Environment And Nature

SeaWorld publishes decades of orca data to help wild whales

Apr 22, 2019

The theme-park company SeaWorld has published new data from its captive killer whales _ information that scientists say could help inform how they go about trying to save sick or stranded orcas in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere

Conservation groups ask judge to halt Trump drilling plan

Apr 22, 2019

Four conservation groups have asked a federal judge to block a Trump administration plan allowing drilling, mining and other activities in seven Western states the groups say will harm sage grouse

Israeli teen who fell to death in Yosemite was taking photo

Apr 22, 2019

Authorities say an Israeli teenager was trying to take a photograph while dangling from a ledge when he fell hundreds of feet to his death at an iconic waterfall in California's Yosemite National Park

Offshore wind developers to invest $4.5M in Rhode Island

Apr 22, 2019

The developers of a new offshore wind farm are investing $4.5 million in Rhode Island to advance the industry in the state

Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection

Apr 21, 2019

Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by global warming overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets

Judge: Resumption of US coal sales by Trump needs review

Apr 20, 2019

A federal judge in Montana says the Trump administration failed to consider the environmental effects of resuming coal sales from federal lands, but stopped short of halting future sales

Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status

Apr 19, 2019

Hurricane Michael was actually stronger than initially measured when it devastated a swath of the Florida Panhandle last fall

Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation

Apr 19, 2019

An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years to complete a major renovation.

The Latest: Oklahoma City bombing Survivor Tree DNA lives on

Apr 19, 2019

Science is helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA of a tree symbolizing hope 24 years after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism on U.S. soil

Bobcat survives deadly California wildfire, has 4 kittens

Apr 19, 2019

Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured and collared a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens

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