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Rising Temperatures Kick-Start Subarctic Farming In Alaska

We've heard a lot about the negative effects of climate change in the arctic and subarctic. But some Alaskans, like farmer Tim Meyers, are seeing warming temperatures as an opportunity.<p>Now that potato harvest is underway at his Bethel farm, Meyers uses a giant potato washer, like a washing machine …

'Desperate environmentalism' won't save the environment

When I started teaching environmental law and policy, I thought I would work with the next generation of extraordinary environmentalists. I don't.<p>My students are extraordinary, but many see themselves as "corporate social responsibility consultants," "ecosystem service managers," "sustainability …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Summer 2015 set to be world's hottest ever as US temperatures again soar

US had its 12-hottest summer but seven of the warmer seasons were in last 15 years. With ocean temperatures rising, scientists warn: ‘It’s definitely not good’<p>New data showing that the US had its 12th-hottest summer on record may not, at first glance, appear particularly significant or alarming.<p>But …

Just How Much Could the Sea Rise from Burning Fossil Fuels? A Lot.

New research predicts a stunning meltoff of the Antarctic Ice Sheet if all of the world's accessible fossil fuel is burned.<p>New York City would be swallowed by the ocean. Tokyo and Shanghai, too, would vanish.<p>Sea levels stand to rise by a staggering 164 feet (50 meters) or more if the world goes for …

Truvada Protected 100 Percent Of Study Participants From HIV

This is exciting!<p>A study of 657 people taking PrEP, the daily pill that can prevent HIV, has found that not a single person contracted the potentially deadly virus over two and a half years of observation.<p>The research showed that despite rising rates of STIs in the group, as well as a decline in …

Ebola transmissions over in Liberia, enters 90-day watch

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free for a second time on Thursday after the country hardest hit by the …

The Mothers of All Disasters

Massive hurricanes striking Miami or Houston. Earthquakes leveling Los Angeles or Seattle. Deadly epidemics. Meet the “maximums of maximums” that keep emergency planners up at night.<p>For years before Hurricane Katrina, storm experts warned that a big hurricane would inundate the Big Easy. Reporters …

Universal flu vaccine a step closer as scientists create experimental jabs

Annual vaccinations could be a thing of the past as scientists have successfully tested vaccines on animals infected with different strains of influenza<p>A universal flu vaccine that protects against multiple strains of the virus is a step closer after scientists created experimental jabs that work …

Western wildfires send noxious smoke to states hundreds of miles from flames

A smoky haze filled Nevada’s Humboldt Valley on Friday, hundreds of miles away from dozens of wildfires raging across the western United States.<p>In downtown Battle Mountain between the Shoshone, Battle Mountain and Sheep Creek mountain ranges of Nevada, a gust of hot wind flings tumbleweed and …

Katrina, 10 years later: See how living in New Orleans has (and hasn't) changed

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,500 people from Louisiana. Many of them drowned inside their homes. Survivors felt abandoned. The economy shut down.<p>New Orleans has rebounded in ways few thought possible in the decade since, helped by billions of dollars in recovery money and driven by …

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Heavy flooding kills eight in northeast Turkey, two missing

ANKARA (Reuters) - Two buildings collapsed during heavy flooding on Monday in northeastern Turkey, killing eight people, a local governor said.<p>Two people were still missing and heavy rain was continuing into Monday evening, though the governor of Artvin province, Kemal Cirit, said the weather …

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One flu shot could soon protect against any strain

First animal tests look promising<p>Scientists are getting closer to developing a vaccine that protects against multiple types of flu viruses, according to two separate studies published today in <i>Nature Medicine</i> and in <i>Science.</i><p>The new vaccines generated strong immune system responses against the deadly …

Record wildfire in Washington gets international, local help

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — As Washington state's wildfires burned into the record books Monday, calls for help were answered from far and near.<p>Fire …

Carbon credits undercut climate change actions says report

<b>The vast majority of carbon credits generated by Russia and Ukraine did not represent cuts in emissions, according to a new study.</b><p>The authors say that offsets created under a UN scheme "significantly undermined" efforts to tackle climate change.<p>The credits may have increased emissions by 600 …

By the numbers: The massive toll of the Animas River spill

<b>(CNN) —</b> The environmental crew had one job: pump out and treat contaminated water at the Gold King Mine in southern Colorado.<p>Instead, when the workers for the Environmental Protection Agency used heavy equipment to enter the defunct mine on August 5, 2015, a leak sprung. A massive one.<p>The EPA has …

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CDC head says Sierra Leone in strong place with Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone is in a stronger place than it was six months ago to fight Ebola, but the new challenge is to get to zero …

Golden jackal: A new wolf species hiding in plain view | @GrrlScientist

Illustration: Klaus-Peter Koepfli & John Pollinger et al./Current Biology 2015<p><b>Figure 4. Principal Component Analyses of the Morphometric Data for African and Eurasian Golden Jackals.</b> (<b>A</b>) Plot of principal component 2 (PC2) against PC1 based on 45 linear measurements of teeth and skulls of 140 …

Landslide near Nepal's popular Annapurna trek route kills 30

LUMLE, Nepal (Reuters) - Landslides triggered by torrential rain in Nepal swept through villages on Thursday, killing at least 30 people close to the nation’s most popular trekking circuit, home ministry officials said.<p>The landslides struck the villages near the resort town of Pokhara, 125 km (77 …

A man just died from Ebola in an area that was virus-free for 5 months

Hassan Abdul Sesay, a member of parliament from the region, said that the victim had contracted Ebola in the capital, Freetown, and then traveled to his home village to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.<p>Northern Tonkolili District had not had a single case of Ebola in five months, …

Abruptly Warming Climate Triggered Megabeast Revolutions

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>Around 34,000 years ago, woolly mammoths went extinct from parts of Europe, only to be replaced by… woolly mammoths. The two groups—the disappearing individuals and their substitutes—belonged to the same species. If you looked at their fossils, you …

Autism: how unorthodox treatments can exploit the vulnerable

A diagnosis of autism can make it tempting to turn to alternative treatments. But weighing up the scientific evidence is crucial - and potentially life-saving<p>As a rule of thumb, the more desperate and vulnerable you are the easier you are to exploit, with anything from financial advice to lifestyle …

4 factors helped California pass a tough vaccination law

On June 25, California Gov. Jerry Brown approved a new state law that substantially narrows exceptions to school-entry vaccination mandates. In doing …

Rare White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only Four Left on the Planet

The death of the 31-year-old female at a Czech zoo paints a bleak picture for the northern white rhino subspecies.<p>A northern white rhinoceros named Nabiré died Monday at a Czech zoo, leaving only four of the subspecies alive in the world. Their outlook is bleak: Only one male remains, and at 42 …

Memories of a parasite can linger in the skin

The immune system remembers pathogens it has encountered in the past. T cells with these memories circulate in the blood stream looking for sites of …