Marcela Aldunate

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South Florida beekeepers stress importance of bees in food chain

Bees have long had a bad reputation with people, but local beekeepers say they deserve better buzz.<p>In fact, bees are critical to the human food chain …

Iconic airboats won’t be part of Everglades culture for much longer

Today, South Florida airboat owners like Keith Price, Don Onstad and Charlie Erwin range freely throughout the East Everglades in their roaring, …

In wake of drought and fires, turtle habitat becomes death trap

Biologists strode along the cracked, dry mud surrounding this evaporating north Los Angeles County lake last week, pausing periodically to pick up an emaciated turtle and wash alkaline dust off its head and carapace.<p>"A lot of these animals are severely ill and starving," said Tim Hovey, a state …

Turtles

A man-made attempt to save the rarest fish on Earth

Olin Feuerbacher took a deep breath and plunged into the warm aquamarine water of a 100,000-gallon concrete and fiberglass tank in the middle of the Mojave Desert.<p>Twenty feet beneath the surface, Feuerbacher inched his way across the bottom, methodically scanning the darkened corners with a …

The Real Relationship Between Conservation and Rising Water Rates

Changing Planet<p>A number of articles have been published recently which report on rising water rates across the U.S., pointing fingers firmly at dropping national water demand – and the efficient fixtures and behaviors driving that drop – as the reason.<p>While this discussion brings much-needed …

Wind, Solar Generation Capacity Catching Up with Nuclear Power

<b>Washington, D.C.</b>—Advocates of nuclear energy have long been predicting its renaissance, yet this mode of producing electricity has been stalled for …

Dramatic Ice Loss Is Messing With Antarctica's Gravity

But don't worry, the penguins won't float away<p>Just when you wondered if climate change news couldn't get much worse, along comes proof that it's affected one of the fundamental forces of nature: The ice sheet covering West Antarctica lost enough mass between 2009 and 2012 to cause a measurable dip …

Environment: News & features

October begins water year with prospect of tighter restrictions

As the state ends the fourth-driest water yearon record with no guarantee of significant rain and snowfall this winter, Californians face the prospect of stricter rationing and meager irrigation deliveries for agriculture.<p>California begins a new October-September water year Wednesday with total …

First diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S.

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced Tuesday.<p>The unidentified man left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for …