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Tropical storm Wutip
Tropical Storm Wutip: 75 Missing, Heavy Floods Threaten Vietnam, China, Thailand [VIDEO]
Sep 30, 2013 16:39 PM E
Tropical storm Wutip strikes Vietnam, southern China.
apple tree
Man Grows 250 Different Kinds Of Apples On One Tree: How Did Paul Barnett Get So Many Varieties On The Same Bush?
Sep 30, 2013 13:59 PM E
A man in the UK has grown 250 different kinds of apples on the same tree. How did horticulturist Paul Barnett manage to get so many varieties on the same bush?
forest fragmentation
Forest Fragmentation Causing Mammal Species To Die Off Faster Than Expected
Sep 26, 2013 17:20 PM E
According to new research, forest fragmentation is causing species to die off faster than scientists previously expected.
oxygen
Earth’s Atmosphere Had Oxygen 700M Years Earlier Than Previously Thought, Analysis Of 3-Billion-Year-Old Rock Samples Suggests
Sep 25, 2013 16:01 PM E
Oxygen appeared in Earth’s atmosphere 700 million years earlier than scientist previously thought, according to new research. The findings could point to an earlier arrival time for life on our Planet.
caitlin reef
Global Reef Record Provides Panoramic Images Of Coral Reefs [VIDEO]
Sep 24, 2013 16:58 PM E
A project sponsored by Catlin Group Limited aims to provide scientists with a record of the current state of the world's coral reefs. The Global Reef Record functions like Google Street View, with panoramic images of underwater locations around the globe.
Alaska glacier thaws
Alaska Glacier Thaws: Astonishing Ancient Forest Revealed As Global Warming Debate Continues [REPORT]
Sep 23, 2013 16:59 PM E
Alaska Mendenhall Glacier thaws to unveil forest more than 1,000 years old.
chickadee
Chemicals In The Environment Could Be Changing Birds’ Voices
Sep 19, 2013 21:17 PM E
Chemicals in the Hudson River Valley area might be causing birds in New York to sing off pitch.
whale ear wax
Whale Ear Wax Keeps Record Of Ocean Pollution
Sep 17, 2013 18:01 PM E
Whale ear wax has a story to tell. Similar to the way tree rings record the history of the forest, whale “candles” detail the history of the ocean the whale lived in.
Raising shipwreck
Raising Shipwreck Costa Concordia: What Could Go Wrong? [PHOTO, VIDEO]
Sep 17, 2013 10:21 AM E
Raising shipwreck Costa Concordia begun Monday. The salvage crew has reached "zero hour" by late afternoon. However, the hard part isn't over yet...
island nation
Kiribati President To Build Floating ‘Lily-Pad’ Cities To Save Pacific Islands’ Inhabitants From Rising Sea
Sep 16, 2013 15:10 PM E
Kiribati could become the world’s first floating country should its president’s plans come to fruition. Anote Tong wants to save his island nation’s 100,000 inhabitants from sinking into the Pacific Ocean by building “lily-pad” cities.
Lake Michigan Waterspouts
Lake Michigan Waterspouts Form Off Wisconsin: See Raw Video Of Giant Funnels [PHOTO, VIDEO]
Sep 13, 2013 15:25 PM E
Lake Michigan waterspouts loom off the coast of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Watch the stunning video of the waterspout here.
drone
NASA Weather Drones Launched To Study Hurricanes And Help Improve Storm Forecasting
Sep 11, 2013 17:05 PM E
NASA weather drones will study the Saharan Air Layer and investigate the role of thunderstorms in hurricanes. The first drone launched yesterday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, site of the recent LADEE moon probe launch.
Civet cat (Luwak) in Kepahiang
Civet Coffee Tested For Authenticity Of Poop, As Sellers Protect Market
Sep 09, 2013 11:59 AM E
Researchers say a metabolic test may soon help to authenticate genuine civet coffee, which sells for $150-$227 per pound after passing through the digestive system of the small tropical mammal.
Riverside explosion
Riverside Explosion: What Caused Violent Blast In California Home? [REPORT]
Sep 06, 2013 22:56 PM E
A Riverside explosion blew a hope to ashes. Find out what caused the incredible blast.
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