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    Male Dolphins Seen Playing ‘Wingman’ to Help Each Other Find Mates

    Male Dolphins Seen Playing ‘Wingman’ to Help Each Other Find Mates

    Humans have long been thought to be distinct from other animals in our ability to form complex, multilevel alliances in order to reach shared goals.  However, new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Monday shows that male bottlenose dolphins do the same thing, and they do it for a very […]

    Birds Migrate Along Ancient Routes – See the Latest High-Tech Tools Scientists Use to Study Their Amazing Journeys

    Birds Migrate Along Ancient Routes – See the Latest High-Tech Tools Scientists Use to Study Their Amazing Journeys

    By Tom Langen Although it still feels like beach weather across much of North America, billions of birds have started taking wing for one of nature’s great spectacles: fall migration. Birds fly south from the northern U.S. and Canada to wintering grounds in the southern U.S., Caribbean and Latin America, sometimes covering thousands of miles. […]

    Is Wood the Climate-Friendly Urban Building Material of the Future?

    Is Wood the Climate-Friendly Urban Building Material of the Future?

    One of the challenges urban planners face as they attempt to fashion climate-friendly cities is how to construct new buildings. Common materials steel and cement are notoriously difficult to decarbonize, yet the number of people living in cities could increase to 80 percent of the total population by 2100, potentially requiring more new construction between […]

    EPA Proposes Regulating Two Common ‘Forever Chemicals’ Under Superfund Law

    EPA Proposes Regulating Two Common ‘Forever Chemicals’ Under Superfund Law

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a major step on Friday towards regulating the toxic substances known as “forever chemicals” for their tendency to persist in the environment and the human body.  The agency announced a proposal to list two of the most common per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances under the […]

    History of Manatees Across World’s Oceans Tracked by New Research

    History of Manatees Across World’s Oceans Tracked by New Research

    Manatees, large herbivores that grace the world’s coastal marine waters, estuaries, rivers, swamps and marine wetlands, are gentle creatures often referred to as “sea cows.” Their enormous size — an average manatee is ten feet long and weighs 1,200 pounds — might remind you of their closest relative, the elephant. According to Ocean Today, manatees […]