The Pacific Whale Watching Association (PWWA) is calling 2022 a record-breaking year for whale sightings in the Salish Sea. Jami Cantrell from the Puget Sound region captured these amazing videos of at least 8 resident orcas passing by Point Robinson Lighthouse on Vashon Island on Dec. 2, 2022.
- Sacramento Bee
The herd caused traffic delays for drivers as they crossed multiple roads.
- USA TODAY
A spitting cobra sizing up more than a half-dozen smooth-coated otters who surround it at a Singapore park was caught on video by Jocelyn Chng.
- Idaho Statesman
Heavy snowfall has depleted regular food sources in the mountains and caused wildlife to venture into urban areas in search of food.
- The Weather Network
Extreme weather triggered additional methane release, while the atmosphere lost some of its ability to break down the heat-trapping gas.
- Tri-City Herald
“Utility engineers have been backed into a corner by politicians who are now designing the power grid to their liking. “ | Guest Opinion
Sasquatch sightings may come down to this simple formula.
- Miami Herald
It was a 2,000-pound male, officials say.
A Chinese vlogger was fined 125,000 yuan (approximately $18,500) for cooking and eating an endangered baby great white shark during a livestream. In the video clip uploaded last year, the influencer, identified by officials as Jin and known as Tizi in her videos, can be seen cutting up the 6.6-foot shark and boiling it with various spices. According to officials in Nanchong, Sichuan, Jin broke wildlife protection laws when she consumed the shark in April 2022.
- The Desert Sun
Arizona says feds should look at banning lawns in Southwest too. Seven states are grappling with saving the dwindling river via competing plans.
Nothing is as it seems...
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As North Carolina's weather warms due to climate change, armadillos are moving into more parts of the Tar Heel State.
- Associated Press
Snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have swelled to more than 200% their normal size, and snowfall across the rest of the Colorado River Basin is trending above average, too. While the much-needed water has improved conditions in the parched West, experts warn against claiming victory. “The drought is so critical that this recent rainfall is a little like finding a $20 bill when you’ve lost your job and you’re being evicted from your house,” said Rhett Larson, an Arizona State University professor of water law.
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This story was originally published by Energy News Network . A Minnesota gas utility says it is successfully blending "green" hydrogen into its natural-gas pipeline system in one of the first such tests in the country.
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The population of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has rebounded for a second year in a row after a precipitous drop in 2020, but the population of orange-and-black insects is still well below what it used to be, researchers announced Tuesday. Volunteers who visited sites in California and Arizona around Thanksgiving tallied more than 330,000 butterflies, the highest number of these insects counted in the last six years. It was a promising rebound after the annual winter count in 2020 recorded fewer than 2,000 butterflies.
- The Hill
The implementation of “clean heating” policies has dramatically improved air quality in northern China — likely preventing about 23,000 premature deaths last year alone, a new study has found. Concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) from heating activities dropped by 41.3 percent from 2015 to 2021 in Beijing and 27 other surrounding cities, according to…
- The Columbus Dispatch
In publication since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac is predicting a "soggy, shivery spring ahead" for much of the country.
- The News-Press
Red tide is back: Water samples showed "alert" levels at Blind Pass and Gasparilla Island State Park, according to DOH.
- The Bergen Record
Did you know comets come in colors? A green one is paying us a call right now. Here's how to view it.
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Two emperor tamarin monkeys who authorities believe were taken from the Dallas Zoo were found Tuesday inside a closet at an abandoned home, officials said.
- Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
The Kinder Morgan natural gas plant experienced a power outage that led to flaring and venting of the facility in Snyder.