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New Oil Train Safety Rules Divide Rail Industry

New Oil Train Safety Rules Divide Rail Industry | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Railroad companies want more time to retrofit cars in the U.S. and Canada.
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Ozone hole remains size of North America, Nasa data shows

Ozone hole remains size of North America, Nasa data shows | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Antarctic hole in protective layer of gas stands around same level as 2010, 2012 and 2013, but scientists say recovery is on track
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Photographing Giant Tortoises on an Island That Wants to Kill You

Photographing Giant Tortoises on an Island That Wants to Kill You | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
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Fish moving poleward at rate of 26 kilometres per decade

Fish moving poleward at rate of 26 kilometres per decade | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Large numbers of fish will disappear from the tropics by 2050, finds a new study that examined the impact of climate change on fish stocks. The study identified ocean hotspots for local fish extinction but also found that changing temperatures will drive more fish into the Arctic and Antarctic waters.
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Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought

Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
A new study finds that the Greenland Ice Sheet, which covers 1.7 million square kilometers and contains enough ice to raise sea levels worldwide by seven meters, is less stable and more sensitive to climate change than previously thought.
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Dire UN Climate Reports Raise Questions About Global Willpower

Dire UN Climate Reports Raise Questions About Global Willpower | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Influential climate reports point to a pivotal moment in global warming diplomacy.
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Evolution in rainforest flies points to climate change survival

Evolution in rainforest flies points to climate change survival | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Scientists believe some tropical species may be able to evolve and adapt to the effects of climate change. The new findings suggests some sensitive rainforest-restricted species may survive climate change and avoid extinction. But only if the change is not too abrupt and dramatically beyond the conditions that a species currently experiences.
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Gulf Oil Spill "Not Over": Dolphins, Turtles Dying in Record Numbers

Gulf Oil Spill "Not Over": Dolphins, Turtles Dying in Record Numbers | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Four years after the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, the Gulf of Mexico's wildlife species are still struggling to recover, according to a new report released today.
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Climate change and the ecology of fear

Climate change and the ecology of fear | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Climate change is predicted to have major impacts on the many species that call our rocky shorelines home. Indeed, species living in these intertidal habitats, which spend half their day exposed to air and the other half submerged by water, may be subjected to a double whammy as both air and water temperatures rise. Given the reliance of human society on nearshore coastal ecosystems, it is critical that we better understand how climate change will affect them.
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Extreme Photo of the Week - National Geographic

Extreme Photo of the Week - National Geographic | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Extreme Photo of the Week: See new extreme adventure photos each week featuring tips from your favorite athletes and photographers. And get the stories behind the shots.
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Wing design proves key factor in determining migration success of Monarch butterflies

Wing design proves key factor in determining migration success of Monarch butterflies | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Each fall, millions of monarch butterflies make a spectacular journey from the eastern parts of North America to reach their overwintering grounds in Mexico. Researchers have long known that not all butterflies successfully reach their destination. Now scientists provide some crucial answers on what it takes for Monarchs to complete the trip. It turns out - it's all in the wings.
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Urban Farming Yields Fresh Foods, Land Reuse | Nat Geo Food

Urban Farming Yields Fresh Foods, Land Reuse | Nat Geo Food | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Thanks to urban farms, surplus city land is blooming with food crops and big-city chickens are coming home to roost.
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Dire UN Climate Reports Raise Questions About Global Willpower

Dire UN Climate Reports Raise Questions About Global Willpower | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Influential climate reports point to a pivotal moment in global warming diplomacy.
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After Two-Year Hiatus, U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Get License Renewals

After Two-Year Hiatus, U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Get License Renewals | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
After more than a two-year hiatus, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is once again renewing licenses for aging nuclear power plants. The independent federal agency gave a 20-year license renew...
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New 'embryonic' subduction zone found

New 'embryonic' subduction zone found | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A new subduction zone forming off the coast of Portugal heralds the beginning of a cycle that will see the Atlantic Ocean close as continental Europe moves closer to America.
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New Reports Offer Clearest Picture Yet of Rising Greenhouse Gas Emissions

New Reports Offer Clearest Picture Yet of Rising Greenhouse Gas Emissions | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Who emits the most carbon? Who should cut the most? As the UN prepares to convene its climate summit, new studies look at some surprising numbers.
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Aral Sea loses its eastern lobe -- first time in modern history, NASA's Terra satellite shows

Aral Sea loses its eastern lobe -- first time in modern history, NASA's Terra satellite shows | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Summer 2014 marked another milestone for the Aral Sea, the once-extensive lake in Central Asia that has been shrinking markedly since the 1960s. For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried.
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Blue Whale "Hot Spots" Overlap With Shipping Lanes, Raising Threats

Blue Whale "Hot Spots" Overlap With Shipping Lanes, Raising Threats | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Popular spots for blue whales off the California coast overlap commercial shipping lanes, a new study finds.
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What Do Wild Animals Do in a Wildfire?

What Do Wild Animals Do in a Wildfire? | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
As summer wildfires burn a million acres in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, some of the wild animals that live there have evolved to cope with—and even thrive after—the flames.
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How might climate change affect our food supply?

How might climate change affect our food supply? | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
It's no easy question to answer, but prudence demands that we try. Thus, Microsoft and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have teamed up to tackle 'food resilience,' one of several themes that make up the White House's Climate Data Initiative.
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Wild Pictures From Your Shot's Embrace the Untamed

Wild Pictures From Your Shot's Embrace the Untamed | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
A bear chomps a salmon, cranes take wing, and wild dolphins frolic in this selection of pictures from a Your Shot story.
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Ancient ocean currents may have changed pacing and intensity of ice ages: Slowing of currents may have flipped switch

Ancient ocean currents may have changed pacing and intensity of ice ages: Slowing of currents may have flipped switch | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that the deep ocean currents that move heat around the globe stalled or even stopped about 950,000 years ago, possibly due to expanding ice cover in the north. The slowing currents increased carbon dioxide storage in the ocean, leaving less in the atmosphere, which kept temperatures cold and kicked the climate system into a new phase of colder but less frequent ice ages, they hypothesize.
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New look at old forests: Future growth of U.S. forests expected to decline

New look at old forests: Future growth of U.S. forests expected to decline | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
As forests age, their ability to grow decreases, because energy production (photosynthesis) and energy consumption (respiration) decrease with age, a new study has determined. Since most US forests are maturing from regeneration that began about 100 years ago when extensive clear-cutting occurred, the study suggests the future growth of US forests will decline.
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Tree hugging helps koalas keep their cool

Tree hugging helps koalas keep their cool | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Australia's koalas cope with extreme heat by resting against cooler tree trunks, new research has revealed. Researchers used a portable weather station and thermal imaging to uncover the koalas' cool plan. "Understanding the types of factors that can make some populations more resilient is important," one researcher said. Koalas also pant and lick their fur to cool down, but that can lead to dehydration.
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Lone Wolf That Took Epic Journey Across West Finds a Mate

Lone Wolf That Took Epic Journey Across West Finds a Mate | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
An Oregon wolf that headed west, traveling alone for hundreds of miles, is alone no longer.
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