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- FTW Outdoors
When a basket of raw octopuses was brought to the table of a hot pot restaurant, a diner turned to social media for help.
- Kansas City Star
“Wild animals are amazing and their various survival tactics are incredible,” one viewer wrote.
- Redding Record Searchlight
Higher-than-normal rainfall during the past month has dramatically changed Lake Shasta, with the water level of California’s largest reservoir rising 60 feet since the end of December.
The influencer, identified by officials as Jin, and known as Tizi in her videos, shared videos of her buying, slice, and eating the protected animal.
- American City Business Journals
Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is advancing plans to develop a major hydrogen production project in the Houston area. The company awarded a contract to Technip Energies for the front-end engineering and design of the low-carbon hydrogen project, Exxon said Jan. 30. The hydrogen production unit Exxon is planning at its massive refining and chemical hub in Baytown will be capable of producing 1 billion cubic feet of hydrogen per day.
- LA Times
In the Coachella Valley, water continues flowing to lakes and golf courses, even as the Colorado River reaches new lows. Critics say it's time to limit heavy water use.
At the first National Forest site we visited in California’s remote Modoc Plateau, nearly every plant had been chewed on by cattle. The botanists, there to track down and collect seeds from rare plants, pointed out the soil erosion from stomping hooves. The cow pies were everywhere, unavoidable on the steep roadside slope, and they crunched or squished under our boots. The seeds we had come to collect, from a delphinium only known to exist in a handful of places in the state (though more common
A recent study from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate found large amounts of valuable metals and minerals on the seabed of the country’s continental shelf, Reuters reported. The rare earth metals, copper, and other materials would be a boon to Europe’s ability to produce energy transition technologies, but environmentalists are worried about the potential impacts of mining in the area.
- The Daily Beast
Giorgio Cosulich/Getty ImagesWhat the fluff is going on over at the Dallas Zoo?First, the facility’s clouded leopard, Nova, escaped after what investigators called an “intentional” tear was made in the side of her enclosure. Then a second hole was found, this time at the langur monkey habitat, though no animals managed to escape before staff noticed the “similar cut.” Just over a week later came the “suspicious” and “unusual” death of one of their vultures.Then, on Monday, two monkeys vanished—a
- LA Times
Las Vegas has dramatically cut water use by targeting grass. Its water czars are pushing for bigger changes to fix the Colorado River's water deficit.
- The Guardian
A motion-activated camera near Boulder contained a surprise for officials monitoring wildlife activity
- Associated Press
Six Western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut water use in the basin, months after the federal government called for action and an initial deadline passed. California — with the largest allocation of water from the river — is the lone holdout. States missed a mid-August deadline to heed the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's call to propose ways to conserve 2 million to 4 million acre feet of water.
In the modern age, it's pretty hard to discover and lay claim to new sources of minerals, metals and other natural materials. This is why it is a big deal whenever geologists and other researchers hit upon a large source of heretofore undiscovered natural resources -- when Turkey announced the finding of a 694 million-ton repository of rare earths minerals near Ankara, many wondered whether such a discovery could alter the country's economic course and help shift the world away from its dependence on China as the source of rare earth minerals.
- The Conversation
A display questioning humans' role in climate change, at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Ky. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty ImagesWhite conservative evangelicals, who make up most of the religious right movement, largely oppose government regulation to protect the environmental initiatives, including efforts to curb human-caused climate change. Multiple social scientific studies, for example, consistently reveal that this group maintains a significant level of climate skepticism. Contrary to
- Tri-City Herald
Here are the online links to watch or you can attend a live event organized by Benton County.
Since December, at least nine whales have been stranded on beaches in New Jersey and New York.
- Associated Press
Vultures scavenge for dead animals along a river turned sewer conduit in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Its waters turn from clear to black as it traverses informal settlements and industrial hubs. Many have been accused by environmentalists of discharging raw sewage and other pollutants like oil, plastic and glass into the water.
- The Columbus Dispatch
Research is underway to help Ohio's wild turkey populations, while organizations also seek to improve habitats for quail and pheasants.
- Florida Today
A set of billboards on I-95 are paid for by the same nonprofit suing the Florida, accusing the state of failing to enforce clean water regulations by allowing too many septic tanks and sewage spills …
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