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US Declares All Chimpanzees Endangered

A common chimpanzee. Photo by Thomas Lersch / CC

The US Fish And Wildlife Services have categorized all chimpanzees as endangered and plan to implement extra protection for the primates.

Tesla Sets New Delivery Record

Tesla Model S 2014. Photo by free photos / CC

The electric car company sold 11, 507 vehicles during its second quarter of sales.

California To Begin Lead Ammunition Phase-Out

A California Condor at the San Diego Zoo. Photo by Stacy / CC

The gradual reduction of lead ammunition use on California land starts this Wednesday and marks the first step toward elimination of these bullets by 2019.

First-Time Mapping of Camel Spider Jaws

Solifugae, also known as the camel spider. Photo by Siamaksabet / CC

Researchers created a map about the camel spider jaws in a study published Monday in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.

Monument to Honor Native Californians

View from the proposed Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument. Photo by Ian Bornarth.

Supervisors approve proposed ‘Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument.’

The Coolest Classroom Ever

Celia Lara of O'Neill Sea Odyssey gives fifth graders from Watsonville's Ann Soldo Elementary School  an orientation on the O'Neill Catamaran's mesh deck.

O’Neill Sea Odyssey has brought 80,000 students out onto Monterey Bay to learn about the ocean and how to protect it.

Scientists Find More Than 100 New Species In Philippine Waters

Verde Island. Photo by Dastreetfilmer / CC

To celebrate World Oceans Day on Monday, scientists from the California Academy of Sciences announced the discovery of more than 100 species deep in the Verde Island Passage waters in the Philippines.

Studio Bongiorno Art Show To Address Gyre Harm

"5 Gyres," a piece that almost made the show. Photo and art by Heidi Cramer.

The Plastic Paralysis art show will feature work by Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz artists that highlights the rise of plastics in our oceans.

Condor Treated at Oakland Zoo For Lead Poisoning

Miracle, the first condor born in the wild in Big Sur in 100 years, is recuperating in the Oakland Zoo. Photo courtesy Oakland Zoo.

A rare California condor is recovering from lead poisoning after having consumed carcasses contaminated with lead.

Dino Debate Wages On

A dinosaur skeleton. Photo by Mike Shaver / <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode" target="_blank">CC</a>

Paleontologists have argued since the 19th century about whether the fearsome creatures were warm-blooded or cold-blooded.

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