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‘They roam about like cats’: Spanish cities try to halt wild boar invasions

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BARCELONA, Spain, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Large groups of wild boar are now a common sight in some Spanish cities and authorities say they have no option but to capture and put them down as they pose a danger to humans but have become too used to scavenging to live......

New Zealand rescuers use buckets, towels to save stranded dolphins

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WELLINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Volunteers in New Zealand saved seven of nine stranded dolphins on Friday, carrying buckets of water and wrapping the animals in towels to keep them hydrated until the tide on a remote beach rose sufficiently to float them back to sea. There was at least......

San Francisco metro system hires bird of prey to scare pigeons away

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Aug 11 (Reuters) – Metro system riders in California’s San Francisco Bay Area may have noticed a new station guard in recent months. A 5-year-old Harris’s hawk named Pac-Man has taken up the perch at El Cerrito del Norte station, where he’s on the look out – not for fare......

France tweaks rules to keep nuclear plants running during heatwave

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PARIS, Aug 8 (Reuters) – France’s nuclear power regulator has extended temporary waivers allowing five power stations to continue discharging hot water into rivers as the country contends with a fourth heatwave of the summer and an energy crisis. High river temperatures have in recent weeks threatened to reduce France’s......

Bolivia’s ‘Death Road’ once haunted drivers. Now it’s a wildlife haven

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LOS YUNGAS, Bolivia, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Bolivia’s decision to open an alternate route to its historic ‘Death Road’ – a serpentine dirt path across the towering Andes hills known for its deadly cliffs – has led to a resurgence of wildlife in the area, according to an environmental group.......

California’s Oak Fire spreads uncontained toward Yosemite

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July 24 (Reuters) – Firefighters deployed air tankers, bulldozers and hand crews to battle a fast-moving wildfire just west of Yosemite National Park on Sunday that suddenly and unpredictably grew into one of the largest fires of the year, forcing thousands of evacuations. Fueled by extreme heat and tinder-dry forests......

Wildfires burn coastal homes, forests in Greece as Europe’s heatwave spreads east

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ATHENS, July 24 (Reuters) – Greek firefighters battled wildfires on the island of Lesbos for a second day on Sunday as well as new fires in the western Peloponnese and in northern Greece, evacuating nearby settlements as a heatwave set in. A wildfire that started in mountainous forests on Lesbos......

‘God, give us rain’ – Romanian monastery prays for end to drought

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DRAGANESTI-VLASCA, Romania, July 24 (Reuters) – Iulia Coleasa, an 81-year-old who relies on her small plot for food, travelled 15 km in searing heat to a monastery in southern Romania on Sunday to join a service praying for rain. Temperatures have spiked above 40 Celsius (104 F) in the country......

Wildfire burns coastal homes in Greek island Lesbos, beach resort evacuated

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ATHENS, July 23 (Reuters) – A wildfire that started in mountainous forests on the Greek island of Lesbos near Turkey on Saturday burned properties at the beach resort of Vatera as more aircraft joined firefighting efforts. Authorities earlier ordered the evacuation of the Aegean sea resort as the wildfire approached......

Australian animals at dire risk as environment deteriorates

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A mother koala named Kali and her joey are seen in their natural habitat in an area affected by bushfires, in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, near Jenolan, Australia, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MELBOURNE, July 19 (Reuters)......

Heatwave scorches Europe; health warnings issued

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WMO issues warning on air quality in towns and cities UK declares first red heat warning for Monday, Tuesday Wildfires ablaze in France, Spain and Portugal LEIRIA, Portugal/LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) – Hundreds more people were evacuated from their homes as wildfires blistered land in France, Spain and Portugal on......

Utah’s Great Salt Lake is drying out, threatening ecological, economic disaster

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 14 (Reuters) – Utah’s Great Salt Lake dropped to its lowest recorded level this month amid a two-decade drought, a grim milestone as researchers and politicians point to grave threats to wildlife and people along its receding shores. The nearby metropolis of Salt Lake City......

Yosemite wildfire smoke chokes national park’s views and air quality

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July 10 (Reuters) – A wildfire threatening some of the world’s oldest giant sequoia trees in California’s Yosemite National Park expanded five-fold over the weekend as smoke prompted air quality alerts throughout the park and obscured views of its famed scenery. As of Sunday, the blaze had scorched nearly 1,600......

Firefighters, aircraft fight blaze near France’s Mediterranean coast

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PARIS, July 8 (Reuters) – Airborne French firefighters and hundreds of emergency crew battled on Friday to bring under control a wildlife near the Mediterranean coast, local authorities said. Nearly 700 firefighters were tackling the blaze in the Gard department, which had burned more than 600 hectares (1,480 acres) and......

Italy declares state of emergency for drought-stricken north

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ROME, July 4 (Reuters) – Italy on Monday declared a state of emergency for areas surrounding the river Po, which accounts for roughly a third of the country’s agricultural production and is suffering its worst drought for 70 years. The government decree will allow authorities to cut through red tape......

After 40 years of extinction, rhinos return to Mozambique

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JOHANNESBURG, July 4 (Reuters) – Over four decades after they became extinct locally, rhinos are roaming again the wilds of Mozambique, which is bringing the endangered species from South Africa in efforts to breathe new life into its parks and boost local tourism. A group of rangers captured, sedated and......

Tens of thousands of Sydney residents told to evacuate as rains flood suburbs

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Third major flood this year for some Sydney suburbs 30,000 New South Wales residents face evacuations Rescue of ship crew underway, military helping stranded families SYDNEY, July 4 (Reuters) – Fresh evacuation orders were issued for tens of thousands of Sydney residents on Monday after relentless rains triggered floods for......

Yellowstone reopens access to northern areas after historic flooding

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A view shows rocks sliding down the side of a hill and hitting a car at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana, U.S. June 12, 2022 in this still image obtained from a social media video released on June 14, 2022. Anne Leppold/via REUTERS Register now......

Global biodiversity deal to halt nature loss stalls in Nairobi

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A view of a deforested area in the middle of the Yari plains, in Caqueta, Colombia March 2, 2021. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NAIROBI, June 26 (Reuters) – Efforts to draft an ambitious global agreement on halting nature loss ended Sunday with......

Yellowstone partially reopens after historic flooding

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June 22 (Reuters) – Yellowstone partially reopened under restricted conditions Wednesday after historic flooding forced the entire national park to close on June 13 for the first time in 34 years. According to notices on its website, 80 percent of the 2.2 million-acre park was open via three entrances to......

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