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Western monarch butterflies have been vanishing. This week, a sanctuary saw thousands return.

Last year marked a historic low for a population of western monarchs that has struggled in recent years, according to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
  • Oct 22, 2021

Coronavirus numbers are dropping. More vaccinations can prevent a winter surge, Fauci says.

Even as the most recent coronavirus surge has started to wane nationwide, the United States is far from its pre-delta-variant levels.
  • Oct 18, 2021

Fully vaccinated travelers can come to the U.S. even if their doses are mixed, authorities say

A Friday update to CDC guidance said people will be considered fully vaccinated after getting shots approved by the Food and Drug Administration or by the World Health Organization — including combinations of such shots.
  • Oct 17, 2021

‘Emotionally, physically, mentally tired’: Nurses say morale has hit a pandemic low

Nurses repeatedly call themselves resilient but say they're hitting the limits of that strength. In interviews, they describe plummeting morale during the latest pandemic surge, marked by utter exhaustion and growing workloads.
  • Oct 15, 2021

When a fisherman pulled in his line, he knew he had ‘something weird’: A 40-pound alligator gar

The fisheries team at the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks fisheries hopes DNA samples can help determine how this fish, whose fossil records trace back nearly 100 million years, wound up in the state.
  • Oct 14, 2021

A ‘McNugget’-size turtle hatchling born with two heads is doing well, but survival is uncertain

The single hatchling with two heads has six legs, separate gastrointestinal tracts and two spines. A CT scan to assess its internal organs may help determine whether it will survive.
  • Oct 11, 2021

More than 80 runners were rescued in ‘near whiteout’ conditions at Utah ultramarathon

The race was in its first year as a new arrival to the increasingly popular ultramarathon phenomenon.
  • Oct 10, 2021

WHO endorses use of first malaria vaccine

The WHO said the vaccine can save the lives of tens of thousands of children each year.
  • Oct 6, 2021

Biden will travel to Chicago to highlight airlines’ vaccination efforts

United Airlines was the first airline to mandate vaccinations, and numerous others, including American Airlines, announced mandates in recent days.
  • Oct 4, 2021

Oil spill threatens Southern California wildlife and closes down beaches while Coast Guard investigates source of leak

Late Sunday, officials had yet to confirm that the leak had been completely stopped, a Coast Guard spokesman said.
  • Oct 4, 2021