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US Interior chief wants smaller monuments, but not at home

Sep 27, 2017

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has closely followed his boss' playbook, encouraging mining and drilling on public lands and reducing the size of national monuments _ except in Montana

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Stealthy, scarce and spectacular: Viewing tigers in India

Sep 25, 2017

They're stealthy, scarce, solitary and spectacular: Seeing tigers on safari in India

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'Too many people': Refugee influx worries Bangladesh town

Sep 25, 2017

A miles-long beach makes Cox's Bazar Bangladesh's top tourist destination, but to the south, vast areas are now taken over by a sea of bamboo and plastic tents, homes for many of the more than 430,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Myanmar

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Scientists: Desert turtle endangered, 100 left in Arizona

Sep 24, 2017

It may not be surprising that an "aquatic desert" turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week's endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle

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Lawsuit filed to stop mining near Yellowstone in Montana

Sep 22, 2017

Opponents of mining near Yellowstone National Park are challenging a decision by Montana environmental regulators to allow a Canadian company to explore for precious metals just north of the park

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Memo: Consider civil rights home for national monument

Sep 21, 2017

The U.S. interior secretary says Mississippi civil rights sites, including the home of slain leader Medgar Evers, should be considered for national monument designation

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Romania's Merry Cemetery offers visitors dark humor

Sep 20, 2017

Romania's Merry Cemetery located in a village in the northwest is a collection of more than 1,000 Orthodox crosses decorated with colorful epitaphs and naive drawings

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California condor takes flight in wild after near extinction

Sep 20, 2017

The endangered California condor is making a slow but steady comeback in the wild three decades after the giant bird went nearly extinct

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College towns feel pinch from rental sites like Airbnb

Sep 20, 2017

College towns say they are feeling the pinch in the debate over whether short term rental sites like Airbnb have driven up housing costs

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Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West

Sep 18, 2017

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that four large national monuments in the West be reduced in size

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