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  • 200 species new to science are found in Papua New Guinea

     
    A thumbnail-sized frog with a long snout, a brilliant green katydid with bright pink eyes and a mouse with a white-tipped tail are among 200 species scientists have discovered in Papua New Guinea. The findings were unveiled this week by......
  • Pea-sized frog? Yes, that's a pea-sized frog scientists have discovered in Borneo

     
    Scientists have discovered a frog the size of a pea, the smallest found in Asia, Africa or Europe, on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo. Adult males of the new micro-species range in size from 10.6 and 12.8 millimeters and......
  • Southern California and the world

    Southern California and the world
    Noone can deny the educational value of travel, which is why study abroad programs have gotten so popular in colleges and universities around the country. California schools offer myriad study abroad programs that send students headlong into other...
  • Oily waters, soiled beaches weigh on gulf town

    Oily waters, soiled beaches weigh on gulf town
    Two weeks after crews wrestled temporary control of the geyser of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, BP as early as Monday could begin the first step in a weeks-long process to permanently jam the blown-out well. But here in this fisherman's paradise,...
  • Gulf oil spill: Obama names investigation panel

     
    President Obama named five panelists to a commission tasked with finding ways to avoid a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 men and started the nation's worst oil spill. They will be led by a former Florida......
  • U.N. report warns about the importance of biological diversity protection measures

     
    Far too many of the world's plants and animals -- and the wild places that support them -- are at risk of collapse, a U.N. report (PDF) finds, despite a global goal set in 2002 for major improvement by this......
  • In the long run, all that ash can be a good thing

    In the long run, all that ash can be a good thing
    Volcano ash can wreck jet engines, poison freshwater lakes and damage lungs. But it helps fertilize oceans, volcano researchers and marine chemists say. "The ocean is gonna be happier" because of the Iceland eruption, said Ken Johnson, senior scientist...
  • Fish & Wildlife Service set to decide whether Wyoming pocket gopher is an endangered species

     
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Environmentalists and Wyoming's gas industry are waiting to find out whether a palm-size burrowing rodent that carries food in the fur-lined pouches of its cheeks will be federally protected. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to....
  • Mindo, Ecuador's cloud-forested wonderland

    Mindo, Ecuador's cloud-forested wonderland
    I've often fantasized about retracing the steps of such naturalists as Charles Darwin, Alexander von Humboldt and William Bartram, who saw exotic places and recorded, in detail, the plants and animals they described so vividly on their expeditions. -----...
  • George Shor Jr. dies at 86; Scripps geophysicist studied the ocean floor

    George G. Shor Jr., the Scripps geophysicist whose study of the ocean floor helped lay the foundation for the theory of tectonic plates and continental drift, died July 3 at his home in La Jolla from complications following a series of strokes. He was 86....
  • Ellen Revelle dies at 98; Scripps descendant and UC San Diego benefactor

    Ellen Revelle dies at 98; Scripps descendant and UC San Diego benefactor
    Ellen Revelle, a philanthropist and descendant of the Scripps publishing family who helped her oceanographer husband establish UC San Diego, has died. She was 98. Revelle died Wednesday at UC San Diego's Thornton Hospital in La Jolla after a stroke,...