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Late Cretaceous Period was likely ice-free

For years, scientists have thought that a continental ice sheet formed during the Late Cretaceous Period more than 90 million years ago when the climate was much warmer than it is today. Now, a University ...

Sep 24, 2013
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Fisheries nations set to discuss bluefin tuna

(AP)—After defeating a proposal in 2010 to ban the export of an endangered fish that is a key ingredient of sushi, Japan and Asian nations argued it should be left to quota-setting international fisheries ...

Nov 10, 2012
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Interior halting uranium mining at Grand Canyon

(AP) -- Thousands of mining claims dot 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says his department has a responsibility to ensure those resources are developed in a way that ...

Jul 21, 2009
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Under Andean ice, a golden prize

An ambitious gold mining project in northern Chile, high up in the Andes close to ancient glaciers, is finally getting underway amid the economic downturn despite fears from environmentalists.

May 13, 2009
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Obama won't fight global warming with bear rules

(AP) -- The Obama administration, which promised a sharp break from the Bush White House on global warming, declared Friday it would stick with a Bush-era policy against expanding protection for climate-threatened ...

May 08, 2009
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China animal protectors at cross-porpoises

China's river porpoises are rarer than pandas, but fishermen fighting to save them have been snared by a net of blackmail allegations, highlighting uncertainties faced by the country's emerging environmentalists.

Jun 23, 2014
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A lot less sea turtles arriving in Nicaragua

Authorities and environmentalists say the number of sea turtles arriving on Nicaragua's Pacific coast is dropping sharply this year, something they say could be an effect of climate change.

Sep 06, 2013
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