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At Doha Climate Talks, Modest Results At Best

Diplomats in Doha, Qatar, are working late into the night to hammer out a deal in the 18th round of U.N. climate talks. Expectations are low as the talks are part of a multiyear process to make a transition from the fading Kyoto climate treaty to something that engages all nations of the world.
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Oceans Rising At Higher Rate Than Expected

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration claims oceans are rising at a much higher rate than scientists previously thought.

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Unlocking A Frozen Lake's Bacterial Secrets

What does life truly need to survive? Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Alison Murray and colleagues describe a community of unusual bacteria that survive under 20 meters of ice in the dark, salty, sub-freezing waters of Lake Vida, Antarctica.
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Blue Whale Barrel Roll Caught On Camera

Reporting in the journal Biology Letters, Jeremy Goldbogen and colleagues say blue whales perform underwater acrobatics when they're eating: they rotate 360 degrees while they gulp krill. Reaching 90 feet in length, blue whales are the largest animals on the planet. Goldbogen is studying their dining habits to understand what fuels their growth.
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Pennsylvania Falls Short On Chesapeake Cleanup Pact, Report Finds

Pennsylvania is moving in the wrong direction when it comes to reducing pollution from large-scale industrial and municipal sources, according to a new report from an environmental watchdog group.

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World Bank Issues Alarming Climate Report

Countries attending U.N. climate talks were not able to come up with any major agreements on reducing carbon emissions and slowing global warming. This comes after the World Bank issued a report predicting global temperatures could rise by 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century — possibly sooner if current promises to curb emission are not kept. Renee Montagne talks about this with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

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