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May 16, 2017 7:54 AM Remote island has 'world's worst' plastic rubbish density

An uninhabited island in the South Pacific is littered with the highest density of plastic waste anywhere in the world, according to a study. Henderson Island, part of the UK's Pitcairn Islands group, has an estimated 37.7 million pieces of debris on its beaches. The island is near the centre of an ocean current, meaning it collects much rubbish from boats 49

May 16, 2017 1:31 AM Remote South Pacific island has highest levels of plastic rubbish in the world

A remote and uninhabited island wilderness in the South Pacific is literally a garbage dump. The beaches of World Heritage-listed Henderson Island, in the Pitcairn Group off South America, contain an estimated 37.7 million items of debris together weighing 17.6 tonnes, a new study has revealed. Australian researcher Dr Jennifer Lavers said it meant the island 63

May 10, 2017 8:20 PM Public asked to name rare Indonesian albino orangutan

JAKARTA - The public are being asked to name a rare albino orangutan rescued in the Indonesian part of Borneo island, with conservationists saying she has become an "ambassador" for the threatened species. The white-haired, blue-eyed Bornean orangutan was saved in Kapuas Hulu district last month from villagers who had been keeping her in a cage. The Borneo 67

May 6, 2017 6:00 AM 5 things to know about Prince Philip

London — Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's most stalwart companion for nearly 70 years, has announced his retirement. Here's a brief look at the monarch's most loyal subject as he announces he will step back from royal duties. Philip first caught the attention of his 13-year-old cousin Elizabeth when she visited the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth 57

April 22, 2017 9:06 PM The Latest: Thousands join global rallies for science

Scientists, students and research advocates are marking Earth Day by conveying a global message about scientific freedom without political interference. Those participating in science marches around the world are also arguing for adequate spending for future breakthroughs and the value of scientific pursuits. President Donald Trump issued an Earth Day statement 42

April 22, 2017 6:01 PM The Latest: Science rallies around the world draw thousands

Ice photographer and filmmaker James Balog, who says he was watched trillions of tons of ice melt, told the Washington crowd that talking about the science of climate change in the face of the Trump administration and climate change deniers is "a battle between objective reality and ideological fiction." Pennsylvania State University's Michael Mann got a loud cheer 57

April 22, 2017 10:02 AM How Google Earth helped Jane Goodall save a generation of chimpanzees

In the early 2000s, Jane Goodall and Lilian Pintea combed through Tanzania with Google Earth for the first time and were shocked to see the rate of deforestation affecting the area surrounding Gombe, home of the chimpanzees Goodall had so famously studied in the 1960s. If left unchecked, the deforestation would eventually destroy the habitat of the chimps 40

April 18, 2017 10:01 AM Earth Day And The March For Science

This Saturday, April 22, people from around the country will gather in Washington, DC, to join the March for Science (there will also be satellite marches in many cities). After the March was first announced, I wrote on some of the issues it raised about politics and science — and why I was planning to attend. (I will be attending the march and will be giving 36

March 30, 2017 4:16 AM Facts About Humpback Whales

Humpback whales are enormous creatures — about the size of a school bus. They are known for their haunting and melodic songs and for breaching the water with amazing acrobatic abilities. Humpbacks don't normally have a hump on their backs; the name comes from the large hump that forms when they arch their backs before making a deep dive into the ocean 187

March 25, 2017 9:07 PM What is Earth Hour, and why are the lights out?

March 25, 2017 —Around the world, cities and towns are going dark for 60 minutes on Saturday evening to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour, part of a global effort to draw attention to climate change. The initiative began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia as a publicity effort by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to draw attention to the impact of human-caused carbon 32