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Thirsty Trees Make Noise

© Tom Goskar Trees are quiet creatures, right? They don't make much noise aside from pleasant fluttering of leaves and the occasional creaking or cracking of branches. Not so, according to French...
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Rhinos Extinct in Limpopo National Park

© Donald Massyn No one has seen a rhino in Mozambique's Limpopo National Park since January. It is now believed that poachers have killed the last of them. The park's director announced earlier this...
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Enormous Snails Invade Florida

Giant African land snail © U.S. Department of Agriculture It sounds like the plot of an ill-concieved comic book or low rent science fiction. Giant snails, as big as rats, have invaded Florida and...
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Quite Possibly The Best Internship On Earth

© Michael R Perry Most internships are a raw deal. You get to work for several months for little or no pay, solely for the privilege of having something mildly impressive to add to your resume. The...
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Scientists Predict Mega Mosquito Spike in Florida

Gallnipper © Sean McCann The shaggy-haired gallnipper sounds imposing enough based on name alone, but what has people talking is its size. With up to a 6.7 milimeter wingspan, this ginormous mosquito,...
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Keep Your Eyes on the Sky for Falling Mice in Guam

Dead mouse © avlxyz Typically when one gazes skyward on holiday it is to monitor the weather, or perhaps enjoy some pretty clouds or a spectacular sunset. For a short time in Guam, folks may be looking...
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The Upcycled Ride of the Future

Cycling is already a tremendously environmentally friendly mode of travel, but the cycling trip of the future could have an even lighter footprint with the advent of Bicycled. Astonishingly, these bikes are...
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Beijing Smog Cancels Flights

Beijing pollution © rytc Air pollution has become so bad in Beijing in recent days that flights have been canceled due to poor visibility. The smog, which is described as being "beyond index" is off...
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iPhone Apps for Welcoming Fall Foliage

Perfect for helping to identify these maple trees ©wwarby This summer was clearly a scorcher for the majority of the United States. Some areas saw foliage dying and threatened by the intense heat,...
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Canada’s Polar Bear Sanctuary

A mother and cubs, Wapusk National Park   ©National Geographic For adventurous travelers hoping to see polar bears without venturing too far north, Manitoba's Wapusk National Park is the place...