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Climate change takes center stage among the Democratic presidential candidates

The recent Democratic presidential candidate debate, hosted by CNN in Las Vegas, set a precedent for the debate season and perhaps for the longer campaign, as well: Every one of the candidates directly addressed climate change.<p>Unlike the Republican debates so far, in which climate change was …

We have 15 years to halt biodiversity loss, can it be done?

The UN’s ambitious new Sustainable Development Goals include a target to halt biodiversity loss by 2030. The SDGs have generated a great deal of …

A Few Questions for Those Who Think Global Warming Isn’t Real

If global warming is a hoax ...<p>… then why was this September globally the hottest September on record by a substantial margin?<p>Advertisement<p>… then why …

Aquaponic Gardening: A Step by Step Guide to Growing Fish & Vegetables Together

With the growing demand for organic food production, more and more people are looking at sustainable models that will produce a high yield without …

Visitors Can’t Tell If a Tourist Attraction Is Bad for Animals

Wildlife Watch<p>A new study ranks wildlife tourist attractions around the world based on how they treat their animals and whether they help save species.<p>In the first major study of wildlife tourism around the world, researchers at the University of Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit—the …

Wildlife

What if one of the Earth's natural recycling methods stopped working? Because that just happened.

Remember "the water cycle" from like 2nd grade?<p>To recap: Liquid water gets evaporated by the sun and turns into condensation in the sky, which moves …

Australia may become top market for solar home battery storage

Australia's many hours of sunlight, combined with new home battery storage technology, could seriously overhaul the way the country consumes energy, …

Clean Energy

New Giant Tortoise Species Found on Galápagos Islands

Weird & Wild<p>The reptiles evaded detection as a distinct species for over a hundred years.<p>A new species of tortoise has been hiding in plain sight in the Galápagos. Now it has a name.<p>There are two populations of giant tortoises on the island of Santa Cruz: The ones that live on the island’s east …

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Permafrost warming in parts of Alaska 'is accelerating'

<b>One of the world's leading experts on permafrost has told BBC News that the recent rate of warming of this frozen layer of earth is "unbelievable".</b><p>Prof Vladimir Romanovsky said that he expected permafrost in parts of Alaska would start to thaw by 2070.<p>Researchers worry that methane frozen within …

12 Stunning Portraits of Nature: The Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 | Artinfo

Related<p>Events<p>Wildlife Photographer of the Year<p>Venues<p>A red fox preying on its fierce rival, the northern Arctic fox, in the subarctic tundra landscape …

Moment of Eww!

Ick alert! We’ve rounded up ten of the grossest animals you’ll see this week. From flesh-eating vultures to toxin-spraying beetles, this photo gallery of nature’s nastiest animals will make you say, <i>“Eww!”</i><p>To create claws, the hairy frog breaks bones in its own feet to force them out through the ends …

Which species are thriving because of climate change and which are being threatened

Humans are not the only species whose lives are being impacted by climate change. Animals all over the world are being forced to adapt, and while …

With Paper And A Love Of Nature, An Instagram Artist Is Perfecting The Silhouette

Sometimes the simplest of art projects are the most intriguing.<p>Nikolai Tolstyh describes himself as a "natural craftsman." So it makes sense that the artist has begun a project carving animal silhouettes from paper and taking them into nature to photograph for his Instagram account.<p>Using his French …

This Sexy Bikini Cleans Up the Ocean While You Swim

When we picture our dream tropical vacay, a vision of water so clear you can see the sand twenty feet below is something that immediately comes to mind. Sadly, that usually not the case when we go for a dip in the ocean. Whether it’s the plastic debris that’s wrecking havoc on marine life or the …

Here's One Way Climate Change Will Make the World Look Different

We now know that climate change is a lot more complicated than the world just getting hotter or colder. It will have all kinds of effects, and …

Study Skills

Rare Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake Washes Ashore In Southern California

A yellow-bellied sea snake washed ashore in Ventura County, Calif., Friday. It's the first reported sighting of the species in Southern California since 1983. Now it's joining the collection at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>A venomous sea snake …

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

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Noseless Monkey That Sneezes Is Among 211 New Species Found In The Himalayas

A fish that can breathe air and live on land for four days, a noseless monkey that sneezes when it rains, and a bejeweled-like viper — all newly discovered species that are adding to what's known of that fantastical biodiversity in the Himalayas.<p>The World Wildlife Fund this week announced the new …

The 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition: The winning pictures - Telegraph

Everyday Things You Aren't Recycling, But Should Be

Unless you're talking about ex-girlfriends or '80s haircuts, you should always recycle. Sure, you may feel good about yourself because you save bottles and cans and carry a canvas tote to the Trader Joe's, but the fact remains -- there are SO MANY MORE household products that can be reused and …

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