Poop Scoop: Satellite Images Reveal Antarctic Penguin Haunts

BERLIN — British scientists say there are more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica than previously thought based on evidence of bird droppings spotted from space. A study published Wednesday by scientists at the British Antarctic Survey counted 61 empero...
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Global Carbon Pollution Continues to Rise, but More Slowly

WASHINGTON — The world continues to increase the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide it pumps into the air, but it’s not rising as fast as in the previous couple years. “Emissions grew more slowly than last year but we still set a global record. It’s har...
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Scientists Discover Big Storms Can Create ‘Stormquakes’

WASHINGTON — Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they're calling them "stormquakes." "This is the last thing you need to worry about." — Wenyuan Fan, a Florida State University seismologist The ...
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Scientists Monitoring New Marine Heat Wave off West Coast

SEATTLE — Federal scientists said Thursday they are monitoring a new ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast, a development that could badly disrupt marine life including salmon, whales and sea lions. "Given the magnitude of what we saw last time, we want t...