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Our Amazing Planet

The air you breathe is precious, and the farther from Earth's surface you go, the less there is. But Earth's atmosphere extends farther into space than you might realize, affecting the orbits of spacecraft more than 200 miles high.

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AP

An earthquake struck Southern California Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The magnitude-5.9 quake was centered 28 miles south of Palm Springs, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It struck at 4:53 p.m. A Los A

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AP

New Orleans, which managed to escape the oil from the BP spill for more than 2 months, can't hide any longer. For the first time since the accident, oil from the ruptured well is seeping into Lake Pontchartrain, threatening another environmental disa

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AP

A leading Dutch environmental agency, taking the blame for one of the glaring errors that undermined the credibility of a seminal U.N. report on climate change, said Monday it has discovered more small mistakes and urged the panel to be more careful

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Reuters

"A nuclear explosion over the leak," a director at the Institute of Strategic Stability says nonchalantly. "I don't know what BP is waiting for, they are wasting their time. Only about 10 kilotons of nuclear explosion capacity and the problem is solv

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arclein

A report released Thursday noted high levels of cadmium, aluminum, chromium, lead, silver, mercury and titanium in tissue samples taken by dart gun from nearly 1,000 whales over five years.

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arclein

Titled Water, Climate Change, and Forests: Watershed Stewardship for a Changing Climate, the publication describes healthy, resilient watersheds as a primary strategy for sustaining ecosystems and the clean, abundant water they provide.

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arclein

The pair was released following permission granted by the Scottish Government on 10 June 2010, allowing additional beavers to replace or supplement family groups to work towards ensuring a core population of four breeding beaver pairs is established

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