Fires Set Stage for Irreversible Forest Losses in Australia

Australia’s forests are burning at a rate unmatched in modern times and scientists say the landscape is being permanently altered as a warming climate brings profound changes to the island continent. Heat waves and drought have fueled bigger and more freque...
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Official: Solving Wild Horse Problem Will Take $5B, 15 Years

RENO, Nev. — It will take $5 billion and 15 years to get an overpopulation of wild horses under control on federal lands across the West, the acting head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday, adding that several developments have made him more ...
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AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans See Weather Disasters Worsening

WASHINGTON — Nearly three-quarters of Americans see weather disasters, like Hurricane Dorian, worsening and most of them blame global warming to some extent, a new poll finds. And scientists say they're right. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public ...
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First Tracked Mountain Lion Crosses the 405 Freeway in LA

LOS ANGELES — Officials say for the first time during a 17-year study of mountain lion populations, one of the big cats has been documented crossing Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. The National Park Service said Thursday that P-61 navigated the massive freew...