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The climate impacts of the world's fossil-fuelled power plants are being underestimated because of poor accounting, say researchers.
The last remaining population of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, needs a new wetland home if it is to thrive again, a study reveals.
Twenty-five years ago today the Voyager 2 spacecraft flew past Neptune, the furthest planet from the sun. The explorer, which is expected to reach Pluto next year, has been in operation for over thirty-seven years and continues to transmit data back to earth
Record drought is depriving honeybees of nectar and driving up the cost of honey
Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.
A new study published today in PLOS One shows that golden orb weaver spiders living near heavily urbanized areas in Sydney, Australia tend to be bigger, better fed, and have more babies than those living in places less touched by human hands.
Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.
The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.
For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.
Long exposure gives an ethereal view of fires raging across Yosemite National Park, where drought and a hot summer have created unprecedented conditions