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  • Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

    Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks — killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some of the island continent’s unique […]

  • Philippine volcano still ‘life threatening’ despite lull

    A Philippine official says an erupting volcano remains life threatening despite weaker emissions of steam and ash and fewer tremors By AARON FAVILA and JIM GOMEZ Associated Press January 17, 2020, 7:34 AM 3 min read TAGAYTAY, Philippines — […]

  • Germany agrees timeline, compensation for coal phase-out

    Germany will pay utility companies billions to speed up the shutdown of their coal-fired power plants By GEIR MOULSON and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press January 16, 2020, 1:40 PM 4 min read BERLIN — Germany will pay utility companies […]

  • ‘Amazing’: New embryo made of nearly extinct rhino species

    Researchers say they have successfully created another embryo of the nearly extinct northern white rhino in a global effort to keep the species alive By CARA ANNA Associated Press January 15, 2020, 12:17 PM 2 min read JOHANNESBURG — […]

  • Philippine volcano trembles more, spews lava half-mile high

    A volcano near the Philippine capital is spewing lava half a mile high and trembling with earthquakes as tens of thousands of people flee villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash By JOEAL CALUPITAN and JIM GOMEZ Associated Press […]