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Bering Strait Appeared Earlier than Believed

A land bridge between Alaska and Siberia flooded to make the Bering Strait 11,000 years ago, more than 1,000 years earlier than previously thought, researchers reported Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Big Grey Mouse First New Mammal Identified in Years

Wildlife experts believe they have found Europe's first new terrestrial mammal species in years on the island of Cyprus, and it's a humble mouse. >> Read the Full Article

Task Force Finds Puget Sound Needs Billions

It will take billions of dollars and targeted efforts to restore dwindling habitat and reduce pollution if Puget Sound's biggest problems are to be solved by 2020, a state task force said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Tainted Food Scares Prompting More Consumers to Turn to Local Growers, Farmers Markets

Baskets overflow with fresh greens. Tomatoes blush a deep red. The competition for customers' attention is fierce at the Heirloom Organics farm stand during the lunch-hour rush. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Spinach E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Cow Manure

Cattle manure from a ranch in California's Salinas Valley carries E. coli bacteria that match the strain that killed three Americans and sickened 200, U.S. health officials said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Group Warns Mountains Will Lose Ice Caps

Africa's two highest mountains _ Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya _ will lose their ice cover within 25 to 50 years if deforestation and industrial pollution are not stopped, environmentalists warned Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Democrats Challenge EPA Pesticide Rule

Three Democrats in Congress have added their names to a lawsuit seeking to end any pesticide testing on children by the Environmental Protection Agency. >> Read the Full Article

Madagascar Coral Reefs Damaged

A new survey of coral reefs along Madagascar's southwestern coast found massive damage from coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures, researchers said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Climate Change Inaction Will Cost Trillions

Failing to fight global warming now will cost trillions of dollars by the end of the century even without counting biodiversity loss or unpredictable events like the Gulf Stream shutting down, a study said on Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Big Bogs Spurred Ancient Global Warming

Massive peat bogs in Siberia and elsewhere may have helped spur global warming at the end of the last ice age some 12,000 years ago, scientists reported Thursday. >> Read the Full Article