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Donald Trump makes history — with massive cuts to Utah's national monuments

President Donald Trump announced huge cuts to Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments in Utah today

‘Water levels could exceed highest tide of the year’

HEAVY rainfall and “abnormally high tides” are expected to cause flash flooding along parts of Australia’s east coast, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned.

Another setback for Adani project

THE future of a controversial Queensland mega-mine has suffered another setback with project funding from China looking increasingly unlikely.

Turnagain avalanche danger high as ‘windy, wet and warm’ front moves through

A special weather statement that extends through Monday predicts winds gusting to 70 mph along Turnagain Arm and triggered avalanche warnings for Turnagain Pass.

After 1963 eruption, Bali’s elderly wary of another

Bali’s glowering Mount Agung has seemingly quietened since hurling huge columns of ash from its crater a week ago

Snow during first weekend of summer

SNOW has fallen in Tasmania’s Highlands as wild weather has stuck the state.

Interior secretary vows to slash red tape for coastal restoration projects in

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke vowed to use his clout to fast-track coastal restoration projects during a Saturday visit to Louisiana.

Former President Barack Obama: “Think before you tweet”

When former President Barack Obama spoke to a leadership forum in India’s capital on Friday, he never once used the words “Donald Trump” and was careful to avoid any direct refere…

Colorado can’t weather even a moderate recession, analysts warn, much less a

The success that’s given Colorado one of the strongest economies in the U.S. has masked a troubling reality: By one key fiscal benchmark, its state government is also among the

Oil company with 200 wells in Erie sues to overturn town’s odor ordinance

Crestone Peak Resources sued in Weld County seeking to have Erie’s newly enacted odor ordinance ruled unconstitutional.

OPEC, allies extend production cut through 2018

The OPEC cartel and a group of allied oil-producing nations agreed Thursday to extend crude output cuts until the end of next year, continuing a policy that led to a significant

Opossum breaks into Florida liquor store, gets drunk as a skunk

An opossum that apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released unharmed.

Blakeslee’s “American Wolf” navigates the political, scientific and cultural

In the opening pages of Nate Blakelee’s captivating “American Wolf,” a hunter is trudging through snow, not far from a road, blasting on a whistle that mimics the wail of an

Watch these grizzly bears try to break open a cooler. It’s their job.

Along with five other grizzlies that live at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center just outside Yellowstone National Park, Coram spends his summer months beating and biting

Russia, U.S. join 7 other nations to limit Arctic fishing

The agreement imposes a moratorium on fishing in newly ice-free areas in the high Arctic, at least until scientists can study the ecology of the quickly thawing ocean.

Storm was as we expected, claims weather bureau

THE ominous warnings to Melburnians about a potentially life-threatening super storm were justified despite the city having only minor flooding, the weather bureau says.

‘Half the inhabitants of Melbourne have never ever seen anything like this’

SYDNEY is getting drenched, Brisbane looks set to get drenched and Melbourne could well get drenched again as a wild weekend of wet weather continues.

Storm watch: How will your state be affected?

SUMMER may finally be here, but don’t expect to be hitting the beach just yet, as the Bureau of Meteorology announced an onslaught of heavy rains and thunderstorms is about to hit

These dramatic images show Melbourne is no stranger to floods In 1972, a ‘raging

MELBOURNE is due to get some wild weather today. There are grim warnings of possibly up to 200mm of rain over the next five days — but it’s not the first time Victoria’s capital

U.S. Forest Service didn’t call for pulling its land from Bears Ears, USDA

Two senior Senate Democrats asked President Trump Friday why he's poised to remove protections for Forest Service land in Bears Ears National Monument when the agency did not

GOP crafts spending bill provisions aimed at speeding repeal of water protection

The GOP has made repeal of the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule a top priority.

Trump to cut Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent, Grand

President Trump will make his final decision public Monday during a trip to Utah.

One of the country’s biggest oil fields just turned to an unexpected power

California's Belridge field will use a huge solar plant to create the steam that pushes additional oil out of the ground.

Trump to visit Utah on Monday to announce his plans to shrink Bears Ears, Grand

Individuals briefed on the trip say both sites will be scaled back by hundreds of thousands of acres.

In the heart of coal country, EPA gets an earful about Clean Power Plan’s fate

The Trump administration's proposal to kill the Obama-era climate regulation draws praise in West Virginia.

EPA curb on nonstick chemical may have reduced number of babies with low birth

An agreement between the EPA and companies may have reduced levels of PFOA found in new mothers' blood, a study found.

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure due to volcano eruption

Indonesia's transportation ministry said it will extend the closure of Bali's airport because of ash from the eruption of a volcano.

Tsunami waves detected in Pacific after magnitude 7 earthquake

Tsunami waves have been observed in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck between the Pacific Islands.

Here comes an Arctic blast, record cold, and ... the Polar Vortex??!!

An Arctic blast will bring frigid temperatures and howling winds across much of the central and eastern U.S. over the next few days.

Death toll from typhoon in Vietnam rises to 27

The death toll rose to at least 27 on Sunday from the typhoon that pummeled central and southern Vietnam.

When days get shorter, consumers spend less, report says

As daylight saving time ends, long days could actually help shoppers save — at the expense of retail businesses.

Near 'weather bomb' conditions drench Northeast on the anniversary of Superstorm

A potent storm continued to lash the Northeast and New England with howling winds and heavy rain on Monday, USA Today reports.

Here's how Puerto Rico will fill the short term void left by Whitefish's

Puerto Rico will have lots of help from New York after an outcry forced the island to cancel its contract with Whitefish Energy.

Tropical Storm Philippe bears down on the Caribbean, and may mix with cold front

Tropical Storm Philippe, which is threatening parts of the Caribbean, may mix with air along the East Coast.

FEMA has 'significant concerns' about Whitefish's contract to rebuild Puerto

FEMA says it was not involved in the decision to award a small firm a contract to rebuild Puerto Rico's grid, and will review the deal.

Japan PM's ruling bloc scores big election win — constitutional reform now

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition scored a big win in Sunday's election.

LaPlace chemical plant wraps up plan to reduce emissions of 'likely carcinogen'

A year after the company operating a controversial chemical plant in LaPlace agreed to reduce emissions of chloroprene by 85 percent following a study showing it's a "likely

Pearl River advocates keep wary eye on Mississippi plans they say threaten

Swamp tour operator Paul Trahan pointed to the almost motionless water on the West Pearl River on a recent afternoon — a mirror-like surface that reflected ghostly images of the

Research on oyster habitats continues debate over possible damage from river

In the past several years, the BP oil spill and diversions of water from the Mississippi River have compromised the delicate balance of water and salt needed to sustain oysters

How New Orleans chefs could become a key ally in effort to save Louisiana's

One evening this summer, a group of New Orleans chefs gathered at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in Central City with a challenge: to prepare and cook Asian carp,