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'Immortal' Jellyfish Swarming Across The World
The Turritopsis Nutricula is able to revert back to a juvenile form once it mates after becoming sexually mature.
Canada Considers Increased Polar Bear Protection
Scientists and native people in the Arctic want to protect Canada's polar bears despite disagreements over the health of the bear population, Environment Minister Jim Prentice said on Friday.
Deep-Sea Sub Discovers New Animals Off Australia
A deep sea submarine exploration off Australia's southern coast has discovered new species of animals and more evidence of the destructive impact of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide on deep-sea corals.
Runway-Loving Birds Are Risk To Planes In Antarctica
The world's most southerly bird has become a threat to planes in Antarctica after developing a love for sitting on warm, snow-free airstrips.
Orchids Decorated Dinosaur Stomping Grounds
Fossilized orchid pollen on the back of a bee preserved in amber has offered the first evidence that these delicate flowers existed around the time of the dinosaurs, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.
DDT Spray Scares Mosquitoes Away
Mosquitoes that carry malaria, dengue fever and yellow fever avoid homes that have been sprayed with DDT, researchers reported on Wednesday.
Spain Hauls In 8 tons of Jellyfish From Beaches
Spain has launched a campaign to investigate and collect a plague of jellyfish on its coastline, and so far has collected eight tons of them, the Environment Ministry said on Tuesday.
Yangtze River Dolphin Probably Extinct
The long-threatened Yangtze River dolphin in China is probably extinct, according to an international team of researchers who said this would mark the first whale or dolphin to be wiped out due to human activity.
No GMO From Feed Found in Meat or Eggs
Animals that have eaten genetically modified (GMO) feed show no residual traces in their eggs or meat, the EU's food safety agency said on Friday.
Sailboat Island Odyssey Has Grim Message For Earth
Alarmed at climate change and environmental destruction, photographer Jeff Barbee set out to sail half way across the Atlantic and chronicle the slow death of species on some of the most remote islands on Earth.
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