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Octopus dubbed Casper the friendly ghost could be new species

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

Small, ghostly-white octopus was found in the deep sea off Hawaii and has been likened to the beloved cartoon character.

 

Mysterious chimp behavior evidence of sacred rituals?

Originally Published by EarthSky

I trampled clumsily through the dense undergrowth, attempting in vain to go a full five minutes without getting snarled in the thorns that threatened my every move.

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February continues streak of record low Arctic sea ice extent

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360

Arctic sea ice was at a satellite-record low for the second month in a row. The first three weeks of February saw little ice growth, but extent rose during the last week of the month. Arctic sea ice typically reaches its maximum extent for the year in mid to late March.

Court upholds federal plan to protect vast polar bear habitat in Alaska

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

A federal government plan to protect a vast area of the US Arctic as habitat for polar bears has been upheld by an appeals court, overturning a previous victory by the state of Alaska and fossil fuel lobbyists against the designation.
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In Mexico, Fish Poachers Push Endangered Porpoises to Brink

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360

Scientists Find New Large Lizard Species on Remote Papua New Guinea Island

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360

Scientists have discovered the first new large lizard species in Papua New Guinea in over 20 years. The lizard was found on Mussau Island, one of the northernmost islands in country, by a team of Finnish and Australian researchers.
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Flood Damage Costs Will Rise Faster Than Sea Levels, Study Says

Originally Published by Inside Climate News

Communities facing rising sea levels are likely to see the cost of flood damage increase faster than water levels, concludes a new study.
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