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LA's Mountain Lions May Face Extinction—But There’s a Way to Save Them LA's Mountain Lions May Face Extinction—But There’s a Way to Save Them

Cougars have called California home long before humans have. In Los Angeles, however, urbanization and human activity are driving nearby mountain populations toward possible extinction, according to a new study.

Tribal Nations in Nebraska Are Reeling From Midwestern Floods Tribal Nations in Nebraska Are Reeling From Midwestern Floods

The flooding to hit the Midwest as a result of last week’s wild bomb cyclone is no joke. It’s already killed at least four people, according to the Washington Post, and Vice President Mike Pence was in Nebraska Tuesday to survey the damage. Satellite images tell a tale of swollen rivers and dramatic flooding in…

Cyclone Idai Poised to Become Southern Hemisphere’s Deadliest Tropical Storm, With More Than 1,000 Feared Dead Cyclone Idai Poised to Become Southern Hemisphere’s Deadliest Tropical Storm, With More Than 1,000 Feared Dead

Cyclone Idai is on track to becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone on record for the Southern Hemisphere. The storm, which struck the southeastern coast of Africa with the strength of a Category 2 hurricane last week, almost obliterated the city of Beira in Mozambique, home to some 500,000 people.

World's Smallest Porpoise Down to About 10 Individuals Thanks to Illegal Fishing, Alarming Report Says World's Smallest Porpoise Down to About 10 Individuals Thanks to Illegal Fishing, Alarming Report Says

In a tiny 15-by-7.5-mile section of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, poachers come out in the night and drop their illegal gillnets. They’re fishing for the critically endangered totoaba, a large fish whose bladder is used in Chinese traditional medicine. However, these gillnets don’t only catch this endangered fish; they…

'Almost Everything Is Destroyed': Cyclone Idai Leaves Mozambique's Fourth-Largest City in Ruins 'Almost Everything Is Destroyed': Cyclone Idai Leaves Mozambique's Fourth-Largest City in Ruins

On March 15, a rare, giant cyclone made landfall in Mozambique before making its way west to Malawi and Zimbabwe. By Saturday, Cyclone Idai had dissipated, but not before causing widespread infrastructural damage throughout eastern Africa and claiming more than 200 lives, reports Al Jazeera.

State Attorneys General Join the Fight to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge State Attorneys General Join the Fight to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The first public comment period related to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is officially over, but the real effort to protect Alaska’s vast pristine space is only starting to heat up.

California Is Drought-Free For the First Time in Over Seven Years California Is Drought-Free For the First Time in Over Seven Years

For the first time since 2011, the entire state of California is free of drought.

New Mexico Passes Landmark Clean Energy Bill, But Some Tribal Groups Feel Left Out New Mexico Passes Landmark Clean Energy Bill, But Some Tribal Groups Feel Left Out

The clean energy revolution has arrived, and... it’s complicated. New Mexico is now the third state to adopt a 100 percent clean energy mandate, with the legislature passing a bill Tuesday mandating the state reach that goal by 2045. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is expected to sign the bill any day now.

In Rare Move, Oil Giants Ask Trump to Regulate a Greenhouse Gas In Rare Move, Oil Giants Ask Trump to Regulate a Greenhouse Gas

Fossil fuel giants Shell and Exxon are far from perfect, but they are taking a stand against the Trump administration’s attempt to kill regulations on a potent greenhouse gas. This week, both companies criticized President Donald Trump’s deregulatory actions against methane, a potent greenhouse gas that can leak…

Interior Department Accused of Hiding Key Info on Impacts of Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Interior Department Accused of Hiding Key Info on Impacts of Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

There’s still a lot scientists don’t know about how the Trump Administration’s plan to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska would impact its delicate ecosystems. That much is clear from newly-released documents the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) wrote regarding the refuge,…

Scientists Want to Use Honey From Beehives to Monitor Pollution Scientists Want to Use Honey From Beehives to Monitor Pollution

When Kate Smith brings her samples into the lab, she has to wear a special suit. Even a speck of dust brought in on her shoes could contaminate the samples. What makes them so delicate? Well, Smith’s samples are honey—sweet, sweet honey that can tell the story of what chemicals have infiltrated the environment near…

You Can Eat a Burger and Still Fight For the Planet You Can Eat a Burger and Still Fight For the Planet

I eat meat. Not every day but most days. I also eat out at least twice a week. That means take-out containers and plastic. I ride the New York City subway just about every day, and I try to avoid cabs. However, I also plan to own a car one day, and I fly for work often enough.

Critically-Endangered (and Dangerously Cute) Leopard Cubs Born at Connecticut Zoo Critically-Endangered (and Dangerously Cute) Leopard Cubs Born at Connecticut Zoo

Fewer than 100 Amur leopards roam the wild. The critically endangered subspecies, which lives in the snowy regions of Russia’s far east near the Chinese border, faces constant threats in the form of poaching and habitat loss in the wild. Which is what makes the birth of two Amur leopard cubs at Connecticut’s Beardsley…

Scientists Capture Rare Footage of Mysterious 'Type D' Killer Whale, Possibly a New Species Scientists Capture Rare Footage of Mysterious 'Type D' Killer Whale, Possibly a New Species

In 1955, 17 killer whales were found stranded on a beach in Paraparaumu, New Zealand. Scientists thought they looked weird, but they shrugged it off as some type of genetic deformity. Since then, the whale has been something of an urban legend until fishermen and tourists began capturing rare images of the animals.

South Korea Wants to Use Artificial Rain to Wash Away Its Smog South Korea Wants to Use Artificial Rain to Wash Away Its Smog

South Korea’s capital city is the latest place in Southeast Asia that’s planning to artificially create rain in response to severe air pollution.

South Pacific Oil Spill Threatens Local Tribe As it Spreads Toward World-Famous Reef South Pacific Oil Spill Threatens Local Tribe As it Spreads Toward World-Famous Reef

Rennell Island sits in the middle of the Solomon Sea northeast of Australia. It’s a paradise best known for harboring the largest raised coral atoll in the world, which members of the Tehakatu’u tribe rely on for fish to eat. The island’s extraordinary ecology landed it on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998, but…

58 National Security Experts Denounce Trump’s Latest Plan to Dispute Climate Science 58 National Security Experts Denounce Trump’s Latest Plan to Dispute Climate Science

Top U.S. military and national security leaders have some Thoughts about President Donald Trump’s proposed Presidential Committee on Climate Security. The president is reportedly planning to inject some climate denial into the national security world with the panel whose existence first came to light last month, and…

Wet Winters No Longer Protect California From Brutal Wildfire Seasons, Study Finds Wet Winters No Longer Protect California From Brutal Wildfire Seasons, Study Finds

In California, a wet winter no longer protects landscapes from the kind of intense wildfires the state’s been experiencing lately.

South Dakota Governor Introduces Bills to Stop Keystone XL Pipeline Protests Before They Start [Update: Bills Passed] South Dakota Governor Introduces Bills to Stop Keystone XL Pipeline Protests Before They Start [Update: Bills Passed]

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is wasting no time attempting to quash any efforts to protest they Keystone XL Pipeline in her state. The Republican governor introduced two bills Monday meant to prevent out-of-state funding from fueling protests around the controversial crude oil pipeline, whose construction was …

Hundreds of Exotic Turtles and Tortoises Wrapped in Duct Tape Found in Airport Luggage Hundreds of Exotic Turtles and Tortoises Wrapped in Duct Tape Found in Airport Luggage

The Indian star tortoise native to parts of India has been declining in the wild since at least 2000. Why? People want them as pets. A stark reminder of this fact came on Sunday, after authorities in the Philippine’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport found some 1,500 live turtles and tortoises inside four abandoned…

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