The Shedd Aquarium has two new female southern rockhopper penguins, as officials hope to help boost the species' dwindling population.
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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.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Arizona's State Land Department unlawfully allowed Fondomonte to pump unlimited amounts of groundwater at no cost. That must stop.
- Wichita Eagle
Rocket the 90-year-old Aldabra tortoise and confirmed escape artist has been gone for 13 years.
- 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.
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 News-Press
Ten-day python roundup will help with wildlife emergency, officials hope: Fur-bearing animals are down 90% in the 'Glades, some estimate
- 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.
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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.
California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a new water strategy on Thursday that plans for a future with 10% less water and shifts the emphasis from conservation to capturing more water that otherwise flows out to sea. Climate change has contributed to more severe drought but has also set the stage for more intense flooding when rain does fall, as was demonstrated last week in California's Death Valley, one of the hottest, driest parts of the United States. "The hots are getting a lot hotter, the dries are getting a lot drier and ... the wets are getting wetter," Newsom said in announcing the plan at a desalination plant under construction in Antioch, 45 miles (72 km) inland from San Francisco, that will turn brackish water into drinking water.
- American City Business Journals
State regulators approved the plan a week after they sought more environmental commitments from the Houston oil giant.
Restaurants were told to cease operations immediately and residents were ordered to limit water use after a Cape Cod town declared a sewer emergency
- Raleigh News and Observer
The case had political angles to it, too.
- 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.
- Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO — Officials pulled an invasive silver carp from the waters of Lake Calumet on the city’s Far South Side Thursday. Anglers began looking for it after someone spotted the invasive species, part of the Asian carp family, in Lake Calumet earlier in the week, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources said in a statement. The silver carp — more than 38 inches long and weighing about 22 ...
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The giraffe calf is the second born in just a few months at Milwaukee County Zoo.
- 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…
- 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…
Plus there's increasing competition in the industry, as The Points Guy recently noted that 17 attractions opened this year alone, and a new theme park from Mattel is on the horizon. SeaWorld suffers because a big segment of the population feels like it should not exist. Since opening in Orlando in 1964, SeaWorld has long been criticized by animal rights groups who alleged that the whale, dolphins and other sea creatures being kept in captivity and trained to perform tricks for people are being mistreated.
- FTW Outdoors
A Monterey Bay photographer on Saturday shared images showing a sea lion perched on the belly of a humpback whale.
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