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Nearly half of the world’s migratory species are in decline – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – Christina Larson | Associated Press – 2024-02-11 22:53:17

SUMMARY: The new United Nations report found that nearly half of the world’s migratory species are in decline due to habitat loss, illegal hunting and fishing, pollution, and climate change. About 44% of migratory species worldwide are declining in population, and more than a fifth of the nearly 1,200 species monitored by the U.N. are threatened with extinction. Migratory species move to different environments with changing seasons and face threats at each stop along the way. It is essential to protect the habitats of these species, and conservation measures are being evaluated at a U.N. wildlife conference.

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Why do we vote on Tuesdays?

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www.kxan.com – Jordan Connell – 2024-03-02 09:00:53

SUMMARY: Since 1845, Americans have voted in federal elections on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November, a tradition established for the convenience of farmers who made up most of the workforce at the time. This allowed them time to travel to the polls without conflicting with market days or church on Sundays. Primary elections for state positions are also typically held on Tuesdays. While modern Americans may find voting on a workday inconvenient, options such as early voting and mail-in ballots are available in many states. Efforts to make Election Day a federal holiday have not been successful.

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Houston traffic: Inbound lanes of I-45 North Freeway near Parker closed off due to fatal 2-car crash near Tidwell

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-03-02 08:10:55

SUMMARY: All inbound lanes of the I-45 North Freeway in Houston are closed due to a deadly crash that occurred early in the morning. The incident involved a blue SUV driving the wrong way and colliding with a dark-colored sedan, resulting in the deaths of both drivers. The Houston Police Department is investigating, and the roadway will remain closed until further notice. Real-time traffic updates and alerts are available through the ABC13 app to help navigate around the area and avoid delays. Stay informed to manage traffic congestion in Houston.

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Jimmy Kimmel looks forward to 4th stint hosting Oscars: ‘To be honest sometimes I hope things go wrong’

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abc13.com – OTRC – 2024-03-02 01:29:31

SUMMARY: Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the 96th Oscars for the fourth time, aiming to keep the show classy and entertaining. His wife, Molly McNearney, is also an executive producer for the awards. Kimmel thrives in spontaneous moments and embraces the unpredictability of live television. He wants to create a joyful celebration for both the audience at home and in the room. The 2024 Oscars will air live on ABC on March 10, with red carpet coverage starting earlier than previous years. Kimmel’s goal is to keep things moving and provide a memorable experience for all involved.

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