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Greater total pollution exposure tied to higher cancer risk

Posted on: May 9th, 2017 | No Comments
Living in areas with higher total exposures to harmful pollutants in the air, water and land is associated with greater odds of developing cancer, a U.S. study suggests. While plenty...

Nearly 400 migratory birds die from striking Texas skyscraper

Posted on: May 8th, 2017 | No Comments
Nearly 400 migratory birds of brilliant plumage were killed when they smashed into an office tower in Texas while flying in a storm, officials said on Friday. Office workers arrived...

Growing Antarctic crack primes Delaware-sized iceberg

Posted on: May 4th, 2017 | No Comments
A crack that could create an iceberg the size of Delaware – and destabilize one of the largest ice shelves in the Antarctic – has branched out and begun to...

UK seaside towns fight back against seagull attacks

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 | No Comments
Fed up with holidaymakers being divebombed by greedy seagulls in “horror movie” scenes, one British costal area is fighting back by making it an offence to feed the birds. The...

U.S. wind industry has biggest first-quarter installs in eight years

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 | No Comments
The U.S. wind industry installed 2,000 megawatts of capacity in the first quarter, nearly four times the amount installed in the same period last year, as developers race to capture...

U.S. spacecraft shares first view from inside Saturn’s rings

Posted on: May 2nd, 2017 | No Comments
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft sent the closest-ever images of Saturn on Thursday after surviving its first plunge inside the planet’s rings, the U.S. space agency said. A stream of pictures showing...

Wind farm draws tourists and revenues to a small province in Rizal

Posted on: April 21st, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the viewing deck of a wind farm in Pililla, Rizal to marvel at and take photos of its 125-meter tall white...

Ants march into battle and rescue their wounded comrades

Posted on: April 19th, 2017 | No Comments
Much like human soldiers in combat, members of a large, black, termite-eating ant species found in sub-Saharan Africa march in formation into battle and afterward retrieve wounded comrades and carry...

Japan whaling fleet returns from Antarctic hunt with 333 whales

Posted on: April 3rd, 2017 | No Comments
Japan’s whaling fleet returned on Friday from its months-long Antarctic hunt in the name of scientific research with a take of more than 300 minke whales, a hunt that prompted...

Scientists launch campaign to restore Pluto to the planet club

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 | No Comments
A team of scientists seeking to restore Pluto to planethood launched a campaign on Tuesday to broaden the astronomical classifications which led to its demotion to a “dwarf planet” a...