Plunging Oil Prices Hurt Iraqi Kurds'' Bid for Independence
National Geographic News, December 23, 2014
Lower oil prices are hurting the chances of Iraq''s Kurds to gain independence.
The Surprising Ways That Chickens Changed the World
National Geographic News, December 21, 2014
To the ancients, the chicken was a kind of two-legged pharmacy.
For Leopards in Iran and Iraq, Land Mines Are a Surprising Refuge
National Geographic News, December 19, 2014
Targeted by hunters and threatened by shrinking habitat, Persian leopards fight for survival along the Iran-Iraq border.
How Long Can the U.S. Oil Boom Last?
National Geographic News, December 19, 2014
Fracking for shale oil has boosted U.S. oil production to near-record levels. But the industry faces two challenges: low prices and low reserves.
Explaining Mysterious ''Pancake Ice'' on River in Scotland
National Geographic News, December 19, 2014
These strange lily-pad formations occur when conditions are just right.
EPA Decides That Coal Ash, Which Pervades Our Homes, Is Non-Hazardous
National Geographic News, December 19, 2014
The EPA''s decision not to regulate coal ash as hazardous waste could affect how often it''s recycled.
Where Has All the (Sea Trash) Plastic Gone?
National Geographic News, December 18, 2014
Scientists track down plastic sea trash to find out where it hides.
Birds May Have Sensed Severe Storms Days in Advance
National Geographic News, December 18, 2014
A flock of warblers suddenly left Tennessee in advance of severe thunderstorms, suggesting that they had sensed the weather and fled, a new study says.
Wolves and Bears Stage Comeback in Crowded, Urban Europe
National Geographic News, December 18, 2014
Large predators are filling the forests and abandoned farmlands of Europe, a return to the wild not always comfortable for people.
Could New York''s Fracking Ban Have Domino Effect?
National Geographic News, December 18, 2014
New York has banned fracking. Will other states follow suit?
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