The Battle of Midway was a major turning point in World War II’s Pacific theatre. The remote atoll where thousands died is now a delicate sanctuary for millions of seabirds, and a new battle is pitting preservation of its vaunted military history against the protection of its wildlife.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The landscape is virtually treeless around a coastal hub town above Alaska’s Arctic Circle, where even summer temperatures are too cold for northern-growing forests to take root.
Amid these unforgiving conditions, a creative kind of farming is sprouting up in the largely Inupiat community of Kotzebue.
ASHEBORO, N.C. — The North Carolina Zoo have sent 400 Puerto Rican crested toad tadpoles to Puerto Rico to be released in the wild as part of the zoo’s increasing conservation efforts.
WASHINGTON — Federal meteorologists say Earth’s 16-month streak of record high temperatures is finally over.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says last month’s 60.6 degrees (15.9 Celsius) was merely the second hottest September on record for the globe. That’s slightly cooler than the September record set last year. But it was warmer than the 20th century average.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — One of NASA’s main delivery companies made a triumphant comeback seen up and down the East Coast on Monday night, launching its first space station shipment from Virginia since a rocket explosion two years ago.
NEW YORK — Why can tomatoes lose flavour in the fridge? A new study says it’s because some of their genes are chilling out. And that discovery might help scientists solve the problem.
PAICINES, Calif. — A California condor chick has hatched in the wild, survived and flown out of its nest at Pinnacles National Park for the first time since the 1890s, officials said Wednesday.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Researchers with the University of California, Santa Cruz say an elephant seal has set a record by swimming farther west than any other tracked elephant seal.
SAO PAULO — Brazilian scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of what they say is the largest dinosaur ever found in South America’s biggest country.
BOSTON — A privately funded great white shark research group has confirmed the waters off Long Island’s Montauk Point are a “nursery,” a first in the study of great whites in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, the organization and other leading scientists say.