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The Atlantic
Can a Free-Market Plan Solve the West’s Water Crisis?On a brisk, cloudless day last january, Disque Deane Jr. stepped out of his SUV
Can a Free-Market Plan Solve the West’s Water Crisis?
The Atlantic / Posted an hour ago
On a brisk, cloudless day last january, Disque Deane Jr. stepped out of his SUV, kicked his cowboy boots in the dirt, and looked around. He had driven two hours from Reno on one of the loneliest stretches of interstate in the United States to visit... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
Yellow submarine uses Monterey Canyon as training ground for possible space explorationMOSS LANDING -- A yellow torpedo prowls the Monterey Canyon, gliding over field
Yellow submarine uses Monterey Canyon as training ground for possible space exploration
Inside Bay Area / Posted 2 hours ago
MOSS LANDING -- A yellow torpedo prowls the Monterey Canyon, gliding over fields of eerie red and white clams nearly 3,000 meters below the surface. The submarine then slips down deep to survey the little-known creatures sprawled beneath it. Here in... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Yellow submarine uses Monterey Canyon as training ground for possible space explorationMOSS LANDING -- A yellow torpedo prowls the Monterey Canyon, gliding over field
Yellow submarine uses Monterey Canyon as training ground for possible space exploration
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 2 hours ago
MOSS LANDING -- A yellow torpedo prowls the Monterey Canyon, gliding over fields of eerie red and white clams nearly 3,000 meters below the surface. The submarine then slips down deep to survey the little-known creatures sprawled beneath it. Here in... Read more
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Alaska Public
Scientists find prevalence of algal toxins in the Arctic For the first time, scientists have documented the prevalence of two biotoxin
Scientists find prevalence of algal toxins in the Arctic
Alaska Public / Posted 3 hours ago
For the first time, scientists have documented the prevalence of two biotoxins in Alaska’s marine mammal population above the Arctic Circle. That’s according to a new study out Thursday in the... Read more
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Investopedia
The 10 Fastest Growing Green Startups in 2016Social entrepreneurship thrives in the green industry, helping to solve our wor
The 10 Fastest Growing Green Startups in 2016
Investopedia / Posted 4 hours ago
Social entrepreneurship thrives in the green industry, helping to solve our world’s greatest environmental problems by offering innovative solutions. Some companies “go green” either to reduce environmental harm, or to gain consumer support. These... Read more
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Capital City Weekly
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online NewspaperFlyfishers meeting, 7 pm Wednesday, Feb. 10, Thunder Mountain High School libra
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online Newspaper
Capital City Weekly / Posted 21 hours ago
Flyfishers meeting, 7 pm Wednesday, Feb. 10, Thunder Mountain High School library. George Elgee will show slides of fishing the Kobuk River for sheefish, the Wulik River for arctic char and winter fishing on the Situk. Tony Soltys will also present... Read more
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Alaska Public
49 Voices: EJ David of AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from EJ David, a Psychology professor from UAA and keyn
49 Voices: EJ David of Anchorage
Alaska Public / Posted 21 hours ago
This week we’re hearing from EJ David, a Psychology professor from UAA and keynote speaker at the First Alaskans Institute 2016 Racial Equity Summit. EJ David (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media) DAVID: I was born in the Philippines. What... Read more
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Mashable
Attn. Vladimir Putin: U.S. and NATO beef up defenses on Russian borderWhat's This?American soldiers stand during a visit of the NATO Secretary Genera
Attn. Vladimir Putin: U.S. and NATO beef up defenses on Russian border
Mashable / Posted 22 hours ago
What's This?American soldiers stand during a visit of the NATO Secretary General at the air-traffic control center in Karmelava, Lithuania, November 21, 2014. Image: PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images The new U.S. defense budget includes a request for... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Climate change 'forcing species to move'mammals, amphibians, corals, invertebrates and fish. A polar bear who is emaci
Climate change 'forcing species to move'
Decclan Chronicle / Posted yesterday
mammals, amphibians, corals, invertebrates and fish. A polar bear who is emaciated as a result of shrinking ice coasts in the Arctic region. (Picture Courtesy: Facebook/ @Kerstin Langenberger Photography) Sydney: Warming temperatures are causing... Read more
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KIVI Boise
10 Best Travel Destinations in the U.S. in 2016Our friends at Lonely Planet have the "travel bug" for real! Now, they have com
10 Best Travel Destinations in the U.S. in 2016
KIVI Boise / Posted 2 days ago
Our friends at Lonely Planet have the "travel bug" for real! Now, they have compiled a list of the top 10 destinations to check out in the United States for 2016! From roadside diners to watching wolves roam in the wild, we're ready to pack our... Read more
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USA Today
Indianapolis Prize finalists devote lives to wildlifeINDIANAPOLIS — They go weeks without bathing. Subsist for months on rice and po
Indianapolis Prize finalists devote lives to wildlife
USA Today / Posted 2 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS — They go weeks without bathing. Subsist for months on rice and potatoes. Travel to the ends of the Earth — all with an eye toward helping save the Earth for future generations. All six finalists for the 2016 Indianapolis Prize have... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Climate change making mountaineering more dangerousBy Devon O’Neil, Outside In July 2011, Arnaud Temme and three friends were cli
Climate change making mountaineering more dangerous
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 2 days ago
By Devon O’Neil, Outside In July 2011, Arnaud Temme and three friends were climbing the Rottalgrat, a tough route on the west side of the Jungfrau in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland, when rocks began to rain down from above. Temme, an experienced... Read more
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express
SHOCK STUDY: Melting ice caps could enrich ocean life and even SLOW climate changeand even SLOW climate change THAWING glaciers could be releasing hundreds of t
SHOCK STUDY: Melting ice caps could enrich ocean life and even SLOW climate change
express / Posted 2 days ago
and even SLOW climate change THAWING glaciers could be releasing hundreds of thousands of tonnes of a key nutrient into the Arctic ocean, boosting marine life, according to new research by the University of Bristol. Melting glaciers at both... Read more
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Hartford Courant
China's Booming Ocean Parks Spell Misery For Bears, Belugas, DolphinsZHUHAI, China - The polar bears pace back and forth in their enclosure, heads l
China's Booming Ocean Parks Spell Misery For Bears, Belugas, Dolphins
Hartford Courant / Posted 2 days ago
ZHUHAI, China - The polar bears pace back and forth in their enclosure, heads lolling as they turn, their distress apparent. Chinese tourists crowd around display windows to snap quick close-ups on their phones. Beluga whales nod in time to loud... Read more
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express
Mini-ice age 1,500 years ago contributed to fall of Roman Empire A MINI-ICE age 1,500-years ago may have contributed to the downfall of the Ro
Mini-ice age 1,500 years ago contributed to fall of Roman Empire
express / Posted 2 days ago
A MINI-ICE age 1,500-years ago may have contributed to the downfall of the Roman Empire, new research suggests. A mini ice age was experience 1500 years ago By analysing tree-ring... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Climate change driving species to the poles faster than predicted: scientistsClimate change driving species to the Earth's poles faster than predicted, scie
Climate change driving species to the poles faster than predicted: scientists
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
Climate change driving species to the Earth's poles faster than predicted, scientists say Warming temperatures are pushing land and sea creatures closer to the north and south poles and to cooler altitudes at rates faster than first predicted,... Read more
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CTV News
Canada can't say 'yes' to all allied requests in ISIS fight: DionOTTAWA -- Canada will have to say no to some of the requests that its allies ar
Canada can't say 'yes' to all allied requests in ISIS fight: Dion
CTV News / Posted 3 days ago
OTTAWA -- Canada will have to say no to some of the requests that its allies are making in the fight against Islamic extremists, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Thursday. But the minister wouldn't say if some coalition members have asked... Read more
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New Kerala
Fans gear up for most heart-'melting' Oscar for DiCaprioLondon, Feb. 8: Leonardo DiCaprio's Russian fans seem to be hoping for the best
Fans gear up for most heart-'melting' Oscar for DiCaprio
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
London, Feb. 8: Leonardo DiCaprio's Russian fans seem to be hoping for the best, but also preparing for the worst as they are leaving no stone unturned to make the actor win an Oscar for his performance in 'The Revenant.' As part of an 'Oscar for... Read more
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Wired News
Space Photos of the Week: Nobody Puts Galaxy in a CornerCaption: The ‘Flying Saucer’ is a disc made of gas and dust, surrounding a youn
Space Photos of the Week: Nobody Puts Galaxy in a Corner
Wired News / Posted 5 days ago
Caption: The ‘Flying Saucer’ is a disc made of gas and dust, surrounding a young star in the Rho Ophiuchi star formation region. Astronomers used the ALMA and IRAM telescopes to make the first direct measurement of the disc’s temperature and... Read more
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express
Mystery population conquered Europe following last Ice Ageanalysis from bones dating back around 14,500 years shows that Europe underwent
Mystery population conquered Europe following last Ice Age
express / Posted 6 days ago
analysis from bones dating back around 14,500 years shows that Europe underwent a major population upheaval following the last Ice Age. A new population entered Europe after the las Europe’s population changed dramatically following the last... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Kid-friendly Winter Carnival kicks off in Saranac LakeSARANAC LAKE - Villains will be running amok through the village of Saranac Lak
Kid-friendly Winter Carnival kicks off in Saranac Lake
Lake Placid News / Posted 6 days ago
SARANAC LAKE - Villains will be running amok through the village of Saranac Lake over the next 10 days, but have no fear. There will be plenty of superheroes around to keep them from causing too much mayhem. The "Superheroes and Villains"-themed... Read more
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Kid-friendly Winter Carnival kicks offThe "Superheroes and Villains"-themed 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival feature
Kid-friendly Winter Carnival kicks off
Adirondack Daily Enterprise / Posted 6 days ago
The "Superheroes and Villains"-themed 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival features some new events, plenty of old favorites, a new carnival headquarters, free public transportation and a tie-in with another big event happening in the region. More than... Read more
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Science Daily
Scientists map movement of Greenland Ice during past 9,000 yearsThe findings, which researchers said don't change the fact that the ice sheet i
Scientists map movement of Greenland Ice during past 9,000 years
Science Daily / Posted 6 days ago
The findings, which researchers said don't change the fact that the ice sheet is losing mass overall and contributing to sea level rise, are published in the Feb. 5 issue of Science. Along Greenland's periphery, many glaciers are rapidly thinning.... Read more
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USA Today
Corrections & ClarificationsLife: Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney are the authors of Exceptional: Why the World
Corrections & Clarifications
USA Today / Posted 6 days ago
Life: Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney are the authors of Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America. Liz Cheney's name was incorrect on USA TODAY's Sept. 10 Best-Selling Books list. News: An earlier version of the following story misstated whom... Read more
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Salon.com
Naomi Klein: “There are no non-radical options left before us”This piece originally appeared on A week and a half ago, just as a blizzard wa
Naomi Klein: “There are no non-radical options left before us”
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
This piece originally appeared on A week and a half ago, just as a blizzard was barreling up the East Coast, I traveled to my hometown, Canandaigua, NY, and before a standing-room-only audience of more than 400 at Finger Lakes Community College, had... Read more
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Wired News
The House Science Committee Thinks the Paris Climate Agreement StinksLast December, the United States joined 194 other countries in signing the firs
The House Science Committee Thinks the Paris Climate Agreement Stinks
Wired News / Posted 7 days ago
Last December, the United States joined 194 other countries in signing the first ever agreement to address climate change. While the delegates in Paris were tinking wine glasses over the 12-page agreement, politicians in Washington were grumbling... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Keystone foes take aim at Obama’s Atlantic oil-lease planEnvironmentalists emboldened by U.S. President Barack Obama’s rejection of the
Keystone foes take aim at Obama’s Atlantic oil-lease plan
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
Environmentalists emboldened by U.S. President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline are now trying to convince the administration to close a door it opened last year to allow oil drilling off the Atlantic coast. Activists on... Read more
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The Bristol Bay Times
The case for rallying around Arctic sea iceThe ice floating on top of the world covers pretty much the entire Arctic Ocean
The case for rallying around Arctic sea ice
The Bristol Bay Times / Posted 8 days ago
The ice floating on top of the world covers pretty much the entire Arctic Ocean in midwinter. By late summer it shrinks to half that much. If trends continue, by mid-century the summer ice may take up less space than Japan. As the Arctic Ocean... Read more
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Science Daily
Greenland ice sheet releasing 'Mississippi River' worth of phosphorusPhosphorus is an essential nutrient that feeds plankton at the base of the ocea
Greenland ice sheet releasing 'Mississippi River' worth of phosphorus
Science Daily / Posted 9 days ago
Phosphorus is an essential nutrient that feeds plankton at the base of the ocean food web. Glacial meltwater has long been known to contain phosphorus, but now new research shows that as the Greenland ice sheet melts it could be releasing far more of... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Raybon Kan: TPP - what could go wrong?study far easier to boast about than secretive trade deal that prioritises mult
Raybon Kan: TPP - what could go wrong?
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 days ago
study far easier to boast about than secretive trade deal that prioritises multinationals. Our leaders will boast about the TPP - until the US pulls out. Photo / Mark Mitchell When I went to university, we were paid. It was a long time ago in... Read more
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PhysOrg
Greenland ice sheet releasing 'Mississippi River' worth of phosphorusThe sediment-rich meltwater river originating from Leverett Glacier in southwes
Greenland ice sheet releasing 'Mississippi River' worth of phosphorus
PhysOrg / Posted 9 days ago
The sediment-rich meltwater river originating from Leverett Glacier in southwest Greenland, pictured in June 2012. Not only is Greenland's melting ice sheet adding huge amounts of water to the oceans, it could also be unleashing 400,000 metric tons... Read more
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The Hindu
NASA, India join hands for astrobiology missionFor the first time India is part of Spaceward Bound programme, which funds expe
NASA, India join hands for astrobiology mission
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
For the first time India is part of Spaceward Bound programme, which funds expeditions to places with extreme climate conditions Even as India prepares for a second mission to Mars, a team of scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space... Read more
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Everett Herald
Ted Cruz keeps saying that satellites don't show global warmingwarming Published: Sunday, January 31, 2016, 7:41 p.m. Last week, when NASA a
Ted Cruz keeps saying that satellites don't show global warming
Everett Herald / Posted 10 days ago
warming Published: Sunday, January 31, 2016, 7:41 p.m. Last week, when NASA and NOAA jointly announced that 2015 was the hottest year on record by a sizable margin, the news may have seemed purely factual in nature.Yet it�s also politically... Read more
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Science Daily
Ancient extinction of giant Australian bird points to humans: First reliable evidence humans were preying on now-extinct Australian MegafaunaThe flightless bird, known as Genyornis newtoni, was nearly 7 feet tall and app
Ancient extinction of giant Australian bird points to humans: First reliable evidence humans were preying on now-extinct Australian Megafauna
Science Daily / Posted 13 days ago
The flightless bird, known as Genyornis newtoni, was nearly 7 feet tall and appears to have lived in much of Australia prior to the establishment of humans on the continent 50,000 years ago, said CU-Boulder Professor Gifford Miller. The evidence... Read more
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PhysOrg
Ancient extinction of giant Australian bird points to humanslizard named Megalania prisca in Australia roughly 50,000 thousand years ago. .
Ancient extinction of giant Australian bird points to humans
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
lizard named Megalania prisca in Australia roughly 50,000 thousand years ago. . Credit: Peter Trusler, Monash University The first direct evidence that humans played a substantial role in the extinction of the huge, wondrous beasts inhabiting... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Global heating and the dilemma of climate scientists In private conversations, many climate scientists express far greater concern
Global heating and the dilemma of climate scientists
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 13 days ago
In private conversations, many climate scientists express far greater concern at the progression of global warming and its consequences than they do in public, writes Dr Andrew Glikson. In an... Read more
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International Business Times
Norway: Arctic Svalbard islands lure tourists with polar bears, northern lights and winter darkness A Norwegian chain of islands just 1,200 km (750 miles) from the North Pole is t
Norway: Arctic Svalbard islands lure tourists with polar bears, northern lights and winter darkness
International Business Times / Posted 14 days ago
A Norwegian chain of islands just 1,200 km (750 miles) from the North Pole is turning its back on high-polluting coal mining that has been a backbone of the economy for decades, and is instead trying to attract tourists fascinated by the Arctic... Read more
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PhysOrg
Flourishing vegetation increases carbon dioxide amplitudeAmplifiers of an atmospheric oscillating movement: As boreal forests like the o
Flourishing vegetation increases carbon dioxide amplitude
PhysOrg / Posted 14 days ago
Amplifiers of an atmospheric oscillating movement: As boreal forests like the ones here in Siberia keep expanding due to global warming, and the vegetation at higher latitudes photosynthesizes to a greater extent, seasonal fluctuations in atmospheric... Read more
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express
Mammoth bones from 10,000 years ago discovered in FOOTBALL stadium PREHISTORIC mammoth bones have been unearthed inside a university football st
Mammoth bones from 10,000 years ago discovered in FOOTBALL stadium
express / Posted 15 days ago
PREHISTORIC mammoth bones have been unearthed inside a university football stadium. Mammoth bones were found at Oregon State University's football stadium The bones, which are at... Read more
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Alaska Public
Marine Science Symposium – LIVEBLOG – Tuesday A brief introduction to the Alaska Marine Science Symposium by blogger Steve
Marine Science Symposium – LIVEBLOG – Tuesday
Alaska Public / Posted 16 days ago
A brief introduction to the Alaska Marine Science Symposium by blogger Steve Heimel, who will be bringing Alaska Public Media live coverage through Thursday, Jan. 28. 8:45 a.m. The morning began with... Read more
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Alaska Public
Marine Science Symposium – MondayA brief introduction to the Alaska Marine Science Symposium by liveblogger Stev
Marine Science Symposium – Monday
Alaska Public / Posted 16 days ago
A brief introduction to the Alaska Marine Science Symposium by liveblogger Steve Heimel, who will be bringing Alaska Public Media live coverage through Thursday, Jan. 28. 3:00 p.m. — The symposium is ahead of schedule because of the storm on the... Read more
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Daily Mail
The number of blizzards has DOUBLED in the past 20 years: Scientists blame global warming and sunspots for rise in storms From 1960-94
The number of blizzards has DOUBLED in the past 20 years
Daily Mail / Posted 17 days ago
: Scientists blame global warming and sunspots for rise in storms From 1960-94, the US had an average of nine blizzards per year But since 1995, the annual average has risen to 19, recent... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australia Day: How I came here We asked Australians to tell us their stories. From Baghdad to Bendigo, city
Australia Day: How I came here
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 18 days ago
We asked Australians to tell us their stories. From Baghdad to Bendigo, city to country, rural to coast: ABC Open contributors have told us about their big moves for a better life. These Australians have shared their... Read more
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Summit Daily News
Mountain Town News: A river still free-flowing but not without changesDENVER, Colo. – In 2013, Colorado landscape photographer John Fielder took a ra
Mountain Town News: A river still free-flowing but not without changes
Summit Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
DENVER, Colo. – In 2013, Colorado landscape photographer John Fielder took a raft trip down the Yampa River, starting at Steamboat Springs, in preparation for his latest coffee-table book. An accountant by training, Fielder is that rare individual... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
So You Want To Eat Snow. Is It Safe? We Asked ScientistsEditor's note: A version of this post first appeared in January 2014. Many peo
So You Want To Eat Snow. Is It Safe? We Asked Scientists
KPBS San Diego / Posted 19 days ago
Editor's note: A version of this post first appeared in January 2014. Many people will see the snow currently blanketing much of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard as a nuisance coating sidewalks and roads. Others are celebrating it as an excuse to spend the... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Finland to start 2nd govt-sanctioned trial wolf huntan attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching. Finland's state Wildlife Agenc
Finland to start 2nd govt-sanctioned trial wolf hunt
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 20 days ago
an attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching. Finland's state Wildlife Agency says 46 licenses have been given out for the hunting period that ends Feb. 21. The agency said 17 wolves were killed in 2015, the first year of the trial cull, and it... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Finland to start 2nd govt-sanctioned trial wolf huntan attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching. Finland's state Wildlife Agenc
Finland to start 2nd govt-sanctioned trial wolf hunt
Hawaii News Now / Posted 20 days ago
an attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching. Finland's state Wildlife Agency says 46 licenses have been given out for the hunting period that ends Feb. 21. The agency said 17 wolves were killed in 2015, the first year of the trial cull, and it... Read more
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KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma
Finland to start 2nd govt-sanctioned trial wolf huntan attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching. Finland's state Wildlife Agenc
Finland to start 2nd govt-sanctioned trial wolf hunt
KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma / Posted 20 days ago
an attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching. Finland's state Wildlife Agency says 46 licenses have been given out for the hunting period that ends Feb. 21. The agency said 17 wolves were killed in 2015, the first year of the trial cull, and it... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Finland to start 2nd govt-sanctioned trial wolf huntan attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching. Finland's state Wildlife Agenc
Finland to start 2nd govt-sanctioned trial wolf hunt
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 20 days ago
an attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching. Finland's state Wildlife Agency says 46 licenses have been given out for the hunting period that ends Feb. 21. The agency said 17 wolves were killed in 2015, the first year of the trial cull, and it... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Finland to start 2nd govt-sanctioned trial wolf huntan attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching. Finland's state Wildlife Agenc
Finland to start 2nd govt-sanctioned trial wolf hunt
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 20 days ago
an attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching. Finland's state Wildlife Agency says 46 licenses have been given out for the hunting period that ends Feb. 21. The agency said 17 wolves were killed in 2015, the first year of the trial cull, and it... Read more
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