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Mar 12, 2010 03:55 PM ET
It's easy to imagine the Arctic ice cap as it looks on a globe -- pinned firmly to one spot. However, that's not the case. Sea ice is free to roam when it breaks up, bobbing out of the Arctic Ocean through straits that head toward the Atlantic and Pacific. Normally, natural ice dams, or [...]
Jan 20, 2010 09:59 AM ET
Researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have found the breeding area of the elusive large-billed reed warbler. That's a big deal, because according to BirdLife International, the species is the world's "least-known bird." The distinction may sound ominous, but it's also impressive considering the amount of time that has gone between warbler sightings. After [...]
Jan 29, 2010 11:32 AM ET
After decades of war and internal conflict, it would be easy to assume that Afghanistan's wildlife has been as decimated as its infrastructure. Since the 1979 Soviet invasion, the country's had no systematic or serious management of land. An unsettled population has been forced to take what it needs and go -- cutting trees and [...]
Mar 5, 2010 04:49 PM ET
It only takes a quick Google image search to understand why Angkor, the Khmer empire's ancient seat, makes plenty of "must-see" travel lists. Its ruined temple complexes pop out through the forests, and its sprawling reservoirs offer a testament to the city's impressive engineering. When I podcasted on Angkor a while back, my co-host and [...]
Dec 11, 2009 05:02 PM ET
Remember earlier this year, when smuggler Sonny Dong was caught with 14 birds stuffed in his pants at LAX? It seemed like a bizarre incident -- something so off the wall, it had to be completely out of the ordinary. Surprisingly, it's not. Trafficking usually brings to mind three things -- drugs, guns and humans [...]
Dec 2, 2009 03:50 PM ET
An interesting case came before the U.S. Supreme Court today: Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida. It may sound more like a trendy diet than a case for the nation's highest court, but the issue at stake is a serious one -- whether or not Florida's Supreme Court violated the Constitution's regulatory takings clause. More [...]
Mar 25, 2010 04:14 PM ET
Canada has a high tech toy to help them win the New Arctic Land Grab: a big, yellow submarine.
Jan 15, 2010 03:51 PM ET
If you're interested in trying your hand at scientific publication, you might want to check out the Open Dinosaur Project. The venture harnesses the research powers of a crowd in order to compile a database of dinosaur limb bone measurements. And yes, when the data is compiled, put into a paper and submitted for peer [...]
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