Science & Environment

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Science news roundup: Water on Mars, Arctic drilling ends

It's a rare thing when a week is filled with good environmental news, but that is precisely what happened.

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Florida’s wildlife and environment endangered by the governor

Since his first year as governor, Republican Rick Scott's environmental track record has been a natural disaster.

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Obama defends wildlife refuge, leaves other areas vulnerable to oil drilling

Millions more acres would be declared "wilderness," enjoying the highest level of protection possible for public lands, effectively preserving the area and its ecosystem.

 

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Today in eco-history: Thoreau wrote "Wildness is the preservation of the world"

On this day in 1851  Henry David Thoreau posits in an address to the Concord Lyceum his famous thesis that "in Wildness is the preservation of the World."

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Canada expands outrageous grizzly trophy hunt

Activists including conservation groups, animal rights supporters, and First Nation tribe members have serious qualms about the hunting of these bears for pure sport.

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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.