Energy leaders to impose new regulations to promote recycling
- The Hill
Whether you dread it or welcome it, daylight saving time is fast approaching this year.
- FTW Outdoors
Amid record-breaking cold temperatures in the Northeast, a large shark washed ashore on a Cape Cod beach and became encrusted in ice.
- Associated Press
California wildlife officials have called off the search for a mountain lion that attacked a 5-year-old boy who was on a hiking trail in rural Northern California, saying there was little chance of capturing the animal. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday that DNA testing confirmed that a mountain lion was responsible for the attack last Tuesday in San Mateo County, south of San Francisco. “This lack of access, combined with worsening weather and the nomadic nature of mountain lions has diminished the chances for a successful capture," said Capt. Patrick Foy, a department spokesman.
- LA Times
Salt Lake City's namesake is evaporating, and with it a resource crucial to the West's economy, weather and health — not to mention millions of migratory birds.
- Fox News
Manni Alam, an 8-year-old spearfisher from Australia, has gained viral attention on TikTok after he nonchalantly responded when a small shark appeared to have bitten him.
- The Guardian
The fight to save the birds’ habitat ignites old frustrations over California’s engagement with tribal communities
- Raleigh News and Observer
It looks like something out of “The Neverending Story.” But it may be just a large pig released illegally into the woods.
- Associated Press
The ride at an Iowa amusement park where an 11-year-old boy was killed in 2021 will never reopen, the park's owners said. Bill Lentz, Adventureland's general manager, said in a letter posted on the park's website Friday that after spending months reviewing the safety of the Raging River ride, officials decided to close it permanently. "The decision comes after months of examination of the ride, working closely with its manufacturer to identify what enhancements each would need to meet our operating standards,” Lentz said in the statement.
- LA Times
One California water manager says Colorado River reservoirs aren't likely to refill. Scientists agree that the region needs to plan for a drier future.
Arizona city officials cut off our community's water supply. My family has relied on paper plates, 3-minute showers, and lots of bottled water to avoid a potential $1,300 monthly water bill.
Cody Reim and his family made serious adjustments to their water usage after Scottsdale city officials cut off the Rio Verde community's water supply.
As cities move to ban gas stoves, I tried going all-electric in the kitchen. The results left me fired up.
A giant wave capsized a boat off the coast of Oregon as a rescue crew attempted to save a stranded mariner on Friday, February 3, authorities said.Video released by the US Coast Guard (USCG) shows a student rescuer in training jumping into choppy surf six miles west of the mouth of the Columbia River, it said.As the rescuer swims towards the boat, a giant wave crashes onto it, capsizing it and sending the boater tumbling into the water.The USCG said multiple units responded to a mayday call from a disabled 35-foot vessel Sandpiper, which was taking on water on Friday morning.The rescue swimmer, a student of the Advanced Helicopter Rescue School, was deployed to the water where twenty-foot waves and extremely high windspeeds were reported, the USCG said.The boater was rescued by the swimmer after the wave hit and both were hoisted to safety. The boater was taken to hospital with minor injuries.Astoria Police Department later said they had arrested the boater, who they named as 35-year-old Jericho Labonte.Police said Labonte had posted a video of himself on Facebook earlier that week placing a dead fish on the front porch of the Goonies’ house. Labonte was wanted for wanted on charges of theft, endangering another person, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and criminal mischief. Credit: US Coast Guard via Storyful
- Kansas City Star
At first, he didn’t quite recognize the fish he reeled in. But now he’s going to have it mounted.
- Fox Weather
A polar air mass that swept over Canada helped form icicles and snow-capped rocks at the base of Niagara Falls on Friday.
- The Weather Network
Could this cold snap be the nail in the coffin for ticks that have survived the above-average winter temperatures across the Maritimes? The Weather Network's Nathan Coleman speaks to an expert.
The cold on Mount Washington in New Hampshire on Friday was producing a wind chill of -108F (-77C).
- CBS News
Why are some media and political figures claiming that people are coming for your gas stove? And are there health risks from cooking with natural gas?
- The New York Times
BIG SUR, Calif. — Under cover of darkness, John Handy edged his Chevy Silverado as far south as he was allowed, contemplating escape. To his right, the Pacific lapped at the jagged coastline. To his left, the steep hillside loomed precariously over Highway 1, threatening to cascade down once more after having already buried much of the road during relentless winter storms that pounded California. He listened for trickling water, for tumbling rocks big and small, for errant rumbles — signs that t
- The Desert Sun
Is the California desert the right place to grow alfalfa? It needs a considerable water to sustain this crop for a year.
- Associated Press
The life of Los Angeles’ most famous mountain lion followed a path known only to the biggest of Hollywood stars: Discovered on-camera in 2012, the cougar adopted a stage name and enjoyed a decade of celebrity status before his tragic death late last year. The popular puma gained fame as P-22 and cast a spotlight on the troubled population of California’s endangered mountain lions and their decreasing genetic diversity. Now, with his remains stored in a freezer at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, wildlife officials and representatives from the region’s tribal communities are debating his next act.