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Russia border dispute: Woolly mammoth is American, not Siberian

What a long, strange evolutionary trip. The last of the woolly mammoths had North American, not Asian roots, new science suggests.

Many scientists thought the woolly mammoths -- relatives of the elephant -- represented one large population that spanned the Bering Land Bridge between present-day Alaska and Siberia...

September 4, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Obama and McCain on science: Where do they stand?

Newly minted Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has made clear she's open to teaching creationism in public school science classes and to oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)...

September 4, 2008 — Jordan Lite

A new iPod on the horizon? Rock on

Is a new Apple music player -- or players -- on the way? The buzz around the company's cryptic invitations to a "Let's Rock" event is that it's about to unveil a new iPod, or possibly an upgrade of the entire product line...

September 3, 2008 — Jordan Lite

EPA scraps Yazoo River pumps project, environmentalists cheer

In a victory for environmentalists, federal environmental regulators have nixed a flood-control project they determined would threaten wildlife.

The move – which puts the kibosh on the proposed Yazoo Pumps Project to reduce flooding between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers – is only the 12th time the Environmental Protection Agency has used its authority to scrap a project under the Clean Water Act...

September 3, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Is China's pollution a problem for the U.S.?

You may have read some alarming stories recently about pollution making its way from China to the U.S. Should you worry?

In fact, a cloud of soot, sulfur dioxide and sand from China’s Gobi Desert does make it to cities of the western U.S., where it accounts for, by some measures, as much as 15 percent of local air pollution...

September 3, 2008 — David Biello

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