Mo

October 5, 2014 - 7:01am
After a weekend eruption from Japan's Mount Ontake killed dozens of climbers this weekend, photographer Carsten Peter discusses the allure and danger of the pursuit.
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Laser-Guided Sea-Monkeys Show That Tiny Animals Can Move Mountains of

October 4, 2014 - 9:46am
Brine shrimp following a laser beam across a tank demonstrate how tiny swimming animals can influence ocean circulation.
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The Big Problem With Mini-Pigs

October 4, 2014 - 8:31am
Mini-pigs that grow big are abandoned or euthanized. Can education, regulation, and sanctuaries solve the problem?
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The Search for Missing Frogs Brings Some Species Back From the Dead

October 3, 2014 - 5:31pm
A six-month search for frogs that hadn't been seen in decades brings some species back from the dead.
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Human-Caused Climate Change Worsened Heat Waves in 2013, Study Says

October 3, 2014 - 2:01pm
Studies also examine less certain connections to droughts and storms.
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Q&A: Peruvian Ecologist Vows "You Fight Until You Fall Dead"

October 3, 2014 - 2:01pm
Ernesto Ráez-Luna explains why he left the government after it weakened the country's environmental laws.
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Global Survey Says We're Eating Better, But Our Diet Is Still Unsustainable

October 3, 2014 - 2:01pm
More people are eating local and organic foods, but the planetary diet still is not sustainable.
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John Krakauer's Stroke of Genius

October 3, 2014 - 11:31am
John Krakauer calls current rehabilitation therapies medieval. Among his radical approaches: a cyber-dolphin named Bandit.
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