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Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 10:17 AM EDT

Extinction Bites: Countries Agree to Protect Sharks and Rays

Extinction Bites: Countries Agree to Protect Sharks and Rays

Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean's most awe-inspiring creatures who have themselves become prey to...

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 09:00 PM EDT

Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to...

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 04:47 PM EDT

The Causes and Risks of the Amazon Fires

The Causes and Risks of the Amazon Fires

Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world's largest rainforest is often called the "lungs of the earth."

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 07:45 AM EDT

Global Worry Over Amazon Rainforest Fires Escalates

Global Worry Over Amazon Rainforest Fires Escalates

Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil's government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 04:27 PM EDT

Giraffes Move Closer to Endangered Species Protection

Giraffes Move Closer to Endangered Species Protection

Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations. Thursday's vote by...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 06:01 PM EDT

Bernie Sanders' $16T Climate Plan Builds on Green New Deal

Bernie Sanders' $16T Climate Plan Builds on Green New Deal

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire, declaring the setting a "wake-up call for our...

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 08:46 PM EDT

Toy Company Hasbro Is Saying Goodbye To Plastic

Toy Company Hasbro Is Saying Goodbye To Plastic

Hasbro said Tuesday that all its packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 09:12 PM EDT

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and...

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 08:40 PM EDT

Environmentalists Sue Over Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

Environmentalists Sue Over Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

Seven environmental and animal protection groups teamed up to file the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's rollback of the Endangered Species Act. The environmental law nonprofit Earthjustice...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 10:13 AM EDT

Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could...

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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.

Three Dead After Shooting and Fire in Harlem
Three Dead After Shooting and Fire in Harlem

Three people were killed by gunfire after a shooting and fire broke out in Harlem, officials said

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.

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...

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...