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New migration maps serve as tools to help big game in West

Maps will help identify where development gets in the way of animals on the move
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November 23, 2020, 8:27 PM

Coastal harm from invading saltwater ‘happening right now’

Risks are rising faster than predicted for coastal residents.
November 23, 2020, 8:27 PM
November 23, 2020, 3:34 PM

UN: COVID-19 lockdowns slashed pollutants, not CO2 levels

The U.N. weather agency says a slowdown in industrial activity linked to the coronavirus pandemic has cut emissions of pollutants and heat-trapping greenhouse gases, but hasn’t reduced their record levels in the atmosphere
November 23, 2020, 3:34 PM
November 23, 2020, 2:58 PM

Air quality up in some EU cities during pandemic lockdown

European Union officials say air quality significantly improved in metropolitan areas such as Milan and Madrid because of lockdown restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic
November 23, 2020, 2:58 PM
November 22, 2020, 10:55 PM

Amount of materials extracted from Earth tripled since 1970, UN report finds

More than 38 billion tons of material were extracted from Earth in 2017 for trade, a figure that shows how much the demand for raw resources has increased.
November 22, 2020, 10:55 PM
Amount of materials extracted from Earth tripled since 1970, UN report finds
November 22, 2020, 8:30 PM

Trump slams global climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin

Trump tells leaders at G20 the pact was designed to cripple the U.S. economy.
November 22, 2020, 8:30 PM
November 21, 2020, 7:03 PM

US-European ocean monitoring satellite launches into orbit

It's designed to extend a decades-long measurement of global sea surface heights
November 21, 2020, 7:03 PM
November 18, 2020, 6:12 PM

UK to ban selling new gas and diesel cars by 2030

The United Kingdom announced Wednesday it would ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel vehicles by the year 2030, 10 years earlier than initially planned.
November 18, 2020, 6:12 PM
UK to ban selling new gas and diesel cars by 2030
November 18, 2020, 3:03 PM

UK to ban gasoline car sales by 2030 as part of green plan

Britain says it will ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2030, a decade earlier than its previous commitment
November 18, 2020, 3:03 PM
November 17, 2020, 4:03 PM

Greenland's largest glaciers could lose more ice than previously predicted if emissions continue as 'business as usual'

A new study explores how Greenland's glaciers could lose more ice than previously predicted.
November 17, 2020, 4:03 PM
Greenland's glaciers could lose more ice than predicted, study says
November 17, 2020, 7:04 AM

Trump administration takes steps to auction drilling rights in the Arctic

The administration is moving toward a lease sale within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. President-elect Joe Biden said he would protect the area from oil and gas drilling.
November 17, 2020, 7:04 AM
Trump administration takes steps to auction drilling rights in the Arctic
November 16, 2020, 5:08 PM

One half of the 'Property Brothers' praises solar in doc

As half of the “Property Brothers,” Jonathan Scott is all about transforming interior spaces
November 16, 2020, 5:08 PM
One half of the 'Property Brothers' praises solar
November 15, 2020, 4:26 PM

Wolves preying on beavers in Minnesota reshape wetlands

When a lone beaver dies, its dam soon collapses
November 15, 2020, 4:26 PM
November 13, 2020, 4:57 PM

Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

The Trump administration has removed gray wolves in most of the U.S. from the endangered species list
November 13, 2020, 4:57 PM
November 13, 2020, 4:38 PM

'Most remote island' creates massive marine protection zone

Tristan da Cunha, an island with 245 permanent residents, has created a marine protection zone to safeguard wildlife in an area of the South Atlantic three times the size of the United Kingdom
November 13, 2020, 4:38 PM
November 12, 2020, 6:23 PM

Mega cruise ships banned in Key West

Residents voted to limit the size of ships that can visit the port.
November 12, 2020, 6:23 PM
Mega cruise ships banned in Key West
November 11, 2020, 1:33 PM

Experts reveal what was inside murder hornet nest

The scientists who hope to stop the spread of the first murder hornets in the U.S. explain what was inside the nest found in Washington state.
November 11, 2020, 1:33 PM
Experts reveal what was inside murder hornet nest
November 8, 2020, 9:37 PM

Oil spill cleanup continues along Delaware, Maryland coast

Crews have removed an estimated 75 tons of oily sand, debris from coastal areas.
November 8, 2020, 9:37 PM
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Scientists find Madagascar chameleon last seen 100 years ago

Scientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago
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Population of North Atlantic right whales dips again, to 366

The population of an endangered species of whale that has been the focus of conservation efforts for decades has dipped to less than 370
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Endangered whale species population has dipped to less than 370
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Investigators detail how they tracked down Asian giant hornet nest

The officials who found and destroyed the nest in Washington state revealed that they did not capture the queen murder hornet.
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Investigators detail how they tracked down Asian giant hornet nest
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Suit: Feds ignore risk of huge spills to endangered species

Environmental groups have asked a federal court to toss out the Trump administration's assessment of how oil and gas activity could affect endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico
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Humans 'likely' contributed to extinction of dodo bird, giant tortoise on Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands, researchers say

Human activity is "likely contributed" to the extinction of multiple species on the islands on Madagascar and Mascarene Islands.
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Humans 'likely' contributed to extinction of dodo bird, giant tortoise: Study
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Federal officials making changes to some oil-lease terms

A sale in November will be the first in a decade to offer some 10-year leases.
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Animal conservation groups to sue federal government over dwindling giraffe population

Multiple animal conservation and protection groups plan filed a lawsuit against the federal government over failing to consider protections for giraffes.
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Animal conservation groups to sue over dwindling giraffe population
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Mysterious mass die-off on Russia's eastern coast has scientists searching for answers

Thousands of dead sea creatures have washed up in Kamchatka, across from Alaska.
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Mysterious mass die-off in north Pacific has scientists searching for answers
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Ozone hole over Antarctica is 'largest' and 'deepest' it's been in years, researchers say

The ozone hole over Antarctica has grown to its "maximum size" just one year after researchers reported that it was at its smallest since its discovery.
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Ozone hole over Antarctica is 'largest' and 'deepest' it's been in years: Scientists
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EU at risk of missing plastic recycling targets

The European Union's independent auditor has warned that the bloc is facing a growing waste problem and is at risk of missing its plastic recycling targets for 2025 and 2030 as more stringent export rules will be implemented next year
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Nevada dam changes give rare trout new life 115 years later

U.S., tribal officials celebrate completion of a $34 million fish bypass system.
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Signs of Asian giant hornet nest found in Washington state

Officials are trying to find and destroy a nest of Asian giant hornets believed to be near a Washington state farm town
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England bans plastic straws after pandemic-linked delay

A ban on plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds has taken effect in England after a six-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic
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Feds: Relax protections for woodpecker endangered since 1970

Federal officials say a woodpecker declared endangered half a century ago has recovered enough to relax federal protections
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Sri Lanka to offer livestreams from wildlife parks

Sri Lankan authorities have announced that they will offer livestreams from the island nation’s wildlife parks, in a move to help revive a tourism industry that has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic
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Taiwan's race to save endangered plant species

Taiwan's race to save an endangered plant species.
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Taiwan's race to save endangered plant species
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New Jersey law seeks to stem pollution in minority areas

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a measure giving state regulators power to deny development permits to businesses whose operations pollute predominantly Black and other minority communities
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World isn't meeting biodiversity goals, UN report finds

A new U.N. biodiversity report card highlights the decline over the past 10 years in fragile ecosystems such as coral reefs and tropical forests
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World isn't meeting biodiversity goals, UN report finds
3 months ago

US wildlife agency seeks to carve out areas from protections

U.S. wildlife officials are proposing to exempt some areas from habitat protections meant to save imperiled species
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Recent data show Chinese fishing fleet still near Galapagos

Satellite data indicates that a large Chinese fishing fleet remained in international waters near Ecuador’s Galapagos archipelago at the beginning of this month, even as China said it would temporarily ban fishing near the UNESCO world heritage site
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UN agency laments summer's 'deep wound' to Earth's ice cover

The United Nations weather agency says this summer will go down for leaving a “deep wound” in the frozen parts of the planet after a heat wave in the Arctic, shrinking sea ice and the collapse of a leading Canadian ice shelf
3 months ago
Summer leaves 'deep wound' in frozen parts of Earth after heat wave in the Arctic
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US wildlife officials aim to remove wolf protections in 2020

The Trump administration plans to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves across most of the nation by the end of the year
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Trump eyes aquaculture boom, but environmentalists dig in

President Donald Trump wants to dramatically expand aquaculture production in the United States, but a coalition of environmentalists believes his plan would be bad for the oceans, unnecessary for food security and difficult to implement
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Thousands march in Mauritius over dead dolphins, oil spill

Tens of thousands of people have protested in Mauritius over the government’s slow response to an oil spill from a grounded Japanese ship and the alarming discovery of dozens of dead dolphins in recent days
3 months ago
Protest in Mauritius over oil spill, dozens of dead dolphins
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US approves oil, gas leasing plan for Alaska wildlife refuge

The Department of the Interior has approved an oil and gas leasing program within Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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States urging residents to be on the lookout for destructive invasive species

Officials across multiple states are urging people to be on the lookout for an invasive species that can have a devastating impact on agriculture.
3 months ago
States urging residents to be on the lookout for destructive invasive species
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Trump administration announces plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Arctic Wildlife Refuge

The Trump administration will allow oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for the first time after decades of debate.
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Trump administration to allow oil and gas drilling in Arctic Wildlife Refuge
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Ship leaking tons of oil off Mauritius has split apart

Oil barriers were in place and a skimmer ship was nearby.
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US allows killing sea lions eating at-risk Northwest salmon

The sea lions have posed a long-running conundrum for wildlife officials.
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US allows killing sea lions eating at-risk Northwest salmon
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US West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now

Levels in two massive lakes in the U.S. West are projected to remain high enough to avert severe water cuts in states that rely on the Colorado River
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Residents and tourists evacuated amid threat of melting glacier

The Planpincieux Glacier, located in the Alps, could potentially collapse after a recent heat wave created a layer of water beneath.
4 months ago
Residents and tourists evacuated amid threat of melting glacier
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AP Exclusive: Rare wildflower could jeopardize lithium mine

A botanist hired by a company planning to mine one of the most promising deposits of lithium in the world believes a rare desert wildflower at the site should be protected under the Endangered Species Act
4 months ago
Rare wildflower could jeopardize lithium mine