A terrifyingly large collection of trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch continues to grow in the Pacific Ocean, creating problems for both sea creatures and humans.
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"Prepare fer Rammin' speed, matey!" the National Park Service wrote of the encounter.
- Associated Press
The Bureau of Reclamation recently declared the first-ever shortage on the Colorado River, which means Arizona, Nevada and Mexico will get less water than normal next year. The nation's most populated state has the most senior rights to river water. While the reservoir on the Nevada-Arizona border is key for those three lower Colorado River basin states, Lake Powell on the Arizona-Utah border is the guide for Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah in the upper basin.
This Little California Beach Town Is the Best Place to See the Great Monarch Butterfly Migration — but They Need Your Help
"There were once so many butterflies that the sound of their wings was described as a rippling stream or a summer rain." Now, it's up to us to get that back.
- USA TODAY
Surgically implanted with radio transmitters, scout snakes can lead biologists to groups of reproductively active pythons. But tracking isn't easy.
- Idaho Statesman
Tourists could see people carrying rifles and hear gunshots throughout the park.
- Business Insider
Take a look at the record-breaking port congestion from 10,000 feet above, as 70 hulking cargo ships park off the LA coast
From above they may look like specks, but the cargo ships have turned the coast of Southern California into a parking lot.
McDonald's pledged to phase out its plastic Happy Meal Toys, but environmental experts say the company's real problem is its use of beef
This means that plastic figurines could be replaced by items like 3D paper figurines or game pieces made from recycled materials.
- The Weather Network
Hints about the seasons to come can be spotted in this animal
- Miami Herald
Rejecting a judge’s recommendation, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet cleared the way for Miami-Dade County’s plans to build a highway through wetlands meant to help preserve the Everglades and the county’s drinking water supply. Environmentalists vowed to fight the decision.
AccuWeather National Reporter Tony Laubach has chased hundreds of tornadoes over dozens of years in numerous locations throughout the United States. But the veteran storm chaser had a new adventure on his plate this week - chasing down tarantulas. Laubach was in southeastern Colorado on Tuesday for a unique vermin event that has begun drawing large crowds. During the spiders' annual mating season, thousands of the hairy, brown creatures can be found scurrying across the rocky surface of La Junta
- USA TODAY
Bears and sharks are known to be animals that can kill humans. But how often do they kill in North America?
- The Guardian
There are about 10,000 tigers in the US, and with few requirements for ownership, virtually anyone can own, breed or sell them A nine-month-old Bengal tiger, which was seen roaming the lawns of suburban Houston, in a cage after being captured by authorities in May 2021. Photograph: Francois Picard/AFP/Getty Images The first red flag was the shiny Chevy Camaro with no license plate. “Anything to declare?” asked the US Customs and Border Protection officer. “Nothing,” replied the 18-year-old drive
- Idaho Statesman
A sample from a dead deer showed it was positive for epizootic hemorrhagic disease.
- AFP Videographics
With early autumn temperatures in Portugal hovering around 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit), a group of nudism enthusiasts don't even sport a vine leaf to cover their modesty as they go about their work in a vineyard 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Lisbon.
- LA Times
Crews have used controlled burns, protective foil and other protective measures to guard Sequoia National Park.
- Miami Herald
Tropical depression 18 has formed in the Eastern Atlantic, and the National Hurricane Center’s forecast shows it becoming a Category 3 hurricane by early next week as it edges closer to the Caribbean.
A new report from the International Rhino Foundation cites tighter protections on poaching by government authorities for helping revive the greater one-horned rhino population
- Business Insider Video
Southern California hasn't had a big earthquake since 1857. Here's what would happen if a mega earthquake hit California.
California is located in a hot-zone of fault lines that can rupture without warning. Parts of the San Andreas fault have not ruptured in over 200 years, meaning it's overdue for a high-magnitude earthquake commonly referred to as "The Big One." Here's what experts say could happen in seconds, hours, and days after the Big One hits the West Coast.
- Washington Examiner
The need to examine the life cycles of all energy sources: A closer look at renewable energy disposal
Every source of energy—including fossil fuels, wind and solar power, and nuclear power—have both positive and negative attributes. Often, proponents or opponents of a certain source gloss over, or hype up, specific challenges or benefits in order to promote their favored solution. In order to make informed decisions about which energy sources can meet America’s energy needs, policymakers and the public need to know about the entire life cycle of all energy sources. For example, proponents of fos
Cement manufacturing alone accounts for some 8% of carbon emissions, and executives are scrambling to go green. It turns out that minerals needed for cement and many other industries are being literally thrown away — puffed out of flues and allowed to settle wherever they drift. In fact, these minerals are valuable enough that Carbix can afford to pay factories for the privilege of siphoning them off and reselling them.