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Stronger U.S. Protections Sought for Canada Lynx

Conservationists filed a lawsuit on Monday demanding that the Obama administration give greater protection to the Canada lynx, a type of rare wild cat that roams mountainous areas across the northern United States and the Rocky Mountains...

November 17, 2014
India says “no” to coal plant after inadequate environmental impact assessment

India Nixes Coal Plant Following Inadequate Environmental Impact Assessment

A panel of judges has struck down the environmental clearance for a proposed 3.6 GW coal-fired power plant in Tamil Nadu, India. The decision by the National Green Tribunal responded to an appeal by local villagers who cited concerns about water and air pollution in this already polluted area...

November 17, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott

Next Wave of U.S. Supercomputers Could Break Up Race for Fastest

National Labs are now collaborating, not competing, to make the fastest supercomputers, which should enable new types of science to model everything from climate change to materials science to nuclear-weapons performance...

November 17, 2014 — Alexandra Witze and Nature magazine
Book Review: Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps

Book Review: Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps

One of the most spectacular and visually fascinating Tet Zoo-related books of recent-ish months is Chet Van Duzer's Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps, published in 2013 by the British Library...

November 16, 2014 — Darren Naish

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle is a Glamour Woman of the Year

Her Deepness. The Sturgeon General. And now: Glamour Girl. On Monday night, renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle earned a new moniker when she joined eight others in receiving a 2014 Glamour Woman of the Year Award at a celebrity-packed Carnegie Hall...

November 14, 2014 — Maia Weinstock
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