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New Mexico issues 10-year plan for boosting forest health

Apr. 13, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Restoring forests, using fire as a management tool and getting more buy-in from private land owners are among the strategies outlined in New Mexico’s latest forest action plan. The state Forestry Division released the plan Monday. The federal...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 13, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. April 8, 2021. Editorial: Missouri lawmakers peddling false choice between public defenders, Medicaid expansion Missouri lawmakers are taking small steps to rectify the outrageous denial of constitutional rights for thousands of...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Apr. 13, 2021 04:52 AM EDT

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the eighth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 13 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. ...

Arizona Attorney General sues over Biden's border policies

Apr. 12, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top state prosecutor sued the Biden administration Monday over what he calls “environmentally disruptive” decisions to halt border wall construction and change immigration policies. The lawsuit filed by Republican Arizona Attorney General...

Man gets prison for killing California elephant seal

Apr. 12, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man was sentenced Monday to three months in federal prison for shooting a protected northern elephant seal to death on the central California coast near San Simeon. A Los Angeles federal judge also sentenced Jordan Gerbich, 30, to a year of...

Tensions rise in water battle along Oregon-California line

Apr. 12, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One of the worst droughts in memory in a massive agricultural region straddling the California-Oregon border could mean steep cuts to irrigation water for hundreds of farmers this summer to sustain endangered fish species critical to local tribes. ...

Water-worried Vegas wants useless grass a thing of the past

Apr. 12, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on. Las Vegas-area water officials have spent two decades trying to...

Ghost forests are creeping along NC’s coast

Apr. 12, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

EAST LAKE, N.C. (AP) — Dead. Pale. Devoid of limbs. No, not the stars of horror stories, but families of trees sprawled across America’s East Coast that are being swallowed by swarms of salty ocean water. Scientists call them “ghost forests”...

Water conservation urged in Massachusetts amid dry spell

Apr. 11, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials are urging residents to conserve water as drought conditions impact much of the state. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs said Friday that significant drought has been declared in the southeast region of...

Officials: Missing kayaker's body found in Middlebury pond

Apr. 11, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. (AP) — Rescue workers recovered the body of a missing kayaker in Middlebury on Sunday. Middlebury Fire Chief Brett Kales told the Connecticut Post that the body of the kayaker who was reported missing in Long Meadow Pond on Saturday was found Sunday...