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World’s youngest species

BBC: When it comes to evolution, the world’s youngest species can teach us more than the oldest, says BBC Nature editor Matt Walker. When we think of evolution, we think old. It’s as natural as evolution itself. Continue reading

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United States: Hetch Hetchy Valley Measure Pits Bay Area Against Environmentalists

New York Times: It is one of the oldest environmental battles in the United States, and it involves one of the country’s most famous national parks, one of its most liberal cities, leaders of Silicon Valley and a perennial source of conflict in California: water. In 1913, Congress approved the construction of a dam and an eight-mile-long reservoir, called Hetch Hetchy, in the northwest corner of Yosemite National Park to supply cheap water to San Francisco. But the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which submerged a valley… Continue reading

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Thickest Parts Of Arctic Ice Cap Are Melting Faster

redOrbit: A new NASA study revealed that the oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic Ocean’s floating ice cap. Continue reading

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: On a pilgrimage to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

LA Times: Reporting from the White Mountains, Calif. –;–; The White Mountains that straddle the California-Nevada border are known for their extreme environment. Continue reading

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NJ hearing starts on nuke plant shutdown deal

Associated Press: It’s the oldest nuclear power plant in America, and it recently leaked radioactive water into the ground that threatened drinking water in its southern New Jersey neighborhood. But people living near the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station packed a public hearing on its future Thursday, dismissing environmental concerns as “pseudoscience” and focusing on the jobs and tax revenues the plant provides. The hearing was called to discuss a key element of the deal reached last December to shut… Continue reading

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NJ hearing starts on nuke plant shutdown deal

Associated Press: It’s the oldest nuclear power plant in America, and it recently leaked radioactive water into the ground that threatened drinking water in its southern New Jersey neighborhood. But people living near the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station packed a public hearing on its future Thursday, dismissing environmental concerns as “pseudoscience” and focusing on the jobs and tax revenues the plant provides. The hearing was called to discuss a key element of the deal reached last December to shut… Continue reading

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