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Reduce livestock burps and farts to save the Great Barrier Reef

2 Comments 05 April 2010

Reduce livestock burps and farts to save the Great Barrier Reef

Even as Australian salvagers struggle to stop a Chinese ship from spilling hundreds of tons of oil onto the Great Barrier Reef, scientists are working on another Reef relief angle—reducing livestock belches and farts. Dr. Tony Parker, from...

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Filed Under: Economy, Environment, World

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A grasshopper plague is at hand in U.S.

Leave a Comment 30 March 2010

A grasshopper plague is at hand in U.S.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is likely that Western plains states will be hit by the largest grasshopper infestation in 25 years. But that's not all.  Mormon crickets, technically not crickets but shieldbacked, cannibalistic...

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Filed Under: Environment, Featured, Nation, Public Health

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Pelicans dying off the U.S. West Coast

2 Comments 23 February 2010

Pelicans dying off the U.S. West Coast

For the second straight year, the much-loved California Brown Pelican population is experiencing a mystifying die-off. "It's a mystery," said Dana Michaels, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Fish and Game. Quoted in Democratic...

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Filed Under: Environment, Featured, Nation

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Why California Must Burn / Fire ecology is bad news for sprawl

1 Comment 05 January 2004

By Glen Martin California's winter rains have quenched the last embers from the wildfires -- the biggest and most destructive in state history -- that ravaged the southern counties this past fall. Yet the storms aren't a source of unalloyed joy....

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Filed Under: The Sciences

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