Category: Environment

Terminix Companies Sentenced for Applying Restricted-Use Pesticide to Residences in the U.S. Virgin Islands

News Releases from Headquarters›Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) 11/20/2017 Contact Information:  WASHINGTON (November 20, 2017) – Terminix International Company LP (TERMINIX LP) and U.S. Virgin Islands operation Terminix International USVI LLC (TERMINIX, USVI) were sentenced today for...

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Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

10/30/2017 By Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondent   Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Last year’s increase was 50% higher than...

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Dinosaur sported ‘bandit mask’

By Paul RinconScience editor, BBC News website 10/26/2017 A dinosaur from China sported a “bandit mask” pattern in the feathers on its face, scientists have said. Researchers came to their conclusion after studying three...

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Trump to undo Obama’s climate change agenda

BY DEVIN HENRY – 03/27/17 11:00 PM EDT   President Trump will use an executive order on Tuesday to dismantle to the Obama administration’s climate change agenda. The order will compel the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

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First fluorescent frog found

13 March 2017   Under normal light, the South American polka dot tree frog (Hypsiboas punctatus) sports a muted palette of greens, yellows and reds. But dim the lights and switch on ultraviolet illumination,...

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Fossil Shows Pregnant Sea Monster

Feb. 14, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.   By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An extraordinary fossil unearthed in southwestern China shows a pregnant long-necked marine reptile that lived millions of years before the dinosaurs...