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Scientists Fear Not Enough Being Done In United States To Prevent Widespread Extinctions

As biologists from around the globe convene in Hawaii for the quadrennial World Conservation Congress, a distinguished group of scientists from across America has issued a warning that current conservation efforts in the United States, while perhaps successful in the short term, are insufficient to prevent widespread extinctions of the nation’s plants and animals.
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UPDATED: Hurricane Hermine Prompts Decision To Close Cape Lookout, Cape Hatteras National Seashores

An approaching hurricane on Thursday prompted a decision to order the evacuation of visitors from Ocracoke Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks, leading Cape Hatteras National Seashore to shut down all visitor services on the barrier island. At nearby Cape Lookout National Seashore, officials were planning to shutter their operations at noon Friday.
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