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Protection sought for threatened Rio Grande sucker

The environmental group WildEarth Guardians Tuesday asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider declaring the Rio Grande sucker, a fish found in northern New Mexico, endangered.

Chance of ‘megadrought’ in Southwest put at 50%

The chance of a “megadrought” gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50 percent, scientists say, which means bad news for California’s already parched landscape.