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Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 04:47 PM EDT

California Asks US to End Plan to Drop Rat Poison on Islands

California Asks US to End Plan to Drop Rat Poison on Islands

Federal wildlife officials were urged Wednesday to withdraw a proposal to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on remote islands off the coast of California to kill a mice infestation until it addresses questions on the...

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 03:45 PM EDT

'A Floodier Future': Scientists Say Records Will Be Broken

'A Floodier Future': Scientists Say Records Will Be Broken

The federal government is warning Americans to brace for a "floodier" future. Government scientists predict 40 places in the U.S. will experience higher than normal rates of so-called sunny day flooding this...

Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 at 02:44 PM EDT

Experts Warn of 'Dead Zone' in Chesapeake Bay From Pollution

Experts Warn of 'Dead Zone' in Chesapeake Bay From Pollution

When the Conowingo Dam opened to fanfare nearly a century ago, the massive wall of concrete and steel began its job of harnessing water power in northern Maryland. It also quietly provided a side benefit:...

Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 01:59 PM EDT

Alaska's Largest City Sets High-Temperature Record

Alaska's Largest City Sets High-Temperature Record

Alaskans who routinely pack knit caps and fleece jackets in summer on Friday were swapping them for sunscreen and parasols amid a prolonged heatwave. Residents of Anchorage and other south-central cities...

Monday, Jul 1, 2019 at 03:45 PM EDT

Floating Antarctic Ice Goes From Record High to Record Lows

Floating Antarctic Ice Goes From Record High to Record Lows

The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists. Floating ice off the southern continent steadily increased from 1979 and hit a record high...

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First Alert: Hottest Temps in Years to Hit Region This Week
First Alert: Hottest Temps in Years to Hit Region This Week

The hottest temperatures we have seen in years will roll into the area this week and build to dangerous heat levels by the weekend.

Man Breaks Into Philly Home, Stays for Hours, Police Say
Man Breaks Into Philly Home, Stays for Hours, Police Say

An investigation is underway after a man was caught on surveillance video breaking into a Philadelphia home and staying for hours without taking anything while the homeowners were away.

‘Likely Innocent’ Man Freed From Prison After 28 Years
‘Likely Innocent’ Man Freed From Prison After 28 Years

A man sentenced to life in prison a quarter-century ago was ordered freed from prison Monday after the Philadelphia prosecutor’s office told the court last month that he was “likely innocent” of the murder...

Cape Cod Drowning Victim Was Swarthmore College Professor
Cape Cod Drowning Victim Was Swarthmore College Professor

A woman who drowned in a Wellfleet, Massachusetts pond Sunday has been identified by the Barnstable County District Attorney's office. Eva Travers, 77, was found unresponsive in Long Pond on Saturday and rushed...

Trump Tweets Send Stinging Message to Countless Americans
Trump Tweets Send Stinging Message to Countless Americans

For countless Americans, Trump's words on Sunday sent a stinging message that they are not fully welcome in their own country. His comments echoed painful remarks they have heard throughout their lives. But this...

Family Finds Noose Inside Delaware Home Depot
Family Finds Noose Inside Delaware Home Depot

An investigation is underway after a family said they found a noose inside a Delaware Home Depot.