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Court clears way for high-voltage power line to cross Mississippi River refuge

A federal appeals court clears the way for power companies to complete construction of high-voltage power lines across the Mississippi River Refuge. American Transmission Company, ITC Midwest, and Dairyland Power Cooperative are in the final stages of constructing a 102-mile transmission line connecting Dubuque County, Iowa, to Dane County, Wisconsin. Approximately one mile of the […]

Meet the man who has worked at Bronx Zoo for 50 years as the animal refuge turns 125

It’s a Bronxtail. For 125 years, the Bronx Zoo has captivated and inspired visitors with gorillas, tigers, lemurs, and other exotic and beautiful creatures. “Visitors see the care, dedication and passion of our staff to make sure these animals are properly cared for,” said Jim Breheny, 64, Bronx Zoo director and Throgs Neck native. I […]

Conservation groups sue to stop a transmission line from crossing a Mississippi River refuge

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A coalition of conservation groups has filed a last-minute federal lawsuit seeking to halt plans to build the high-voltage Cardinal Hickory Creek power line across a Mississippi River wildlife refuge. American Transmission Company, ITC Midwest, and Dairyland Power Cooperative Inc. want to build a 102-mile (164-kilometer), 345-kilovolt transmission line between Dubuque […]

Hawaiian wildlife refuge pond turns bright pink, prompting scientists to investigate

A pond at Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge on Maui, Hawaii, has turned a bright pink color, prompting visitors to stay away from the water and avoid drinking water while scientists investigate the cause of the mysterious change. I’m warning you not to drink it. Refuge staff have been monitoring the pond since late October […]

Surreal photos show ‘Pepto Bismol pink’ water at Maui wildlife refuge pond

A pond at a Maui wildlife preserve has turned bright pink, drawing curious onlookers to catch a glimpse of the otherworldly sight, prompting federal wildlife officials to warn them to keep a safe distance. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it has been monitoring the unusual changes since Oct. 30 and is working with […]

Lebanon Families Flee After Israel Strikes, Take Refuge In Schools

At least 22 people were killed on the Lebanese side, including four civilians. Tires, Lebanon: Shocked by images of children dying in Gaza, Mustafa al-Sayed immediately evacuated his family to the nearest evacuation center when Israeli military offensives began this week near his village in southern Lebanon. “What we see on TV is the slaughter […]

Caribbean island once overcome by bird poop now a refuge for endangered species

A small, once-rat-infested island — no, it’s not Manhattan — has been revived as a sanctuary for dozens of endangered wildlife species. Redonda, an uninhabited volcanic island that is part of Antigua and Barbuda, was once mined for its rich bird droppings, but has since been invaded by wild goats and thousands of black rats. […]