'Murder hornet': First nest found in US eradicated with vacuum hose

The Asian giant hornets can wipe out a colony of honeybees in hours.

bbcnews
Oct. 25, 2020 ~2 min

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US West Coast fires: Is Trump right to blame forest management?

Is poor management of forests to blame for deadly fires in the United States?

bbcnews
Oct. 14, 2020 ~7 min

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Wildfires can leave toxic drinking water behind – here's how to protect the public

Two environmental engineers say governments need to do more to protect people from possible water contamination after wildfires.

Caitlin R. Proctor, Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellow, Purdue University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~9 min

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Climate change and forest management have both fueled today's epic Western wildfires

Debating whether climate change or forest management has caused the devastating wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon is a false choice.

Steven C. Beda, Assistant Professor of History, University of Oregon • conversation
Sept. 16, 2020 ~10 min

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Coping with Western wildfires: 5 essential reads

How climate change and other human actions have combined to create conditions for explosive wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington state.

Jennifer Weeks, Environment + Energy Editor, The Conversation • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~6 min

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Tahlequah: Killer whale who carried dead calf for days is pregnant

Tahlequah captured the world's attention when spotted carrying her dead calf for 17 days.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 28, 2020 ~3 min

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Mary Jackson: Nasa to name HQ after first black female engineer

Mary Jackson was among the African-American women whose story was told in the film Hidden Figures.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 25, 2020 ~2 min

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Tomanowos, the meteorite that survived mega-floods and human folly

Tomanowos, aka the Willamette Meteorite, may be the world's most interesting rock. Its story includes catastrophic ice age floods, theft of Native American cultural heritage and plenty of human folly.

Daniel Garcia-Castellanos, Earth scientist, Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera (ICTJA - CSIC) • conversation
April 24, 2020 ~8 min

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Hidden Figures: Nasa renames street after black female mathematicians

Hidden Figures Way is named after the African-American women featured in the Oscar-nominated film.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 13, 2019 ~2 min

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Washington becomes first US state to legalise human composting

Under the new law, people can choose to have their body turned into soil after their death.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 21, 2019 ~2 min

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