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What could become the first hurricane of the season appears to be bearing down on the Gulf Coast. Hurricane watches were posted along the southern coast of Louisiana. But the storm threat stretches from Texas to Florida. Manuel Bojorquez reports from New Orleans.

Severe drought has cost South Africa an estimated half a billion dollars, and it's forced an unprecedented rescue mission. Thousands of flamingos were forced to abandon their eggs and newborn chicks earlier this year because of the lack of water. Specialists from the Dallas Zoo traveled to South Africa to try to save the baby birds. Debora Patta reports.



Temperatures on the rise in Alaska

In a speech on Monday, Donald Trump praised his administration's record on the environment, but made no mention of climate change. But there's no escaping the issue in Alaska, where temperatures this summer are running 25 degrees above average. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

Is California ready for the "big one"?

Scientists are warning people in all of California to be ready when the long-dreaded "big one" strikes. The state is spending more than $16 million to install thousands of quake-detecting sensors across California. David Begnaud reports.

Millions of people in Southern California are on edge and worried about their safety after two large earthquakes and more than 4,000 aftershocks. The powerful, damaging quakes rocked the small desert town of Ridgecrest, 110 miles north of Los Angeles. Some people there are so worried, they refuse to sleep indoors. The second quake, 7.1, was the strongest California has seen in 20 years. Carter Evans reports.

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