WASHINGTON The Obama administration is expected to extend Endangered Species Act protections for two breeds of lions, in response to a large decline in their numbers in Africa over the past two decades.
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. A new report says temperatures in the world’s lakes are rising more than in the oceans or the atmosphere ‚Äî which could worsen problems such as algae blooms and oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can’t survive.
NEW YORK The warming Arctic has set another record.
The average air temperature over Arctic land reached 2.3 degrees F (1.3 degrees C) above average for the year ending in September. That’s the highest since observations began in 1900.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—The International Space Station accepted its first U.S. shipment in more than half-a-year early yesterday, receiving Christmas presents and much-needed groceries for the resident astronauts.
“There’s much rejoicing on the ground,” Mission Control radioed.
BERLIN A wild pig in Germany has decided to give up its “boaring” life ‚Äî leaving the forest to live with a small herd of cattle.
Farmer Dirk Reese told the dpa news agency Monday the boar, which he nicknamed “Banana,” has been living with the eight cattle for more than two months on his property north of Hamburg, not far from the Danish border.
CANBERRA, Australia Tourist Sandra Bell was poised to photograph a sedate scene of two crocodiles sunning themselves at the edge of an Australian waterhole when the picture unexpectedly exploded into violence.
Bell was startled but managed to snap around 20 graphic photos as a 5-meter (16-foot) estuarine croc killed and devoured a far lighter 2.5-meter (8-foot) croc over 15 minutes.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. The U.S. and Canada should more closely monitor atmospheric pollution from as far away as Asia that may be causing mercury levels to rise in some Great Lakes fish, an advisory agency said Thursday.
BERLIN—The European Space Agency today launched a rocket carrying two cubes of gold and platinum almost a million miles from Earth so scientists can see how they’ll behave in free fall at a cost of more than $450 million.
BERLIN The European Space Agency on Thursday launched a rocket carrying two cubes of gold and platinum almost a million miles from Earth so that scientists can see how they’ll behave in free fall at a cost of more than $450 million.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA hopes to resume commercial shipments this week to the International Space Station, following months of frustrating delay.
The last successful U.S. supply run was in April. Russia and Japan have managed to fill the gap. Nonetheless, the 250-mile-high pantry isn’t as full as it should be.