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Decline in North Sea puffins causes concern

The Isle of May, off Scotland's east coast, is home to one of the UK's biggest colonies of seabirds. Some 200,000 birds, from kittiwakes to guillemots can flock to the rocky outcrop at the height of the breeding season......»»

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Deaths of 3 women in early heat wave raise questions, fears

Temperatures barely climbed into the 90s and only for a couple of days. But the discovery of the bodies of three women inside a Chicago senior housing facility this month left the city looking for answers to questions that were supposed to be address.....»»

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Severe water shortages strain wheat harvest in Iraq

Salah Chelab crushed a husk of wheat plucked from his sprawling farmland south of Baghdad and inspected its seeds in the palm of one hand. They were several grams lighter than he hoped......»»

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Weather"s unwanted guest: Nasty La Nina keeps popping up

Something weird is up with La Nina, the natural but potent weather event linked to more drought and wildfires in the western United States and more Atlantic hurricanes. It's becoming the nation's unwanted weather guest and meteorologists said the Wes.....»»

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Robotic buoys developed to keep Atlantic right whales safe

A Cape Cod science center and one of the world's largest shipping businesses are collaborating on a project to use robotic buoys to protect a vanishing whale from lethal collisions with ships......»»

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US review traces massive New Mexico fire to planned burns

Two fires that merged to create the largest wildfire in New Mexico history have both been traced to planned burns set by U.S. forest managers as preventative measures, federal investigators announced Friday......»»

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17 years post-Katrina, New Orleans-area protections complete

Seventeen years after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers has completed an extensive system of floodgates, strengthened levees and other protections......»»

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Climate change effect on Peruvian glaciers debated in German court

German judges and experts have arrived at the edge of a melting glacier high up in the Peruvian Andes to examine a complaint made by a local farmer who accuses energy giant RWE of threatening his home by contributing to global warming......»»

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Vanuatu declares climate emergency

Vanuatu's parliament has declared a climate emergency, with the low-lying island nation's prime minister flagging a US$1.2 billion cost to cushion climate change's impacts on his country......»»

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When hurricanes strike, social media can save lives

Everyone knows that while disinformation is a problem, social media is a powerful tool for communicating fast in an emergency......»»

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Gene linked to severe learning disabilities governs cell stress response

A gene that has been associated with severe learning disabilities in humans has been found to also play a vital role in cells' response to environmental stress, according to a Duke University study appearing May 24 in the journal Cell Reports......»»

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California investigating sick and dying brown pelicans

Wildlife authorities are trying to determine why large numbers of California brown pelicans are being found sick and dying......»»

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NASA images reveal "Sharkcano" eruption, where sharks live near active underwater volcano

An underwater volcano in the Pacific Ocean has begun to erupt, NASA images show. Living there: Sharks that can withstand extreme temperatures......»»

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NASA"s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captures video of record flight

Imagery has come down from Mars capturing a recent flight in which the rotorcraft flew farther and faster than ever before......»»

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In wake of hurricane, microbial ecosystem remarkably resilient

After sustaining seemingly catastrophic hurricane damage, a primordial groundcover vital to sustaining a multitude of coastal lifeforms bounced back to life in a matter of months......»»

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New route to build materials out of tiny particles

Researcher Laura Rossi and her group at TU Delft have found a new way to build synthetic materials out of tiny glass particles—so-called colloids. Together with their colleagues from Queen's University and the University of Amsterdam, they showed t.....»»

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Fears of lumpy skin disease resurgence at Eid festival

While Pakistan has managed to confine an outbreak of lumpy skin disease that affects cattle and buffaloes there are fears that cattle fairs ahead of the religious festival Eid-ul-Azha might trigger a second wave......»»

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High prices make wealthy people feel entitled to unsustainable goods

High prices may not deter wealthy people from buying unsustainable goods—instead, they might actually trigger those in the upper class to buy these products, according to a new study......»»

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Researchers aim X-rays at century-old plant secretions for insight into Aboriginal Australian cultural heritage

For tens of thousands of years, Aboriginal Australians have created some of the world's most striking artworks. Today their work continues long lines of ancestral traditions, stories of the past and connections to current cultural landscapes, which i.....»»

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Experience influences the visual processing of stone tools

Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) have assessed whether knowledge and experience affect the distribution of the attention during the visual exploration of stone tools, in a study published in the.....»»

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