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230 Million-Year-Old Mite Found in Amber

Cristal Reyes September 5, 2012

Amber, besides being a popular name for girls, is a special type of fossilized tree resin which has many uses. Since the Neolithic era, it has been used to make beautiful jewelry, ornamental items and...

Flooding Disperses Invasive Plant, Fish Species

The Associated Press May 2, 2012

BETHEL, Vt. (AP) — Last year's hurricanes and flooding not only engulfed homes and carried away roads and bridges in hard-hit areas of the country, it dispersed aggressive invasive species as well. In...

New Evidence Suggests a Warm and Fuzzy T-Rex

Elizabeth Field April 18, 2012

When one pictures a T-Rex, images instantly appear in your mind of a scaly, monstrous predator. However, recent research suggests that this familiar primordial creature may actually be more reminiscent...

First “Test-Tube” Hamburger Ready This Fall

Sara J Dufort February 29, 2012

The world’s population is growing at a rapid rate, and in order to keep up with the demand for resources, modern scientists are constantly trying to think of innovations that will advance our ever-evolving...

Giant Amoeba in the Mariana’s Trench

Laura Pisano November 9, 2011

The deepest part of the ocean is the Pacific’s Mariana’s Trench. Researchers from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at U.C. San Diego have been investigating the trench using dropcams. Dropcams...

Fanged Frogs Evolve to Fill Island’s Ecological Niches

Brandon T. Bisceglia September 28, 2011

Darwin's finches may have some competition. A team led by Biologist Ben Evans at McMaster University report that they have found a group of frogs that evolved to fill a plethora of niches on the Indonesian...

Invasive Sea Squirt Threatens Connecticut’s $30 Million Shellfish Industry

The Charger Bulletin September 21, 2011

WEST HAVEN, CONN -- The invasive sea squirt, Styela clava, has now been discovered along the Eastern Seaboard as far south as Bridgeport Harbor and poses a significant danger to Connecticut’s...

Rare Minnows Rescued from Texas River Amid Drought

The Associated Press September 21, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Wading through a muddy river bed to reach shallow pools of water, wildlife biologists scooped up hundreds of minnows Friday in one of the first rescues of fish threatened by...

New Reefs in Puerto Rico

Rebekah Gordon January 26, 2011

For decades, Puerto Rico’s ecosystem has suffered tremendously, with species dying out constantly. But recently, divers stumbled across these reefs during a federally funded mission to conduct research...

Judge sets deadlines in polar bear listing case

Maideline Sanchez November 5, 2010

From the Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A federal court judge is giving the Interior Department until Dec. 23 to explain why polar bears are listed as a "threatened" species instead of the more-protective...

3 Calif. beaches closed after deadly shark attack

Maideline Sanchez October 24, 2010

From the Associated Press VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A string of beaches on California's Central Coast were shut down Saturday and there was no word on when they would reopen after a deadly...

US-Born Panda Gives Birth to Her 8th Cub in China

The Associated Press September 22, 2010

BEIJING – An American-born panda gave birth to her eighth cub in southwest China, a rare accomplishment for the endangered species known for being poor breeders. Hua Mei gave birth to a male cub at...

SeaWorld fined $75,000 for whale trainer’s death

The Associated Press August 25, 2010

ORLANDO, Fla. – The federal job safety agency fined SeaWorld Orlando $75,000 on Monday for three violations uncovered while investigating the February death of a trainer who was grabbed by a killer whale...

China Zoos Mistreat Performing Animals

Maideline Sanchez August 9, 2010

From the Associated Press BEIJING – Performing animals in Chinese zoos and parks are often trained using abusive practices, including routine beatings, and are housed in inadequate shelters, according...

BP Says it Will Pay for Gulf Spill’s Cleanup

The Associated Press May 5, 2010

VENICE, La. – BP PLC  gave some assurance Monday to shrimpers, oil workers and scores of others that they will be paid for damage and injuries from the explosion of a drilling rig and the resulting...

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