Benjamin Messier

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Florida's Manatees: Big, Beloved And Bitterly Contested

They're large, even ungainly. But there may be no animal more beloved in Florida than the manatee.<p>Sorry, dolphins. It's the manatee that is the state's official marine mammal. But as manatees meander through Florida's shallow bays, rivers and canals, they often encounter people. And that's where …

Are walrus at risk from climate change?

Thirty-five thousand walrus on a beach in Alaska, rolling in filth and the carcasses of their kin, have become the unwitting new poster children for climate change.<p>Within hours of newspapers covering the striking photographs, the walrus and their reason for being on that forlorn shore became …

GM Corn Modified with Hepatitis B Vaccine Grown With Little Oversight

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>From a regulatory perspective, GM crops are considered to be "substantially equivalent" to their non-GM counterparts. This means, that …

South Africa’s coal-fired power stations carry heavy health costs

Photograph: Kristy Siegfried/IRIN<p>Residents of Masakhane, who lack access to electricity, fill their wheelbarrows with coal.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/9/9/1410264199460/8e3e647e-3b1a-4573-b890-a9aa87c2f1b2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Kristy …

Can Genetic Engineering Save the Florida Orange?

Genetically modified oranges might save Florida's blighted groves—if Americans will drink the juice.<p>Citrus greening, the plague that could wipe out Florida's $9 billion orange industry, begins with the touch of a jumpy brown bug on a sun-kissed leaf.<p>From there, the bacterial disease incubates in …