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Vehicles belonging to Saginaw-area organizations vandalized

Apr. 10, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — About 40 vehicles belonging to nonprofits and agencies in the Saginaw area have been vandalized this year. Six parked Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services small buses were damaged Wednesday and parts were cut off two Saginaw-Shiawassee...

US judge blocks Nevada grazing; sage grouse totals dwindling

Mar. 31, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a Nevada project that would expand livestock grazing across 400 squares miles (1,036 square kilometers) of some of the highest priority sage-grouse habitat in the West and accused the government of deliberately misleading the public by...

Africa's elephants now endangered by poaching, habitat loss

Mar. 25, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Increasing threats of poaching and loss of habitat have made Africa's elephant populations more endangered, according to a report released Thursday by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The African forest elephant is critically...

Man arrested after taking daughter into zoo elephant habitat

Mar. 20, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A father has been arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after he carried his 2-year-old daughter into the elephant habitat at the San Diego Zoo to take a photograph with the animals. The man bypassed multiple barriers and “purposely and...

California panel votes to end off-roading at Oceano Dunes

Mar. 20, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

OCEANO, Calif. (AP) — The California Coastal Commission has voted to end off-highway vehicle use at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area within three years, a decision that follows decades of debate over environmental and cultural impacts. The 10-0 vote...

Nevada Lawsuit cites EPA, state concerns about lithium mine

Mar. 05, 2021 14:31 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Another federal lawsuit challenging the construction of a huge Nevada lithium mine approved in the final days of the Trump administration says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state wildlife officials repeatedly warned the plans don’t comply with laws...

Elusive wetland bird added to FL' s endangered species list

Mar. 03, 2021 04:23 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida has added one of the most elusive wetland birds to its endangered and threatened species. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioners met Thursday and Friday online, adopting the eastern black rail bird to the list,...

UK report urges need for nature to be at heart of economics

Feb. 02, 2021 08:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A report commissioned by the British government is urging a radical transformation in the way that countries around the world assess the state of their economies by elevating the natural world as a key element in their economic planning. The review of the...

St. Louis Zoo plans habitat for endangered wolf breed

Feb. 01, 2021 12:21 PM EST

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis Zoo plans to use land it owns in a rural area of Missouri as habitat for a wolf breed on the verge of extinction, zoo officials said Monday. Only about 20 American red wolves remain in the wild due mostly to illegal hunting, vehicle...

Monarch butterfly population moves closer to extinction

Jan. 19, 2021 15:37 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted precipitously to a record low, putting the orange-and-black insects closer to extinction, researchers announced Tuesday. An annual winter count by the...