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A Clear And Present Danger: How Glass Kills Birds

Modern architecture loves glass. But glass also kills tens of millions of birds every year when they collide with windows. Now, researchers are trying to learn what birds can see, in an attempt to build better, more bird-friendly buildings.
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Growing Pains: Nations Balance Growth, Power Needs

India's massive power outage last week points to a major problem for developing nations: supply is struggling to keep up with the growing demand — an imbalance that can affect the reliability of electric grids. Grid catastrophes are rare, but blackouts can be an everyday feature of life.
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Drought Warning Issued For Most Of Eastern Shore

Lower than usual levels of rainfall have prompted the Maryland Department of the Environment to issue a drought warning for much of the Eastern Shore.

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Are Recent Heat Waves A Result Of Climate Change?

It's been an unusually hot couple of years in many parts of the U.S., and climate scientists say the piercing heat goes far beyond normal variations in temperature.
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No Space, Mate: Koalas' Habitat Under Threat

It's estimated that about 100,000 koalas remain in the wild as urbanization envelops their habitats along the Australian east coast. Although Australia recently put the marsupial as "vulnerable" on its endangered species list, advocates say the status doesn't give the animals maximum protection.

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