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Scientists dive into ‘Midnight Zone’ to study dark ocean

By JAMES BROOKS | February 5, 2020

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A team of scientists is preparing to dive deep into the depths of the Indian Ocean — into a “Midnight Zone” where light barely reaches but life still thrives.Scientists from the British-led Nekton Mission plan to survey...

Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team; 38 dead overall

By SUZAN FRASER | February 5, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An avalanche slammed into a mountain road in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, wiping out a huge team of rescue workers sent to find people missing in an earlier avalanche. Officials said 33 emergency workers were killed, 53 were injured...

Guardian of Monarch butterfly grounds eulogized in Mexico

By MARK STEVENSON | January 31, 2020

OCAMPO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of farmers and agricultural workers thronged the funeral of activist Homero Gómez González on Friday, and the homage to him was like a tribute to the monarch butterfly he so staunchly defended.The butterflies' annual...

Mexico: Forest guardian suffered head trauma and drowning

By MARK STEVENSON | January 30, 2020

OCAMPO, Mexico (AP) — An anti-logging activist prominent in efforts to protect a Mexican forest where monarch butterflies spend the winter suffered a head trauma as well as drowning, authorities announced Thursday night, potentially adding weight to...