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November 10, 2018 - 8:57 am
MIAMI (AP) — Officials say a Florida trapper has captured a record-setting python as part of a program to remove the invasive species from the Everglades. A South Florida Water Management District news release says Kyle Penniston captured a 17-foot, 5-inch (5.3-meter) female Burmese python while...
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Paramount Ranch, where a number of Hollywood westerns have been filmed, is seen after it was decimated by a wildfire Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Augura Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 09, 2018 - 8:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has scorched a historic movie site recently used by the HBO series "Westworld" and forced numerous celebrities to join the thousands fleeing flames that have claimed homes and prompted the total evacuation of the celebrity enclave...
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November 07, 2018 - 6:03 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri landlord stumbled upon an unwanted house guest while evicting a tenant: a large alligator in a hot tub. The tenant described the 150-pound reptile as "gentle as a puppy" after animal control workers were called to the Kansas City home on Wednesday. The workers...
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November 06, 2018 - 3:23 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government has pledged to revise legislation on stray animals after a teenage girl drowned in a river while trying to escape a pack of feral dogs. Police say the dogs went after the girl on Monday in a public park in the city of Gostivar. The 17-year-old's body...
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Alaska resident John Sturgeon walks outside the Supreme Court, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 in Washington. Sturgeon sued the Park Service 2011 after it told him to stop operating his hovercraft on a stretch of the Nation river that passes through the federally created preserve. The State of Alaska would permit this, but the National Park Services regulations said he could not. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 05, 2018 - 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sounded skeptical Monday of the National Park Service's authority to prevent an Alaskan moose hunter from using his motorized rubber boat to access remote areas of the state. The justices heard arguments in a case that tests the limits of the federal government's...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 photo, government employees collect dead carp from the Euphrates River near the town of Hindiyah, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Officials and fishermen are at a loss to explain how hundreds of tons of carp have suddenly died in fish farms in the Euphrates River, fueling anxieties about soaring water pollution. Local authorities used excavators to skim dead fish from the river surface, where residents and local farmers have long complained about substandard water management. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)
November 04, 2018 - 11:27 am
HINDIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi officials and fishermen are at a loss to explain how hundreds of tons of carp have suddenly died in fish farms in the Euphrates River, fueling anxieties about soaring water pollution. Local authorities used excavators to skim dead fish from the river surface near the...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2009 file photo, children play at a resort beach in Ngerkebesang, Palau. In an attempt to protect the coral reefs that divers so admire they have dubbed them the underwater Serengeti, the Pacific nation of Palau will soon ban many types of sunscreen. President Tommy Remengesau Jr. Oct. 25, 2018, signed legislation that bans "reef-toxic" sunscreen from 2020. Banned sunscreens will be confiscated from tourists who carry them into the country, and merchants selling the banned products will be fined up to $1,000. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
November 02, 2018 - 1:25 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In an attempt to protect the coral reefs that divers so admire they have dubbed them the underwater Serengeti, the Pacific nation of Palau will soon ban many types of sunscreen. President Tommy Remengesau Jr. last week signed legislation that bans "reef-toxic"...
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October 30, 2018 - 7:27 pm
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Scientists exploring the sea floor off the coast of central California for deep-water coral and sponges instead found an unprecedented sight: Hundreds of octopuses tucked between rocks with their tentacles inverted and covering groups of white eggs — a posture that is common...
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October 30, 2018 - 7:04 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Pioneering coral reef scientist Ruth Gates, who dedicated much of her career to saving the world's fragile and deteriorating underwater reef ecosystems, has died. She was 56. The University of Hawaii said Tuesday the researcher died in Honolulu on Thursday. She was diagnosed with...
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In this Sept. 13, 2018, photo, paleontologist Xu Xing brushes away sediment to examine fossils recovered from a dig site in Yanji, China. The excavation, led by Xu, begun after construction crews erecting new apartment buildings accidentally uncovered dinosaur bones and other fossils, dating back 100 million years. (AP Photo/Christina Larson)
October 25, 2018 - 12:12 pm
YANJI, China (AP) — At the end of a street of newly built high-rises in the northern Chinese city of Yanji stands an exposed cliff face, where paleontologists scrape away 100 million-year-old rock in search of prehistoric bones. Like many fossil excavation sites in China, this one was discovered by...
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