Megan Candlin

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20 of the Animal Kingdom's Most Surprising Friendships

These interspecies friendships prove that anybody can get along if they really put their minds to it.<p>1. PEANUT THE RAT AND RANJ THE CAT<p>When Maggie …

Pets

Disney Reveals Plans for Spin-off of The Lion King

Two<p>decades ago, The Lion King was a huge hit for Disney and the movie has since spawned an equally successful Broadway musical and a number of …

Scientists unearth unique long-necked dinosaur in Argentina | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It’s not exactly small at 30 feet long (9 meters), but you might want to call this newly identified dinosaur the littlest giant.<p>Argentine paleontologist Pablo Gallina casts a shadow on a projector screen showing the found bones of a newly identified South American dinosaur …

How One Suburb Made School Buses Obsolete

What Elephant Calls Mean: A User’s Guide

From powerful roars to low-frequency rumbles, elephants use a variety of vocalizations to communicate. Their sounds also include snorts, barks, grunts, trumpets, cries, and even imitated sounds. These calls are essential cues for the survival of an elephant family. Elephant biologist and National …

Wildlife

Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians after Fatah-Hamas deal

Despite confusion over whether Netanyahu or security cabinet took decision, announcement appears to end US-led initiative<p>Israel has hit back hard following an agreement on Palestinian unity by suspending already faltering peace negotiations just days before the expiry of a deadline for the …

Unchecked global warming 'will double extreme El Niño weather events'

The world's most devastating global weather phenomenon – the weather events associated with "El Niño" – will double in frequency to once a decade if global warming remains unchecked, according to what scientists believe is a major step forward in the understanding of such events.<p>The last extreme El …

Two new garden cities for southern England in 'secret' Tory plan

Liberal Democrats accuse David Cameron of suppressing report calling for thousands of new homes to combat housing shortage<p>A secret Whitehall report recommending that two new cities are built in southern England to combat the housing shortage is being suppressed by David Cameron, The Telegraph can …

United Kingdom

Global warming is being caused by humans, not the sun, and is highly sensitive to carbon, new research shows

Over the past few weeks, several important new papers related to human vs. natural climate change have been published. These papers add clarity to the causes of climate change, and how much global warming we can expect in the future.<p>First, a paper published in the Journal of Climate by Jara Imbers, …

Five Examples of Successful Urban Agriculture Done Differently Around the World

<i>On Wednesday, the Landscapes Blog focused on the right to food in honor of World Food Day and Blog Action Day. While hunger, nutrition, and food</i> …

Breeding For High Milk Production Created Less-Fertile Cows

A new study seeks to explain why domestic cows around the world are less fertile now than they were a generation ago.<p>After generations of careful breeding, dairy cows around the world produce more milk than ever. At the same time, they've actually become less fertile, a phenomenon farmers and …

Dinosaurs Were Mostly Scaly, Study Finds

A new study examines the evidence for fuzz on non-avian dinosaurs.<p>Were they fuzzy or were they flat-skinned? That's the great question now for dinosaur researchers. After surveying all the world's known fossils of dinosaur skin, one pair of paleontologists says the vast majority of non-avian …

Dinosaurs

Geologists identify trigger for apocalyptic 'super eruptions'

They rank among the most catastrophic natural disasters on Earth, second only in destructive power to an asteroid impact that could ensure humanity meets the same fate as the dinosaurs.<p>Super eruptions make those from normal volcanoes look like sputters of dust. They blast enough material into the …

Indonesian Volcano Erupts Over 70 Times in One Day

Experts monitoring the active volcano Mount Sinabung, located on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, said that it erupted 77 times in the space of 24 …

Geography in the News: Malaria

Changing Planet<p><b>Malaria: The Geography of a Debilitating Disease</b><p>Malaria has been a longtime scourge upon many countries of the world. Malaria was wiped out in the U.S. South in the 1930’s, confirming epidemiologists’ and the medical community’s belief that this disease could be eradicated in this …

Poverty in Italy hits record levels | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Poverty in Italy has reached its highest level in at least 16 years as the economic crisis has bitten, driving up unemployment and cutting wages, according to a report on social cohesion issued on Monday.<p>Two homeless women sit on a bench in downtown Rome November 25, 2011. …

Water Supply Will Struggle to Meet Demands of Thirstier World

There are already many countries where the scarcity of water affects people’s lives. While water for drinking may be first to come to mind, as …

Water

Your Car Could Run on Volcano Power

Vulcanol is produced about 30 miles outside of Reykjavik, Iceland—it is a type of liquid fuel made with the help of a volcano.<p>A local geothermal …

Methanol

People with HIV Can Live as Long as Uninfected Populations

A new study reports that young people with HIV have a life expectancy similar to that of the general population.<p>Researchers of the new study …

A Newly Discovered Underground Lake in Greenland Will Help Us Understand Climate Change

The Earth may be more than 4.5 billion years old, but it can still surprise us. Scientists have discovered a gigantic liquid water reservoir …

China formally eases one-child policy, abolishes labour camps | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China formally approved on Saturday easing its decades-long one-child policy and the abolition of a controversial labour camp system, the official Xinhua news agency reported.<p>Both were among a sweeping raft of reforms announced last month after a meeting of the ruling Communist …

Soil contamination a hurdle for new Jordan Downs housing plan

As if the task of transforming one of the city's most notorious housing projects into a new "urban village" wasn't daunting enough, Los Angeles has run into another hurdle in the redevelopment of Jordan Downs: concerns over contaminated land.<p>City officials earlier this year approved a plan to spend …

Pollution

FYI: Did Dinosaurs Get The Flu?

Investigating diseases of prehistory<p>It’s very hard to figure out when the influenza virus first started making animals sick. Studies of the history of major human epidemics suggest the flu has been around for at least a thousand years. “The certainty diminishes as we go further back into the past,” …

Dinosaurs

More People Have More To Eat, But It's Not All Good News

Among the things to celebrate this holiday season is the fact that there are fewer hungry people in the world. Just how many? Well, since 1965, researchers in Europe have been tracking the world's food supply and where it's going.<p>The good news is: The percentage of the world's population getting …