What should you do if you encounter a shark while swimming? Knowing how to respond could mean the difference between life and death.
- Wichita Eagle
Rocket the 90-year-old Aldabra tortoise and confirmed escape artist has been gone for 13 years.
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STORY: Footage showed the bear wobbling and whining as she sat belly-up in the back of a pick-up truck, after people rescued the visibly-debilitated animal from the forest.Mad honey, or "deli bal" in Turkish, is a type of rhododendron honey that can have hallucinogenic effects.The bear was brought to a vet, where she was receiving treatment and would likely be released into the wild in the coming days, local authorities said, adding that she was in good condition.
- Associated Press
A federal court ruling this week has thrown into doubt the future of a valuable commercial king salmon fishery in Southeast Alaska, after a conservation group challenged the government's approval of the harvest as a threat to protected fish and the endangered killer whales that eat them. The ruling, issued Monday by U.S. District Judge Richard Jones in Seattle, said NOAA Fisheries violated the Endangered Species Act and other environmental law when it approved the troll fishery. The ruling means the federal agency will have to consider anew the effects of the fishery on orcas and on protected Puget Sound and Columbia River salmon stocks and whether a plan to offset the harvest by releasing more king salmon from hatcheries is sound.
- The Salinas Californian
A paddleboarder and his dog were able to escape injury when a shark attacked their board at Lovers Point Beach, shutting down the popular beach.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Arizona's State Land Department unlawfully allowed Fondomonte to pump unlimited amounts of groundwater at no cost. That must stop.
- CBS News
Both the paddleboarder and his dog were able to return to shore uninjured.
- FTW Outdoors
A Monterey Bay photographer on Saturday shared images showing a sea lion perched on the belly of a humpback whale.
The source of the River Thames has dried up further downstream than ever before, as England looks set to enter a drought that some experts say the country is unprepared for. Britain's Met Office said this July was the driest for England since 1935 with average rainfall, at 23.1 millimetres (0.9 inches), just 35% of the average for the month. "The Thames would normally be at its source - and there's a nice pub next to it - would be about 15 kilometres back upstream," Alisdair Naull, an engagement officer at the Rivers Trust, told Reuters while standing in a small section of the Thames in Cricklade, about 80 km west of London.
The Okazaki City Higashi Koen zoo announced that its only camel, Hitomi, died of a heatstroke on Aug. 3 amid record high temperatures in Japan. A staff member at the zoo stated that the 22-year-old camel was at higher risk for heat exhaustion due to her age and was exhibiting signs of a heat stroke last week. Beginning in February, Hitomi was struggling to walk and spent more time sitting.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The giraffe calf is the second born in just a few months at Milwaukee County Zoo.
- LA Times
In coastal Morro Bay, Calif., three iconic but defunct smokestacks are coming down. A lithium battery storage project is planned as state transitions to renewable energy.
- Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Kids found the snake in their bedroom, only to have it disappear and turn up later under the bedside table, the sheriff’s office said.
- The News-Press
Ten-day python roundup will help with wildlife emergency, officials hope: Fur-bearing animals are down 90% in the 'Glades, some estimate
- FTW Outdoors
A family from Hoonah, Alaska, drove to False Bay recently for a picnic, unaware that acrobatic whales would provide thrilling entertainment.
The patients are thought to have caught the virus from animals such as shrews, and not from humans.
- Raleigh News and Observer
The case had political angles to it, too.
- The Hill
The American West is experiencing its driest period in human history, a megadrought that threatens health, agriculture and entire ways of life. DRIED UP is examining the dire effects of the drought on the states most affected — as well as the solutions Americans are embracing. It’s difficult to capture the scale of the drought…
- Hilton Head Island Packet
Have you ever wondered what the little corner of South Carolina known as the Lowcountry is all about?
- The Hill
A formerly sunken boat rests on a now-dry section of lakebed at drought-stricken Lake Mead on May 10. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) The American West is experiencing its driest period in human history, a megadrought that threatens health, agriculture and entire ways of life. DRIED UP is a series of stories examining the dire…
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