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Burning controversy: Shift in US firefighting strategy prioritizes sage grouse brush in West

RENO, Nev. Federal agencies deciding how to deploy firefighters during one of the West’s worst wildfire seasons are considering a new factor in their deliberations: an imperiled bird that inhabits a vast stretch of sagebrush from California to the Dakotas.

US team uncovers possible new dinosaur species in Montana

WOODLAND PARK, Colo.Experts at the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center are confident the bones found by a team in Montana are those of a previously undiscovered species.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports outside experts will confirm whether this is indeed a new species of dinosaur, nicknamed Ava due to its resemblance to the plant-eating Avaceratops.

Cave bone trove reveals a new human ancestor

MAGALIESBURG, South Africa—Scientists say they’ve discovered a new member of the human family tree—revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely-accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa.

The creature shows a surprising mix of human-like and more primitive characteristics—some experts called it “bizarre” and “weird.”

Bone trove deep in South African cave reveals a new human ancestor, raises mysteries

MAGALIESBURG, South Africa Scientists say they’ve discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa.

The creature shows a surprising mix of human-like and more primitive characteristics ‚Äî some experts called it “bizarre” and “weird.”