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Yellowstone grizzly bears to lose Endangered Species protection

SALMON, Idaho Grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park will be stripped of Endangered Species Act safeguards this summer, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Thursday in a move conservation groups vowed to challenge in court.

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Extreme heat grips Northern Hemisphere on summer solstice

SINGAPORE Extreme heat across large tracts of the Northern Hemisphere raised fears for crops in China, fueled forest fires in Portugal and Russia's Far East, forced flight cancellations in the Southwest U.S., and melted tarmac on roads in Britain. | Video

22 Jun 2017

One man dies, transport disrupted as storms hit Germany

BERLIN One man was killed on Thursday when a tree felled by a storm in northern Germany hit his car, with the weather also disrupting trains and flights to and from Berlin.

22 Jun 2017

Oil to keep flowing in Dakota line while legal battle continues

WASHINGTON Oil will continue to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline through the summer while authorities conduct additional review of the environmental impact, after a judge on Wednesday ordered more hearings in coming months.

Water 22 Jun 2017

U.S. total solar eclipse sparks spectator excitement

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The first total solar eclipse across the continental United States in a century is expected to spark watching parties and traffic jams as it darkens skies from Oregon to South Carolina, authorities said on Wednesday. | Video

Science 21 Jun 2017

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