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  • Researchers see 35,000 walruses on Alaska shore -- and no sea ice

    Researchers see 35,000 walruses on Alaska shore -- and no sea ice
    An estimated 35,000 walruses packed a stretch of Alaskan shoreline late last month, a phenomenon that's being chalked up to diminishing sea ice and alarmingly warm ocean temperatures.
  • Jon Moore, professor of biology, Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University

    Jon Moore, professor of biology, Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University
    Q: Tell me about the manatee work you and the students are doing at the FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic campus in Fort Pierce. We are doing photo identification based on scar patterns. Over the last five years we've identified 350 (individuals)....

    Robert McCartney: Nation's embrace of fracking ignores environmental risks

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's attitude toward natural-gas fracking seems to depend on whether it occurs somewhere that would be politically inconvenient for him. McAuliffe, a Democrat, said recently he's determined to prevent the controversial...

    Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Mammoth Lakes

    A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Thursday evening five miles from Mammoth Lakes, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:21 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter...

    California earthquake swarm continues, but slows

    California earthquake swarm continues, but slows
    The earthquake swarm in Mammoth Lakes continued into Saturday, but it showed signs of slowing. More than 700 small quakes have been recorded in the Mammoth area since Thursday, but the last one of 3.0 magnitude or greater occurred Friday afternoon....