Swimmer in her 60s gets the experience of a lifetime.
Plants really don't like to be touched
December 17, 2018, 11:45 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
New study dispels the green thumb myth that intimate attention is good for plant growth.
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Why Greenlandic icebergs are melting in the middle of London
December 17, 2018, 12:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Olafur Eliasson's 'Ice Watch' is public art with an urgent message.
New Jersey makes history by banning wild animal circus acts
December 17, 2018, 12:02 p.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
The state is the first in the nation to ban circuses, festivals and fairs that use exotic animals.
Sensitive Santas help autistic kids find the spirit of the season
December 17, 2018, 11:47 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
The holidays have plenty of hustle and bustle, and it can overwhelm children on the spectrum. Sensitive Santas can help bring seasonal joy.
Why we should ban glitter, just like we banned microbeads
December 17, 2018, 10:43 a.m. by Starre Vartan
Made of plastic and metal, it harms our oceans just like microbeads.
Milan will counter climate change with help from 3 million new trees
December 17, 2018, 10:22 a.m. by Matt Hickman
The famously smoggy Italian city envisions a future that's cooler, cleaner and swathed in green.
Wetlands are in the crosshairs of proposed Clean Water Act changes
December 17, 2018, 9:16 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
The Trump administration has proposed changing how the government defines water, and it could have significant effects on wildlife and water safety.
Conservationists plant a 'super grove' of redwood trees cloned from ancient stumps
December 17, 2018, 8:20 a.m. by Russell McLendon
The clones come from trees that were larger than any alive today.
People are outraged to see refugees with smartphones. They shouldn't be.
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