Environment

Group: Orangutan orphans a sign of habitat destruction

Oct 16, 2017

An Indonesian conservation group says the discovery last week of two orphaned baby orangutans on Borneo is further evidence that deforestation and illegal hunting are threatening survival of the great apes

In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

Oct 16, 2017

In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities; victims no longer 'dirty people'

Pope at UN demands response to hunger, climate, migration

Oct 16, 2017

Pope Francis is demanding world governments collectively work to end rising world hunger by working to end the conflicts and climate-change related disasters that force people to leave their homes in search of their daily bread

Mass die-off of Antarctic penguin chicks alarms researchers

Oct 16, 2017

Scientists say thousands of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony in the eastern Antarctic died of starvation last summer _ the second such die-off in over 40 years

US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires

Oct 15, 2017

The brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing state and federal agencies that pay for the army of crews and machinery required to fight them

The Latest: 40 now dead from Northern California wildfires

Oct 15, 2017

The death toll from wildfires burning in Northern California has reached 40

US agency's bid to allow trumpeter swan hunting draws fire

Oct 14, 2017

A federal plan to let hunters shoot trumpeter swans has drawn fire from some of the people who toiled to bring the majestic white birds back from the brink of extinction

The Latest: Video shows California deputy braving flames

Oct 14, 2017

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office has released dramatic body camera footage showing a deputy braving flames to rescue a disabled woman and get people to flee from a lethal wildfire in Northern California

US regulators OK Atlantic Coast, Mountain Valley pipelines

Oct 14, 2017

Federal regulators have granted conditional approvals for two major natural gas pipelines on the East Coast

Raiders still planning to host Chargers after smoke concerns

Oct 13, 2017

The Raiders are still planning to host the Los Angeles Chargers in Oakland on Sunday despite concerns about poor air quality resulting from wildfires in California's wine country

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