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Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 05:47 AM EDT

6 Elephants Die at Thai Park Trying to Save Fallen Calf

6 Elephants Die at Thai Park Trying to Save Fallen Calf

A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in a national park in Thailand, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two of the animals out of a deep ravine. Staff at Khao Yai National Park...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 06:26 AM EDT

Pope Urges Bold Action to Protect the Amazon Amid Fires

Pope Urges Bold Action to Protect the Amazon Amid Fires

Pope Francis urged bishops on Sunday to boldly shake up the status quo as they chart ways to better care for the Amazon and its indigenous people amid threats from forest fires, development and what he called...

Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 10:17 AM EDT

President's Windmill Hatred Is a Worry for Booming Industry

President's Windmill Hatred Is a Worry for Booming Industry

The winds are blowing fair for America's wind power industry, making it one of the fastest-growing U.S. energy sources. Land-based turbines are rising by the thousands across America, from the remote Texas...

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 12:15 AM EDT

Judge Says Smelly Landfill in New Jersey Must Shut Down

Judge Says Smelly Landfill in New Jersey Must Shut Down

Residents in a New Jersey town may soon be able to breathe easy again after a judge ruled to permanently shut down the foul smelling landfill that has been plaguing people's noses.

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 12:55 PM EDT

Report: 58% of Europe's Native Trees Face Extinction Threat

Report: 58% of Europe's Native Trees Face Extinction Threat

An international conservation group is warning that more than half of the European tree species that exist nowhere else in the world are threatened with extinction. The International Union for the Conservation...

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 12:53 PM EDT

2nd Wave of Protests Caps Week Focused on Climate Action

2nd Wave of Protests Caps Week Focused on Climate Action

Students took to the streets across the globe in the hundreds of thousands Friday for a second wave of worldwide protests demanding swift action on climate change. The protests were inspired by Swedish teenager...

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 01:45 AM EDT

US Commerce Declares Fishing Disasters for 7 States

US Commerce Declares Fishing Disasters for 7 States

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has declared fishing disasters for seven states on three coasts. "Fishing is the cornerstone of countless coastal economies and has been a way of life for generations of...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 04:42 PM EDT

17 States Sue Feds Over Endangered Species Act Rules

17 States Sue Feds Over Endangered Species Act Rules

Seventeen states sued the Trump administration Wednesday to block rules weakening the Endangered Species Act, saying the changes would make it tougher to protect wildlife even in the midst of a global extinction...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 12:52 PM EDT

'We're All in Big Trouble': Climate Panel Sees a Dire Future

'We're All in Big Trouble': Climate Panel Sees a Dire Future

Earth is in more hot water than ever before, and so are we, an expert United Nations climate panel warned in a grim new report Wednesday. Sea levels are rising at an ever-faster rate as ice and snow shrink, and...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT

Voracious Swamp Rodents Set Off Alarms in California

Voracious Swamp Rodents Set Off Alarms in California

One of the most recent threats to California’s environment has webbed feet, white whiskers, shaggy fur and orange buck teeth that could be mistaken for carrots. “Boy, they’re an ugly-looking thing,” said David...

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Child Dies After Boat in Distress Call at NY Marina
Child Dies After Boat in Distress Call at NY Marina

A child has died after the boat he and seven other people were on started taking on water Friday, sources familiar with the investigation tell News 4.

Woman Falls Through Hole in Midtown Sidewalk
Woman Falls Through Hole in Midtown Sidewalk

It’s a nightmare every New Yorker has: Walking along a city sidewalk when suddenly falling through a manhole, subway grate, cellar door — or in this case, a hole in the ground.

3 Dead in Violent Multi-Vehicle Crash on New Jersey Highway
3 Dead in Violent Multi-Vehicle Crash on New Jersey Highway

Three people died in a multi-vehicle crash on New Jersey's Interstate 80 that shut down traffic for hours early Friday, causing bumper-to-bumper traffic ahead of the morning rush.

Murder Victim Found Hacked in Middle of Quiet NJ Road
Murder Victim Found Hacked in Middle of Quiet NJ Road

A man possibly trying to escape attackers jumped out of a car and tried to run on a New Jersey street, then apparently was caught and murdered, his body left in the middle of the road, a law enforcement...

NASA Astronauts Make History With First All-Female Spacewalk
NASA Astronauts Make History With First All-Female Spacewalk

The world's first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid. As NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica...

Unarmed Man Stopped for No Seat Belt Shot, Killed by NYPD
Unarmed Man Stopped for No Seat Belt Shot, Killed by NYPD

Police shot and killed a suspect they pulled over during a traffic stop near Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, the NYPD said Thursday night.