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Australia Announces Plan to Save the Great Barrier Reef

The Australian government revealed a 35-year plan on Monday to guide the management and rehabilitation of the Great Barrier Reef.<p>The Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan was developed to help prevent the Great Barrier Reef from being reclassified by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and …

Great Barrier Reef

Why Our Coffee Habit is Terrible for the Environment

Next time you wrap your hands around that steamy cup of joe, take a minute to consider the impact your morning coffee has on the planet. According to …

Environment minister Greg Hunt admits Great Barrier Reef is in trouble

Australia’s environment minister says the reef’s health has ‘some real negatives’ following the release of a new report<p>They say the first way to treat a problem is to admit the problem exists. In that respect, the Australian government may be coming to terms with what it will take to turn around …

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 …

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Petitions:<p>A dog endured horrendous suffering and had to be euthanized after she was given a botched spaying surgery. Investigators found the dog …

In wake of drought and fires, turtle habitat becomes death trap

Biologists strode along the cracked, dry mud surrounding this evaporating north Los Angeles County lake last week, pausing periodically to pick up an emaciated turtle and wash alkaline dust off its head and carapace.<p>"A lot of these animals are severely ill and starving," said Tim Hovey, a state …

Turtles

A man-made attempt to save the rarest fish on Earth

Olin Feuerbacher took a deep breath and plunged into the warm aquamarine water of a 100,000-gallon concrete and fiberglass tank in the middle of the Mojave Desert.<p>Twenty feet beneath the surface, Feuerbacher inched his way across the bottom, methodically scanning the darkened corners with a …

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