Science & Environment

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The Jewish New Year for trees comes on Feb. 3 this year

Ancient sages of the Jewish religion established a special new year for trees. Yes, trees!

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Lima climate talks and the three-part alliance

The latest in a long series of UN-sponsored talks is convening in Lima, Peru. The goal is to lay the basis for a climate treaty deal in Paris in Nov. 2015.

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Climate change to spell doom for U.S. bird species

As a million people plan to participate in the People's Climate March at the UN on Septrmbrt 21, experts have issued a new warning that many species of American birds are facing extinction.

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Birds feeling the sting of bee-killing pesticides

There's a lot of buzz around a recent study showing the toxic chemicals we use have a ripple effect farther up the food chain, causing birds to rapidly decline in number.

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North Dakota park threatened by oil, gas drilling

The park, which is home to a great variety of wildlife, 100 miles of hiking and horse trails, and skies where visitors can sometimes witness the Northern Lightsmay soon be marred by oil rigs.

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Today in eco-history: Wild Kingdom host Jim Fowler born

Naturalist Jim Fowler was born today. He was part of the groundbreaking wildlife television show called "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" from 1963-1988.

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East Coast to be overrun by billions of cicadas

Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East Coast.