Science

A healthy polar bear hunting for seals on Arctic sea ice.Image: nasa/mario Mario Hoppmann By Mark Kaufman2017-12-09 02:13:54 UTC After landing on Baffin Island, Canada, wildlife photographer and environmental activist Paul Nicklen captured video of a frail polar bear — dying and foaming from the mouth — as the weak animal…

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President Donald Trump may not acknowledge this, but October was the second-warmest such month on record, worldwide, according to new data released by NASA.  There is now about a 94 percent likelihood that 2017 will rank as the second-warmest year, globally since at least 1880, when record-keeping began, according to…

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There is nothing typical about the ways in which  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt is approaching his job. For one thing, he’s reportedly built up a protective detail of 18 bodyguards who take shifts to ensure he receives protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No…

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322 Shares A view of damaged houses in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.Image: THAIS LLORCA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock By Keith Wagstaff2017-09-21 05:37:58 UTC As Hurricane Maria continues to rampage through the Caribbean, images of the destruction are starting to surface.  The island of Dominica was completely devastated by…

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