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Evidence contradicts idea that starvation caused saber-tooth cat extinction

Evidence contradicts idea that starvation caused saber-tooth cat extinction | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
The latest study of the microscopic wear patterns on the teeth of the American lions and saber-toothed cats that roamed North America in the late Pleistocene found that they were living well off the fat of the land in the period just before they...
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Watch Incredibly Rare White Monkeys Ghost Through a Forest

Watch Incredibly Rare White Monkeys Ghost Through a Forest | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
In addition to these spider monkeys, the world of unusually white animals includes lions, bears and squirrels.
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A close encounter with a sperm whale 600 metres beneath the Gulf of Mexico

A close encounter with a sperm whale 600 metres beneath the Gulf of Mexico | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
The Nautilus expedition has recorded a rare encounter with a sperm whale at
598 metres below the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

The whale circled the remotely operated submersible Hercules several times
allowing it to capture the footage above.

Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus is a 64-metre research vessel operated by
the Ocean Exploration Trust under the direction of Dr. Robert Ballard, the
man who is best-known for finding the wreck of the Titanic and the German
military ship Bismarck.

This year is Nautilus's most ambitious expedition season yet, exploring
sites ranging from the Gulf of Mexico to British Columbia in late
September.

It will explore and map the Galapagos Rift and the site of the first
hydrothermal vent discovery in 1977. You can catch up on progress here.
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'Shark Lady' Eugenie Clark, Famed Marine Biologist, Has Died

'Shark Lady' Eugenie Clark, Famed Marine Biologist, Has Died | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Eugenie Clark, a marine biologist and ichthyologist, who died on Wednesday, helped the public understand and appreciate the much maligned shark.
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Grand tree of life study shows a clock-like trend in new species emergence and diversity

Grand tree of life study shows a clock-like trend in new species emergence and diversity | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Temple University researchers have assembled the largest and most accurate tree of life calibrated to time, and surprisingly, it reveals that life has been expanding at a constant rate.
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Video: Adventurers and Drones Go Into the Volcano for Science

Video: Adventurers and Drones Go Into the Volcano for Science | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
"While I was perfectly aware of the danger, it was hard not to be mesmerized by the rare chance to experience the incredible energy of the Earth’s underlying forces," says Sam Cossman, who one mont...
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Nat Geo Photographers Win World Press Photo Awards

Nat Geo Photographers Win World Press Photo Awards | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Anand Varma, Peter Muller, Christian Ziegler, and Ami Vitale are among the photographers recognized by the World Press Awards.
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Flooding could become a daily problem in North Carolina by 2045, report says

Flooding could become a daily problem in North Carolina by 2045, report says | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
North Carolina's coast will see more frequent and more destructive floods at high tide over the next 30 years, several studies say - even on mild, sunny days - as rising sea levels shove the Atlantic Ocean higher onto our shores.
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Is Pollution Weakening Polar Bears' Ability to Mate?

Is Pollution Weakening Polar Bears' Ability to Mate? | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Arctic pollutants may damage males' penises, leaving them unable to reproduce.
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Saving the Colorado River Delta, One Habitat at a Time

Saving the Colorado River Delta, One Habitat at a Time | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
A steady trickle of water is bringing wildlife back to a few parts of the Colorado River Delta.
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Logging destabilizes forest soil carbon over time

Logging destabilizes forest soil carbon over time | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Logging doesn't immediately jettison carbon stored in a forest's mineral soils into the atmosphere but triggers a gradual release that may contribute to climate change over decades, a new study finds.
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Human-Caused Climate Change Worsened Heat Waves in 2013, Study Says

Human-Caused Climate Change Worsened Heat Waves in 2013, Study Says | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
The climate connection to storms and droughts is less clear.
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Climate variability has an opposing impact on marine life and tree growth

Climate variability has an opposing impact on marine life and tree growth | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
The same climatic drivers that enhance upwelling of nutrient-rich ocean waters and support of marine productivity can result in lower precipitation on land and slower tree-growth. Tree-ring chronologies helped to explain how upwelling was happening during the past 600 years.
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15 Amazing Things You Won't Believe Actually Exist In Nature - Good Mood

15 Amazing Things You Won't Believe Actually Exist In Nature - Good Mood | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
It is unbelievable that we can actually find many unreal stuff like these 15 amazing things that you won’t believe they actually exist.
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Why Did ‘Shocking' Amounts of BP Oil Fall to the Seafloor?

Why Did ‘Shocking' Amounts of BP Oil Fall to the Seafloor? | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
A newly discovered process that makes oil drop like stones may inspire better cleanup strategies, experts say.
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Our Favorite Penguin Pictures: Fuzzy Chicks, Expert Divers, More

Our Favorite Penguin Pictures: Fuzzy Chicks, Expert Divers, More | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
From impossibly fuzzy chicks to superfast divers, see some of our favorite National Geographic pictures of penguins in action.
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Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
The discovery of a jawbone, along with a reconstruction of another fossil, shed light on the mysterious million-year period when the genus Homo first evolved.
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Canadian First Nations Seek to Protect Forest Homeland

Canadian First Nations Seek to Protect Forest Homeland | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
By winning protection for their boreal forest, indigenous Canadians help slow global warming.
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Will Pacific Island Nations Disappear as Seas Rise? Maybe Not

Will Pacific Island Nations Disappear as Seas Rise? Maybe Not | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
For low-lying islands, what's needed is less alarmism, more planning.
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Killing Canadian Wolves Violated Accepted Welfare Guidelines

Killing Canadian Wolves Violated Accepted Welfare Guidelines | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Scientists show why killing Canadian wolves should never have been allowed.
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Who's been affected by Australia's extreme heat? Everyone

Who's been affected by Australia's extreme heat? Everyone | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Australia has been hit by two years of heat: 2013 was the hottest ever recorded and 2014 wasn't far behind, taking third place. The country has also sweltered through several significant heatwaves, and, though you might not have noticed them so much, episodes of unusual winter warmth too.
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On the Hundredth Anniversary of the Start of World War I, Remembering the Part Animals Played

On the Hundredth Anniversary of the Start of World War I, Remembering the Part Animals Played | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Ten million men died during the 1914-18 conflict-and so did eight million horses.
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Fear and caring are what's at the core of divisive wolf debate

Fear and caring are what's at the core of divisive wolf debate | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
To hunt or not hunt: Wolves can't be quantified as simply as men vs. women, hunters vs. anti-hunters, Democrats vs. Republicans or city vs. rural.
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Global Survey Says We're Eating Better, But Our Diet Is Still Unsustainable

Global Survey Says We're Eating Better, But Our Diet Is Still Unsustainable | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
More people are eating local and organic foods, but the planetary diet still is not sustainable.
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Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming

Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Small volcanic eruptions might eject more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into Earth's upper atmosphere than previously thought, potentially contributing to the recent slowdown in global warming, according to a new study.
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Ocean acidification affects climate-relevant functions at the sea-surface microlayer

Ocean acidification affects climate-relevant functions at the sea-surface microlayer | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Ocean acidification might alter climate-relevant functions of the oceans' uppermost layer, according to a study by a group of marine scientists. Researchers observed a close coupling between biological processes in the seawater and the chemistry of the sea surface microlayer.
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