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Hatching a Record

At age 68, Wisdom, a Laysan Albatross in a Hawaiian wildlife refuge, gave birth to at least her 30th chick.

Bear Blitz

Confronted with melting ice, about 50 polar bears are roaming the streets and eating from the garbage dumps of a remote military town in Russia.

Skip the Slip

Proposed legislation in California would mandate digital receipts as a way to lower the carbon footprint and endocrine-disrupting effects of paper receipts.

On the Brink

Being listed as part of the Endangered Species Act would protect monarch butterflies, the numbers of which have plunged by roughly 97 percent in 20 years.

Dim Prospects

A proposed rollback of stricter federal standards for energy-efficient light bulbs could cost each household about $100 a year on electric bills.

Beyond Green Burial

It is now legal to compost human remains in the State of Washington, a pioneering process that can lower the carbon footprint of cremation and casket burial.

Muddled Message

New federal rules gut Congressional GMO labeling legislation by exempting foods made with GMO ingredients, allowing 78 percent of products containing GMOs to avoid full disclosure.

Worldwide Worry

Global leaders ranked “extreme weather” as their top concern, followed by “failed climate change mitigation” and “natural disasters” in the 2019 Global Risks Perception Survey.

Over Dose

Two antibiotics commonly used on humans have been given the go-ahead by federal agencies for massive spraying on citrus crops to defeat a bacterial disease called citrus greening.

Fuel Folly

Sixty-five years after the use of nuclear power, the dangers of accumulating nuclear waste in 14 countries are unresolved.