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Three gun safety bills now law in California

The bills levy a new tax on the gun industry, will require semiautomatic weapons be capable of microstamping bullets and change who can have a concealed-carry permit and where firearms are prohibited.

Critical habitat expansions proposed for endangered North Pacific right whale

One of the rarest whales and marine mammals in the world is set to receive critical habitat expansions in Alaska.

Kari Lake makes final push for access to voter signatures as Arizona trial winds down

The former TV news anchor wants to get her hands on 1.3 million signatures from 2022 voters, seeking to prove Maricopa County failed to conduct signature verification and therefore anointed the wrong person governor of Arizona.

Pacific lamprey numbers surge in Columbia River Gorge

Though still a far cry from the species’ historic populations in Pacific Northwest waterways, this year’s return of the prehistoric, eel-like species to the Columbia River is a welcome sign for the environment and its advocates.

Historians race to find Great Lakes shipwrecks before quagga mussels destroy the sites

The creatures burrow into wooden vessels, building upon themselves in layers so thick they will eventually crush walls and decks.

More than 90% of California out of historic drought as water year ends

While California experienced multiple destructive floods in 2023, experts say the water year also ended on a high note with most counties completely free of drought.