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Science  12 Jun 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6240, pp. 1180-1182
DOI: 10.1126/science.348.6240.1180

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In science news around the world, Canadian researchers call for a ban on new mining of the nation's oil sands; the Giant Magellan Telescope gets a green light to begin construction in northern Chile; the Large Hadron Collider is back online and smashing protons together at energies nearly twice as high as its first run; thousands of Russian scientists protest government reforms of the research system; and the European Commission rejects a plea to abolish animal research across the European Union, saying that this would harm biomedical research. Also, a new report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature finds that more than 90 species of marine fish in Europe's waters are threatened with extinction due to overfishing, pollution, and development. And a new study links El Niño events over the past 10,000 years to booms in bunny populations in Mexico's Baja California.