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Obama to create world's largest marine reserve

The White House says President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world’s largest marine protected area. Obama’s proclamation will quadruple in size a monument originally created by President George W. Bush in 2006. The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument will contain some 582,578 ...

Aug 27, 2016

Major study confirms health benefits of lean protein

Eating lean proteins such as nuts, chicken and fish reduces a person’s risk of dying compared to a diet high in red meats, eggs and dairy, according to a large study. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine ...

U.S. government seeks ban on swimming with Hawaii dolphins

Aug 26, 2016

U.S. government seeks ban on swimming with Hawaii dolphins

U.S. federal officials are seeking a ban on swimming with Hawaii’s spinner dolphins, saying the encounters popular with tourists are harming the sleeping habits of the nocturnal creatures. The proposal by the National Marine Fisheries Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ...

Jellyfish hit beaches around full moon, study says

Aug 26, 2016

Jellyfish hit beaches around full moon, study says

Swimmers wanting to avoid being stung by jellyfish may want to watch the night sky after Israeli researchers found a link between their arrival and the phases of the moon. The study found the lunar calendar is a key determinant of when jellyfish arrive ...

Aug 25, 2016

California legislature passes climate change bills

California lawmakers voted to extend the state’s climate change fighting efforts to 2030 on Wednesday, giving a new lease on life to the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction program in the country. The state Senate voted 25-13 in support of a bill that sets ...

Aug 25, 2016

Being overweight is linked to eight more kinds of cancer

Being overweight can raise the likelihood of being diagnosed with cancers of the stomach and digestive tract, as well as certain brain and reproductive tumors, international researchers said Wednesday. A report in the New England Journal of Medicine adds eight more kinds of cancer ...

Grandpa astronaut breaks U.S. space record

Aug 25, 2016

Grandpa astronaut breaks U.S. space record

American astronaut Jeff Williams, 58, broke his retired NASA colleague Scott Kelly’s record for the most cumulative days in space Wednesday, the U.S. space agency said. Williams, an accomplished spacewalker, surpassed Kelly’s record of 520 days on Aug. 24. By the time Williams returns ...