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ScienceBlogs
EPA and the new TSCA – Stakeholders push agency in divergent directionsAltogether, more than 100 written comments have now been submitted to the EPA o
EPA and the new TSCA – Stakeholders push agency in divergent directions
ScienceBlogs / Posted 5 hours ago
Altogether, more than 100 written comments have now been submitted to the EPA on both rules. In raw number of comments submitted, the industrial interest groups and environmental health advocates are currently nearly equally divided. [This could... Read more
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Daily Mail
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 shortlist is releasedA massive black and white orca lurks under a fishing trawler in Norway, clearly
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 shortlist is released
Daily Mail / Posted 21 hours ago
A massive black and white orca lurks under a fishing trawler in Norway, clearly hoping to take more than his fair share of the haul, as dozens of seagulls screech and swoop overhead. Meanwhile, a nosy fox in peers over a garden wall in Bristol, his... Read more
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PhysOrg
Researchers observe solar eclipse's effects on weatherWhen the Moon abruptly cuts off sunlight from Earth at a total solar eclipse, o
Researchers observe solar eclipse's effects on weather
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
When the Moon abruptly cuts off sunlight from Earth at a total solar eclipse, our weather reacts to the sudden darkness. A new issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, the oldest surviving scientific journal, deals with... Read more
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PhysOrg
Technique could assess historic changes to Antarctic sea ice and glaciersScientists working with the Plymouth University team on sea ice in the Arctic C
Technique could assess historic changes to Antarctic sea ice and glaciers
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
Scientists working with the Plymouth University team on sea ice in the Arctic Credit: Simon Belt/Plymouth University Historic changes to Antarctic sea ice could be unravelled using a new technique pioneered by scientists at Plymouth University. It... Read more
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iol.co.za
Heard the one about the polar bear penis?are pacey, slightly male-skewed and high-octane.” And if you thought nothing m
Heard the one about the polar bear penis?
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
are pacey, slightly male-skewed and high-octane.” And if you thought nothing much would be going on in this remote part of the world, think again. Hanson pointed out: “At any given time, four to six different nationals are represented there. It’s... Read more
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The Irish Times
Check-in: country fairs and fashion getawaysFair game: This weekend, Birr Castle (above) hosts the Irish Game and Country F
Check-in: country fairs and fashion getaways
The Irish Times / Posted 5 days ago
Fair game: This weekend, Birr Castle (above) hosts the Irish Game and Country Fair, a two-day celebration for all things country pursuit. Try your hand at clay-pigeon shooting and fly-casting or take in a view of the magnificent grounds and gardens... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
A Chinese dynasty with a 21st-century outlookUnder the clear blue sky his country had manufactured for the occasion (by clos
A Chinese dynasty with a 21st-century outlook
The Globe and Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Under the clear blue sky his country had manufactured for the occasion (by closing factories for miles), Xi Jinping stood stony-faced on an enormous red carpet to receive a clutch of world leaders. One by one, statesmen from near and far walked up to... Read more
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Sarnia Observer
Port Huron float down puts Sarnia on the mapA large but brief spike in tourism last Sunday along the St. Clair Parkway sout
Port Huron float down puts Sarnia on the map
Sarnia Observer / Posted 5 days ago
A large but brief spike in tourism last Sunday along the St. Clair Parkway south of Sarnia managed to grab international headlines and helped prove once again that Canada is one of the U.S.'s top neighbours. Approximately 1,500 mostly Michigan... Read more
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PhysOrg
Earlier snowmelt reduces forests' ability to regulate atmospheric carbon dioxideA Colorado Rocky Mountain forest during the winter-spring transition period, wh
Earlier snowmelt reduces forests' ability to regulate atmospheric carbon dioxide
PhysOrg / Posted 5 days ago
A Colorado Rocky Mountain forest during the winter-spring transition period, which is changing. Scientists found that earlier snowmelt reduces the ability of forests to regulate atmospheric CO2. Credit: Keith Jennings Earlier annual snowmelt periods... Read more
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New York Post
World’s most luxurious cruise takes on Northwest PassagePassage. Like his predecessor, Roald Amundsen, Vorland is Norwegian. But unlik
World’s most luxurious cruise takes on Northwest Passage
New York Post / Posted 6 days ago
Passage. Like his predecessor, Roald Amundsen, Vorland is Norwegian. But unlike Amundsen, who took three years to complete the first successful all-water crossing in 1906, Vorland will do it in 32 days. He’s also steering a much bigger ship... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Climate warming 'started about 180 years ago' near the beginning of the Industrial Revolution Photo: Five hundred years of climate data from sources such as coral was used
Climate warming 'started about 180 years ago' near the beginning of the Industrial Revolution
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
Photo: Five hundred years of climate data from sources such as coral was used in the study (Eric Matson/Australian Institute of Marine... Read more
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CBS News
Melting Arctic ice is the "new normal," NASA saysIt is by now a familiar headline -- the Arctic sea ice is melting at increasing
Melting Arctic ice is the "new normal," NASA says
CBS News / Posted 8 days ago
It is by now a familiar headline -- the Arctic sea ice is melting at increasingly rapid rates. This year’s melt season started at an alarming pace, with a record-low maximum ice extent in March, the melt slowed down by June. While this summer won’t... Read more
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FOX News
Scientist argues against over-sanitizing for better healthdirty. His idea runs counter to hundreds of years of scientific practice. Sinc
Scientist argues against over-sanitizing for better health
FOX News / Posted 9 days ago
dirty. His idea runs counter to hundreds of years of scientific practice. Since a surgeon named Joseph Lister became the first to use antiseptic techniques in 1867 and save thousands of lives, modern medicine has worked tirelessly to create... Read more
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PhysOrg
Russian and US scientists collaborate to map migration paths of Arctic breeding birdsChaun River Delta. Credit: McKenzie Mudge (WCS) Conservation of intertidal habi
Russian and US scientists collaborate to map migration paths of Arctic breeding birds
PhysOrg / Posted 9 days ago
Chaun River Delta. Credit: McKenzie Mudge (WCS) Conservation of intertidal habitat—65 percent of which has been lost over the last 50 years— is critical to the survival of countless birds during migration on the East Asian Australasian Flyway. In... Read more
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PhysOrg
Study measures methane release from Arctic permafrostMosaic of images of the Arctic by MODIS. Credit: NASA A University of Alaska Fa
Study measures methane release from Arctic permafrost
PhysOrg / Posted 9 days ago
Mosaic of images of the Arctic by MODIS. Credit: NASA A University of Alaska Fairbanks-led research project has provided the first modern evidence of a landscape-level permafrost carbon feedback, in which thawing permafrost releases ancient carbon as... Read more
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Variety
‘Lion Woman’ Producer Jacobsen Sets New Slate of FeaturesAt last year’s Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund, Norwegian veteran pr
‘Lion Woman’ Producer Jacobsen Sets New Slate of Features
Variety / Posted 10 days ago
At last year’s Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund, Norwegian veteran producer John M. Jacobsen completed the grand slam in Norwegian film: he was awarded two Amandas – Norway’s national film prize – for producing best Norwegian feature... Read more
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New York Post
We need to stop sanitizing everything and let bacteria back in our livesdirty. His idea runs counter to hundreds of years of scientific practice. Sinc
We need to stop sanitizing everything and let bacteria back in our lives
New York Post / Posted 11 days ago
dirty. His idea runs counter to hundreds of years of scientific practice. Since a surgeon named Joseph Lister became the first to use antiseptic techniques in 1867 and save thousands of lives, modern medicine has worked tirelessly to create... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Heading into a future of extremesto come. Fires in California this week surged across more than 120 square kilo
Heading into a future of extremes
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 12 days ago
to come. Fires in California this week surged across more than 120 square kilometres and forced 82,000 people to flee their homes. Picture / AP In San Bernardino County, California, 82,000 people were ordered to leave their homes on Thursday... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Review: Crab & Mermaid brings simple, solid seafood to downtown ScottsdaleCrab & Mermaid Fish Shop has resisted the temptation to overachieve. Chef Isaac
Review: Crab & Mermaid brings simple, solid seafood to downtown Scottsdale
The Arizona Republic / Posted 13 days ago
Crab & Mermaid Fish Shop has resisted the temptation to overachieve. Chef Isaac Carter keeps the seafood dishes simple and leads a kitchen that wobbles at times but gets the job done. Restaurants, like Hollywood films, tend to travel in packs. It... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
As people flee disasters, is this what climate change looks like?In San Bernardino County, California, 82,000 people were ordered to leave their
As people flee disasters, is this what climate change looks like?
Bangor Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
In San Bernardino County, California, 82,000 people were ordered to leave their homes Wednesday as an explosive wildfire “hit with an intensity that we hadn’t seen before,” as one fire official said, and surged across 30,000 acres. It followed... Read more
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DW
IPCC tackles 1.5 degree Celsius climate target |Climate experts from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
IPCC tackles 1.5 degree Celsius climate target |
DW / Posted 13 days ago
Climate experts from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are meeting from Monday through Thursday this week (August 15 to 19, 2016) to do the groundwork for a new report on the likely impacts 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Secret US military project hidden under ice sheet for decades will be revealed sooner than expected thanks to climate changeAn aerial shot of the camp that was designed to test whether a missile could be
Secret US military project hidden under ice sheet for decades will be revealed sooner than expected thanks to climate change
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 14 days ago
An aerial shot of the camp that was designed to test whether a missile could be fired from the Arctic during the Cold War. Photo / US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory via University of Zurich. It seems a story straight from a... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Secret US military project hidden under ice sheet for decades will be revealed sooner than expected thanks to climate changeAn aerial shot of the camp that was designed to test whether a missile could be
Secret US military project hidden under ice sheet for decades will be revealed sooner than expected thanks to climate change
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 14 days ago
An aerial shot of the camp that was designed to test whether a missile could be fired from the Arctic during the Cold War. Photo / US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory via University of Zurich. It seems a story straight from a... Read more
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PhysOrg
New report on Arctic species that will help guide future research and management decisionsThe Dolly Varden is one of 109 species featured in a new compendium of fishes i
New report on Arctic species that will help guide future research and management decisions
PhysOrg / Posted 14 days ago
The Dolly Varden is one of 109 species featured in a new compendium of fishes in the U.S. Arctic. Credit: Morgan Bond, University Of Washington Little did Charles Dickens know when he penned "Barnaby Rudge" in 1840 that the name of his character... Read more
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New Kerala
NASA analysis finds July 2016 is warmest on record - newkerala.com #106373California, Aug 17 : July 2016 was the warmest July in 136 years of modern reco
NASA analysis finds July 2016 is warmest on record - newkerala.com #106373
New Kerala / Posted 14 days ago
California, Aug 17 : July 2016 was the warmest July in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. Because the seasonal... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Animal attraction: Life of a zookeeper at the Detroit ZooIt was her day off, but Ashley Richmond rushed to work filled with excitement a
Animal attraction: Life of a zookeeper at the Detroit Zoo
Detroit Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
It was her day off, but Ashley Richmond rushed to work filled with excitement and anxiety when she got the Saturday evening call. It was a day unlike most others, but every day is a wild day for some local residents who recently shared their... Read more
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Daily Star
Zombie virus fears as age-old disease emerges from shallow gravesZOMBIE: Dormant strains of the Smallpox virus could awaken from beneath the arc
Zombie virus fears as age-old disease emerges from shallow graves
Daily Star / Posted 14 days ago
ZOMBIE: Dormant strains of the Smallpox virus could awaken from beneath the arctic ice Highly infectious disease Smallpox was thought to have been wiped out after a global vaccination programme. Before it could be stopped the pox killed 500 million... Read more
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Raw Story
New dolphin species discovered in decades-old box in the SmithsonianThe Smithsonian isn’t merely a museum, it also serves as a research institute.
New dolphin species discovered in decades-old box in the Smithsonian
Raw Story / Posted 14 days ago
The Smithsonian isn’t merely a museum, it also serves as a research institute. Boxes and boxes of remains, archives of artwork and libraries of rare books are stacked in warehouses and line shelves in the research centers. The teams of scientists and... Read more
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Aljazeera
A warming world: July marks 'hottest month on record'The breaking of global temperature records has become an almost monotonous mont
A warming world: July marks 'hottest month on record'
Aljazeera / Posted 14 days ago
The breaking of global temperature records has become an almost monotonous monthly procession. Each month is warmer than the previous one. Since May 2015, 13 out of 14 months have either tied or set new global heat index records. Only May 2016 came... Read more
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PhysOrg
Slower snowmelt affects downstream water availability in western mountainsEcohydrologist Adrian Harpold from the Universitiy of Nevada, Reno's College of
Slower snowmelt affects downstream water availability in western mountains
PhysOrg / Posted 14 days ago
Ecohydrologist Adrian Harpold from the Universitiy of Nevada, Reno's College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources takes measurements of the Sierra Nevada mountain snowpack. He studies impacts of the Sierra Nevada mountain snowpack on... Read more
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Perth Now
Secret US military base revealedIT SEEMS a story straight from a Cold War thriller — only the case of Camp Cent
Secret US military base revealed
Perth Now / Posted 14 days ago
IT SEEMS a story straight from a Cold War thriller — only the case of Camp Century is 100 per cent fact. Now scientists have discovered the secretive military base in Greenland created by Danish and US governments during the 1950s and thought to be... Read more
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TribLIVE
July was Earth’s hottest month ever recorded, NASA data showhottest month ever recorded, NASA data show | TribLIVE July was Earth's hottes
July was Earth’s hottest month ever recorded, NASA data show
TribLIVE / Posted 14 days ago
hottest month ever recorded, NASA data show | TribLIVE July was Earth's hottest month ever recorded, NASA data show The Earth's temperature reached its highest point in 136 years of record-keeping during July, NASA data reveal. “July 2016... Read more
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News.com.au
US military project abandoned in 1960sAn aerial shot of the camp that was designed to test whether a missile could be
US military project abandoned in 1960s
News.com.au / Posted 14 days ago
An aerial shot of the camp that was designed to test whether a missile could be fired from the Arctic during the Cold War. Picture: Image: U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory via University of Zurich. IT SEEMS a story straight... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
July was 'absolutely' Earth's hottest month ever recordedNASA data reveal the Earth's temperature reached its highest point in 136 years
July was 'absolutely' Earth's hottest month ever recorded
Baltimore Sun / Posted 15 days ago
NASA data reveal the Earth's temperature reached its highest point in 136 years of record-keeping during July. "July 2016 was absolutely the hottest month since the instrumental records began," tweeted Gavin Schmidt, who directs NASA's Goddard... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
July was 'absolutely' Earth's hottest month ever recordedNASA data reveal the Earth's temperature reached its highest point in 136 years
July was 'absolutely' Earth's hottest month ever recorded
Chicago Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
NASA data reveal the Earth's temperature reached its highest point in 136 years of record-keeping during July. "July 2016 was absolutely the hottest month since the instrumental records began," tweeted Gavin Schmidt, who directs NASA's Goddard... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
July was 'absolutely' Earth's hottest month ever recordedNASA data reveal the Earth's temperature reached its highest point in 136 years
July was 'absolutely' Earth's hottest month ever recorded
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
NASA data reveal the Earth's temperature reached its highest point in 136 years of record-keeping during July. "July 2016 was absolutely the hottest month since the instrumental records began," tweeted Gavin Schmidt, who directs NASA's Goddard... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
July was 'absolutely' Earth's hottest month ever recordedNASA data reveal the Earth's temperature reached its highest point in 136 years
July was 'absolutely' Earth's hottest month ever recorded
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
NASA data reveal the Earth's temperature reached its highest point in 136 years of record-keeping during July. "July 2016 was absolutely the hottest month since the instrumental records began," tweeted Gavin Schmidt, who directs NASA's Goddard... Read more
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Soundings
Real life, not work: sailing Guildive There are two deeply evocative moments aboard the classic William Hand-design
Real life, not work: sailing Guildive
Soundings / Posted 15 days ago
There are two deeply evocative moments aboard the classic William Hand-designed motorsailer Guildive. One involves squatting down on the cabin sole to get an up-close-and-personal look at the original teak... Read more
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Daily Mail
Bronze Age brain surgery used magic mushrooms and cannabisForget anaesthetic: Cannabis and magic mushrooms could have masked the pain of
Bronze Age brain surgery used magic mushrooms and cannabis
Daily Mail / Posted 15 days ago
Forget anaesthetic: Cannabis and magic mushrooms could have masked the pain of Bronze Age brain surgery Researchers studied 3,000-year-old skull showing signs of brain surgery The patient would have lain still for a long period during the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around the worldHaving a whale of a time: Underwater webcam is helping scientists learn about t
Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around the world
Daily Mail / Posted 16 days ago
Having a whale of a time: Underwater webcam is helping scientists learn about the social behaviour of belugas Scientists are streaming underwater footage from a boat on the internet It is capturing the behaviour of beluga whales visiting Hudson... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around the worldHELENA, Mont. (AP) � The underwater webcam attached to Hayley Shephard's boat c
Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around the world
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 16 days ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) � The underwater webcam attached to Hayley Shephard's boat captures what at first appear to be green glowing orbs as she motors through an estuary in remote Canada. Then the orbs come into focus, revealing some of the more than... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Greenland shark who live at least 400 years is world’s longest-living vertebrateSwim aside, bowhead whales: Greenland sharks have stolen the crown as longest-l
Greenland shark who live at least 400 years is world’s longest-living vertebrate
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 16 days ago
Swim aside, bowhead whales: Greenland sharks have stolen the crown as longest-living vertebrate on Earth. University of Copenhagen researchers estimated that these sharks live at least 400 years, nearly two centuries longer than the whales. A... Read more
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Island Packet
Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around the worldThe underwater webcam attached to Hayley Shephard's boat captures what at first
Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around the world
Island Packet / Posted 16 days ago
The underwater webcam attached to Hayley Shephard's boat captures what at first appear to be green glowing orbs as she motors through an estuary in remote Canada. Then the orbs come into focus, revealing some of the more than 3,000 beluga whales that... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around the worldBy MATT VOLZ Associated Press Published: August 15, 2016 10:00 AM HELENA, Mont
Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around the world
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 16 days ago
By MATT VOLZ Associated Press Published: August 15, 2016 10:00 AM HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The underwater webcam attached to Hayley Shephard's boat captures what at first appear to be green... Read more
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Daily Mail
Could SMALLPOX return from the grave? Deadly disease is a risk again after permafrost thaws near Russian village whe
Could SMALLPOX return from the grave?
Daily Mail / Posted 16 days ago
Deadly disease is a risk again after permafrost thaws near Russian village where victims were buried, warn scientists Scientists warn the deadly disease smallpox could re-emerge in Siberia The permafrost is... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around the worldHELENA, Mont. (AP) - The underwater webcam attached to Hayley Shephard's boat c
Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around the world
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 16 days ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The underwater webcam attached to Hayley Shephard's boat captures what at first appear to be green glowing orbs as she motors through an estuary in remote Canada. Then the orbs come into focus, revealing some of the more than... Read more
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Boston Herald
Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around the worldHELENA, Mont. — The underwater webcam attached to Hayley Shephard's boat captur
Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around the world
Boston Herald / Posted 16 days ago
HELENA, Mont. — The underwater webcam attached to Hayley Shephard's boat captures what at first appear to be green glowing orbs as she motors through an estuary in remote Canada. Then the orbs come into focus, revealing some of the more than 3,000... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Webcam whale research pulls in viewers worldwideHELENA, Mont. (AP) — The underwater webcam attached to Hayley Shephard's boat c
Webcam whale research pulls in viewers worldwide
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 16 days ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The underwater webcam attached to Hayley Shephard's boat captures what at first appear to be green glowing orbs as she motors through an estuary in remote Canada. Then the orbs come into focus, revealing some of the more than... Read more
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PhysOrg
Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around the worldThis July 2016 photo provided by Explore.org shows the view of a beluga whale f
Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around the world
PhysOrg / Posted 16 days ago
This July 2016 photo provided by Explore.org shows the view of a beluga whale from a webcam gathered in the Churchill River in the Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada. Canadian researchers are turning to the internet to learn about the social behavior of... Read more
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