Environment And Nature

Getting water to Peru's desert capital is no easy task

Aug 19, 2017

Getting fresh water to Peru's desert capital is no easy task: Lima relies on a vast network of concrete tunnels to transport water originating in lakes in the Andes mountains to the bone-dry coastal city some 125 miles away

India wildlife reserve park devastated by monsoon floods

Aug 19, 2017

Officials say rising floodwaters have inundated large parts of a famous wildlife reserve park in northeastern India, killing more than 225 animals and forcing hundreds of other animals to flee

California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers

Aug 18, 2017

California regulators say they're tightening the rules on a pesticide popular with farmers over new health concerns

Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power

Aug 18, 2017

When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday's eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes

Tanzania: Elephant tusks seized from alleged traffickers

Aug 18, 2017

Authorities in Tanzania say they have seized 368 kilograms (811 pounds) of ivory tusks that conservationists believe were taken from 15 slain elephants

Sheriff: Coyote that bit woman on New York trail had rabies

Aug 18, 2017

Authorities say a coyote shot by an environmental conservation officer after it attacked a woman on a rural New York trail has tested positive for rabies

Asian carp found near Lake Michigan got past barriers

Aug 18, 2017

Officials: An Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway this summer apparently got past an electric barrier system intended to keep invasive fish out of Great Lakes

Tennessee site marks milestone with shipment to US nuke dump

Aug 18, 2017

A federal lab in Tennessee has made its first shipment in five years to the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, marking another milestone as the U.S. gets its multibillion-dollar cleanup program back on track

Hirscher needs 15 weeks to recover, missing ski season start

Aug 18, 2017

Marcel Hirscher will need up to 15 weeks to recover from a broken left ankle, ruling the six-time overall World Cup champion out of ski racing likely until December

Grand Teton park to escape Yellowstone's shadow for eclipse

Aug 18, 2017

Grand Teton National Park is preparing for crowds normally seen at its more popular neighbor, Yellowstone National Park, during the total solar eclipse

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