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Brazil cracks 'biggest' Amazon deforestation gang

Police in Brazil have broken up an Amazon deforestation gang considered the worst currently active, officials said.

Forest Service decides future of burned trees

The U. S. Forest Service is expected to unveil its plan Wednesday for what to do with millions of trees killed one year ago in a massive California...

Puerto Rico parrot births mark comeback

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two endangered Puerto Rican parrots were born in the wild in a natural nest found outside a national forest in the U. S....

Wild waves wallop California coastal towns

Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low‑lying beach town,...

Herd mentality: 'Sheepdog mystery' solved at last

There is the riddle of the Bermuda Triangle. The unresolved identity of Jack the Ripper. The enigma of how the Universe developed beyond a...

Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.

Global warming human-caused, dangerous: UN

Global warming is here, human‑caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be...

Southern California prepares for big storm swells

Sand bags and surfers populated Southern California beaches Tuesday in anticipation of potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off...

Remote, gas-rich islands on Indonesia's South China Sea frontline

RANAI Indonesia (Reuters) - The word "sleepy" could have been invented for Ranai, the largest...