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June 29, 2017 6:04 PM Controversial pesticides can decimate honey bees, large study finds

Europe's largest field trial of controversial insecticides called neonicotinoids has delivered a split verdict on the danger they pose to bees. The £2.8 million, 2-year-long study of 33 sites in the United Kingdom, Hungary, and Germany, described this week in Science, provides the first real-world demonstration that agricultural use of these common pesticides 65

June 29, 2017 6:22 AM Researchers discover rare crocodile eggs in Cambodia

Phnom Peng: Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they've found a clutch of eggs from one of the world's most endangered crocodiles, raising hopes of its continuing survival in the wild. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement Wednesday that its researchers, along with Fisheries Administration employees and local residents 90

June 28, 2017 7:12 AM Coal or coral? The Queensland Government seems undecided

Queensland Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Steven Miles was chuffed to welcome a Deloitte Access Economics report identifying the social, economic and iconic asset value of the Great Barrier Reef at $56 billion. “This highly anticipated report confirms the outstanding value of the Great Barrier Reef,” Mr Miles said. “But it could be even higher as the research 77

June 19, 2017 3:15 PM Ancient Egyptians may have given cats the personality to conquer the world

Around 1950 B.C.E., someone painted an unusual creature on the back wall of a limestone tomb some 250 kilometers south of Cairo. With its long front legs, upright tail, and triangular head staring down an approaching field rat, it is unmistakably a domestic cat—the first appearance in the art of ancient Egypt. In the centuries that followed, cats became 85

June 19, 2017 5:06 AM Trove of new horror species discovered in Australian abyss

A month-long expedition off Australia's coast has returned with a whole new collection of abyssal beasts. A peanut worm, of the phylum Sipuncula, shrinks when threatened. Ironically, it can reproduce asexually. What lurks in the ocean's abyssal depths? That was the question the crew of research vessel RV Investigator sought to answer in a month-long 94

June 10, 2017 9:01 AM Canadian experts weigh in on what Trump's climate moves mean here

Some states and cities in the U.S. say they are moving forward, with or without the federal government The United States and Canada are countries linked by language, culture, trade and ecosystems. After U.S. President Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from the Paris climate accord — a non-binding agreement ratified by 148 countries in an effort to reduce 47

June 9, 2017 4:55 PM U.K. Election 2017: Who Are the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)?

LONDON — A party founded by a firebrand Protestant preacher-politician who once objected to line dancing because it was sinful is now set to hold the balance of power in the British government. Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday visited Queen Elizabeth II seeking permission to form a minority government with the help of Northern Ireland's Democratic 103

June 8, 2017 7:11 PM These People Are Deciding Not to Have Kids Because of Climate Change

Last week, Donald Trump announced his plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, a non-binding agreement among 194 countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate other "climate-resilient development." It's just one of many decisions the current administration has made that's put the environment in danger. And decisions 44

June 8, 2017 3:03 PM Life below the ocean’s surface wholly depends on how we live above it

UN leaders can make progress on ocean conservation through non-traditional approaches Life below the surface cannot endure without us changing how we live our lives above the surface. And that means our idea of “ocean conservation” needs to be greatly broadened. Over the past decades, we have grown more sophisticated in our ability to monitor and measure 69

June 8, 2017 1:28 PM Microplastics: The tiny, toxic trash we are dumping by a truckload into oceans every minute!

Microplastic -- tiny pieces of plastic attracting toxic chemicals, being eaten by fish, which are then consumed by us -- sounds scary doesn't it? Microplastics are non-biodegradable bits of plastic measuring less than 5mm which are creating havoc in our environment and ecosystem. These tiny bits of plastic can come from a variety of sources including 64