The Great Barrier Reef are not to be dead

( CNN) There is a big difference between dead and dying. Outside Magazine published a somewhat tongue-in-cheek obituary for the Great Barrier Reef earlier the coming week, quoting its lifespan from 25 million BC-2 016. The article detailed the life of the reef, its active membership in the ecological community, its worldwide notoriety and the […]

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9 social good inventions that tackled global inequality this July

Image: BioTraps/ Furenexo/ Solar Impulse/ LIFE Big issues are best tackled with massive creativity and sometimes that imagination leads to world-changing innovation. From clothing that changes color to alert the wearer of nearby toxins to a boot that alerts health care workers if a baby stops exhaling, discoverers are putting their good ideas into motion. […]

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As the seas around them rise, fishermen deny climate change

Cameron, Louisiana( CNN) People live and die by the water in southern Louisiana. The water brings food, subsistences and cultural activities. But it also takes. Rising oceans have swallowed more than 1,800 miles of coastline in the last 78 years, according to the United States Geological Survey. That puts residents here at the forefront of […]

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Mysterious ‘sea pickles’ invade the west coast

( CNN) Dude! There’s something altogether tubular about the Western coast right now. The translucent — and tubular — creatures are actually called pyrosomes. They are appearing in unusually large numbers in western coastal waters from California to Alaska, posing serious problems for fisherman and puzzling scientists. “There’s been unusual things happening in the ocean, […]

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More questions than answers in slayings of Boston physicians

( CNN) Richard Field sent a friend a chilling text message, telling a gunman had entered his South Boston penthouse and asking that police be notified. “A plea for help, if you will, ” Suffolk Chief Trial Counsel John Pappas said. Later Friday night, police detected the authorities of Field, 49, and his 38 -year-old […]

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14 tons of cocaine displayed at San Diego pier

( CNN) The US. Coast Guard has handed 14 tons of seized cocaine over to the Drug Enforcement Agency. Almost half their carry came from the bust of a submarine-like boat. The medications, stacked on pallets, were unloaded by cranes on Thursday to the deck of a Coast Guard cutter docked at San Diego’s Broadway […]

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Fishing business owner to face scales of justice in alleged scheme

( CNN) Federal authorities apprehended the owner of one of the largest commercial fishing operations in the Northeast early Friday on charges that he illegally caught protected species of fish for years and sold them for “bags of cash.” Carlos Rafael, sometimes referred to as “The Codfather” for his prominence in commercial angling, accuses of […]

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