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  • Dying Lake Urmia reflects a broader problem in Iran

    Dying Lake Urmia reflects a broader problem in Iran
    LAKE URMIA, Iran — An eerie and forlorn tableau greets visitors to the arid shores of this once-vast lake in Iran's far northwest. Rusting ships sit wedged in deep black mud. Stray dogs nibble on rotting planks from long-discarded beach chairs and derelict bungalows.
  • Toxins released by oil spills send fish hearts into cardiac arrest

    Toxins released by oil spills send fish hearts into cardiac arrest
    Scientists have cracked a cellular biology mystery underlying a harmful effect oil spills have on fish: irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest. In studying the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on bluefin tuna spawning in the...

    Decline of Earth's top carnivore species damages broader ecosystems

    Decline of Earth's top carnivore species damages broader ecosystems
    Three quarters of the species of top carnivores – lions, wolves, polar bears among them – are steadily declining worldwide, creating a cascade of negative effects that may threaten the planet’s top predator, man, according to a panel...

    North Dakota blast prompts review of oil train safety

    North Dakota blast prompts review of oil train safety
    A federal safety alert Thursday warned that crude oil flowing out of new fields in North Dakota may be more flammable than expected, a caution that comes several days after a train carrying about 3.5 million gallons of the same oil crashed in the state...

    Judge deals major blow to Hollywood growth plan

    Judge deals major blow to Hollywood growth plan
    A judge has dealt a major blow to Los Angeles' efforts to spur larger development in parts of Hollywood, calling a new zoning plan for the area "fatally flawed" and saying that the document should be repealed. In a tentative 41-page ruling issued...