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Rescuing backyard tigers

Significantly more tigers are in U.S captivity than are left in the wild. In fact, as many as 10,000 tigers, lions and other endangered big cats are privately owned in the United States, according to the ...

Feb 19, 2014 3.7 / 5 (3) 0

Image: Landsat 8's first year

On Feb. 11, 2013, the Landsat 8 satellite rocketed into a sunny California morning onboard a powerful Atlas V and began its life in orbit. In the year since launch, scientists have been working to understand ...

Feb 12, 2014 not rated yet 0

US bans commercial ivory trade

The United States banned the commercial trade of elephant ivory on Tuesday as part of a new drive to help African countries stem the rising threat to wildlife from poachers.

Feb 11, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

California drought

California is supposed to be the Golden State. Make that golden brown. The entire west coast of the United States is changing color as the deepest drought in more than a century unfolds. According to the US Dept. of Agriculture ...

Feb 10, 2014 3.5 / 5 (4) 5