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Why the 67 Giant Snails Seized in L.A. Are Harmful

July 18, 2014 - 8:31pm
Officials at LAX recently seized 67 giant African land snails—voracious pests that live long, breed fast, and pose a threat to U.S. agriculture.
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First of Its Kind Map Reveals Extent of Ocean Plastic

July 18, 2014 - 2:16pm
Spanish expedition maps trash in all five ocean collection zones for the first time and makes a discovery.
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Long Tail Feathers Adorned Four-Winged Dinosaur

July 18, 2014 - 10:31am
A four-winged dinosaur sported surprisingly long tail feathers, paleontologists report.
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Storms Get Headlines, but Drought Is a Sneaky, Devastating Game-Changer

July 18, 2014 - 10:31am
Droughts like the one unfolding in California don't offer the drama of deadly storms, but they can change society in profound and long-lasting ways.
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Ancient Native Americans Ate Pachyderms; Site Challenges Theory of Where New World Culture Began

July 18, 2014 - 10:31am
What's for supper? In ancient Mexico, early Native Americans dined on elephant-like gomphotheres, archaeologists report.
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Opinion: Don't Log Burned Forests—Let Nature Heal Them

July 18, 2014 - 9:16am
Writer and environmentalist Kenneth Brower condemns plans to "salvage log" large swaths of California forest damaged during last summer's massive Rim fire, arguing that fire is a natural and necessary part of the life cycle of western forests.
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Q&A: Explaining the Decline of American Seafood

July 18, 2014 - 9:16am
Author Paul Greenberg addresses the unraveling of the American seafood economy and what can be done about it.
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Could Rare Bird on Tiny Island Be India's Ecological Canary?

July 18, 2014 - 5:31am
Choice of a radar station over an endangered bird could signal a lower commitment to conservation.
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Pictures: Scoop—It's National Ice Cream Month

July 17, 2014 - 3:16pm
July is the month to celebrate the sweet treat, thanks to President Ronald Reagan who issued the proclamation in 1984.
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Bird Feeding Takes Wing in U.S., With Summer Meals, Designer Seed

July 17, 2014 - 2:16pm
Backyard birding is on the rise in the U.S., where designer seed and summer feeding are in. So is citizen science. But can the hobby diversify?
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Best Space Pictures: Typhoons Whirl, Flares Unfurl, and Galaxies Swirl

July 17, 2014 - 1:01pm
A storm startles space station astronauts, radio signals surprise astronomers, and the mystery of dust finds an answer in the week's best space pictures.
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As Honeybees Die Off, First Inventory of Wild Bees Is Under Way

July 17, 2014 - 1:01pm
As honeybees die off, scientists are taking a closer look at North America's wild bees. Could they be the key to saving U.S. crops?
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More Big Whales in Oceans Could Mean More Fish, Scientists Find

July 17, 2014 - 1:01pm
A new study reveals how scientists and fisheries managers have underestimated the importance of whales in ocean ecosystems.
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Like in Humans, Genes Drive Half of Chimp Intelligence, Study Finds

July 17, 2014 - 10:31am
A large study of chimps finds certain aspects of intelligence are more heritable than others.
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Last U.S. Coal-Fired Steamship Sails On, Aiming for a Cleaner Wake

July 17, 2014 - 9:16am
Lake Michigan's S.S. Badger has drawn criticism for its coal pollution, but the venerable ship is aiming to clean up its act.
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Global Wildlife Summit: Fight Against Illegal Ivory Stalled in Thailand

July 17, 2014 - 5:46am
—Many countries are stemming the illegal trade of elephant ivory—except Thailand, conservation experts announced this week.
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Second Silent Spring? Bird Declines Linked to Popular Pesticides

July 16, 2014 - 3:31pm
A popular class of insecticides has been linked to bird die-offs—a finding that parallels Rachel Carson's concerns back in 1962.
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Cosmic-Ray Hotspot Discovered, Offering Clues on Deep Space Mystery

July 16, 2014 - 3:31pm
A powerful telescope may have found clues to the origin of ultra-high-energy particles that bombard the Earth.
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Plants Listen for Hungry Caterpillars, First-of-Its-Kind Study Suggests

July 16, 2014 - 11:46am
Plants respond to the acoustic vibrations of chewing insects by producing defensive oils meant to ward off predators.
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To Stay Alive, Ants Dump Their Dead

July 16, 2014 - 11:46am
Removing corpses is key to keeping ant colonies healthy, a new study suggests.
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