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New Study Warns Of Extinction Threat For Southern California's Mountain Lions
They could vanish in 50 years – or be protected by "wildlife corridors," researchers say.
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Destroying Entire Villages, Cyclone Idai Leaves Africa With An Inland Ocean
By Farai Mutsaka, AP
Flooding continues, making Idai one of the most destructive natural disasters in southern Africa’s recent history.
More Evacuations In Midwest As Missouri River Floods Through Levees
The Missouri River has hit record-high levels in some areas, and at least two deaths are blamed on flooding.
One Dead, Multiple Missing After Extreme Floodwaters Overwhelm Nebraska, Midwest
By Margery A. Beck, AP
Rescue efforts in eastern Nebraska were hampered by reports of levee breaches and washouts of bridges and roads.
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Students Around The World To Strike For Climate Action
Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist, gave rise to a global youth movement.
Colorado's 'Bomb Cyclone' Storm Barrels Toward Midwest
By Dan Elliott and Bob Moen, AP
The blizzard has already caused widespread power outages and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights.
Major Winter Storm Grounds Flights, Closes Parts Of Interstates
By Bob Moen, AP
The storm brought blizzard conditions to parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota.
How ‘Social Plastic’ Could Solve Marine Pollution
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New recycling centers in Indonesia offer residents a place to exchange plastic garbage for money, using blockchain technology.
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Trump Parrots Anti-Science Misinformation As He Readies Climate Change Panel
The president shared global warming skeptic Patrick Moore’s theories with his more than 58 million followers.
Woman Attacked By Zoo's Jaguar Apologizes For Crossing Barricade For Photo
She denied climbing over the barrier at Arizona's Wildlife World Zoo but said she was "in the wrong" for leaning over it.
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Trump Administration Still Wants To Gut Popular Land Conservation Program
Just last week, the acting Interior Department chief said the Land and Water Conservation Fund was an agency “priority.”
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Scientists May Have Discovered A New Orca Species
By Seth Borenstein, AP
Researchers spotted the mysterious killer whales off the coast of Chile.
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Why Southeast Asia Is Flooded With Trash From America And Other Wealthy Nations
Capitalism, greed and inequality have created a crisis in the global recycling system.
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Government Plans To Lift Gray Wolf Protections, And Wildlife Advocates Aren't Happy
By Matthew Brown and John Flesher, AP
“We’re going to fight this in any way possible," said Jamie Clark of Defenders of Wildlife.
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An Ancient Ceiba Tree Blooms Once Again After Puerto Rico's Devastating Storms
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The Puerto Rican island of Vieques is still struggling after the hurricanes of 2017, but its most famous tree offers hope.
Man Finds Father's Body In Alabama Tornado Wreckage
By Kim Chandler and Jeff Martin, AP
David Dean was one of 23 people killed during Sunday's storm. "My life is gone. He was the reason I lived," his wife said.
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Plastic Mardi Gras Beads Could Soon Be A Thing Of The Past
The iconic New Orleans party favors are getting an eco-friendly makeover.
At Least 23 Dead After Deadly Tornadoes Rip Through Deep South
The death toll is expected to rise, an Alabama sheriff said.
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Man Trapped In Snow For 5 Days Says He Survived On Taco Sauce Packets
“Taco Bell Fire Sauce saves lives," Jeremy Taylor said after he and his dog were rescued from their SUV.
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Climate Change Takes A Bite Out Of Global Fisheries, Study Finds
New research shows fish populations have declined by as much as 35 percent in some areas due to ocean warming.
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'Dog' Rescued From Icy River Turns Out To Be A Wolf
The Estonian canine was stuck in a maze of ice when construction workers saved him.
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Storm Water Turns Northern California Town Into ‘Island’ After Extreme Flooding
About 4,000 residents of Guerneville and two dozen other communities along the river were ordered to evacuate Tuesday evening.
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At Least 6 Dolphins This Month Found Stranded On Southern California Beaches
Experts say heavy winter rains may be contributing to more beached marine mammals.
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This Project Aimed To Be A Model For Saving Farms And Fish In California. It Failed.
By Margiana Petersen-Rockney, Grist
But a separate effort by a cattleman nearby shows how a ranch can thrive in a water-scarce future.
High Winds Cause Destruction, Power Loss To Thousands In U.S. And Canada
The powerful winds buckled a tower, flipped a semi-truck and triggered a massive ice wave in Ontario.
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Vanuatu Has One Of The World’s Strictest Plastic Bans. It’s About To Get Tougher.
The measure, meant to curtail ocean pollution, outlaws products that get thrown away after a single use.
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