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Fanged Sea Dragon Fossil Shows Life After ‘Great Dying’

Photo: Mao Hong/Mao Hong/Imagine China

Fanged Sea Dragon Fossil Shows Life After ‘Great Dying’

Source: CBS News/Michael Casey - November 28, 2014

The discovery of a gigantic fanged sea dragon, which hunted the oceans in southwestern China around 247 million years ago, is a sign that global more…

Pipefish Photo Prompts International Search

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Pipefish Photo Prompts International Search

Source: ABC AU/Damien Larkins - November 27, 2014

A photo of a pipefish taken on the Gold Coast has lured international experts who think it may be an undiscovered species.
The pipefish was more…

Record Drought Reveals Stunning Beauty Along Colorado River

Photo: Vincent Laforet/National Geographic

Record Drought Reveals Stunning Beauty Along Colorado River

Source: National Geographic/Jonathan Waterman - November 26, 2014

LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) more…

Sao Paulo’s Water Problem

Photo: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Sao Paulo’s Water Problem

Source: Thomson Reuters/Kevin Allison and Antony Currie - November 25, 2014

CHICAGO/NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters Breakingviews) - One of the world's biggest cities is running out of water. Sao Paulo, a city of 20 million more…

California Thieves Now Steal Water

Photo: Marcus Mahan/ABC12

California Thieves Now Steal Water

Source: Al Jazeera/Haya El Nasser - November 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Something rare quickly becomes valuable. So it should come as no surprise that the latest target of thieves in a state suffering more…

Trash on Lake Champlain’s Shores

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Trash on Lake Champlain’s Shores

Source: VTDigger/John Herrick - November 21, 2014

BURLINGTON — Rachael Miller walked along Burlington’s North Beach scouting for pieces of trash. With her hands chilled by the early winter cold, she picked up more…

Ocean Acidification Tops List of Important Stories Missed by Mainstream Media

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Ocean Acidification Tops List of Important Stories Missed by Mainstream Media

Source: Monterey County Weekly/Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez - November 20, 2014

1. Our oceans are acidifying – even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet.
As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, more…

Highest Global Mean Sea Surface Temperatures Ever Recorded

Source: NOAA NCDC

Highest Global Mean Sea Surface Temperatures Ever Recorded

Source: Chinook Observer/Staff Report - November 18, 2014

PACIFIC OCEAN — This summer saw the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded since systematic measuring started, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers more…

Pacific Bluefin Tuna, American Eel Listed by IUCN

Photo: Randy Wilder/Monterey Bay Aquarium

Pacific Bluefin Tuna, American Eel Listed by IUCN

Source: The Japan Times/KYODO, AFP-JIJI - November 18, 2014

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has added Pacific bluefin tuna and American eel to its new list of species at risk of extinction.

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Water Depletion

Source: Famiglietti et al, 2014

Water Depletion

Source: CBSNews/Lesley Stahl - November 17, 2014

The following is a script of "Water" which aired on Nov. 16, 2014. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Shari Finkelstein and Jennie Held, producers.

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