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Ask Mr. Green: Paper Towels or Rags? - The Green Life

New Photos of Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Stir Uproar

Isolated tribal nomads are at risk as logging pressure mounts in the Amazon rain forest.<p>The release of new photographs of an indigenous group living in extreme isolation in the Amazon rain forest has stirred fresh controversy and new concerns over the fate of the region's so-called uncontacted …

Arid areas absorb unexpected amounts of atmospheric carbon

The analysis, done by Benjamin Harlow in WSU's Stable Isotope Core Laboratory, suggests that arid lands may increase their carbon uptake enough in …

Earthquakes in Yellowstone: ‘Elevated but not unusual’

Heard about the recent earthquakes in Yellowstone? How about that video of bison fleeing the park? Does it mean the supervolcano is about to blow? …

Geology

Astronomers make most precise measurement yet of expanding universe

A new analysis says that 10.8 billion years ago, the universe was expanding by one percent every 44 million years.<p>Astronomers from the Sloan Digital …

Black Holes

EU study finds honey bees death rates are lower than feared

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A pioneering European Union survey into the impact of pests and diseases on honey bees found death rates were lower than feared, in part countering concerns about the collapse of colonies of the crop-pollinating insects.<p>A bee sits on a honeycomb from a beehive at Vaclav Havel …

Q&A: Pets Are Becoming People, Legally Speaking

Cats and dogs are gaining more rights, reports author David Grimm.<p>We love our pets. About 90 percent of owners consider their pets part of the family. More than 80 percent of us would likely risk our lives for them. Last year, we spent $55 billion on the animals that share our lives.<p>This is all …

The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

Why hasn't fish farming taken off in the U.S.?<p>It's certainly not for lack of demand for the fish. Slowly but surely, seafood that's grown in aquaculture is taking over the seafood section at your supermarket, and the vast majority is imported.<p>The shrimp and tilapia typically come from warm-water …

How One Little Yellow-Shouldered Bat Became Seven Different Species

The perils of taxonomy in the age of genetics<p>Deep within the labyrinthine interior of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, at the end of a cluster of corridors and stairwells, Bruce Patterson stands amid a collection of more than 58,000 bat specimens. The collection at the Field is a …

Hummingbirds: still evolving endless forms most wonderful

A new study finds that the rising Andes is tied to the rapid speciation of hummingbirds. This study also predicts that hummingbirds will evolve twice as many species as what we see today.<p>"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few …

How Earth got its tectonic plates

If you've ever felt the earth shudder beneath your feet during an earthquake, you're no stranger to the effects of Earth's ever-roaming tectonic plates.<p>While scientists have linked the movements of these rigid, puzzle-piece slabs to our planet's most violent events -- quakes, tsunamis, volcanic …

April 2014