How the 1% are preparing for the apocalypse.

The threat of global annihilation may feel as present as it did during the Cold War, but today's high-security shelters could not be more different from their 20th-century counterparts.

Say "doomsday bunker" and most people would imagine a concrete room filled with cots and canned goods.

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Worrying new research finds that the ocean is cutting through a key Antarctic ice shelf.

A new scientific study published Tuesday has found that warm ocean water is carving an enormous channel into the underside of one of the key floating ice shelves of West Antarctica, the most vulnerable sector of the enormous ice continent.

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Human success at the expense of other species is “a pretty awful legacy.”

By David Roberts@drvox

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Industry seeks legal cover with replacement rule.

As the Trump administration mulls whether to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, its legal foes are already plotting creative courtroom challenges against U.S. EPA and directly against utilities.

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Beyond biodiversity: A new way of looking at how species interconnect.

In 1966, an ecologist at the University of Washington named Robert Paine removed all the ochre starfish from a short stretch of Pacific shoreline on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. The absence of the predator had a dramatic effect on its ecosystem. In less than a year, a diverse tidal environment collapsed into a monoculture of mussels because the starfish was no longer around to eat them.

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Fall armyworm arrives in Africa on the heels of climate change.

Tobias Okwara is a farmer in Kayoro Parish in southeastern Uganda. In the midst of a long drought that began in May 2016, he and his neighbors got together to discuss what to do. Food was becoming scarce, and they hoped to recover quickly once the rains started again. They decided they would pool their meagre resources and plant a large communal field of maize. By spring 2017, the rains had finally returned, and their maize was thriving.

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Why Southern Nevada is fighting to build a 250-mile water pipeline.

Why Southern Nevada Is Fighting to Build a 250-Mile Water Pipeline

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Another victim of Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico's treasured rainforest.

Another Victim of Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico’s Treasured Rainforest

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These dogs are helping to solve environmental problems.

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Anthrax may have killed 100 hippos in Namibia.

It's a shocking image.

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Little owl sparks a large ESA flap.

The cactus ferruginous pygmy-owls that inhabit Arizona are sticking the Fish and Wildlife Service with a pretty big problem.

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Weed killer for breakfast.

For many people, a toasted bagel topped with honey might sound like a healthy breakfast choice. Others might prefer a bowl of oatmeal or cornflakes or a hot plate of scrambled eggs. Few would likely welcome a dose of weed killer that has been linked to cancer in their morning meal.

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Toxics

Peregrine falcons slow to return to Appalachia.

Able to dive after avian prey at a shrieking 200 miles per hour, the peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on Earth. Yet the return of the peregrine to its historic habitat in the western Chesapeake region has been anything but speedy.

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Texas company seeks to renew permit to look for Big Cypress oil.

By Eric Staats, eric.staats@naplesnews.com; 239-263-4780

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Toxics

AP govt seeks legitimizing cultivation of herbicide-tolerant GM cotton.

In a move that seeks to legitimise the cultivation of Roundup Ready Flex or Glycel BT hybrid cotton (BG II RRF), Andhra Pradesh government has set up a panel to study the efficacy of the seed in the fields based on a representation from local farmers.

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