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Gulf Oil Spill Could Reach East Coast Beaches

Loop current could carry oil around Florida's tip, experts say.<p><i>Part of an ongoing series on the environmental impacts of the Gulf oil spill.</i><p><b>As oil continues to surge into the Gulf of Mexico from the site of the Deepwater Horizon rig accident, experts warn that the Gulf's powerful Loop Current could</b> …

Can Genetic Engineering Save the Florida Orange?

Genetically modified oranges might save Florida's blighted groves—if Americans will drink the juice.<p>Citrus greening, the plague that could wipe out Florida's $9 billion orange industry, begins with the touch of a jumpy brown bug on a sun-kissed leaf.<p>From there, the bacterial disease incubates in …

First New U.S. Bird Species in Decades—Already Extinct?

Hawaiian seabird confirmed as new species from single preserved specimen.<p><b>A new bird species has been discovered in the U.S. for the first time in nearly 30 years—but the species may have already flown the coop for good, a new study says.</b><p>Scientists in Washington, D.C., identified the tiny seabird, …

New Report Highlights Dire Situation of Many U.S. Birds

The current state of birds in the U.S. is a mixed bag, according to a new report, with some species in serious decline and others on the upswing.<p>For the second time in as many days, a new report highlights trouble for American birds. While a study by the National Audubon Society points out threats …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …