Century After Extinction, Passenger Pigeons Remain Iconic—And Scientists Hope to Bring Them Back

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:14
The 100th anniversary of the last of the species finds biologists dreaming of preventing or even reversing extinctions.
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Pictures: On Labor Day, Honoring Workers Around the World

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 06:17
On U.S. Labor Day, we honor the people who labor daily to make their lives—and ours—better.
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Pictures: Volcanoes Erupting Around the World This Week

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:42
Photographers captured volcanoes rumbling to life around the world, from Papua New Guinea to Ecuador.
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Half of Syrians Displaced: 5 Takeaways From New UN Report

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:42
As many as three million people have fled the country, and millions more have been internally displaced within Syria.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: A Martian "Footprint," a Fledgling Star, and an Erupting Island

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:55
Mars sports a weird crater, a young star gleams in its own reflection, and a new island continues a fiery growth spurt.
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Q&A: Were Modern Ideas—and the American Revolution—Born on Ships at Sea?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:54
Unsung heroes of the seas—how pirates, slaves, and motley crews shaped the modern world.
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Can Elephants Survive a Legal Ivory Trade? Debate Is Shifting Against It

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:54
Stirring renewed debate, a respected conservationist argues that government corruption makes a legal ivory trade unworkable.
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Many Bald Eagles Are Victims of Lead Poisoning, But This One Got Intensive Careb

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:54
An eagle and its rescuers fight for its survival after the raptor is found dying by the side of the road.
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Ancient DNA Sheds New Light on Arctic's Earliest People

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:24
Arctic's first human arrivals kept to themselves for thousands of years.
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Wild Birds' Songs, Feather Colors Changed by Mercury Contamination

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:24
Mercury in the environment affects birds' brains and alters the songs that they sing.
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20 New Coral Species Listed as Threatened Under the Endangered Species

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:24
This newest listing under the Endangered Species Act brings the total number of coral species protected under the act to 22.
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Maritza Morales Casanova: Saving Mexico's Environment Through Children

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:24
Since age 10, Maritza Morales Casanova has been at the forefront of Mexico's conservation and education efforts.
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"Spooky" Quantum Entanglement Reveals Invisible Objects

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:24
In a physics first, quantum entanglement of two-colored laser beams created pictures of otherwise unseeable objects, experimenters report.
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Iraqi Christians Weigh Taking Up Arms Against the Islamic State

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:27
Christian groups in northern Iraq are newly determined to defend their ancient homeland.
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Iceland's Seabird Colonies Are Vanishing, With "Massive" Chick Deaths

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:27
Climate and ocean changes blamed for huge losses of puffins, kittiwakes, and terns.
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Q&A: Landmark Report Reveals Crucial Links in the Illegal Ivory Trade

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:07
Efforts to stop the illegal killing of African elephants should focus on ivory transshipment ports and personnel.
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World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:13
The last section of dam is being blasted from the Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula on Tuesday.
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Tons of Emissions from Power Plants Are Already Locked In, Study Says

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:00
The world's existing power plants are locking in more than 300 billion tons of future emissions that aren't being accounted for, a new study says.
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"Zombie" Servers and Inefficiency Drive Energy Waste at Data Centers

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:36
U.S. data centers throw away billions of dollars in electricity every year because of inefficiencies in how they are run, according to a new report.
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Atop Food Chain, Ospreys Ingest Many Poisons, Revealing Environmental Dangers

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:36
As apex predators, ospreys get a mega-dose of contaminants—and help identify health threats.
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