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2 years 6 months ago

Peru investigates deaths of hundreds of dolphins

LIMA, Peru (AP) - Scientists and Peruvian officials are investigating a mass die-off of hundreds of dolphins along the South American country's coast. Officials have been studying possible factors in the dolphins' deaths including a virus or seismic oil exploration that is being carried out off northern Peru. Deputy Environment...

4 years 2 months ago

New microbe discovered eating Gulf oil spill

A newly discovered type of oil-eating microbe suddenly is flourishing in the Gulf of Mexico and gobbling up the BP spill at a much faster rate than expected, scientists reported Tuesday. Scientists discovered the new microbe while studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil spilled since...

4 years 5 months ago

Scientists try to predict gulf spill movement

Scientists are anxiously awaiting signals about where a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico may be heading next. And federal officials acknowledge the government could have been more aggressive in overseeing the drilling, while efforts to contain the spill are proving increasingly difficult. The House Transportation and...

4 years 5 months ago

Scientists find new species in New Guinea

Scientists are reporting the discovery of a host of new species, including a tiny frog nicknamed Pinocchio. An international team of researchers faced torrential rain, flooding and lots of mud as they conducted a biological survey in the Foja Mountains on the western side of the island of New...

4 years 8 months ago

Obesity linked to missing DNA

A new study finds some people who are severely obese are missing entire sections of their DNA. Researchers in London studied the genes of teens and adults who had learning disabilities and found they were all missing the same portion of DNA. They were also all obese. Researchers...

4 years 9 months ago

Scientists begin testing mussels for pollutants

California scientists hope studying 180 black mussels pried from algae-covered rocks in San Francisco Bay will provide clues into how many drugs and chemicals are polluting waters across the nation. Mussels filter water and store contaminants in their tissue, providing a record of pollution in the environment. The creatures are...

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