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Alaska residents warned to give grumpy moose their space

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska wildlife officials warned people Tuesday to keep their distance from grumpy moose after two close calls this past weekend.

One of the animals walked up behind a woman tending chickens in the city of Homer on Sunday and started eating chicken food from a bucket she carried. When she turned, the startled moose kicked her.

Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world’s coral reefs

SOUTH ARI ATOLL, Maldives — There were startling colours here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures. What’s left is a haunting expanse of grey, a scene repeated in reefs across the globe in what has fast become a full-blown ecological catastrophe.