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Yellowstone Grizzly To Be Removed From Endangered Species List

WASHINGTON — More than four decades after being listed as endangered, grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park have recovered to the point that they no longer require protection under the Endangered Species Act, authorities said Thursday. The current Yellowstone grizzly population is estimated at 700 individuals, up from as few as 136 bears…

Kepler Mission Has Released Its Catalogue Of Exoplanets, But What Have We Learnt About These Worlds?

Elizabeth Tasker, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) On Monday June 19, NASA held a media briefing to announce the completed catalogue of exoplanets from the Kepler Mission. The catalogue lists 4,034 exoplanet discoveries, including 219 new finds. Ten of these new worlds are close in size to the Earth and reside within their star’s habitable…

Rick Perry Gets Schooled On Climate Change

WASHINGTON — A meteorological research group gave Energy Secretary Rick Perry a free lesson about the well-established scientific findings on climate change, just two days after the Trump Cabinet member denied that carbon dioxide is driving the global crisis. In a Wednesday letter to Perry, Keith L. Seitter, executive director of the American Meteorological Society,…