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Beijing warns US over South China Sea dispute

Sky News Australia reports: Beijing has warned that it will ‘firmly oppose’ infringement of its sovereignty after indications Washington will soon send warships close to its artificial islands in the South China Sea. Tensions have mounted since China transformed reefs … Continue reading

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Flooding in Illinois Leads to Loss of Thousands of Acres of Crops

Wsiltv.com reports on crop loss due to flooding in parts of the US: “Heavy rains have plagued farmers across the midwest this year, leaving many scrambling to even get crops planted. Some southern Illinois farmers did manage to get all … Continue reading

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U.S. May Risk Conflict With China Over South China Sea

The Wall Street Journal reports on the potential for conflict between the US and China over China’s actions to assert its sovereignty in the South China Sea: After repeated and unheeded warnings to China to halt its massive reclamation works … Continue reading

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Study finds lamprey decline continues with loss of habitat in Oregon

Phys.org details a study carried out on the decline in lamprey numbers: A new study aimed at understanding habitat needs for Pacific lamprey in western Oregon found this once-abundant fish that is both ecologically and culturally significant prefers side channels … Continue reading

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White House partners with Amazon and others on climate change resilience

This recent article by the Guardian discusses actions being taken by the US government in concert with several companies to prepare for the effects of climate change: Along with its warning this week that delaying action on climate change would … Continue reading

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Eight ways climate change is making the world more dangerous

Natural disasters have become more frequent and costly since the 1970s, as this article from the Guardian illustrates: Forget the future. The world already is nearly five times as dangerous and disaster prone as it was in the 1970s, because … Continue reading

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