Nyheder – North America

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An otter chance at life: The southern sea otter was nearly hunted to extinction last century. But thanks to conservation efforts, 125,000 otters now live along the Californian coast.

New york bans child marriage: The state of New York has raised the legal age of consent for marriage from 14 to 18 years. 27 American states still set no minimum age for brides and grooms.

Americans support climate deal: Seven in ten US registered voters agree the USA should participate in the Paris climate agreement. Only 13 percent disagree.

Big effect from a small sticker: The company Cisco has stopped throwing out thousands of big cardboard boxes by patching scratches with a small sticker before sending products to customers.

US cities to go green: 25 US cities have now committed to transition to 100 percent renewable energy, including larger cities like San Diego, Salt Lake City and Madison.

New hope for the rare manatee: There are now five times more manatees in Florida than in 1991, thanks to protection measures such as boating speed limits to prevent collisions.

Better protection for bumblebees: For the first time, the USA has moved to protect a species of bumblebee under the Endangered Species Act. The bees are important both in nature and agriculture.