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  • In Pictures Climate change and animals

    A baby whitecoat harp seal is pictured after being washed up on the shore of Prince Edward Island, Canada, in this undated photo released on March 25. Scientists say that climate change has caused a retreat of sea ice, thereby reducing the areas where seals can rest between feeding on fish and mussels.

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  • Conservationists reject polar bear trade ban

    A proposal to ban the international trade of polar bear parts was rejected at a Bangkok gathering of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species after being opposed by Canada, Greenland, and Norway.

  • Arctic warming could spur regrowth of ancient fossil forest

    The paleo-scene won't sprout up overnight, of course, said Alexandre Guertin-Pasquier of the University of Montreal, who will present his research at the Canadian Paleontology Conference in Toronto this week.

  • Ice caps not shrinking as much as once thought, new data show

    Mountain glaciers and ice caps around the globe collectively lost 148 billion tons of ice a year, according to new satellite measurements. The rate is 30 percent lower than scientists thought.

  • Massive volcanic eruptions caused Little Ice Age, froze the Thames

    The research, which looked at chemical clues preserved in Arctic vegetation as well as other data, also pinpointed the start of the Little Ice Age to the end of the 13th century.

  • Verbal Energy The Walloons and their branding woes

    As Belgium, the heart of postwar European unity, struggles with some national unity problems of its own, one side goes into the game with a less than persuasive brand name.

  • Nine places on Earth that mimic Mars terrain

    Nine places on Earth that mimic Mars terrain

    Scientists say that Mars went through three ages, and the first age may have been habitable for life as we know it. Each stage on Mars can be found at nine different locations around the planet Earth today.

  • In Pictures Climate change and animals

    A baby whitecoat harp seal is pictured after being washed up on the shore of Prince Edward Island, Canada, in this undated photo released on March 25. Scientists say that climate change has caused a retreat of sea ice, thereby reducing the areas where seals can rest between feeding on fish and mussels.

  • Temperatures hit record highs globally. El Nino or global warming?

    Temperatures hit record highs globally. El Nino or global warming?

    The first half of 2010 was the hottest six-month period recorded globally with temperatures around the globe 2 to 3 degrees Fahrenheit above averages.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/02

    This image courtesy of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) shows an artist's impression of an active galaxy that has jets. The central engine is thought to be a supermassive black hole surrounded by an accretion disc and enshrouded in a thick doughnut-shaped structure of gas and dust, which astronomers call a "torus". The torus of dust and gas can be seen orbiting a flatter disc of swirling gas. In the center, the supermassive black hole is surrounded by a flat accretion disc of rapidly orbiting material. The jets are emitted at right angles from the plane of the disc.

  • At least another week of 'upside-down winter' in US

    At least another week of 'upside-down winter' in US

    Another winter storm is moving across the US Monday, but forecasters hope the worst of the season's storms will be over by the end of next week.