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By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press
The Democratic governor has called for a 15 percent voluntary reduction in water use but has so far avoided mandatory, sweeping cuts to water use. He may be changing his approach after water use went up dramatically in March.
By Samya Kullab, Associated Press
Monday's storm was the latest in a series of unprecedented nearly back-to-back sandstorms that have bewildered residents. They've also raised alarm among experts and officials who blame climate change and poor government regulations.
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
The Beenome100 Project aims to sequence dozens of species of native bees to help answer questions about bee biology, behavior and much more.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
A new report says there's nearly a 50-50 chance that world will hit a key warming threshold in the next five years.
By Drew Costley, Associated Press
Climate change will result in thousands of new viruses spread among animal species by 2070 — and it's likely to increase the risk of emerging infectious diseases jumping from animals to humans, especially in Africa and Asia, according to a…
By Christina Larson, Associated Press
A comprehensive new assessment of thousands of reptiles species has found that 21 percent are considered endangered, critically endangered or vulnerable to extinction.
By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
It’s the first NASA crew comprised equally of men and women, including the first Black woman making a long-term spaceflight, Jessica Watkins.
By Stephanie Sy, Karina Cuevas
Winds picked up Tuesday in several states, adding more trouble and complications for firefighters out west and in the plains states. Nearly a dozen large fires have burned over 340 square miles in six states recently and more than 3,500…
By Wanjohi Kabukuru, Associated Press
Devastating floods in South Africa this week, as well as other extreme weather events across the continent linked to human-caused climate change, are putting marine and terrestrial wildlife species at risk, according to biodiversity experts.
By Geoff Bennett, Lorna Baldwin
It was 50 years ago this weekend that giant pandas were first brought to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington. The historic program with China has fostered a collaboration between scientists and led to a conservation success story for the…
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