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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:35:13 GMTAn illustration of an extinct rat kangaroo, published in 1825. Researchers recently analyzed the costs and benefits of re-establishing and maintaining 16 species in Australia and New Zealand that went extinct in the last millennium.Scientists disagree about whether bringing extinct species back from the dead will result in a net loss of global biodiversity.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:28:18 GMTA coal-fired power plant in Ghent, Ky. President Trump is expected to order a withdrawal and rewriting of Obama-era regulations intended to shut down hundreds of heavily polluting coal-fired plants.The White House is preparing to dismantle major policy actions of the Obama era, including a plan to close hundreds of heavily polluting power plants.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:00:14 GMTSevere bleaching last year on the northern Great Barrier Reef affected even the largest and oldest corals, like this slow-growing Porites colony.If most of the world’s coral reefs die, some of the richest and most colorful life in the ocean could be lost, along with huge sums from reef tourism.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:17:43 GMTA scientist working with the Zika virus at a National Institutes of Health lab in Bethesda, Md., last year. President Trump would cut the budget for the National Institutes of Health by 18 percent.Scientists expressed alarm at the depth of proposed cuts to climate change, medical and energy programs, saying they threaten the nation’s research infrastructure.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:31:28 GMTOtto Werdmuller Von Elgg next to the remains of an elephant bull killed by poachers at Liwonde National Park.Drones seemed like the perfect anti-poaching tools. But deploying them has been far more difficult than conservationists had hoped.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:00:28 GMTA flooded orchard in Glenn, Calif. Much of the state is officially out of the drought, but some parts, such as Santa Barbara, remain alarmingly dry.Reservoirs are overflowing. Dams are straining. So why is California still officially in a drought? We answer some questions Californians, and others, may have.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:01:57 GMTA vaquita that was caught in a gillnet in the Gulf of California. The vaquita are simply bycatch, trapped and drowned in curtains of illegal gillnets set for an endangered fish called the totoaba.No more than 30 vaquitas are left in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Experts propose keeping some in captivity as a last resort.
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 01:08:45 GMTA fire smolders on land cleared for soy farming in Propiedad Valle Verde, near Santa Cruz, Bolivia.A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement captured the world’s imagination, Cargill and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:19 GMTTitans in the fog in Sequoia National Park, California.Communing with some of the biggest trees on Earth.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:00:03 GMTThe Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group, said lower demand reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:35:14 GMTThe Kintampo Waterfall in Ghana.A rainstorm toppled trees onto people, most of them students who had come to swim at the popular site, Ghanaian officials said.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:18:47 GMTA funeral service last week for victims of a garbage landslide in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. At least 113 people were killed in the March 11 collapse, according to the government.A landfill at the edge of Addis Ababa where at least 113 people died has been the capital’s main dumping ground for decades.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:00:03 GMTSmog shrouds the Jama Masjid mosque in an old section of New Delhi, which has been called the most polluted city in the world.In addition, India’s environment minister dismissed a report that linked air pollution to a million premature deaths each year.