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Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 10:51 AM EDT

Surprise Rescue of Jamaica Coral Reefs Shows Nature Can Heal

Surprise Rescue of Jamaica Coral Reefs Shows Nature Can Heal

Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows....

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 05:26 PM EDT

The Blob 2.0: Another Pacific Ocean Heat Wave?

The Blob 2.0: Another Pacific Ocean Heat Wave?

On a quiet Monday afternoon in Santa Cruz, families lounged on the beach as a few swimmers played in the waves and a lone fisherman cast his line in the water from the cliffs off in the distance. It was, by all...

Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 10:20 PM EDT

Fishermen Demand a Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

Fishermen Demand a Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects, including where they...

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 04:36 AM EDT

Teen Girls Strike for Global Action on Climate Change

Teen Girls Strike for Global Action on Climate Change

Fridays for Future school strikes — a movement led largely by teenage girls — has eclipsed the quiet, solitary protests started by its founder, 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg, in August 2018. Now upward of...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 05:58 PM EDT

Trump Administration Drops Obama-Era Water Protection Rule

Trump Administration Drops Obama-Era Water Protection Rule

The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 05:29 PM EDT

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural gas extraction...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 05:52 AM EDT

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Gently lifting a wooden frame containing dozens of Italian honeybees, Vince Ylitalo seemed transfixed as he and several other veterans inspected the buzzing insects. "This is really cool," he said, pointing to...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 09:57 PM EDT

More Bodies Recovered in Bahamas Amid Damage From Dorian

More Bodies Recovered in Bahamas Amid Damage From Dorian

U.S. emergency workers on Monday found five bodies in the debris left by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, and they said they expected to find more victims a week after the devastating storm hit. Bahamians,...

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 01:16 PM EDT

Trump Challenges California's Power to Control Auto Pollution

Trump Challenges California's Power to Control Auto Pollution

The Trump administration on Friday began an all-out challenge to California's authority to set its own automotive emissions standards as government agencies opened an antitrust investigation and told state...

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 at 09:45 PM EDT

2020 Democratic Candidates Turn Focus to Climate Change

2020 Democratic Candidates Turn Focus to Climate Change

Top Democratic presidential contenders talked tough Wednesday on cutting climate-damaging emissions from oil, gas and coal, turning their focus to global warming in a marathon evening of town halls that gave the...

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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.

Top Moments From the 4th Democratic Presidential Debate
Top Moments From the 4th Democratic Presidential Debate

The Democratic presidential primary hopefuls debated Tuesday in the shadow of the House impeachment inquiry, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman,...

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.