The International Union for Conservation added the monarch butterfly to its Red List Thursday, officially classifying it as endangered due to climate change and threats to its habitat.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero / The Daily Beast / GettyAt the risk of awarding the title prematurely, we think we’ve found the weirdest study published in 2022. Scientists strapped GoPro cameras to the bodies of six dolphins trained by the U.S. Navy, and recorded them hunting for food and consuming their prey in grisly detail. According to the study, there was a purpose behind this potential invasion of dolphin privacy; namely, to learn more about how the mammals hunted and ate.Scientists
- Associated Press
Ken Mauldin was jolted awake last weekend with his wife screaming incessantly in their split level home in Colorado's mountain town of Steamboat Springs where their three children were sleeping one floor below. Kelly Mauldin had just been awakened by the couple's barking dogs that didn't wake up her husband before dawn on Saturday. In an interview, Ken Mauldin said he grabbed his 40-caliber pistol, took his wife’s place at the door and shot once, aiming for the center of the bear’s body.
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- The Guardian
Neglected and polluted, the ponds were nearly barren of native species. But community efforts are starting to pay off
- Detroit Free Press
Even the best public charging services aren't good enough, according to new survey that quizzed 11,554 drivers about charging EVs at public stations.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
The 2023 water shortage may be painful, but we could enact every previously agreed cut and it would not be enough to save Lake Mead. We must do more.
Authorities are carrying out cloud seeding operations in central and southwest China.
- CBS News
"This is a 'gee-whiz' type of insect because it is so large," an entomologist said. "Even if you aren't on the lookout for insects, this is the type that people get their phones out and take a picture of – they are that striking."
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
The feds talked tough about stepping in to save Lake Mead and Lake Powell if states could not agree to cuts. But was that just an empty threat?
- CBS News
"Everything points to a manmade catastrophe," one environmental expert tells CBS News, as 100 tons of dead fish are removed from the Oder River.
- The Economist
A public payphone in Beijing provides an outlet for frustration
China asked if the U.S. can deliver on landmark climate legislation signed into law by President Joe Biden this week. The U.S. ambassador to China responded.
- Fresno Bee
Opinion by Marek Warszawski: “A megaflood may seem inconceivable — especially during prolonged drought — but it’s happened before.”
- USA TODAY
Keep an eye to the sky Wednesday night: The aurora borealis, aka northern lights, may be making a rare appearance.
- Victorville Daily Press
Two of the cubs came from Valley of Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains, south of Big Bear Lake, and the third from Lake Arrowhead.
France's river Loire, famous for the hundreds of castles gracing its shores, is a shallow river at the best of times, but this year even its flat-bottom tourist barges can barely navigate waters greatly reduced by a record drought. Even some 100 kilometers from where the Loire empties into the Atlantic Ocean, sand banks now stretch as far as the eye can see, large islands connect to the shore and in places people can practically walk from one side of the river to the other. The Loire valley - a UNESCO World Heritage site famed for majestic chateaux such as Chambord, Chenonceau and Azay-le-Rideau - has suffered historically low water levels before, but this year's drought should be a wake-up call, said Eric Sauquet.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
Renewable energy sources and efficiency measures could readily replace power from Diablo Canyon. Keeping the aging nuclear plant open would be a big mistake.
- Idaho Statesman
The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is meant to be a “showcase” for the Forest Service. But increasingly, budget and staffing shortfalls leave much of the work to nonprofits.
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- Fox Weather
Tropical boost to fuel most significant flood threat of Southwest monsoon season in Arizona, New Mexico
The most significant flood threat of an already-active Southwest monsoon season is expected to develop across Arizona and New Mexico late this week and into the weekend.