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Interior Restaffs Some Wildlife Refuges During Shutdown

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Furloughed staff will return to 38 protected sites around the country. Critics are panning the move as a way to avoid bad optics during the political tussle.

Massive Fatberg Found Blocking Sewer In British Seaside Town

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The giant clump of fat, oil and wet wipes lurking below the town of Sidmouth measures 210 feet, making it 42 feet longer than the White House. It will take about eight weeks to break it apart.

Threatened Bluefin Tuna Sells For $3 Million In Tokyo Market

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Sushi chain owner Kiyoshi Kimura purchased the 612-pound Pacific bluefin tuna at auction. Conservationists are alarmed about the fate of the species.

Endangered Species Observers Have Spotted The First Right Whale Calf Of The Season

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The sighting is a glimmer of hope for a species that has seen a hard few years: 19 right whales died in 2017 and 2018, and not a single North American right whale calf was seen last season.

AQMD reviewing new toxic chemical leak at Torrance Refinery

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Air quality inspectors were at the Torrance Refinery Monday following up on a toxic chemical spill over the weekend.  Five gallons of Modified Hydrofluoric Acid leaked from a hose as it was being transferred from a tanker truck to a container at the Torrance Refinery.

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There's A Lot At Stake In The Weekly U.S. Drought Map

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As drought has deepened across the West, much attention is paid to a colorful map that shows the hardest hit areas. The scientists who update the map each week face enormous pressure to get it right.

Japan Embraces Commercial Whaling, Pulls Out Of Global Alliance That Banned Practice

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Japan is leaving the International Whaling Commission, which put a moratorium on commercial whaling in the 1980s. The country will allow commercial hunts for the first time in 30 years next July.

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Trump Administration Takes Next Step Toward Oil Lease Sales In Arctic Refuge

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The Trump administration has taken another step toward selling leases to drill oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

L.A. Puts Millions Towards Planting More Trees

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A new study shows Los Angeles is behind other cities in urban forest management, despite having more trees in parks and along streets than anywhere else nationwide.

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High Surf Shuts Down Ventura Pier, But Surfers Go Out Anyway

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The 15 foot swells were enough to break pylons and force the pier to close. An offshore storm's winds brought the kind of waves that only come once every few years.

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Cambodia Nabs More Than 3 Tons Of Illegal Ivory

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A tip from the U.S. Embassy alerted Cambodian authorities to a haul of at least 3.2 tons of ivory that shipped from Mozambique.

Quoting 'The Lorax,' Court Pulls Permit For Pipeline Crossing Appalachian Trail

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The federal judges noted "the Forest Service's serious environmental concerns that were suddenly, and mysteriously, assuaged in time to meet a private pipeline company's deadlines."

Fire victims can get debris removal, but many don't know it

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It's at no out-of-pocket cost to homeowners, but many don't know the service is being offered. And the deadline to participate is fast approaching.

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Trump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water Protections

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The Trump administration wants to substantially limit which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Farmers and developers have long lobbied against the current rule as too expansive.

This hiking spot is being cleared to reduce a flood threat

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In Pasadena, the Hahamongna Watershed Park behind Devil's Gate Dam is a hidden gem of a hiking area, filled with trees and plants.

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Kate Orff: How Can Oysters Revive New York City's Waterways?

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Oysters filter water, their shells form protective reefs and habitats, and regenerate into more oyster shells. Kate Orff uses oysters to revive depleted ecosystems — like those around New York City.

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