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Marin researchers work to protect Galápagos Islands

Shannon Bennett, a researcher at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, examine a saddleback tortoise specimen on Monday. It is one of several specimens collected by the academy during expeditions in 1905 and 1906. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal) Dr. Jack Dumbacher prepares a vertebrae of the juvenile dwarf …

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Giant Bob Dylan mural takes shape in Minneapolis

One of Minnesota’s most famous sons is going to gaze down on Hennepin Avenue from a five-story-high perch. Beginning Wednesday, a team of artists will begin painting a kaleidoscopic portrait of Bob Dylan that — at 60 feet tall and 150 feet wide — will fill the whitewashed wall of …

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A Look Back at Gisele Bündchen and Leonardo DiCaprio’s 5-Year Relationship

1Gisele saw a change in media coverage in 2000. Embed from Getty Images Despite being a rising star, the media wasn’t as interested in her relationships until she was linked to Leonardo DiCaprio. In 2000, she and Leo began dating, and despite photographic proof of their coupling, Gisele didn’t always …

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Brazilian Footballer Posts Nude Pic, Plus 10 Other Reasons We Love Him

Paulo Prestes is a 27-year-old left back currently playing for Brazil’s Villa Nova. He recently sent ripples through the web when he posted this bubbalicious pic of his tight end: A photo posted by Paulo Roberto Prestes Jr. (@pr_prestes) on Jul 20, 2015 at 8:48pm PDT But there are plenty …

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Ultimate Cruise Job: Lights, Camera, CRUISE – Bothell

In the past eighteen months, Jesse Kipp’s job has taken him on 10 cruises to destinations including Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and Costa Rica. His work may be fun, but it’s not easy. As the video manager for Seattle-based company UnCruise Adventures, a small ship cruise line that bills itself as …

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Northern Arizona sees wear and tear from tourism love

Some of Arizona’s most scenic and fun spots are feeling the test of time. Decades of tourist love are stressing the region with traffic, pollution and noise. Local groups, state leaders and industry are focused on ramping up efforts to protect regions in Northern Arizona that rely heavily on tourism. …

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Up Close With Clint Hendricks

Current job: Vice president of Business Development, Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC). Proudest professional moment: Attending the Women’s World Cup Final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., after helping create products for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team. To top it off, getting to hang out with the team …

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Five arrested at Lawrence immigration office

Advertisement According to immigration officials, the five people who were arrested do not have criminal records but had been ordered deported by an immigration judge. However, even if immigrants have been ordered deported, according to Church and other advocates, they still have options to obtain legal residency — for instance …

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Beyond the brink: A look at recent animal extinctions

Photo illustration The Dixie Valley toad and tricolored blackbird are considered potential candidates for extinction. By Meredith S. Jensen, Special to the Sun Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 | 2 a.m. For better or worse, Homo sapiens have left their mark on the world. So much so that those in charge of …

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Travel Advisors See Little Backlash From Carnival’s Pollution Fine

Despite Carnival Corp.’s June admission of guilt and consequent $20 million fine for ocean pollution, some travel advisors are finding that such incidents have done little to raise environmental awareness or change booking behavior among their cruise clients. However, travel advisors and others also see a growing commitment, primarily among …

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