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This Rare White Possum Could Soon Be a Ghostly Memory

A ghost lives in the Daintree Rainforest in northeastern Queensland, Australia. There, on a single mountain range located 1,100 meters above sea level, scientists have recently found what may be the last few white lemuroid ringtail possums (Hemibelideus lemuroides), a species that was all but wiped out by a heat wave in 2005...

September 16, 2014 — John R. Platt
Study of Eastern U.S. Shows Wind Energy Could Stabilize the Grid

Study of Eastern U.S. Shows Wind Energy Could Stabilize the Grid

Last month, General Electric (GE) consulting presented the results of a U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) sponsored study testing if wind turbines can be controlled to manage the stability of the electric grid...

September 16, 2014 — Robert Fares

Balkans Hit by Fresh Flooding; 3 Dead

One person died in Serbia and authorities scrambled to evacuate hundreds of others from villages threatened by rising rivers, officials said on Tuesday, in scenes recalling the devastating May flooding that killed dozens...

September 16, 2014

Washington State Enduring Record Wildfire Season

The wildfire season in Washington state has been one of the most destructive on record, charring 550 square miles of wilderness and destroying hundreds of homes and structures, the state Department of Natural Resources said on Thursday...

September 11, 2014
U.S. petroleum exports rise while East Coast continues to import

U.S. Petroleum Exports Continue to Rise

Petroleum product exports are on track for another banner year, with total exports climbing to a 3.7 million barrels per day (bbpd) average for 2014 from just under 3.5 million bbpd in 2013. However, on the East Coast, imports for some fuels increased by almost 50% in the first half of 2014...

September 11, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
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