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FILE - In this July 1, 2018 file photo, the sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty in New York as record high temperatures were recorded over the week in the U.S. and elsewhere. An AP data analysis of records from 1999-2019 shows that in weather stations across America, hot records are being set twice as often as cold ones. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
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Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through...
"South Carolina" by Aaron Vowels licensed under CC BY 2.0
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina and California have little in common politically, but the Golden State's laws are protecting...
"Storm Chasers" by Craig ONeal licensed under CC BY 2.0
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In the last two decades, tornadoes in the southern region of the U.S. have grown in numbers and in intensity....
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Jon White, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, discusses the importance of cultivating aquatic species...
Students take part in a protest against climate change, in Aarhus, Denmark, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in cities worldwide skipped classes Friday in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
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BERLIN (AP) — From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth...
FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 file photo, pyres of ivory are set on fire in Nairobi National Park, Kenya. Kenya's president Saturday set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species. According to a scientific report from the United Nations released on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, climate change, a global major extinction of animals and plants, a human population soaring toward 10 billion, degraded land, polluted air, and plastics, pesticides and hormone-changing chemicals in the water are making the planet an increasing unhealthy place for people. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is sick with multiple and worsening environmental ills killing millions of people yearly, a new U.N....
In this undated photo provided by Liran Samuni, chimpanzees in the Taï National Park in the Ivory Coast vocalize with another group nearby. A study released on Thursday, March 6, 2019 highlights the diversity of chimp behaviors within groups _ traditions that are at least in part learned socially, and transmitted from generation to generation. (Liran Samuni/Taï Chimpanzee Project via AP)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Some chimpanzee groups are stone-throwers. Some use rocks to crack open tree nuts to eat. Others use...
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Theresa Pierno, President & CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association, discusses how citizens can be instrumental in preserving and...
"20130523-NRCS-KW-0147" by U.S. Department of Agriculture licensed under CC BY 2.0
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Recent evidence has indicated that agriculture is suffering from an increase in salt in the fields brought on by extreme...
This undated photo provided by Paul Tixier in March 2019 shows a Type D killer whale. Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type is a distinct species. (Paul Tixier/CEBC CNRS/MNHN Paris via AP)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, there were tales from fishermen and tourists, even lots of photos, of a mysterious killer...
In this Feb. 21, 2019 photo made available by Fresh Take Florida, Gainesville Police Department Officer Edward Ratliff pets his K-9 Ace after a successful training session in Gainesville, Fla. A Florida bill would increase the penalty for intentionally hurting or killing police, fire or search-and-rescue dogs and horses. (Cat Gloria/ Fresh Take Florida via AP)
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — On a winter morning, Ace hopped into the squad car with handler Edward Ratliff. This was...
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In this collaboration with WHUT - Howard University Television, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from the Washington D.C. region...
The research vessel Ocean Zephyr lays off Victoria, the Seychelles, on Friday March 1, 2019, where it will spend several days loading and testing equipment ahead of a weeks-long expedition to explore the depths of the Indian Ocean. The Ocean Zephyr is the mothership of the British-based Nekton Mission for scientists to document the impact of global warming in the unexplored frontier of the Indian Ocean that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades. (AP Photo/Steve Barker)
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VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The science vessel of British-based Nekton Mission arrived in the Seychelles on Friday to begin the...
"Botswana 2014" by Jeremy T. Hetzel licensed under CC BY 2.0
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A new survey that takes into account data from the July to October 2018 revealed that elephant ivory poaching is...
"Common Dolphin" by Ed Dunens licensed under CC BY 2.0
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LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Experts were working Tuesday to determine the cause of an increase in dolphin strandings along...
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Leaders from nonprofits in Alaska, Minnesota, Texas and Washington D.C. discuss the important work that they do to strengthen their...
"Stripe on stripe" by coniferconifer licensed under CC BY 2.0
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A project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates is researching the outcomes of engineering gene mutations within mosquitos that prevent...
This photo released by the Galapagos National Park shows a Chelonoidis phantasticus tortoise at the Galapagos National Park in Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Park rangers and the Galapagos Conservancy found the tortoise, a species that was thought to have become extinct one hundred years ago. (Galapagos National Park via AP)
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LIMA, Peru (AP) — A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared...
In this Oct. 12, 2018 photo, water contaminated with arsenic, lead and zinc flows from a pipe out of the Lee Mountain mine and into a holding pond near Rimini, Mont. The community is part of the Upper Tenmile Creek Superfund site, where dozens of abandoned mines have left water supplies polluted and residents must use bottled water. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
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RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals...
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Hanna Klemm, Farm Manager of the Bemidji Community Food Shelf, discusses the success and impact of the farm project on...
FILE - In this June 18, 2018 file photo, equipment used to test for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known collectively as PFAS, in drinking water is seen at Trident Laboratories in Holland, Mich. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce a plan for dealing with a class of long-lasting chemical contaminants amid complaints from members of Congress and environmentalists that it's not moved aggressively enough to regulate them. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
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Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it would move toward setting safety limits for a...
This March 29, 2017 photo, shows the main entrance at the Lincoln Children's Zoo in Lincoln, Neb. An already sizable expansion project at the zoo is growing even bigger after donations exceeded the original fundraising goal. (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An already sizable expansion project at the Lincoln Children's Zoo is growing even bigger after donations...
FILE - In this April 2, 2012 file photo, a 4-year-old Atlantic salmon is held at the National Fish Hatchery in Nashua, N.H. The federal government outlined an ambitious, potentially costly new plan to restore Atlantic salmon in the United States, where rivers teemed with the fish before dams, pollution and overfishing decimated their populations. The Atlantic salmon has declined in the U.S. to the point where the last remaining wild populations of in the U.S. exist only in a handful of rivers in Maine. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government outlined an ambitious, potentially costly new plan to restore Atlantic salmon in the...
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Mary Mitchell, Executive Director of the Bemidji Community Food Shelf, discusses the significant moment in history that inspired the creation...

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