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Yellowstone Reminds Tourists: Leave Your Drones at Home
Yellowstone officials say at least three tourists have been cited this summer for illegally flying drones in the park.
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Nocturne: Photos Shine Light on Creatures of the Night
Nocturnal animals get their turn in the spotlight in "Nocturne," a picture book by photographer Traer Scott.
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Volcano Erupts in Papua New Guinea, Diverting Flights
A volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea on Friday sent smoke and ash spewing high over the South Pacific island nation.
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A swarm of locusts invaded the center of Madagascar's capital city on Thursday.
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Waves Knock Out California Lifeguard Building
Large waves generated by Hurricane Marie knocked out Cove House Lifeguard Administrative Building in Point Mugu, California, Thursday.
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Southwest's Risk of 'Megadrought' Raised in Study
New research that used paleoclimate data to tweak climate models paints a sobering picture of the future for America's Southwest.
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The Week in Pictures
A funeral in Ferguson, a doctor escapes Ebola, a truce in Israel and Gaza, surf’s up from Hurricane Marie, earthquake shakes Napa and more.
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Brutal Winter? Almanac Might Be Wrong, Scientists Say
A NOAA meteorologist says scientists aren't seeing the climate conditions that would indicate what the Almanac calls a "record breaking winter."
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California Forests Hit by Huge Rim Fire Will Be Logged
The logging industry said the operation will pay for restoring the forest, but environmentalists said disrupting the land would harm birds.
U.S. Protects 20 Coral Species as Threatened
Five of the species are found off Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and the rest in the Pacific near Guam and American Samoa.
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Blizzards Won't End as Winters Grow Warmer: Study
In fact, some high-latitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere might see more snow in extreme events, even as overall snowfall there declines.
Mystery of Death Valley's Moving Rocks Solved
Thanks to video, time-lapse photographs and GPS tracking, there's now a natural explanation for Racetrack Playa's sailing stones.
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Strange Spikes Across Siberia Puzzle Astronauts
The sight of dark-green features running along the Kulunda Steppe left astronauts stumped, according to NASA's Earth Observatory.
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Ivory Atrocity: Crime Groups Speed Elephant Slaughter
Report says poaching is 'at highest level in 25 years,' fueled by insatiable Chinese demand and organized crime syndicates.
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River Reborn: Elwha Flows Wild and Free Again
The removal of dams on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula marks a new era for the river, its ecosystem and those who come to experience it.
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Kids Who Encountered 'Peek-a-Boo' Beluga Whale Share Their Story
The children from the viral video of a Beluga whale playing peek-a-boo share their story with NBC News.
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New Climate Report Draft: Warming May Be Irreversible
Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that it could be irreversible, the draft says.
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Mesocyclone's Effect: Supercell Towers Over Carolinas
A storm column stretches up 50,000 feet into the atmosphere in a stunning image from the NASA Earth Observatory.
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Small Earthquake, Aftershocks Shake Napa Region
The 3.9-magnitude earthquake near American Canyon early Tuesday was accompanied by at least three aftershocks — two days after a major quake hit.
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Hold On Tight: Are Bigger, Badder Quakes on the Way?
The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked Napa Valley was big. Something bigger, however, could be on the way.
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Prairie Alight With Natural Gas Burn-Off
North Dakota wastes about $100 million worth of natural gas each month by burning it off as the shale boom has put a strain on pipeline systems.
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Danger Beneath: 'Fracking' Pipes Threaten Rural Residents
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Pipelines built to carry explosive substances to storage facilities run past homes, but often don't have to meet federal or state safety rules.
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This Year's Weather May Be Most Unusual on Record
Climate researchers say this year is unlike anything they've seen going back to 1900.
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People react to the 6.0-magnitude quake that hit near Vallejo, California.
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