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Burlington is first U.S. city to hit 100 percent renewable energy

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Vermont’s largest city just became the first in the U.S. to use 100 percent renewable energy, in a move that they say could serve as a model for the rest of the country. Continue reading

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Lolita the Killer Whale is seen between shows at the Miami Seaquarium

Should Miami aquarium release ‘world’s loneliest orca’?

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Lolita, an orca at the Miami Seaquarium, was captured off the coast of Washington in 1970 and has lived in captivity ever since. Continue reading

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Great Elephant Census underway in Africa

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Conservationists are racing to count all of Africa’s elephants in the continent’s remotest corners as their numbers dwindle. Continue reading

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Monarch butterflies could make Endangered Species list

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Deforestation in Mexico, where butterflies migrate during the winter, has contributed to their decline as well as the use of pesticides on U.S. farms. Continue reading

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Drones help Peruvian archaeologists preserve ancient sites

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Scientists are finding a new use for drones for research and conservation at Peru’s most important historical sites. Continue reading

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