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  1. America’s First Climate Refugees

    “Newtok, Alaska is losing ground to the sea at a dangerous rate and for its residents, exile is inevitable.” The Guardian

    People

  2. Bright Green Pit Viper Species Discovered

    “The new snake species, Bothriechis guifarroi, was previously confused with other Honduran palm pit vipers, but a genetic analysis helped reveal it to be a new species.” Red Orbit

    Animals

  3. How to Plant a Garden on Mars—With a Robot

    “For humans to live long-term on Mars, they will need a self-sustaining habitat to be able to thrive in for generations. In short, they’ll need a garden. And maybe a robot, too.” Universe Today

    Space

  4. New Sea “Monster” Found

    “A new species of dinosaur-era reptile is rewriting the books on the evolution of so-called sea monsters, a new study claims.” National Geographic

    Ancient

  5. First Gray Whale Spotted South of the Equator

    “Not only has this North Pacific species been extinct in the Atlantic since the 18th century, it has never been seen south of the Equator.” Raw Story

    Animals

  6. Mount Everest’s Ice Is Melting

    “Earth’s global thaw has reached Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak, researchers said [yesterday] (May 14) at the Meeting of the Americas in Cancun, Mexico.” Live Science

    Environment

  7. Ancient Mayan Pyramid Bulldozed Down

    “An ancient Mayan pyramid in northern Belize has been destroyed by construction workers looking for materials to build a highway.” BBC

    Ancient

  8. Dogs May Experience “Runner’s High”

    “The discovery, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, could mean that nature rewards many animals with this pleasant feeling, encouraging them to run and jump around.” Discovery

    Animals

  9. Cyclone Threatens Myanmar

    “Authorities in Myanmar struggled on Wednesday to evacuate tens of thousands of people, most of them Rohingya Muslims, before a cyclone reaches camps in low-lying regions that have been their home since ethnic and religious unrest last year.” Reuters

    Earth

  10. Baby Chimp And Grizzly Bear Cub

    “Meet Vali the chimp and Bam Bam the bear! They live together at a park in South Carolina, where they and their parents were born.” And they
    are adorable. Buzzfeed

    Just for Fun