State wildlife officials are asking people to change the way they fish during the drought. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife wants anglers to avoid fishing past noon in certain areas, saying even catch-and-release fishing during the hottest parts of the day can endanger fish. Low water levels and high temperatures mean tough conditions for trout, steelhead and salmon. See more in the video above.
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A brown bear attacked a group of campers, eating one and forcing the others to flee barefoot into the mountains
The bear snuck up on hikers and devoured their friend in Ergaki national park in south-central Russia in the second fatal attack in a month.
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A wormlike, invasive amphibian species was discovered in South Florida, scientists reported this week.
Silicon Valley billionaires are already investing their riches into bunkers and doomsday shelters in New Zealand and other parts of the globe.
“Sometimes luck is on your side and sometimes it isn’t. It was this impala’s day.”
(Bloomberg) -- California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to free up energy supplies and speed development of new power plants to help the state avoid blackouts as it faces wildfires and crippling heat waves this summer.The historic drought, intense heat and blazes battering the state have left it facing a projected possible power-supply shortfall of as much as 3.5 gigawatts during late afternoons under extreme conditions, according to the emergency proclamation Friday.Califo
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More than 100 people had to spend the night on a highway, including nearly 30 who took refuge in a tunnel, after rain over an area burned by a wildfire once again triggered mudslides in western Colorado, authorities said Friday. The people were caught with their vehicles on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday night. The tunnel serves as a 24-hour operations center for the Colorado Department of Transportation, so it is relatively well-lit and has telephones, Stowe said.
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Debris and mudslides from a burn scar around Glenwood Canyon forced closure of the crucial east-west artery that passes through the Rocky Mountains.
More than 40 cities in the state of Rio Grande do Sul had icy conditions and at least 33 municipalities had snow, reported the meteorology company Somar Meteorologia. Unusually cold weather in Brazil has already sent international prices for coffee and sugar higher and Friday was forecast to be the coldest day of the year, according to Marco Antonio dos Santos, a partner at weather consultancy firm Rural Clima. The polar air mass should move over Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais, major producers of sugar, citrus and coffee, on Friday, bringing freezing temperatures.
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The lakes, located near an industrial park on the outskirts of the Argentine city of Trelew, sprawl across a dusty, desert-like plain and are largely undeveloped. Officials with the municipality of Trelew recently uncovered a truck dumping waste in the watershed, according to posts made by the city on social media.Authorities gave conflicting views to local media, however, on whether the sudden change in colour of the lakes was harmful. Environmentalists were more concerned.Local activist Pablo Lada, a member of Argentina's National Ecological Network (RENACE), told Reuters in an interview that the pink colour could potentially be the result of a dye typically used to give prawns raised nearby their typically rose-colored hue."I think that the pink lagoon uncovered a ...lack of treatment of this waste that has become a big problem," Lada said.Local and regional environmental officials are investigating the cause and potential damage to the lakes but have yet to arrive at any conclusions.
With climate change fueling high temperatures across the Arctic, Greenland lost a massive amount of ice on Wednesday with enough melting to cover the U.S. state of Florida in 2 inches (5.1 cm) of water, scientists said. It was the third-biggest ice loss for Greenland in a single day since 1950. The rapid melt followed warm air being trapped over the Arctic island by a change in atmospheric circulation patterns, scientists said, noting that there could be more ice lost.
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Endangered killer whales received new habitat protections from the U.S. government Friday. The National Marine Fisheries Service finalized rules to expand the Southern Resident orca’s critical habitat from the Canadian border down to Point Sur, California, adding 15,910 square miles (41,207 square kilometers) of foraging areas, river mouths and migratory pathways. Seattlepi.com reports that the total protected area now encompasses more than 18,000 square miles (46,620 square kilometers).
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Common leaf spot diseases can appear on apples, crabapples, pears, dogwoods, hydrangeas and many more plants.
A woman faces wildlife endangerment charges for a close call with a mother grizzly in Yellowstone.
Environmental groups are ramping up pressure on MidAmerican Energy to shutter its coal plants in Iowa.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeWhy it matters: While the tug-of-war between financial interests and curbing the use of fossil fuels continues, the debate also raises questions about Iowa's access to reliable sources of energy — and how to accurately forecast our energy needs.Remember that polar vortex that walloped Texas in Feb
Already the 2021 North American monsoon season has gotten off to a tumultuous start. Not only has it been the busiest start to the season in years, the monsoon thunderstorms and their resultant flash flooding have turned deadly across the American Southwest. AccuWeather forecasters say that although the engine for the monsoon will continue to churn out thunderstorms in the coming days, the activity will shift around in parts of the West. A pattern change could also influence the coverage of stor
For many restaurants and bars across the U.S., reopening post-lockdowns hasn't been easy. Eateries have had to entice workers back with higher wages and deal with inventory shortages and inflated...
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While discarded goldfish aren't harmful to humans, other abandoned pets might be. Alligators have recently been dumped and seized from homes around the country. With so many of them turning up where they don't belong, a group of workers at an alligator sanctuary in Michigan have decided to take things into their own hands.
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“Hot town, summer in the city/Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty,” goes the old song. And that uncomfortable feeling is so on the mark Saturday in South Florida.
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A 62-mile-wide mega comet is predicted to pass by, not hit, Earth in 2031.
Bugs, birds, fish and plants with names linked to white supremacists may be renamed, as science confronts its own ties to systemic racism.Why it matters: The national reckoning was inevitably going to pass this way. The sciences have long underrepresented and erected barriers of entry to people of color and there’s a concerted effort for a reset under way in academia, research and hiring. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeDriving