Science

How does mountaintop mining impact the Appalachian landscape?

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Underground coal mining has all but disappeared in West Virginia after 200 years of nonstop mining, replaced instead by surface mining that drastically changes the landscape. Continue reading

Defending scientific facts from political attack takes center stage on Earth Day

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More than 500 “March for Science” demonstrations took place around the U.S. and the world on Saturday in response to those who challenge widely-accepted scientific evidence and consensus. Continue reading

Scientists try to understand disease killing millions of U.S. bats

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West coast scientists are studying a deadly bat disease called white-nose syndrome after it spread to Washington state from the Northeast last year where it has killed more than 5.5 million bats since 2006. Continue reading

Submarine dives deep to study endangered coral reefs

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The new, privately-funded Nekton project explores and records deep sea life in Bermuda to shed light on the dangers facing coral reefs. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Killer robots battle invasive species

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Stunning fish who were once kept as pets are destroying Florida’s coral reef ecosystem. In this lesson plan, students will learn how scientists are using…read more

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