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15 State Parks You Can Visit During The Government Shutdown
While many national parks have been forced to close, there are great state-run alternatives.
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STYLE & BEAUTY
10 Winter Boots That Go With Everything And Keep You Warm
Warm winter boots that aren't UGGs.
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Avoid Ocean 'Or Risk Certain Death,' California Officials Warn Over Massive Waves
The rogue weather has prompted advisories along the entire West Coast.
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We Regret To Inform You The '2-Foot Tall' Squirrel Is Not Actually That Tall
If a story sounds too nutty to be true, it probably is.
TV & FILM
Lion's Battle With More Than 20 Hyenas Is This Year's Most Gripping Nature Video
Watch one of nature's fiercest predators in a fight for its life.
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That Viral Story About Raccoons 'Drunk' On Crab Apples Just Took A Very Sad Turn
At least one of the raccoons likely had distemper, a serious viral illness.
Marine Animal Rescue
Someone Shot And Killed A Dolphin Off The Coast Of California
A marine animal rescue group is offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to conviction of the perp.
Scientists Discover Adorable Bird That's Actually 3 Species In One
A local bird watcher's suspicions about the striking warbler turned out to be correct.
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Earth's Wildlife Populations Have Dropped By 60 Percent Since 1970
And humans are mostly to blame, according to the World Wildlife Fund's 2018 Living Planet Report.
China Just Legalized Rhino Horn And Tiger Bone For Medical Use, Reversing 25-Year Ban
The Chinese government has “signed a death warrant for imperiled rhinos and tigers in the wild," environmentalists warned.
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Lioness Kills The Father Of Her 3 Cubs At Indianapolis Zoo
Zookeepers are stunned after Zuri fought with long-time mate Nyack.
Snoop Dogg Brilliantly Calls Bat-Scorpion Fight On 'Plizzanet Earth'
His commentary on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" was epic, fo' shizzle.
Spiders Cover Shores Of Greek Town With 1,000-Foot Web
Someone in Aitoliko is going to have to do a lot of dusting.
Bear Invades “The Shining” Hotel
The hotel that inspired Stephen King’s “The Shining” was invaded by a curious, little brown bear.
Black Bear Wanders Into The Hotel That Inspired 'The Shining'
Video shows the guest wandering around The Stanley Hotel's lobby.
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Cougar Mom, Cubs Captured On Video To Make Humans Better Neighbors
The Living With Lions project hopes that the more people in Northern California know about the apex predators, the more they'll respect them.
Perseid Meteor Shower Stuns Stargazers
The Perseid Meteor Shower offered remarkable views this weekend when it lit up a moonless sky. Don’t worry ― you still have a chance to check it out! The shower doesn’t end until August 24.
Man Being Pursued By Baby Squirrel Calls Police For Help
In a surprising twist, the squirrel was the one who needed assistance.
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An Army Of Deer Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Is Advancing And Here’s Why It Will Only Get Worse
By Kristen Lombardi and Fatima Bhojani, The Center for Public Integrity
“It appears the problem has been swept under the rug.”
Sneaky Bear In Colorado Breaks Into Car
Run into the forest! Run! A sneaky bear got caught by police trashing an unlocked car.
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Scientists Warn Trump's Border Wall Would Be A Disaster For Wildlife
Walls and fencing along the border interfere with animals' ability to migrate, mate and find food.
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Wildfires Rage Across The Globe
Countries across the globe are battling wildfires that have scorched a national park, killed dozens and forced hundreds from their homes.
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Accident-Prone Koala Rescued For Third Time After Getting Stuck In Fence
The large male adult koala was totally calm when a rescue organization found and unhooked him.
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Soccer Team Rescued From Cave In Thailand
After more than two weeks trapped in a flooded cave, all 12 boys and their soccer coach have finally been rescued.
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The Government Has Been Separating Children From Parents At The Border. Now The Border Is Flooding.
By Eric Holthaus, Grist
Organizations like the Red Cross are already working to make better use of weather forecasts for humanitarian purposes.
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Ryan Zinke Looks To Reel Back Some Critics With 'Grand Pivot' To Conservation
The interior secretary attempts damage control with hunting and fishing groups that didn’t like his fossil fuel focus.
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