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It’s a Dog’s Life Among Red Wolves in Eastern North Carolina

It’s a Dog’s Life Among Red Wolves in Eastern North Carolina

February 20, 2014


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By Josh Shaffer The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (MCT) CRESWELL, N.C. — The wolves look ghostly at night, ears pricked up, eyes like high beams in the dark. In a single evening, Jett Ferebee might see five or six of them — reddish-brown, sniffing at the camera mounted on his W...

Great Lakes Have Most Ice In Decades Thanks To Bitter Winter

Great Lakes Have Most Ice In Decades Thanks To Bitter Winter

February 6, 2014


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MCT NEWSFEATURES By Lee Bergquist Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MCT) MILWAUKEE — This winter’s frigid temperatures have produced the largest amount of ice cover on the Great Lakes in at least 25 years. Roughly 60 percent of the lakes are now under a cover of ice, according to the Great L...

Tar Sands Seen Flowing To Northeast States If Pipelines Are Built

Tar Sands Seen Flowing To Northeast States If Pipelines Are Built

February 6, 2014


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MCT NEWSFEATURES By John H. Cushman Jr. InsideClimate News (MCT) In contrast to regions such as the upper Midwest, the U.S. Northeast’s fuel supply has been nearly free of tar sands crude. That may change in coming years if pipeline expansions sought by Canada’s industry proceed, an envi...

The Perfect Storm For ‘Snow Rollers’

The Perfect Storm For ‘Snow Rollers’

February 6, 2014


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The perfect storm for ‘snow rollers’ By Kim Hone-McMahan Akron Beacon Journal (MCT) AKRON, Ohio — Have you seen them? Those giant snowballs that rolled across the Akron, Ohio, area Sunday night? Bob Vogel crawled out of bed early Monday to go cross-country skiing in Sharon Towns...

Studies show that Honey Bees can’t smell flowers amid pollution

Studies show that Honey Bees can’t smell flowers amid pollution

October 8, 2013


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By Monte Morin Los Angeles Times (MCT) When it comes to zeroing in on nectar-rich flowers, worker honeybees rely heavily on their expert sense of smell. But new research suggests pollution from diesel exhaust may fool the honeybee’s “nose,” making their search for staple flowers all the m...

Roller coasters, trapeze lessons and more: Top kid-friendly hotel attractions

Roller coasters, trapeze lessons and more: Top kid-friendly hotel attractions

September 19, 2013


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www.Oyster.com MCT If you want to plan a family vacation with wow factor, look no further: Picking a hotel with one of the following kid-friendly attractions will earn you major points with your kids. And with activities this fun, you just may end up acting like a kid yourself. WATER PARKS ...

Baby rattlesnakes lack rattle, but venom still highly toxic

Baby rattlesnakes lack rattle, but venom still highly toxic

September 5, 2013


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(PHOTOS) By Peter Haden Cronkite News Service (MCT) PHOENIX — In the shade of a fountain gracing the front yard of a suburban Phoenix home, Jeffrey Hill faces two coils: one a garden hose, the other a Western diamondback rattlesnake measuring barely a foot long. Still a baby, the snake...

Male wolf spiders steal dance moves to impress the ladies

Caitlin Wilson/Mariella Moon

April 11, 2012


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Dancing today comes in many different forms. From ballet to freestyle. Dancing is a way to express yourself and have fun. For male wolf spiders, it is their way to find a mate. Male wolf spiders are naturally gifted dancers. Perhaps more impressive than dancing, is the fact that they are cunning enough...

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