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Fighting fern with fire in Florida's Everglades National Park | Reuters

MIAMI Fla. (Reuters) - Wildlife officials are preparing to set a 10,000-acre fire on Tuesday to combat an invasive fern in Florida’s Everglades National Park, hoping to burn away a vine that is blocking sunlight to native plants.<p>The controlled burn is part of a fight against Lygodium microphyllum, …

Invasive apple snail threatens Florida Everglades clean up | Reuters

MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida wildlife and water managers are worried about an invasive snail that is wreaking havoc on the state’s billion-dollar effort to remove chemicals from the fragile Everglades.<p>A Snail Kite, one of Florida’s iconic breeding bird species, perches on a branch at J. W. Corbett …

Slow motion disaster continues at Kilauea

On November 3, a federal disaster declaration was issued for the new lava flow at Kilauea. The lava has destroyed only one home … so far.<p><b>[UPDATE:</b> …

Geology

Louisiana's Disappearing Coastline Threatens Entire U.S. Economy

A dramatic visualization of the forces bringing the Gulf of Mexico up to New Orleans' back door<p>An unholy trinity of forces – levees along the Mississippi River, sea level rise due to climate change, and fossil fuel extraction – have caused about 2,000 square miles of southeastern Louisiana to …

Researchers working on nanobots that directly attack tumors to cure cancer

For all the advancements we've made with technology and medicine, a cure for cancer still eludes us. But maybe that's because we haven't enlisted nanoparticles to attack tumors just yet. New research from the University of California's Davis Cancer Center, spotted by <i>PhysOrg</i>, suggest that could be a …

Ivory Atrocity: Asian, African Crime Groups Speed Elephant Slaughter

An insatiable Chinese demand for ivory and the increasing involvement of organized crime syndicates in smuggling are causing the mass killing of Africa’s elephants and could trigger a stampede to extinction if unchecked, according to a new report.<p>“Poaching and trafficking in ivory is at the highest …