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Some Animals Are Becoming Nocturnal to Avoid Interacting With HumansAnimals are becoming nocturnal — just to avoid human interaction.
3M Reached an Agreement Over Military Earplug Lawsuits — Company to Pay $6 Billion3M has reached an agreement to pay $6.01 billion to U.S. military service members and veterans over earplug lawsuits claiming hearing damage.
Wily Alligator Loose in Middlesex, New Jersey, Gives Local Authorities the RunaroundNew Jersey officials are trying to catch an alligator last seen in Creighton Lake. The Middlesex alligator is still loose — here's what to know.
When a Bear Cub Was Found Trapped in a Plastic Jug, a Park Manager Came to the RescueA Pennsylvania park manager rescued a bear cub trapped in a plastic container. Here's what to do if you encounter wildlife in distress.
Nevada Rangers Ram Truck Through Peaceful Blockade of Climate Protesters at Burning ManWhen climate activists blocked traffic to Burning Man, Nevada Rangers rammed through the demonstration, threatened protesters with a gun, and made several arrests.
Florida Residents Preparing for Tropical Storm Idalia Are Warned About Gas ContaminationDid you buy bad gas? Florida officials warned residents along the Gulf Coast that some gasoline may be contaminated with diesel.
Global Warming Is Impacting Birth Control and Pregnancy Tests — Here's WhyOne unfortunate effect of global warming is that it can render pregnancy tests and birth control ineffective. Here's why that happens.
FDA Issues Recall on Tydemy Birth Control Pills: What to Do if You're ImpactedThe FDA issued a recall on two lots of the oral contraceptive. Here's what you need to know about the Tydemy birth control recall issued by the FDA.
Ammonia Leak at Louisiana Meat Packing Plant Forces Nearby Residents to Shelter in PlaceMeat packing plants often use toxic ammonia in their refrigeration systems, and an ammonia leak at a meat packing plant in Louisiana caused major trouble.
Tennessee-Born Giraffe Without Spots Is One of Nature's Cutest OdditiesCan a giraffe really be born without spots? Though the gangling animal is known for its chunky brown spots, a Tennessee-born baby giraffe has shocked the world.
Trulife Distribution CEO Brian Gould Is Being Sued for Fraud by His Father's CompanyBrian Gould, CEO of Trulife Distribution, is being sued for fraud and deceptive trade practices. Here's what the Trulife Distribution lawsuit entails.
When Can You See the Full Moon in August 2023? All About the Next Blue MoonAugust 2023 must be lucky, because the full moon is coming twice! Here's what to expect from the Blue Moon.
Florida Keys' Water Temperatures Lead To "Large Scale Heat Stress" and Coral BleachingOn July 24, 2023, the Manatee Bay, Florida Keys water temperature reached over 100 degrees. Scientists warn of continued mass coral bleaching.
Florida "Flesh-Eating" Bacteria Kills Five; Climate Change Sends Bacteria NorthThe so-called "flesh-eating" bacteria Vibrio vulnificus caused five deaths in Florida in 2023. Here's how to minimize your risk of this infection.
Lolita, aka Tokitae, Dies In Captivity: The Famous Orca Was Set to Be Released This YearLolita the orca, who had been kept in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium for over five decades, has died while on the path to freedom.
Why River Otters Attacked Broadway Actress Crystal Finn in Northern CaliforniaBroadway and 'Succession' actress Crystal Finn was attacked and bitten by river otters in California. Here's what Finn said about the attack.
Mackinac Horse Carriage Wreck Reignites Public Demand for a Horse Carriage BanA carriage driver was injured in Mackinac horse carriage wreck accident in June 2023. Is it finally time for a horse carriage ban?
New York City Carriage Horse's Death Renews Activist Calls to Ban the Practice (Exclusive)After a carriage horse in New York City died from colic, it renewed protests against the carriage horse industry. Will NYC ever ban the practice?
3 Women Were Injured in a Rare Otter Attack — Here's What to KnowAre otters aggressive? Three women were injured in a rare otter attack on the Jefferson River in Montana. Here's what to know.
Fire Hazards at Home: Is Your Dehumidifier Among Those Being Recalled?The GE dehumidifier recall list includes 42 models of products deemed dangerous due to risk of fire. Learn all about the recall and what to do.
Can You Escape a Wildfire by Jumping Into a Pool? Here's Why That Might Not Be SmartIn a wildfire, you may think you'll be safe jumping into a swimming pool to escape the flames. Can you survive a wildfire in a pool?
These Mountains Could Become Luxury Homes, and 'No Canyon Hills' Hopes to Stop That (Exclusive)A luxury neighborhood could destroy over 300 acres of California mountains. This is what No Canyon Hills is doing to stop it, and how you can help.
A Real Loch Ness Monster Lived 100 Million Years Ago in FreshwaterScientists found more evidence that ancient reptiles known as plesiosaurs could live in freshwater. Could it be the real Loch Ness Monster?
The New Animal Species That Have Been Discovered (or Rediscovered) in 2023Here's a look into some of the new and rare species discovered — or rediscovered — in 2023.
Batiste Dry Shampoo Settles Lawsuit for $2.5 Million Over Traces of CarcinogenIf you have used or bought a Batiste dry shampoo, you may be able to receive compensation. Here are the details of the Batiste lawsuit.
This Teen Is Suing Her Home State in the Historic 'Held v. Montana' Climate Change Case (Exclusive)We spoke with 'Held v. Montana' teen plaintiff Taleah Hernández and attorney Nate Bellinger to learn more about the case.
Meteorologist Puts Heat on Fossil Fuel Companies by Naming Heat Waves After ThemSome heat waves are being named after fossil fuel companies by meteorologist Guy Walton.
Vegans Chloe and Halle Accidentally Ate Meat Due to Mix-Up: "This Doesn't Feel Right"How did vegans Chloe and Halle accidentally eat meat? The famous duo unfortunately broke a years-long streak without meat due to a hotel mix-up.
Macauba and Pongamia Oils Could Be More Sustainable Alternatives to Palm OilSustainable palm oil failed, but macauba and pongamia tree oil may offer viable, high-yield alternatives that can recover degraded land.
Maui Wildfires Are Moving Towards Total Containment — How Did They Start?On Aug. 9, 2023, deadly wildfires began to blaze in Maui, Hawaii. How did the wildfires start? Here's everything you need to know.
What You Can Do to Help Animal Shelters in Maui After Devastating WildfiresIn August 2023, wildfires have devastated the island of Maui. Here's how you can help animal shelters protect creatures in need.
"The Universe at Your Fingertips": All About NASA's New Streaming ServiceThe NASA streaming service is set to launch in 2023. Here's what we know about what will be offered on the NASA streaming platform.
Load Shedding in South Africa Is an Energy Crisis You Might Not Know AboutLoad Shedding in South Africa is an enormous energy crisis — here's what to know about the situation.
No, a Bill Gates-Funded Mosquito Project Did Not Cause a Malaria Outbreak in the U.S.Bill Gates' support of genetically-modified mosquito research has made its way to the headlines after several malaria cases were reported in the U.S. However, despite what some say, the two are not connected.
Influencer Zhanna D'Art Reportedly Dies of Starvation on Exotic Fruit DietVegan influencer Zhanna D'Art has died, reportedly of starvation. She was exclusively on a diet of exotic fruits — here's what to know.
RIP, Incandescents — U.S. Ban of Inefficient Light Bulbs Takes EffectA U.S.-wide ban on incandescent light bulbs takes effect in August 2023.
Media Falls for Prank That Barbie Is Going Plastic-Free — Mattel Calls "Hoax"Thanks to a video starring actress Daryl Hannah, false reports circulated that Mattel and Barbie were ditching plastic.
Bioengineered Mice and Infectious Diseases Found in Illegal California LabA secret Chinese lab in California housed bioengineered mice and samples of at least 20 infectious diseases. The facility was unlicensed and unregulated.
Researchers Find Microfiber Plastic Pollution in Remote Region of AntarcticaA study by the Ocean Legacy Foundation discovered microfiber plastic pollution in remote regions of Antarctic. Here's what it means for climate change.
Montana Kicks off the 2023 Wildfire Season With a Surge of FlamesIn July 2023, "wildfire season" kicks off in the state of Montana with two unexpected blazes. Here's what to know about the fires in Montana.
Cape Cod Has Become a Mecca for White Sharks, Research FindsResearch estimates that Cape Cod's waters have a superpopulation size of 800 white sharks.
Swift Quake: Eras Tour Crowd's Screams Cause Seismic ActivityTaylor Swift's fans caused the ground to shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
Why Mexico City’s Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation Was Shut Down, and What Makes a Real SanctuaryMexico City's Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation was raided and eventually shut down in July after receiving multiple allegations of animal cruelty.
For the First Time in 100 Years, Paris Hopes to Allow Swimming in the Seine RiverAfter 100 years, Paris announced that swimming will eventually be allowed in the Seine. But is the river polluted? Here's what you need to know.
Men Fishing in Key Largo Encounter Orca Pod — Here's Why This Is UnusualA viral video of orcas in Key Largo has many people wondering why the animals were in warm waters. It's unusual, but not unheard of.
Purple Mattress Came Out on Top in False Reviews LawsuitPurple, a mattress company, sued Ryan Monahan for posting false reviews about mattress safety. Here's how the lawsuit played out.
Nearly 100 Pilot Whales Were Stranded on an Australian Beach — Here's What HappenedOn July 25, 2023, a pod of nearly 100 long-finned pilot whales became stranded on an Australian beach. Here's what happened to them.
After NYC Dumpster Diver Exposes Shuttered Starbucks Trash, Starbucks Responds (Exclusive)We spoke with a Starbucks spokesperson and dumpster diver Anna Sacks, after she discovered endless waste outside a shuttered Starbucks store.
Tomohon Extreme Market Finally Bans Barbaric Killing of Cats and DogsThe Tomohon Extreme Market in Indonesia has banned the sale of meat from dogs and cats.