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  • Big Cypress plans big fire to keep tree snails colorful

    Big Cypress plans big fire to keep tree snails colorful
    They are the Christmas tree ornaments of the Everglades, snails with shells colored in brilliant swirls of pink, blue, white and yellow. South Florida's unique species of tree snail -- wiped out of Broward and Palm Beach counties by urban development --...
  • Liberia's Ebola epidemic could be eliminated by June, researchers say

    Liberia's Ebola epidemic could be eliminated by June, researchers say
    A new analysis of Ebola cases in West Africa predicts that the epidemic in Liberia could be eliminated by June if medical workers can hospitalize 85% of those infected. "That's a realistic possibility but not a foregone conclusion," wrote lead author...
  • Space chemistry could be cooking up icy building blocks of life, study says

    Space chemistry could be cooking up icy building blocks of life, study says
    Where did the ingredients for life on Earth come from? Many scientists think the basic chemical building blocks for biology were delivered via comet, but the building blocks -- and the building process -- remain a mystery. Now, a team led by French...
  • Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, gets official pack status; first for western Oregon

    Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, is now officially the leader of his own pack. State and federal wildlife agencies said Wednesday they have designated OR-7, his mate and their pups the Rogue Pack, for their location in the Rogue River drainage in...
  • New antibiotic teixobactin kills drug-resistant superbugs, study says

    New antibiotic teixobactin kills drug-resistant superbugs, study says
    Using soil from a grassy field in Maine and a miniaturized diffusion chamber, scientists have cultivated a microbe that could help tame the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. When tricked into growing in a lab, the microbe makes a compound that...
  • Dorothea 'Doris' von Kessler, researcher

    Dorothea 'Doris' von Kessler, researcher
    Dorothea "Doris" von Kessler, a retired medical researcher, died of cancer Sunday at her Sparks-Glencoe home. She was 78. Born Dorothea Edith Maria Poeschl in Vienna, Austria, she was the daughter of Rudolf Poeschl, a leather manufacturer, and Marion...
  • Snow owls swoop in, gray wolves protected in 2014

    The final acts of 2014 have been performed, the last chapters are committed to history. As a conservation community, it's important to know where we are and were as we consider where we're going. Here's a look at select hunting, fishing, conservation...
  • Ornithologist studies bird lice for answers on pathogens and evolution

    PHILADELPHIA When Jason Weckstein looks at a bird, he doesn't see just a creature with feathers that flies. He sees the bird as a teeming community of tiny creatures, some of which live and feast on its feathers, or that roam more widely and engage in...
  • Bird carcasses along Pacific shore baffle biologists

    The carcasses of thousands of small birds called Cassin's auklets have been washing ashore over the last few months from Northern California up to the north coast of Washington. Scientists along the Pacific Coast have been trying to determine what is...
  • Planet Earth, the half-empty zoo

    Planet Earth, the half-empty zoo
    "If half the animals died in London zoo next week it would be front page news. But that is happening in the great outdoors." — Ken Norris, director of science at the Zoological Society of London, to The Guardian Now relocate Ken Norris'...
  • How important is canyon creek? It matters to artists' work/live project

    How important is canyon creek? It matters to artists' work/live project
    Laguna Canyon Creek's degree of environmental value is likely to be a prime talking point when the California Coastal Commission discusses a 30-unit artist work/live project proposed for Laguna Canyon. The public hearing is set for Jan. 8 in Santa...