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Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 12:53 PM EDT

2nd Wave of Protests Caps Week Focused on Climate Action

2nd Wave of Protests Caps Week Focused on Climate Action

Students took to the streets across the globe in the hundreds of thousands Friday for a second wave of worldwide protests demanding swift action on climate change. The protests were inspired by Swedish teenager...

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 01:45 AM EDT

US Commerce Declares Fishing Disasters for 7 States

US Commerce Declares Fishing Disasters for 7 States

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has declared fishing disasters for seven states on three coasts. "Fishing is the cornerstone of countless coastal economies and has been a way of life for generations of...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 04:42 PM EDT

17 States Sue Feds Over Endangered Species Act Rules

17 States Sue Feds Over Endangered Species Act Rules

Seventeen states sued the Trump administration Wednesday to block rules weakening the Endangered Species Act, saying the changes would make it tougher to protect wildlife even in the midst of a global extinction...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 12:52 PM EDT

'We're All in Big Trouble': Climate Panel Sees a Dire Future

'We're All in Big Trouble': Climate Panel Sees a Dire Future

Earth is in more hot water than ever before, and so are we, an expert United Nations climate panel warned in a grim new report Wednesday. Sea levels are rising at an ever-faster rate as ice and snow shrink, and...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT

Voracious Swamp Rodents Set Off Alarms in California

Voracious Swamp Rodents Set Off Alarms in California

One of the most recent threats to California’s environment has webbed feet, white whiskers, shaggy fur and orange buck teeth that could be mistaken for carrots. “Boy, they’re an ugly-looking thing,” said David...

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 01:36 AM EDT

'You Are Failing Us': Plans, Frustration at UN Climate Talks

'You Are Failing Us': Plans, Frustration at UN Climate Talks

Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. As they made their pledges at the Climate...

Monday, Sep 23, 2019 at 06:29 AM EDT

Lingering Pacific Heat Wave Threatens Hawaii Coral

Lingering Pacific Heat Wave Threatens Hawaii Coral

At the edge of an ancient lava flow where jagged black rocks meet the Pacific, small off-the-grid homes overlook the calm blue waters of Papa Bay on Hawaii's Big Island — no tourists or hotels in sight. Here,...

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 04:03 PM EDT

World Leaders Feel the Heat in Upcoming Climate Summit

World Leaders Feel the Heat in Upcoming Climate Summit

Saying humanity is waging war with the planet, the head of the United Nations isn't planning to let just any world leader speak about climate change at Monday's special "action summit." Only those with new,...

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 05:53 AM EDT

As Amazon Burns, Conservationists Blame Illegal Logging

As Amazon Burns, Conservationists Blame Illegal Logging

As the Amazon continues to burn in a record fire season, experts say the problem is rooted in illegal logging and criminal networks exploiting the forests for its natural resources and agricultural potential,...

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 06:31 PM EDT

Youth Leaders at UN Demand Bold Climate Change Action

Youth Leaders at UN Demand Bold Climate Change Action

Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to...

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Nurse Charged With Abuse, Neglect After Adopted Girl's Death
Nurse Charged With Abuse, Neglect After Adopted Girl's Death

A registered nurse is facing child abuse and neglect charges after authorities found “suspicious injuries” on her three adoptive daughters.

Woman Dies After Car Goes Into Water Near Bay Harbor Islands
Woman Dies After Car Goes Into Water Near Bay Harbor Islands

A woman who was pulled from a car that went into the water off Bay Harbor Islands in Miami-Dade Wednesday morning has died, officials said.

Cameras Catch Man's Drink Being Drugged by Women at Hard Rock Casino
Cameras Catch Man's Drink Being Drugged by Women at Hard Rock Casino

Authorities are searching for two women who were caught on camera drugging a tourist at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood before they allegedly robbed him at a Dania Beach hotel.

Father of 3 in Coma After Double Hit-and-Run in Plantation
Father of 3 in Coma After Double Hit-and-Run in Plantation

A father of three was left in a coma after police say his car was rear-ended before he was struck by a car in an incident involving two hit-and-run drivers in Plantation.

Trump Dismisses Syria Concerns; Dems Walk Out of WH Meeting
Trump Dismisses Syria Concerns; Dems Walk Out of WH Meeting

Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists. Hours...

Nearly 50 Pounds of Cocaine Found in Boxes of Oranges at Port Everglades
Nearly 50 Pounds of Cocaine Found in Boxes of Oranges at Port Everglades

Nearly 50 pounds of cocaine were found hidden in boxes of oranges at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale in a shipment that came from the Dominican Republic, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said.