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Antarctic glaciers melting 'passed point of no return'

The vast glaciers of western Antarctica are rapidly melting and losing ice to the sea and almost certainly have "passed the point of no return," according to new work by two separate teams of scientists.<p>The likely result: a rise in global sea levels of 4 feet or more in the coming centuries, says …

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 …

1,547 Panther Sightings Helping Wildlife Biologists

A total of 1,547 Florida panther sightings were reported by the public as of June 2014, of which 275 have been verified as panthers based on photos …

German Boars Are Too Radioactive To Eat

The effects of Chernobyl are still being felt 28 years later<p>In Germany, boar meat is considered a delicacy, consumed in various forms such as salami and boar leg. But now, German restaurant-goers may want to rethink ordering boar the next time they dine out (and it’s not because of boar …

Toxic algae warning expanded for Oregon's Willamette River | Reuters

PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Tests have confirmed that a green film shimmering on the surface of the Willamette River as it flows through Oregon’s largest city is caused by toxic algae that can be dangerous to people and animals, public health officials said on Friday.<p>Authorities also expanded the …

Here's Why Thousands of Walruses Are Gathering on Alaska's Shore

Nearly 35,000 walruses were discovered this month on a northwest Alaskan shore as result of being unable to find sea ice to rest upon, a problem …

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