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  • An odd lizard lives in huge numbers

    An odd lizard lives in huge numbers
    On the hottest day of the year, a chilly wind whips across the boat speeding south from Ventura. Cathy Schwemm, a veteran of such voyages, keeps her balance on the tilting deck as other spray-dampened passengers grab at railings and poles. -------------...
  • Whale-watching rivals spar over the spouts off Dana Point

    Whale-watching rivals spar over the spouts off Dana Point
    Captain Dave Anderson's face tightens as he peers toward the horizon through his binoculars. The Manute'a has been out at sea for nearly an hour, bouncing across the waters off Dana Point, and so far there's not a single whale to be seen. Clutching...
  • It's no surprise we can't find Flight 370

    It's no surprise we can't find Flight 370
    Jet aircraft are large, but not compared with the ocean. The weeks-long search for some physical sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is not something we should wonder at, considering the frontier nature of our blue planet. The 29% of our planet that is...
  • Malaysia plane: Search goes on in ocean's stirred 'teacup' of garbage

    Malaysia plane: Search goes on in ocean's stirred 'teacup' of garbage
    BEIJING — The search and rescue teams working off the west coast of Australia seeking the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 discovered what oceanographers have been warning: Even the most far-flung stretches of ocean are full of garbage. For...
  • Malaysia plane: Confronting searchers is an ocean full of garbage

    Malaysia plane: Confronting searchers is an ocean full of garbage
    BEIJING -- The search and rescue teams working off the west coast of Australia seeking the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 discovered what oceanographers have been warning: Even the most far-flung stretches of ocean are full of garbage. For the...
  • Chinese aircraft spots 3 objects in Malaysia plane search zone

    Chinese aircraft spots 3 objects in Malaysia plane search zone
    BEIJING — Stepping up its role in the hunt for the elusive Malaysia Airlines flight 370, China reported Saturday that one of its Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft Saturday reported seeing "three suspicious objects" in the south Indian Ocean that could be...
  • World Cup: Get your kicks in the jungles of Manaus, Brazil

     World Cup: Get your kicks in the jungles of Manaus, Brazil
    Manaus, 1,770 miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro, is smack in the middle of the Amazon jungle. The sweltering city won't win awards for architectural beauty or convenience, but the opportunities for exploring its raw natural surroundings and outstanding...
  • BP more than doubles estimate of oil spill in Lake Michigan

    BP more than doubles estimate of oil spill in Lake Michigan
    BP, the petroleum giant, has more than doubled its estimate of how much crude oil it spilled this week into Lake Michigan, a source of drinking water for some 7 million people in Chicago and its suburbs. On Monday, BP reported the spill into the lake...
  • Malaysia jet search: Plane was going fast, burning fuel, analysts say

    Malaysia jet search: Plane was going fast, burning fuel, analysts say
    PERTH, Australia¬† — The search area for the lost Malaysian jetliner moved 680 miles to the northeast¬† Friday, following a new analysis of radar data, and a plane quickly found objects that a ship set out to investigate. A New Zealand military...
  • Debris spotted from aircraft could be from missing Malaysian plane

    Debris spotted from aircraft could be from missing Malaysian plane
    BEIJING – Aircraft flying off the coast of Australia on Friday reported their first sightings of debris that could have come from the long-missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Although satellite imagery has captured possible debris, it was the...
  • Environmentalists wary about harm to birds from Texas oil spill

    Environmentalists wary about harm to birds from Texas oil spill
    Less than a week after an oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel, environmentalists say there has been limited damage to nearby bird sanctuaries, but it is to soon to know whether there will be long-term problems to wildlife.  More than 200 birds have...