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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

With millions of birds on their way from the Arctic and subarctic and the drought cutting critical wetlands to as little as one-sixth, the field is one of the first to come on line this fall under a new program of "pop-up" habitats.

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Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

People take photos of the sea in Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Hurricane Odile grew into a major storm Sunday and took aim at the resort area of Los Cabos, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up to 30,000 people. (AP Photo/…

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Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Hurricane Odile grew into a major storm Sunday and took aim at the resort area of Los Cabos, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up to 30,000 people.

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Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

This satellite image shows category four Hurricane Odile taken at 5:45 a.m. EDT Sunday. The rapidly strengthening Hurricane Odile intensified Saturday night and appeared headed for a possible close brush with the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.

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Wildlife experts work to keep baby opossums alive

Wildlife experts work to keep baby opossums alive

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Wildlife rehabilitation experts are working to keep two baby opossums alive after the mother was apparently beaten to death with a sharp rock.

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In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

Water flows through the Winooski 1 hydroelectric plant in Winooski, Vt. The Burlington Electric Department’s recent purchase of the facility enabled it to reach 100 percent renewable power. 

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In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a Least Sandpiper forages for food in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrating birds along the Pacific Flyway. Th…

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a White-faced Ibis forages for food in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrating birds along the Pacific Flyway. T…

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a pair of White-Faced Ibis, left, and a Egret forage for food in a rice field of the Montna Farms near Yuba City, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of mig…

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a group of Long-Billed Dowitchers fly low over the water of a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrating birds along …

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a group of White-Faced Ibis forage for food in a recently harvested rice field that is being refilled with water on the Montna Farms near Yuba City, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-si…

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, Simon Avery, left, and Greg Golet, both of the Nature Conservancy, observe birds foraging in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the …

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, Ring-billed Gulls, three on the left, and Caspian Terns, right, are seen in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrat…

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Scotland cliff jumping all in a day’s fun

Scotland cliff jumping all in a day’s fun

Coasteering — which combines sea swimming, rock climbing and cliff jumping — in Scotland. 

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, Simon Avery, left, and Greg Golet, both of the Nature Conservancy, observe birds foraging in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the …

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

YUBA CITY, Calif. — For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California’s Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that’s drastically reducing places where they can rest on their long journeys.

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

A pair of White-Faced Ibis, left, and an Egret forage for food in a rice field at Montna Farms near Yuba City, Calif. Montna Farms is among the rice growers that is leasing rice fields to the Nature Conservancy to create “pop-up habitats” for birds.

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'Meatless Monday' is not an evil vegetarian plot

The meat industry has a serious case of the Mondays.

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INFLUENCE GAME: Chemical trade tries to shape regs

INFLUENCE GAME: Chemical trade tries to shape regs

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, workers, left, inspect an area outside a retaining wall around storage tanks where a chemical leaked into the Elk River at Freedom Industries storage facility in Charleston, W.Va. The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind le…

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