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Bark Beetles Have Major Effects on Western US

    Bark Beetles Have Major Effects on Western US
A beetle that burrows into the bark of pine trees has begun causing problems not just for the trees themselves, but even for the watersheds and ecosystems around them. According
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Animals Poisoned by World War II Toxins

The fisher, a threatened mammal species related to weasels, has lived in the Sierra National Forest for far longer than there has been human habitation in North America.  Recent research,
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Brave New World: Controversial DNA Embrionic Therapy

England's chief medical officer has given the go-ahead to a new procedure that would help around ten couples in the UK every year prevent significant genetic problems in their sons
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Early Retirements for Chimpanzees

In a move that drew criticism from some research groups and applause from animal rights activists, the National Institutes of Health announced this week that it would follow guidelines from
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Senators Propose Solution for “Orphaned” Nuclear Waste

Four United States Senators—two Democrats and two Republicans—proposed a bill this week aimed at solving the country's nuclear storage woes. 
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Undiscovered Secrets of Evolution from a Horse

It sounds like Jurassic Park—scientists recover DNA from a long-dead animal in the hopes of understanding more about how it
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Effects of Air Pollution on Super Storms

Air pollution is rarely thought of as being good for human beings, but new research shows that even smog clouds
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USDA in Preventing World Famine from Spreading

The United States Department of Agriculture announced in a press release this week that U.S. laboratories have found a gene
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Caesarean Section Statistics Show Major Changes

Atlanta, GA—A new report by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta shows that pregnant women in the United States
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New Mission to Study the Sun: IRIS Satellite Launched by NASA

Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA—Your parents may have told you not to stare at the sun, but soon, NASA will be doing just that from a satellite called Iris, or
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