Melanie Boisvert

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The Earth's rotation is slowing down - and here's why

The melting of glaciers caused by the world's rising temperatures appears to be causing a slight slowing of the Earth's rotation in another …

The Death over Our Heads: Energy Saving Light Bulbs Are Poisonous To the Brain, Nervous System, Liver, Kidneys and Heart

– For more Health & Wellness related Updates and News, make sure you follow us on our <b>Facebook</b> and <b>Twitter</b> pages. -<p>shares<p>Ecological light bulbs contain …

EPA

Eat the invaders: Conservation hunters

<b>(CNN) —</b> When the marine invasion started, the U.S. was taken by surprise -- and overrun.<p>Today, the lionfish enjoys virtually unrivaled supremacy in its ever-expanding territory from the East Coast to the Caribbean. The distinctively striped interloper from the Pacific has few predators willing to …

Conservation

Future uncertain for rare white deer at former weapons site

ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of ghostly white deer roaming among overgrown munitions bunkers at a sprawling former Army weapons depot face an uncertain future after living and breeding largely undisturbed since the middle of last century.<p>The white deer — a genetic quirk that developed naturally on …

Birds and Reptiles Are Feeling the Survival Heat

By <b>Tim Radford, Climate News Network</b><p><i>The native ‘I’iwi (Vestiaria coccinea) is one of the Hawaiian forest birds threatened by climate-driven avian</i> …

What do warming waters mean for marine species?

In the marine environment, one of the global effects of climate change, is warming waters in our seas and oceans. The affects on marine oceanography, …

The World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal Might Have Just Got a Lifeline

New agreements show increased attention to the plight of the vaquita, but environmental organisations warn that the effort needs to be international.<p>This month, US researchers working in Mexico's Baja California were lucky enough to catch a very rare sight: two live vaquitas, the most endangered …

A Stanford researcher found a bizarre way to cut down on trash in the US

And new studies from Stanford suggest that these creepy crawlers could be incredibly good for the environment.<p>Two papers, published in Environmental Science and Technology this week, found that mealworms can eat Styrofoam, turning a huge source of waste into compost that can be safely used on …

Scientists find color of prehistoric bats by analyzing their fossils

Scientists determine the color of ancient bats based on the shape of the melanin preserved in their fossils. If these bats had their own coloring book, you'd only get to use one or two crayons.<p>In making movies about dinosaurs, some filmmakers take creative license to heighten the scare factor, …

Earth - Secrets of Patagonia's rare and violent volcanoes

Our dirty thunderstorm clip has gone viral. Click here to watch it and find out how we made it<p>More about the author<p>Dr Hugh Tuffen is a volcanologist, Royal Society University Research Fellow and reader in the Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University, UK.<p>He is fascinated by the power and …

'Cute' Dinosaur Found In Montana May Be A New Species

"Big dinosaurs are cool, but when you have one that you could ride around on, like a pony ride at the zoo, people love it."<p>"Ferocious"? Sure. "Man-eating"? In some cases, it's not hard to imagine. But "cute"? That's not a word that usually comes to mind when talking about dinosaurs.<p>Yet that's how a …

10 places you’d think are on another planet

Where lakes are orange, and land is yellow – it’s Earth, but not as you know it.<p>Earth is beautiful, no denying it. But when earth happens to make you …

New Zealand

Biodegradeable water packaging made from seaweed and new way of dyeing clothes have won joint award for new sustainable products<p>An edible alternative to plastic water bottles made from seaweed has topped the UK round of an EU competition for new, more sustainable products.<p>The new spherical form of …

Sustainability

This Horrific-Looking Prehistoric Water Monster Has Returned to England’s Rivers

Yay?<p>This horrific-looking prehistoric water monster has returned to England's rivers. Yay?<p>The lamprey is an eel-like fish that dates back hundreds of millions of years, well before the dinosaurs; many call it a "living fossil." The largest British species, the sea lamprey, can grow up to a metre in …