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Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 06:43 AM CDT

Billions Of Cicadas Set to Plague Northeastern US

Billions Of Cicadas Set to Plague Northeastern US

The air in parts of Maryland, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia is about to get very noisy this spring as a 17-year cycle comes to a close for cicadas. Billions of cicadas are expected to...

Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 03:48 AM CDT

Endangered Seals Start Journey Home After Rehab

Endangered Seals Start Journey Home After Rehab

A United States Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules rumbled down an airstrip on Hawaii's Big Island Thursday carrying hundreds of pounds of rare and precious cargo: seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals. The young monk...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 06:44 PM CDT

Dying Coral May Threaten Pacific Islanders' Food Supply

Dying Coral May Threaten Pacific Islanders' Food Supply

Dying coral reefs are cutting off Pacific islanders' food supply, say scientists. About 36 percent of the world's coral reefs are in such warm water they are under official death watch, and that could rise to 60...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 09:49 AM CDT

Oyster Farmers in Maine Sound Alarm Over Climate Change

Oyster Farmers in Maine Sound Alarm Over Climate Change

A Maine oyster hatchery is sounding the alarm about climate change’s effect on the shellfish industry. Greenhouse gas emissions are making the ocean more acidic, which can interfere with the ability of...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 09:38 AM CDT
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By Elizabeth Arakelian

PHOTOS: Look Inside Rooftop Greenhouses

You have to look up to find lettuce grown by urban farming company Gotham Greens....View gallery

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Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 03:31 PM CDT

Environmental Groups Sue US Over Pollution From Airliners

Environmental Groups Sue US Over Pollution From Airliners

A coalition of environmental groups sued U.S. regulators Tuesday over long-sought pollution standards for airliners and cargo planes. The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth filed a lawsuit...

Friday, Apr 8, 2016 at 02:46 PM CDT

NASA: Global Warming Is Changing How Earth Wobbles

NASA: Global Warming Is Changing How Earth Wobbles

Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds. Melting ice sheets — especially in Greenland — are changing the distribution of weight on Earth. And that has...

Monday, Apr 11, 2016 at 02:01 PM CDT

#NoFoodWasted: 3 Recipes You Can Make With Leftovers

#NoFoodWasted: 3 Recipes You Can Make With Leftovers

When was the last time you ate everything off your dinner plate? For Earth Day this year, take a closer look at what you eat – and what you have left over – to help preserve the environment. Each year, humans...

Monday, Apr 11, 2016 at 01:23 PM CDT

Human Induced Earthquakes Across US Raise Chances of Damaging Tremors

Human Induced Earthquakes Across US Raise Chances of Damaging Tremors

Around 7 million people live in places vulnerable to man-made tremors, according to a first ever report from the U.S. Geological Survey on the hazards of human-induced quakes. For the first time, the United...

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 12:29 PM CDT

Heavy Snowpack Brings Gushing Waterfalls at Yosemite National Park

Heavy Snowpack Brings Gushing Waterfalls at Yosemite National Park

Waterfalls in Yosemite National Park will likely reach peak flows between now and May. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Monday that thunderstorms, showers and intense periods of rain on top of snow have...

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