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Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, according to a new analysis. Creatures across land, rivers and the seas are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers, while polluting or destroying their habitats, the research by scientists at WWF and...
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U.S. says unapproved genetically modified wheat found in Montana

(Reuters) - Monsanto Co's experimental genetically engineered wheat, never approved for sale, has been found growing in a second U.S. state, and regulators said on Friday they could not explain how the plants escaped field trials that ended almost a decade ago. About a year after discovery of the...
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Four large fireballs reported in separate areas over U.S.

The American Meteor Society is reporting that four large fireballs were spotted in separate areas of the United States on Tuesday. Sept. 23. The locations include areas over Florida/Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Three of the four events occurred within 1.5 hours of each other. “It...
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Ferguson officer shot in arm, police say

ST. LOUIS – A Ferguson, Mo., police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night, authorities say.Police say the shooting occurred while the officer was at the Ferguson Community Center checking the building.Tim Zoll of the Ferguson Police Department said the officer was shot in the arm. The...
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U.S., Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft

U.S. and Canadian jets intercepted eight Russian military aircraft as they neared American and Canadian airspace in two separate incidents, officials confirmed Saturday. In both incidents the Russian aircraft never penetrated U.S. or Canadian airspace and appeared non-threatening, military...
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College Student Killed in Rare Bear Attack While Hiking in NJ

A 300-pound male bear mauled a hiker to death in northern New Jersey in what officials say was the first fatal bear attack on record in the state. Rutgers University identified the victim today as 22-year-old Darsh Patel, a senior studying technology and informatics at the school, who was hiking...
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