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Ian Kennedy watches daughter's birth on FaceTime, then pitches in Padres' win

Ian Kennedy watching the birth of his daughter through FaceTime from the other side of the country probably wasn't in the couple's birth plan. It's also safe to say pitching the same day wasn't either.

Early Life Starvation Leads To Epigenetic Changes That Are Passed Down For Generations, Research On Worms Finds

Early life starvation can lead to epigenetic changes that persist for multiple generations, according to a new research from Duke University. To be more specific — third-generation nematode worms still show signs of having survived famine. Show More Summary

Plants Use Signals Previously Only Thought To Be Associated With Animals When Stressed, Research Finds

Even though plants don’t possess a nervous system they use signals previously assumed to only be associated with animals when exposed to stress, new research from the University of Adelaide has found. While the machinery may be different,...Show More Summary

Brown Dwarfs Feature Powerful Auroras Like Planets

In a finding that shows that brown dwarfs, often referred to as failed stars, have more in common with regular planets than might otherwise be expected, researchers have found that brown dwarfs are home to powerful auroral phenomena near their poles. Show More Summary

Stellar Orbits In Milky Way Change Dramatically, Research Finds

Stellar orbits within the Milky Way can change considerably over time, according to new research published in The Astrophysical Journal. The new work shows — via the use of map created via the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) — that roughly...Show More Summary

Killing of Cecil pressures United States to protect African lion

(Reuters) - The killing of Cecil the lion by a U.S. hunter in Zimbabwe has turned up the pressure on Washington to extend legal protection to the African lion by declaring it an endangered species, but some hunting advocates said that would lead to more regulations that could ultimately harm the big cats.

California governor declares state of emergency over raging wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's governor declared a state of emergency on Friday as a string of wildfires raged across the state and a firefighter was killed battling a blaze in drought-parched forest, officials said.

One of the brothers in the hit documentary “The Wolfpack” gives a damn about the environment

Naryana Angulo spent practically his entire childhood locked in an apartment. Now he's an environmental activist.

Infection sends Justin Turner to DL

Third baseman Justin Turner was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, opening one of the spots on the Dodgers roster needed for the players who were acquired the previous day in a three-way trade with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins.

Brazil’s resettlement of farmers has driven Amazon deforestation

More than a million people have been given land in the Amazon area since the 1970s, causing 13.5 per cent of all deforestation there

Calais migrant chaos is a taste of what a warmer world may bring

The disruption at the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France is one of many migration crises which a warmer world will worsen, says Michael Le Page

The Waste Biz: Consumer Education Key To Raising Recycling Rate

Can an ongoing program of consumer education on the importance & benefits of recycling increase rates? At least one expert thinks it's key The post The Waste Biz: Consumer Education Key To Raising Recycling Rate appeared first on Sustainablog.

Threat to Tiny Golden-Cheeked Warbler Is Disputed in Texas

A showdown over a songbird’s status is part of a continuing national dialogue about the Endangered Species Act.

Fight to save Indonesia's jungle corridors key for endangered orangutan

CAMP LEAKEY, Borneo, Indonesia (Reuters) - The bushes shook violently and the female orangutan froze. Her baby clutched her tightly before the two quickly disappeared into the Borneo undergrowth. As the bushes parted, a broad-shouldered male orangutan strutted to the feeding platform.

Tribal Alaskans light on walrus meat getting tons of halibut

JUNEAU, Alaska (Reuters) - About 10,000 pounds (4.5 tonnes) of frozen halibut is being sent as food aid to four rural tribal Alaskan communities beset by a lean walrus hunting season caused by climate shifts, a representative for a group coordinating the distribution said.

U.S. nuclear operators try to save plants with carbon emission rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. nuclear industry has made a last-minute push to urge the Obama administration to protect the country's 100 nuclear units in its forthcoming carbon rule and prevent the early retirement of several plan...

Aid rushed to Myanmar flood victims, as more heavy rains forecast

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Authorities and relief workers in flood-hit Myanmar are rushing to provide aid to thousands of people after weeks of heavy rains that have killed at least 21 people this month, aid agencies sai...

Growing California wildfire destroys homes, forces hundreds to flee

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A rapidly growing wildfire burned largely unchecked in Northern California's ranch country on Friday after destroying three homes and forcing hundreds of people to flee.

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