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Michigan to Send Two Competitors to International Tree Climbing Championship [VIDEO]
Treetops at Michigan State University's W.K. Kellogg Biological Station were filled with more than just leaves and wildlife on Saturday, after nimble competitors got to act like kids again for the annual Michigan Tree Climbing Championship .
Increase in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Linked to Wetlands
More methane will be released into the atmosphere as northern wetland areas thaw and more tropical wetlands warm up, according to new research that links atmospheric methane with wetland emissions.
Deadly Tornadoes Kill at Least 16, Parts of Vilonia, Ark., Leveled [VIDEO]
Deadly tornadoes ripped through parts of the South and Midwestern United States on Sunday, killing at least 18 people in three states, as the region prepares for another round of severe storms Monday.
Landforms Suggest Liquid Water was on Mars Relatively Recently
A geographic analysis of the southern hemisphere on Mars suggests that the landforms there were formed by running liquid water in geologically recent times.
Brown Dwarf with Arctic Temperatures, the Coldest Ever Found, Spied by NASA Telescopes
Astronomers have spotted a relatively nearby star-like object known as a brown dwarf that is uncharacteristically cool. In fact, it has Arctic temperatures, making it the coldest brown dwarf known to exist.
Authorities Seize Rapper Tyga's Pet Tiger
A 7-month-old Bengal tiger cub reportedly owned by Los Angeles-area rapper Tyga was seized by authorities, according to news reports.
25 Cats Beaten to Death and Strung from Trees in New York
At least 25 cats were found beaten to death and strung from tree limbs in Yonkers, N.Y., according to various media reports.
Powerful X1.3 Solar Flare Causes Radio Blackout
The Sun unfurled a powerful X-class solar flare early Friday, triggering a brief radio blackout on the daylight side of the Earth.
Zonkey, a Donkey-Zebra Hybrid, Born at Mexican Zoo [VIDEO]
A zoo in northern Mexico recently welcomed an unusual animal into the world, a rare creature known as a zonkey.
Celebrate World Penguin Day with Fun Facts and Videos
For all lovers of those tuxedo-colored, flightless birds, today, World Penguin Day, is for you.
Two Baby Gorillas Born at NYC's Bronx Zoo [VIDEO]
The Bronx Zoo in New York City has announced the birth of two gorillas, the first born at the facility since 2006.
Bat Killer White-Nose Syndrome had Spread to Half of US States [VIDEO]
White-nose syndrome, the deadly bat disease that has killed more than 6 million cave-dwelling bats in the US, continues to spread across North America, with 25 states and five Canadian provinces reporting the disease in bat caves since it was first documented in 2006.
World's Top Polluter China Gets Tougher Environmental Laws
China's long-running indifference towards the environment as it pursued economic growth is finally getting checked with an update to the nation's Environmental Protection Law, the first since the law was enacted 25 years ago.
Federal Habitat Restoration Programs Create Thousands of Jobs and Generate Millions in Economic Stimulus
According to the US Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS), its own habitat restoration programs act as an economic engine, creating more than 3,900 jobs in the 2011 fiscal year and generating $327.6 million in economic stimulus.
Oldest, Most Primitive Flying Reptile Named After 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Film
Pterodactyloids - the group of ancient flying reptiles that would evolve into the largest flying creatures to have ever existed - got their start about 163 million years earlier than previously believed, according to an analysis of a new fossil belonging to the oldest and most primitive of the creatures ever uncovered.