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Rattled by Ebola, Liberia seals off 50,000 in slum

Rattled by Ebola, Liberia seals off 50,000 in slum

MONROVIA, Liberia — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa.

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Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

These residents of Monrovia found themselves locked out of their “quarantined” neighborhood of West Point on Wednesday. The president also ordered cinemas and nightclubs shut.

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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 5, 2013 file photo, two-month-old orphaned baby elephant Ajabu is given a dust-bath in the red earth after being fed milk from a bottle by a keeper, at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. A new study released Monday Aug. 18,…

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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, a Maasai boy and his dog stand near the skeleton of an elephant killed by poachers outside of Arusha, Tanzania. A new study released Monday Aug. 18, 2014, by lead author George Wittemye of Colorado State University, found that the proportio…

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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, a herd of adult and baby elephants walks in the dawn light across Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya, with the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, seen behind. A new study released Monday Aug. 18, 2014, by lead aut…

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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found.

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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

In this Aug. 13, 2014 photo, A truck drives through an array of mirrors at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System near Primm, Nev. The site uses over 300,000 mirrors to focus sunlight on boilers’ tubes atop 450 foot towers heating water into steam which in turn drives turbines to creat…

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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

This October 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a burned Yellow-rumped Warbler that was found at the Ivanpah solar plant in the California Mojave Desert. Workers at a state-of-the-art new solar plant have a word for the birds that fly over the plant’s five-mile f…

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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

A burned yellow-rumped Warbler was found at the Ivanpah solar plant. Workers there have a word for the birds that fly over the plant’s five-mile field of mirrors — “streamers.”

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George Will: Nature's creative danger

George Will: Nature's creative danger

The world might need such a periodic wake-up call.

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New plants taking hold at urban wildlife sanctuary

New plants taking hold at urban wildlife sanctuary

Hundreds of trees, shrubs have been planted at the Atturbury-Lyman haven.

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Historic Rancho de Las Lomas up for sale

Historic Rancho de Las Lomas up for sale

A onetime Tucson guest ranch that attracted many celebrities is for sale.

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Officials caution: Leave baby wildlife alone

Officials caution: Leave baby wildlife alone

Wildlife officials warn of the dangers of baby wild animals.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Roasted Salmon With Asparagus and Pepper Penne Pasta

This is the season for wild salmon. It’s so flavorful, it only needs a little olive oil and salt and pepper and it cooks in minutes. At other times of the year, good quality wild salmon can be found in the frozen seafood section of the supermarket.

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New Rosemont Mine delay now assured; Fish & Wildlife taking fresh look at impacts on 8 imperiled species

The federal government formally announced Friday that it will restart reviews of the proposed Rosemont Mine’s impacts on eight endangered species including the ocelot.

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Gordon Douglas: Hunting by any other name is still killing animals

It’s hard not to chuckle at how hard some people have to work to not say something. A great example is Gerry Perry’s Dec. 23 guest opinion, “Hunting benefits Arizona.”

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Hike off that holiday feast

Hike off that holiday feast

Perhaps your Christmas feast will consist of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.

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2 lions, 2 sheep moved to Tucson's Catalina Mountains now dead

2 lions, 2 sheep moved to Tucson's Catalina Mountains now dead

Bighorn sheep and mountain lions are dying in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson as a result of a "transplant" of 31 sheep into the range last month.

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Hike off that Thanksgiving feast

Hike off that Thanksgiving feast

Perhaps your Thanksgiving feast consisted of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Wildlife refuges boost local economies, report says

Wildlife refuges boost local economies, report says

Visitors to Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge might catch a glimpse of some of the animals in the area, such as this mule deer doe.

November 05, 2013 7:14 pm

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