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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2010 file photo, Russian scientists Sergey Zimov and his son Nikita Zimov extract air samples from frozen soil near the town of Chersky in Siberia 6,600 kms (4,000 miles) east of Moscow, Russia. Scientists say the world’s permafrost is getting warmer, with temperatures increasing by an average of 0.3 degrees Celsius (0.54 Fahrenheit) over a decade. A study published Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019, found the biggest rise in Siberia, where frozen soil temperatures rose by 0.9 degrees Celsius (1.62 Fahrenheit) between 2007 and 2016. (AP Photo/Arthur Max)
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BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the world's permafrost is getting warmer, with temperatures increasing by an average of 0.3 degrees...
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DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast...
Melting Antarctica
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study...
Jon White Consortium of Ocean Leadership
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Jon White, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, discusses the importance of cultivating aquatic species...
"Sunset On Magic Island" by Edmund Garman licensed under CC BY 2.0
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According to a new study published in the journal Science, oceans around the globe are heating up 40 percent faster...
FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, a California sea lion that was trapped at Willamette Falls in the lower Willamette River waits to be released into the Pacific Ocean near Newport, Ore. Oregon wildlife officials have started killing sea lions that threaten a fragile run of winter steelhead in the Willamette River. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife obtained a federal permit in November to kill up to 93 California sea lions per year below Willamette Falls south of Portland, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials have started killing sea lions that threaten a fragile run of winter steelhead...
People visit Joshua Tree National Park in the southern California desert Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. President Donald Trump made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room Thursday on the 13th day of the partial government shutdown, as he continued to dig in his heels over his promised border wall. (AP Photo/Krysta Fauria)
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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Joshua Tree National Park will temporarily close this week so officials can address...
Theresa-Pierno
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Theresa Pierno, President & CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association, discusses how citizens can be instrumental in preserving and...
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, debris washed into the Chesapeake Bay from record rainfall accumulates around a sailboat in Annapolis, Md. An annual report on the Chesapeake Bay says pollution from unusually heavy rains in 2018 contributed to the first decline in a decade in the overall health of the nation's largest estuary. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Heavy rains that brought additional pollution downstream last year contributed to the first decline in a...
FILE- In this Aug. 19, 2015 photo, Tom Merriman stands behind a monarch in his butterfly atrium at his nursery in Vista, Calif. Researchers with an environmental group are labeling as "disturbingly low" the number of western monarch butterflies that migrate along the California coast. A recent count by the Xerces Society recorded fewer than 30,000 butterflies, which it says is an 86 percent decline since 2017. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Researchers with an environmental group have labeled as "disturbingly low" the number of western monarch butterflies...
Department of Water Resources Water Resource Engineer John King checks the weight of the snow sample on a scale held by DWR State Climatologist Dr. Michael Anderson, left , during the first snow survey of the season at Phillips Station, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, near Echo Summit, Calif. California water managers said Thursday the Sierra snowpack is only 67 percent of normal in this winter's first manual measurement. Winter snow in the Sierra provides drinking water for much of California as it melts in the spring and summer and flows into reservoirs for storage. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. (AP) — Winter storms have blanketed California's Sierra Nevada in snow, but the drought-prone state is still...
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In this collaboration with WHUT - Howard University Television, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from the Washington D.C. region...
Government Shutdown
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hungry pandas don't particularly care whether there's a partial government shutdown. ...
"Born Free" by Christopher Michel licensed under CC BY 2.0
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SEATTLE (AP) — Two more Puget Sound orcas are ailing and probably will be dead by summer, according an expert...
FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, a class of eighth-grade students and their chaperones sit in a meadow at Yosemite National Park, Calif., below Yosemite Falls. Some of the West’s iconic national parks are beginning to partially close as they deal with overflowing restrooms and vandals on the 10th day of a federal government shutdown. (AP Photo/Scott Smith, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm...
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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...
Nonprofit Spotlight by mOppenheimORG
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In 2018, we had the pleasure of interviewing many organizations that are transforming communities across the US. We celebrate...
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2017 file photo, water flows from five of the gates on Shasta Dam for the first time in six years. trio of salamander species in Northern California could complicate a controversial $1.4 billion public works project to heighten the Shasta Dam, the state's largest reservoir. The Los Angeles Times reports Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, that two environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit last month asking a judge to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine if Shasta salamanders should be protected under the Endangered Species Act. (Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight via AP, File)
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SHASTA LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A trio of salamander species in Northern California could complicate a controversial $1.4 billion public...
Japan Whaling
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TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Wednesday that it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts for the...
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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 Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, endangered orcas swim in Puget Sound and in view of the Olympic Mountains just west of Seattle as seen from a federal research vessel that has been tracking the whales. Two conservation groups say the federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to consider how salmon fishing off the West Coast is affecting endangered killer whales. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to consider how salmon fishing off...
"Water Taxi in Baltimore Inner Harbor" by Austin Kirk licensed under CC BY 2.0
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Depending on carbon emissions in the future, a new report by researchers at the University of Maryland Center found...
FILE - In this May 1, 2013, file photo, an electric bus produced by China's BYD Co., is parked at the announcement of the opening of an electric bus manufacturing plant in Lancaster, Calif. The California Air Resources Board voted Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, to require that all new buses be carbon-free by 2029. Environmental advocates project that the last dirty buses will phase out by 2040.(AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California moved Friday to eliminate climate-changing fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting...
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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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