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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: Invent your own device to battle invasive species

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Stunning fish who were once kept as pets are destroying Florida’s coral reef ecosystem. In this PBS NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn how scientists are using a new invention, a lionfish zapping robot, to combat this harmful invasive species. They will then create their own invention to ward off invasive species in their community or region. Continue reading

U.S. opioid crisis reaches historic proportions, CDC says

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In 2015, more than 30,000 people died from opioid overdoses, which caused almost two-thirds of all overdoses in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Continue reading

5 things to know about John Glenn: Astronaut, senator, American hero

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Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn died on Thursday, December 9, 2016. He was 95-years-old. Continue reading

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