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Don't like spiders? They help us

"If spiders disappeared, we would face famine," says Platnick, who studies arachnids.

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Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

FILE - This June 18, 2009 file photo shows cows grazing in Rock County, Neb. Compared to the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases connected to global warming per calorie, puts out six times as much nitrogen for water pollution, takes 11 times more water fo…

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Beef may be your plate's biggest polluter

Beef may be your plate's biggest polluter

Raising beef for the American dinner table does more damage than pork. 

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Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human-smuggling business with a question: “Do you think a coyote is going to say he’s a coyote?”

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Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

Central American migrants ride a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico. More than 57,000 unaccompanied minors, most from Central America, were caught at the U.S. border from October to June.

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South African park considers rhino evacuation

South African park considers rhino evacuation

A mural in Johannesburg calls for the halt to rhino poaching. About 560 rhinos have been poached in South Africa in 2014.

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South African park considers rhino evacuation

South African park considers rhino evacuation

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s Kruger National Park is considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the flagship wildlife reserve in an attempt to protect them from poachers.

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Nuke dump operator received $1.9M bonus after fire

CARLSBAD, N.M. — The contractor that operates the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico received a $1.9 million bonus just five days after an underground truck fire closed the facility.

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Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s ongoing drought could complicate the state’s effort to combat global warming.

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As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

In this July 1, 2014 photo released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, (IFAW) gray seals congregate on the shore in Chatham, Mass. Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that they are taking over large stretches …

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As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

ROCKLAND, Maine — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt.

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Savvy gardeners celebrate monsoon rain

Savvy gardeners celebrate monsoon rain

Many gardeners abandon plots in summer but there are advantages.

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Another voice: Clearer rules for cleaner water

Another voice: Clearer rules for cleaner water

EPA's plan would expand the scope of Clean Water Act regulation.

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Northern Mexican gartersnake listed as threatened species

Northern Mexican gartersnake listed as threatened species

The northern Mexican gartersnake has joined the ranks of federally protected species.

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Arizona highway closed due to flooding

Arizona highway closed due to flooding

State Route 89A near the switchbacks north of Sedona was closed Sunday afternoon.

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Auto review: Buick LaCrosse leads GM’s campaign to attract younger buyers

Auto review: Buick LaCrosse leads GM’s campaign to attract younger buyers

While Chevrolet and Cadillac have charged forward to help lead General Motors’ post-bankruptcy revival, Buick has undergone a renaissance as well, an effort that has worked to bring a younger clientele into the premium brand.

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Rosemont pays $551,000 firefighting bill

Rosemont pays $551,000 firefighting bill

2011 wildfire was started by a company employee.

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Native mesquite tree inspires creation of special greenhouse

Create your own microclimate to extend growing season

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Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Lambs born in mountains appear healthy, growing.

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