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Arctic permafrost now melting at levels not expected until 2090

Permafrost has begun thawing in the Canadian Arctic more than 70 years early because of climate change, according to new research. A “series of anomalously warm summers” has dramatically accelerated melting rates at three sites despite average annual ground temperatures remaining low. Ponds and hillocks have formed as a result. It had been thought that the permafrost […]

Video: Curious Bear launches at car

Here’s why experts advise keeping your distance from wildlife. Footage from Irkutsk in Russia’s Siberia region captured earlier this month shows how quickly a slow-moving and curious bear can turn into a threat. Good thing the windows were closed. In the United States, bears in many areas have come to associate […]

France Becomes The First Country to Ban All Five Pesticides Linked to Bee Deaths

France has now set the benchmark in the global effort to save the bees and prevent “ecological Armageddon.” The country banned all 5 of the neonicotinoid pesticides that researchers are blaming for collapsing bee populations. The move follows the European Union’s ban of  the three worst offenders — clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam — in crop […]