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The drone debate hits close to home for White House

The drone-control debate has hit uncomfortably close to home for the White House, thanks to an apparently hapless operator who sent his quadcopter crashing inside the presidential compound.

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Climate change redistributes fish species at high latitudes

For millions of years, large parts of the marine biotas of the North Atlantic and North Pacific have been separated by harsh climate conditions in the Arctic. A new study published in Nature ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Obama push to expand Alaskan refuge

President Barack Obama is to propose setting aside the majority of Alaska's national wildlife refuge as a wilderness area.

Mon 26 Jan 15 from BBC News

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Fish catch break on world stage at global conference

Inland fishing - the powerful yet quieter sister to the large, salty marine aquaculture powerhouse - has gained what experts say is a much-needed visibility boost this as the first partnership ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Carbon accumulation by Southeastern forests may slow

Carbon accumulation levels in the Southeastern U.S. may be slowing due to forest dynamics and land use changes, according to findings of U.S. Forest Service researchers published in the journal ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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From Tar Sands to Ring of Fire—forewarning changes to Canada's watersheds

The Tar Sands in Alberta, potential development in the Ring of Fire in northern Ontario, declining timber harvest and farming - human activity is transforming Canada's landscape, yet many of ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Australia Is Heating Up Faster Than The Rest Of The World

Researchers predict Australia will warm up faster than any other country in the world. In a report released January 27 from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and…

5 hours ago from Popular Science

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Sagebrush ecosystem recovery hobbled by loss of soil complexity at development sites

In big sagebrush country, re-establishing the ecosystem's namesake shrub may jump-start the recovery process more successfully after oil and gas development than sowing grass-dominated reclamation ...

Mon 26 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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'Most famous' great white shark returns to Florida

A 2,300-pound shark with her own Twitter account (bio: "Misunderstood girl just tryin' to get some fish") has reappeared a few miles off the coast of Florida, marking a winter ...

12 hours ago from FOXNews

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Ethnic minorities and deprived communities hardest hit by air pollution

Air pollution levels are linked to many forms of ill health, including higher risk of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, especially for more vulnerable groups such as children and the ...

Mon 26 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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