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How California's wildfire season, climate change and health intersect

How California’s wildfire season, climate change and health intersect

Summer heat is fast approaching and comes with an increased risk of wildfires and more days under hazy, smoggy skies. Both wildfire smoke pollution and ozone pollution are dangerous to our health, especially in the short term. But with the impacts of climate change pointing to more intense wildfire seasons, climatologists and health experts are …

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WWF report says online wildlife trade is on the rise in Myanmar

WWF report says online wildlife trade is on the rise in Myanmar

BANGKOK (AP) — A report from the World Wide Fund for Nature shows that illegal online wildlife purchases are on the rise in Myanmar, threatening both public health and endangered species. The report released on Friday found that enforcement of prohibitions on such transactions weakened amid political unrest following a military coup in 2021. The …

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Population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals highest in decades

Population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals highest in decades

HONOLULU (AP) — The population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals has surpassed a level not seen in more than two decades, according to federal officials. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said this week that the seal population has grown steadily over the past two years. Officials estimated that the population increased by more than …

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