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"Monk Seal" by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters licensed under CC BY 2.0
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Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believe a mass extinction could impact aquatic species within the next few decades.   ...
FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, solar tech Joshua Valdez, left, and senior plant managerTim Wisdom walk past solar panels at a Pacific Gas and Electric Solar Plant, in Dixon, Calif. Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where rooftop and other installations have surged 10-fold since 2011. But two U.S. solar manufacturing companies say the flood of imports has led one to bankruptcy and forced the other to lay off three-quarters of its workforce. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. trade panel has ruled that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have...
"Biosphere 2 III" by Thomas licensed under CC BY 2.0
Environment, Foundations, News
Businessman and environmentalist Ed Bass has donated $30 million to fund a earth science project at the University of Arizona.   ...
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Environment, Previews
Juliana Schirmer, Development Director of the Regional Parks Foundation, discusses the significance of creating universal fundraising campaigns in order to...
In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017 photo, a California condor takes flight in the Ventana Wilderness east of Big Sur, Calif. Three decades after being pushed to the brink of extinction, the California condor is staging an impressive comeback, thanks to captive-breeding programs and reduced use of lead ammunition near their feeding grounds.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon:...
FILE - In this July 21, 2017, file photo, broken sea ice emerges from under the hull of the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as it sails through the Victoria Strait while traversing the Arctic's Northwest Passage. Scientists calculate that Arctic sea ice this summer only dropped to its eighth lowest level on record. That’s far below average, but considerably above the record low set five years ago. The National Snow and Ice Data Center says that on Sept. 13 ice in Arctic shrank to its smallest area of the season: 1.79 million square miles (4.64 million square kilometers). (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Arctic sea ice this summer dropped to its eighth lowest level on record, new federal data show....
FILE - This May 23, 2016, file photo, shows the northernmost boundary of the proposed Bears Ears region, along the Colorado River, in southeastern Utah. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, along with management changes to several other sites. A leaked memo from Zinke to President Donald Trump recommends that two Utah monuments — Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante — be reduced, along with Nevada's Gold Butte and Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump...
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Elizabeth Babcock, Chief Public Engagement Officer of the California Academy of Sciences, discusses how wonder and the desire to protect...
This June 4, 2016 photo provided by Nils Ribi Photography shows the Milky Way in the night sky at the foot of the Boulder Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho. Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way. The nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve will fill a chunk of the sparsely populated region containing night skies so pristine that interstellar dust clouds are visible in the Milky Way. (Nils Ribi Photography via AP)
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way.   ...
In this Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, photo, an endangered snow leopard cub explores it's enclosure the Los Angeles Zoo, in California. The elusive snow leopard _ long considered an endangered species _ has been upgraded to "vulnerable," international conservationists said Thursday. But experts warned the new classification does not mean the big cats are safe. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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BANGKOK (AP) — The elusive snow leopard — long considered an endangered species — has been upgraded to "vulnerable," international...
"White smoke clouds above oil refinery" by Horia Varlan licensed under CC BY 2.0
Environment, News
The Climate Science Special Report is still scheduled for release in November, reported The Atlantic, although some environmental groups worry...
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Environment, Foundations, Previews
Beth Nordlund, Executive Director of Anchorage Park Foundation, discusses the origin of the foundation and how they encourage volunteer support....
FILE- In this Aug. 26, 2010, file photo provided by the Kaibab National Forest, bison in the national forest adjacent to the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona group together. The National Park Service has a plan to thin the bison population around the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun to kill the animals that increasingly are damaging park resources. (Kaibab National Forest via AP, File)
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through...
"running faucet" by Steve Johnson licensed under CC BY 2.0
Environment, News
According to a study commissioned by Orb Media, tap water samples have been identified as containing microplastic materials.   ...
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, the Eagle Creek wildfire burns on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge near Cascade Locks, Ore. An Oregon lawmaker has lashed out at restrictions on logging, blaming them for the intensity of wildfires plaguing much of the U.S. West. (Genna Martin /seattlepi.com via AP)
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DENVER (AP) — Acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major Western U.S. cities, a human-caused fire races down the...
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Environment, Previews
Robin Dublin, Executive Director of Alaska Botanical Garden, discusses what makes their gardens unique and what visitors can expect....
"gas-station" by Ryan Lackey licensed under CC BY 2.0
Environment, News
The Environmental Protection Agency may reevaluate a proposal that would require cars and light-truck fleets in the US to achieve...
This undated photo provided by NOAA Fisheries, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, shows alewives, a species of river herring at a fish run in North Kingstown, R.I. The federal government's National Marine Fisheries Service is looking at the health of the populations of alewives and blueback herring to see if the little fish should be listed under the Endangered Species Act. (Jerry Prezioso/NOAA Fisheries via AP)
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is reviewing the status of a pair of river herring species to see...
"Antarctica" by Andreas Kambanis licensed under CC BY 2.0
Environment, News
Scientists studying species within Antarctica have warned the public that global warming is affecting the area more than previously believed. ...
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Diane Kaplan, President and CEO of Rasmuson Foundation, discusses the core values and strategies of the organization....
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, bales of hay that have been donated for a lottery drawing to help drought-stricken farmers and ranchers are stacked at a site near the North Dakota State University campus in Fargo, N.D. State agriculture officials in the Northern Plains are starting the process of divvying up tons of hay donated from around the country to help drought-plagued ranchers in the region. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File)
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State agriculture officials in the Northern Plains on Friday were starting the process of distributing tons...
"Our Beautiful State Flag Against Our Big Blue Sky" by Texas State Library and Archives Commission licensed under CC BY 2.0
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Want to help victims of hurricane Harvey? The most effective way is by making a monetary donation. The following is...
FILE - This July 6, 2011 file photo shows a grizzly bear roaming near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wildlife advocates and a Montana Indian tribe are asking a U.S. court to restore protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park so that trophy hunting of the fearsome animals would not be allowed. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File)
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates and a Montana Indian tribe have asked a U.S. court to restore protections for...
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Environment, Justice & Poverty, Previews
Polly Carr, Executive Director of Alaska Center for the Environment and Alaska Conservation Voters, talks about the vision of both...

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