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Here's why more than 32,000 abandoned and orphaned offshore wells litter the outer continental shelf

Here’s why more than 32,000 abandoned and orphaned offshore wells litter the outer continental shelf

Located about 12 miles off the coast of Louisiana, near the mouth of the Mississippi River, an abandoned well has been pouring oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 18 years. This is the longest oil spill in US history and is still ongoing as of this writing. Left unchecked, it could continue to dump …

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The United States will ban the sale of shark fins.  Here's why.

The United States will ban the sale of shark fins. Here’s why.

Comment this story Comment To save a fearsome predator from extinction, the United States is set to implement a near-total ban on the buying and selling of sliced ​​shark fins. Late Thursday, the Senate approved language making it illegal, with few exceptions, to trade in shark fins. The provision, which the House had inserted into …

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Global warming is real despite bad winter weather, snow.  Here's why.

Global warming is real despite bad winter weather, snow. Here’s why.

The cold, wintry weather could make global warming seem less of a threat or a joke. But cold winters still occur as the planet warms. The data shows how winters are getting warmer, but that doesn’t completely make the cold weather go away. Winter storms are rolling over the United States, snow is piling up, …

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Analysis: Vegetables are good.  The meat is bad.  Here's how meta-studies can be "interpreted" to provide simplistic results

Analysis: Vegetables are good. The meat is bad. Here’s how meta-studies can be “interpreted” to provide simplistic results

The researchers, who report in Nature Medicine, start here. Lifelong exposure to risk leads to a wide variety of outcomes. Objectively judging the relative impact of these risks on individual and population health is fundamental to individual survival and societal prosperity. Existing mechanisms for quantifying and classifying the magnitude of these myriad effects and the …

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Elk calves in southwestern Colorado are in trouble.  Here's how wildlife officials are aiming to reverse the decline of herds

Elk calves in southwestern Colorado are in trouble. Here’s how wildlife officials are aiming to reverse the decline of herds

Colorado wildlife managers are mobilizing to reverse the decline of elk in the southwestern quarter of the state by controlling hunting and protecting wildlife habitat, aiming to increase calf survival amid intensification droughts and development. Colorado Parks and Wildlife teams are also launching an unprecedented statewide elk monitoring program. They will round up “several hundred” …

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Wildlife numbers are down 69% - here's how we can solve this crisis

Wildlife numbers are down 69% – here’s how we can solve this crisis

This summer has been the hottest on record in Europe, with scorching heat waves and wildfires accelerating emissions to a 15-year high. Kenya is suffering its worst drought in over 40 years while Pakistan grapples with devastating floods, killing thousands and displacing millions. Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has reached its highest level …

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