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Firm abandons plan to help endangered salmon in Maine river
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Published in 2-2-2019
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A plan to test the use of a new technology to help endangered salmon in a Maine river that is critical to their existence has been abandoned, at least for now. Atlantic salmon return to very few rivers in the United States, and the most important of those is the Penobscot River in Maine, which is more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) long and runs inland from the state's ...>>
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Ocean mixing that drives climate found in surprise location
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Published in 2-2-2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) One of the key drivers of the world's climate is an area in the North Atlantic Ocean where warmer and colder water mix and swirl. When scientists went for their first close look at this critical underwater dynamo, they found they were looking in the wrong place. By hundreds of miles. The consequences are not quite yet understood, but eventually it could change forecasts of on ...>>
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Thousands of Belgian teens skip school for 4th climate march
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Published in 2-2-2019
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BRUSSELS (AP) Thousands of teenagers in Belgium skipped school for the fourth week in a row Thursday in an attempt to push authorities into providing better protection for the world's climate. Police say the march through Brussels drew at least 12,500 students, and another march in eastern Liege had at least as many protesters as the youth movement spread further across the country. In Leuve ...>>
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Brazilian environmental group tests water after dam collapse
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Published in 2-2-2019
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BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) A Brazilian environmental group began testing river water Thursday around where a dam holding back mine waste collapsed to measure the level of toxicity and assess risks to human and other forms of life. The dam failure unleashed a surge of mud that buried buildings adjoining the dam and several parts of the nearby city of Brumadinho. Authorities said Thursday a total of 1 ...>>
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Police: Man executed in Texas in 1999 killed Oregon woman
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Published in 2-2-2019
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A convicted murderer called the "Animal," who was executed by the state of Texas in 1999 has been identified by DNA as the person who killed a young woman in Portland, Oregon, nearly 40 years ago. Anna Marie Hlavka, 20, was killed in an apartment on July 24, 1979. Authorities said Thursday her killer, Jerry McFadden, was identified using the same technology that led to an arre ...>>
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January was officially Australia's hottest month on record
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Published in 2-2-2019
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south and flooding in expanses of the tropical north. Australia's Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the January record on Friday as parts of the northern hemisphere had record cold. Australia's scorching start to 2019 i ...>>
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Special airlift for baby flamingos in peril in South Africa
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Published in 2-2-2019
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KIMBERLEY, South Africa (AP) A special airlift for thousands of baby flamingos is under way in South Africa as drought has put their breeding ground in peril. A reservoir that hosts one of southern Africa's largest flamingo populations is drying up. The flamingo eggs are losing their cool, moist protective cover and their inner membranes are hardening, making it difficult for chicks to peck ...>>
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Staggering Uganda wildlife bust worth some $3.5 million
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Published in 2-2-2019
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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) Officials say a staggeringly large bust of smuggled ivory and pangolin scales in Uganda is worth $3.5 million. Uganda Revenue Authority spokesman Vincent Seruma told reporters on Friday that the intercepted shipment contained more than three tons of elephant tusks and nearly a half-ton of pangolin scales. He calls this one of Uganda's biggest such busts of illegal wildli ...>>
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Rare whale found dead in Everglades National Park waters
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Published in 2-2-2019
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MIAMI (AP) A rare whale was found dead in the waters of Florida's Everglades National Park. In social media posts, park officials said the Bryde's (pronounced BROO-dus) whale carcass was recovered Wednesday. The young adult male was 38 feet (12 meters) long and weighed nearly 30 tons (25 metric tons). Federal Marine Mammal Stranding Network experts performed a necropsy, but it wasn' ...>>
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Skeptic on radiation limits will head EPA radiation panel
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Published in 2-2-2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Environmental Protection Agency has appointed a scientist who argues for easing regulations on lower-level radiation exposures to lead the agency's radiation advisory committee. Acting EPA head Andrew Wheeler on Thursday announced the appointment of Brant Ulsh, a health physicist, as one of the EPA's science advisers and the panel chairman. Ulsh has been a leading cr ...>>
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US says 2 states must finish Colorado River drought plan
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Published in 2-2-2019
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Two states in the U.S. West have work to do on a plan to combat the shrinking supply of Colorado River water that 40 million people depend on but that's threatened by a prolonged drought, a federal official said Friday. Complex agreements among water users in California and Arizona haven't been signed, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman said. She ...>>
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The Latest: Death Valley calls shutdown effects 'disturbing'
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Published in 2-2-2019
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Latest on efforts to clean up and repair damage at national parks after the government shutdown (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Officials at Death Valley National Park in California say the impact of human waste and trash left by visitors during the government shutdown is "disturbing." Superintendent Mike Reynolds said in a news release Friday that workers cleaned up 1,655 cl ...>>
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Seal takeovers, downed trees: Parks clean up post-shutdown
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Published in 2-2-2019
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua tree in California. During the 35-day government shutdown, some visitors at parks and other protected areas nationwide left behind messes that National Park Se ...>>
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Hong Kong makes record seizure of pangolin scales, ivory
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Published in 2-2-2019
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HONG KONG (AP) Hong Kong customs officers have intercepted a record 8.3 tons of pangolin scales and hundreds of elephant tusks worth more than $8 million combined, underscoring the threat to endangered species from demand in Asia. Acting on a tip from mainland Chinese authorities, local officials found the haul in mid-January in a refrigerated container labeled as frozen meat from Nigeria, offici ...>>
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Meteorite strikes in town in western Cuba
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Published in 2-2-2019
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HAVANA (AP) Residents and tourists in a town in western Cuba saw a flare pass through the sky and heard an explosion Friday in what officials said was a meteorite strike. Witnesses reported seeing a ball of fire and a smoke trail in a clear midday sky, and a rain of black stones fell on the tourist town of Vinales and other parts of Pinar del Rio province. Explosions were also heard and a smoke t ...>>
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