JOHANNESBURG Conservationists have long warned of increasing threats to Africa’s populations of rhinos, elephants and other wildlife. Now add vultures to the list.
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GENEVA The U.N.’s weather body says unusually cold high-altitude conditions have expanded the Antarctic ozone hole to one of the largest sizes on record, though the long-term trend remains one of shrinkage.
The World Meteorological Organizations notes regular, year-to-year variations in the hole, but says the expansion shows “we need to remain vigilant.”
EDMONTON—A University of Alberta dinosaur researcher was just looking for a project when he chose one fossil specimen out of others still lying around unexamined from a six-year-old dig.
But when Aaron van der Reest cracked the plaster shell protecting the 75-million-year-old specimen from southern Alberta, he got a lot more than that.
BOISE, Idaho ‚An effort spanning 31 states and 10 Canadian provinces is working to better understand the ecological role that bats play, and the threats they face from climate change, habitat loss and wind energy development.
SEATTLE Puget Sound’s endangered resident orcas have welcomed yet another new addition.
The Center for Whale Research in Friday Harbor confirmed on its Facebook page this weekend that a newborn orca designated as J53 was seen travelling Saturday in Haro Strait with a 38-year-old orca known as Princess Angeline.
LONDON The plague was spreading nearly 3,000 years before previously thought, scientists say after finding traces of the disease in the teeth of ancient people a discovery that could provide clues to how dangerous diseases evolve.
BUFFALO, N.Y.—Evander Kane and the Buffalo Sabres brought relentless pressure last night.
The payoff came just in time.
Kane tied it with 4:29 left with his first goal for Buffalo as the Sabres came back to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in a shootout.
“We felt we weren’t going to be shutout and we made that happen,” Kane noted.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—A white dwarf star in the constellation Virgo turns out to be a “death star” worthy of “Star Wars.”
Astronomers announced yesterday they have discovered a rocky object coming apart in a death spiral around this distant star.
They used NASA’s exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft to make the discovery, then followed up with ground observations.
SALT LAKE CITY—A strange pig-snouted turtle that lived alongside tyrannosaurs and duck-billed dinosaurs has been discovered in Utah.
The University of Utah announced the finding in a news release yesterday.
A team from the Natural History Museum of Utah discovered fossils of strange-looking turtle in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah.
SEATTLE Federal biologists flying a drone have taken thousands of rich images of endangered Puget Sound orcas showing the whales are in good condition this year and that several appear to be pregnant.