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Cheetahs Make a Comeback in India After 70 Years
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Cheetahs Make a Comeback in India After 70 Years

By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and SIBI ARASU, Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — Seven decades after cheetahs died out in India, they're back.Eight big cats from Namibia made the long trek Saturday in a chartered cargo flight to the northern Indian city of Gwalior, part of an ambitious and hotly contested plan to reintroduce cheetahs to the South Asian country.Then they were moved to their new home: a sprawling national park in the heart of India where scientists hope the world’s fastest land animal will roam again.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the cats into their enclosure Saturday morning. The cats emerged from their cage, tentatively at first while continuously scanning their new surroundings.Political Cartoons on World Leaders Political Cartoons“When the cheetah will run again … ...
Grand Canyon’s South Rim Phasing in More Water Restrictions
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Grand Canyon’s South Rim Phasing in More Water Restrictions

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will begin phasing into greater water restrictions and conservation measures due to a series of breaks in the Transcanyon Waterline, park officials said Sunday.Officials added that the canyon’s North Rim will remain in current water conservation status.Until park staff repair the break and water in storage tanks reaches sustainable levels, officials say the park will remain in conservation mode.In addition to the new changes, all existing conservation measures remain in place for both the North and South rims.Under existing water restrictions, park staff and partners reportedly have been able to conserve water by using disposable dishes and utensils in restaurants, serving water by request only, adoptin...
Arizona Woman Dies on Backpacking Trip in the Grand Canyon
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Arizona Woman Dies on Backpacking Trip in the Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman has died while backpacking in Grand Canyon National Park, authorities said Tuesday.Park officials said 59-year-old Delphine Martinez of Window Rock was found dead Sunday along the Thunder River Trail about one mile from the confluence of Tapeats Creek and the Colorado River.They said Martinez was on a multi-day backpacking trip.Hiking down the Thunder River Trail on Sunday in triple-digit heat, she reportedly became disoriented and later unconscious.Trip members attempted resuscitation efforts without success.Political CartoonsAn investigation into the death is being conducted by the National Park Service in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office.Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. T...