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Chinese TV station cancels program celebrating Shanghai's anti-COVID efforts amid controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese TV station, Dragon Television, has come under fire and canceled its special program celebrating the city’s efforts to combat the virus as residents in Shan...

Climate change is like war, California's Jerry Brown says

WILLIAMS, Calif. (AP) — Former California Gov. Jerry Brown is living off the grid in retirement, but he's still deeply connected on two issues that captivated him while in office and now are center st...

Report: Ghostly monkey among 224 new Mekong region species

BANGKOK (AP) — A monkey with ghostly white circles around its eyes is among 224 new species listed in the World Wildlife Fund’s latest update on the greater Mekong region. The conse...

Louisiana researchers ID 14 new shrew species on Sulawesi

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana researchers have identified 14 new species of shrews on an Indonesian island where seven in that genus were previously known. There were so many and some...

New dinosaur species from Chile had a unique slashing tail

Fossils found in Chile are from a strange-looking dog-sized dinosaur species that had a unique slashing tail weapon, scientists reported Wednesday. Some dinosaurs had spiked tails th...

Duck-billed dinosaur may be one of many at Missouri site

Finding the fossils of a large duck-billed dinosaur in southern Missouri is exciting enough, but a paleontologist who helped lead the dig believes there are many more in the same area. ...

Hong Kong Baptist University's discovery of new coral and nudibranch species reflects Hong Kong's rich marine biodiversity

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 25 October 2021 - Biologists from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have discovered in Hong Kong waters a new species of hard coral and two new species of nudibra...

Can new variants of the coronavirus keep emerging?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can new variants of the coronavirus keep emerging? Yes, as long as the virus that caused the pandemic keeps infecting people. But that doesn’t mean new variants wil...

Egypt team identifies fossil of land-roaming whale species

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian scientists say the fossil of a four-legged prehistoric whale, unearthed over a decade ago in the country's Western Desert, is that of a previously unknown species. The creature, ...

Greece faces worst heat wave in over three decades

Greece is being hit by its worst heat wave in more than 30 years, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday as temperatures hit as high 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) in some regi...

Ship speed limit sought to protect endangered whales in Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A speed limit for ships in part of the Gulf of Mexico south of the Florida Panhandle is needed to protect the few remaining endangered whales there, environmental groups said Tuesda...

Top Kansas court upholds law barring 'wrongful birth' suits

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court on Friday upheld a law barring so-called wrongful birth lawsuits against doctors, in a case in which a couple sued because they weren't told of serious fetal ...

Kosovar biologist calls newly found insect after coronavirus

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovar biologist Halil Ibrahimi believes the pandemic restrictions haven't all been bad — as a result of them, he completed his research, raised public awareness of the pollut...

Tiny chameleon a contender for title of smallest reptile

BERLIN (AP) — It fits on a human fingertip, but this chameleon could make a big splash. Scientists from Madagascar and Germany say a newly discovered species of chameleon is a conten...

Beetles can tell us much about human biodiversity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the United States continues to grapple with the social unrest and political division triggered by racial inequality, it would seem physical characteristics still influe...