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Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 01:47 PM PDT

California Asks US to End Plan to Drop Rat Poison on Islands

California Asks US to End Plan to Drop Rat Poison on Islands

Federal wildlife officials were urged Wednesday to withdraw a proposal to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on remote islands off the coast of California to kill a mice infestation until it addresses questions on the...

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 12:45 PM PDT

'A Floodier Future': Scientists Say Records Will Be Broken

'A Floodier Future': Scientists Say Records Will Be Broken

The federal government is warning Americans to brace for a "floodier" future. Government scientists predict 40 places in the U.S. will experience higher than normal rates of so-called sunny day flooding this...

Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 at 11:44 AM PDT

Experts Warn of 'Dead Zone' in Chesapeake Bay From Pollution

Experts Warn of 'Dead Zone' in Chesapeake Bay From Pollution

When the Conowingo Dam opened to fanfare nearly a century ago, the massive wall of concrete and steel began its job of harnessing water power in northern Maryland. It also quietly provided a side benefit:...

Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 10:59 AM PDT

Alaska's Largest City Sets High-Temperature Record

Alaska's Largest City Sets High-Temperature Record

Alaskans who routinely pack knit caps and fleece jackets in summer on Friday were swapping them for sunscreen and parasols amid a prolonged heatwave. Residents of Anchorage and other south-central cities...

Monday, Jul 1, 2019 at 12:45 PM PDT

Floating Antarctic Ice Goes From Record High to Record Lows

Floating Antarctic Ice Goes From Record High to Record Lows

The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists. Floating ice off the southern continent steadily increased from 1979 and hit a record high...

Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 04:07 PM PDT

Sacred Hawaiian Tree Species Threatened by Deadly Fungus; Tourists Can Help Save It

Sacred Hawaiian Tree Species Threatened by Deadly Fungus; Tourists Can Help Save It

A deadly fungus threatens one of Hawaii’s most beloved and important species, the ʻōhiʻa tree, and those believed responsible for introducing the threat to the tree in the first place are now being asked to help...

Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 10:35 AM PDT

UN Chief Warns Paris Climate Goals Still Not Enough

UN Chief Warns Paris Climate Goals Still Not Enough

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver...

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 at 05:08 PM PDT

Jet Stream Blasting Europe With Heat Could Be 'New Normal'

Jet Stream Blasting Europe With Heat Could Be 'New Normal'

An oppressive heat wave baked Western Europe this week, setting record high temperatures in France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. In India, a severe drought has choked water supplies in the city of...

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 at 03:28 PM PDT

Oregon Republican Senators End Walkout Over Carbon Bill

Oregon Republican Senators End Walkout Over Carbon Bill

Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending an acrimonious nine-day walkout over a carbon emissions bill that would have been the second such legislation in the nation. The boycott...

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 at 11:38 PM PDT

40 Tons of Fishing Nets Retrieved in Pacific Ocean Cleanup

40 Tons of Fishing Nets Retrieved in Pacific Ocean Cleanup

In a mission to clean up trash floating in the ocean, environmentalists pulled 40 tons (36 metric tons) of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Mariners on a...

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