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Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula focal point of mass marine die-off

Kamchatka - A suspected toxic spill along a beach on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula has killed 95 percent of marine life on the surrounding seabed, local scientists have said, following a weeks-long campaign to investigate the mysterious incident.

Massive freshwater mussel die-off is ecological mystery

Abingdon - The crystal -clear waters of the Clinch River, which meanders southwest across the Virginia-Tennessee border, look clean and healthy. But a mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels in the river has scientists scrambling to find the cause.

Honduras has 'ecological catastrophe' with Southern pine beetle

The southern pine bark beetle is a tenacious critter, native to the forests of the southern United States, Mexico and Central America. While it's always been present in Honduran forests, climate change has vastly increased the beetle's numbers.

Deepwater Horizon continues to cause environmental problems

Oozing oil on once cherished marshland continues to be a problem on the U.S. coast as the effects of Deepwater Horizon continue to affect the environment and marine life.

California's Salton Sea — A 'looming crisis' years in the making

Around 150 miles east of Los Angeles, in the hot desert of the Imperial and Coachella valleys, lies one of man's biggest ecological disasters. The 375-square mile Salton Sea was an engineering accident, never meant to be, but now its in serious trouble.

Greenpeace exits Canada's Boreal Forest Agreement citing breaches

Greenpeace Canada announced its withdrawal yesterday from the Canada Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) claiming logging roads built in Quebec’s Montagnes Blanches region managed by Resolute Forest Products are a violation of the CBFA.

Biodiversity: 400 more species threatened with extinction

Hyderabad - More than 400 additional plant and animal species have joined the list of endangered species, the so-called ‘Red List,’ it was revealed at the UN conference on biodiversity held this week.

Is the Global Warming Threat real, or a scam?

Global warming appears to be the topic du jour, with Al Gore being the notable spokesman.

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Salton Sea  showing separated pools containing high concentrations of algae and bacteria
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