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Mysterious Flying Squirrel Could Get Endangered Species Protection

The squirrels gliding amid the mountains east of Los Angeles have been, for the most part, flying under the scientific radar. There has never been a single scientific paper published specifically about the San Bernardino flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus californicus), even though hundreds of papers about squirrels in general are published every year...

September 24, 2014 — John R. Platt

Lyme Disease Surges North

One of the clearest signs of health risks in a warming world has emerged in one of the world’s most advanced economies, as Canada belatedly struggles to cope with Lyme disease's migration in North America...

September 24, 2014 — Marianne Lavelle and The Daily Climate
Researchers produce propane using E.coli bacteria

Researchers Produce Propane Using E. Coli Bacteria

A team of scientists has transformed E.coli bacteria into a propane factory. In their Nature magazine article, researchers from the University of Turku (Finland) and Imperial College (United Kingdom) described a new metabolic pathway for producing propane from Escherichia coli (E.coli)...

September 24, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott

Climate Summit Opening Remarks Reflect Urgency

Speakers including U.N. Secretary General, Vice President Al Gore, and IPCC head R.K. Pachauri spoke of the economic impact of climate change and the need for political action

September 23, 2014 — Brian Kahn, John Upton and Climate Central

U.N. Puts Spotlight on Climate Change Today

With crises from Islamic State to Ebola competing for attention, the United Nations on Tuesday will zero in on climate change, giving leaders from 125 countries a platform to explain how they plan to address the issue...

September 23, 2014
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