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June 22, 2018
PreventEpidemics.org gives a score to each country based on its ability to find, stop and prevent epidemics. PreventEpidemics.org screenshot
How prepared is the world for next epidemic? Tool shows most countries are not.
June 22, 2018 - 10:01am
June 21, 2018
A long-forgotten species of ape has been found buried in a 2,300-year-old tomb. CREDIT: Sam Turvey, ZSL.
This ancient Chinese tomb held a royal, her extinct ape - and a warning
June 21, 2018 - 4:23pm
June 20, 2018
Three boys and a beagle search for turtles and fish in the Missouri River backwaters near Sertoma Park in Bismarck on Tuesday morning. Bradley Bosch, holding a net, points to bubbles rising in the water while Landen Dvorak, left, and Luke Nordlund, all 12, help in the search. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Rising Missouri River water levels put Bismarck, Mandan on alert
June 20, 2018 - 7:07pm
This bald eagle was one of 13 found dead on a farm near Federalsburg, Md., in 2016. Photo from Maryland Natural Resources Police.
13 bald eagles were found dead in a field. This is what killed them.
June 20, 2018 - 12:41pm
Sioux Falls using wasps to slow emerald ash borer
June 20, 2018 - 10:42am
June 17, 2018
A bald eagle   File photo
How many bald eagle deaths from a ND wind farm can wildlife officials accept?
June 17, 2018 - 8:35am
President Pat Redig of the University of Minnesota Raptor Center in St. Paul and resident doctor Dana Franzen-Klein look at an X-ray of a young bald eagle which had a fish hook in the stomach, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Redig is retiring after 45 years of service. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Retired raptor center co-founder continues rehabilitating birds
June 17, 2018 - 7:15am
June 14, 2018
Hunt underway for mountain lion spotted in Rapid City
June 14, 2018 - 1:50pm
June 13, 2018
A raccoon rests on a window ledge on the 22nd floor of the UBS building in downtown St. Paul on Tuesday, June 12. The raccoon had scaled much of the building and was on the second-from-top floor Tuesday afternoon. Tad Vezner / Pioneer Press
Free-climbing raccoon's journey comes to an end atop St. Paul building
June 13, 2018 - 9:28pm
Responding to the man's call for help, sheriff's deputy Lindsay Scotten calmly wrangled a blue indigo out of the bathroom with her bare hands. Photo courtesy of Bee County Sheriff's Office.
Huge snake slithers out of Texas man's toilet. Deputy wrangles it with her bare hands
June 13, 2018 - 11:08am
June 12, 2018
Neil Armstrong gave her a vial of moon dust, she says. She's suing so NASA won't take it.
June 12, 2018 - 12:38pm
June 11, 2018
A customer who skipped the lid but not the straw -- she said she usually carries a glass straw -- at Cafe Grumpy, in New York, May 9, 2018. In many quarters, the ubiquitous plastic straw has suddenly become a pariah for the harm it can do to the environment, and some cities, including Seattle and Malibu, Calif. (Stephen Speranza/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal Caribbean are getting rid of plastic straws and bags
June 11, 2018 - 11:18am
June 7, 2018
Anthony Reimnitz puts a frame filled with bees into the box carefully so as not to knock the bees off or agitate them while removing bees from a light post in the Marlins parking lot earlier this week. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Mitchell truck stop becomes bee colony’s temporary home
June 7, 2018 - 8:57am
June 6, 2018
 Lava from the Kilauea volcano flows through the Malama-Ki Forest Reserve as it approaches Kapoho-Kalapana Road on Hawaii’s Big Island, Pahoa, Hawaii.. (Tamir Kalifa/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
River of lava destroys hundreds of homes in Hawaii, including one owned by mayor, officials say
June 6, 2018 - 7:31am
June 4, 2018
Volcano erupts in Guatemala, killing at least 25, injuring dozens more, officials say
June 4, 2018 - 7:23am