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Sep 23, 2016

Python hatchlings turn up for first time in Florida Keys

Burmese pythons that have decimated mammal populations in the Everglades are reproducing now in the Florida Keys, state wildlife officials said Thursday. Two hatchlings roughly 18 inches long were found in Key Largo in early August, and a third hatchling was found Aug. 23 ...

Bumble bee is proposed for U.S. endangered species status

Sep 22, 2016

Bumble bee is proposed for U.S. endangered species status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday proposed listing the rusty patched bumble bee, a prized but vanishing pollinator once widely found in the upper Midwest and Northeastern United States, for federal protection as an endangered species. One of several wild bee species ...

Highlights of the Paris Agreement on climate change

Sep 22, 2016

Highlights of the Paris Agreement on climate change

Thirty-one countries on Wednesday ratified a climate rescue pact concluded in Paris last December, bringing the hard-fought international treaty a step closer to taking legal effect. These are the key points in the Paris Agreement, which needs the official sanction of countries emitting 55 ...

United Nations pledges to fight drug-resistant superbugs

Sep 22, 2016

United Nations pledges to fight drug-resistant superbugs

United Nations member countries pledged for the first time on Wednesday to take steps to tackle the threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs in a coordinated effort to curb the spread of infections by pathogens that defy antimicrobial medicines. The pledge during the annual U.N. ...

Sep 22, 2016

Hundreds of scientists blast Trump's stance on climate

Nearly 400 global scientists have signed an open letter slamming Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for vowing to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, warning of dire consequences for the environment if he is elected. “A ‘Parexit’ would send a clear signal to the ...