News from the Field

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Bear Attacks Concern Park Service

A sharp increase in bear attacks across the western United States this summer has officials from the National Park Service concerned that bear-safety education is not reaching park visitors in bear... Read More

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Bird Researcher Guilty of Poisoning Cats

A former Smithsonian scientist was found guilty of attempted animal cruelty on Monday for trying to poison feral cats near her home in Washington, D.C. Security camera footage caught Nico Dauphine,... Read More

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Report Links Weather Extremes to Warming

A preliminary report authored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and obtained by the Associated Press has linked increases in extreme weather to global warming. The report focused... Read More

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Cliff Collapse Dumps Coal into Lake

On Monday, a cliff the size of a football field collapsed and spilled debris and pollutants into lake Michigan. The cliff likely contained various substances from a nearby power plant, including... Read More

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Massive Python Eats Deer in Florida

Contractors working for the State of Florda found and killed a 16-foot-long Burmese python late last week that had recently eaten a 76-pound deer. It is the largest animal eaten by a python on... Read More