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Sea turtles hold strong this summer but danger beckons

Aug. 13, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — As the sun rises on sea turtle nests across the Space Coast, biologists see new rays of hope. Many feared for the future of Florida’s three most prominent types of endangered sea turtles — greens, loggers and leatherbacks — but this year evidence...

Beluga whale lost in French river euthanized during rescue

Aug. 10, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A beluga whale that became a French celebrity after a wrong turn took it up the Seine River had to be euthanized Wednesday after experiencing health complications during an urgent rescue operation, authorities said. The sparkling white marine mammal appeared deep...

Rescuers to move whale stranded in French river to saltwater

Aug. 10, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French environmentalists prepared Tuesday to move a beluga whale that strayed into the Seine River last week to a saltwater basin in Normandy, hoping to save the life of the dangerously thin marine mammal. A medical team plans to transport the 4-meter-long...

Monkeys under attack in Brazil amid rising monkeypox fears

Aug. 09, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — The World Health Organization expressed sorrow on Tuesday for the killing of monkeys in Brazil amid fears of monkeypox contagion. Brazilian news website G1 reported on Sunday that 10 monkeys had been poisoned in less than a week in the city of Sao Jose do Rio...

Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases

Aug. 08, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says. Researchers looked through the medical literature of established cases of...

Swine flu investigated after people sickened at WVa fair

Aug. 04, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials said they are investigating after several people developed a flu-like illness after working closely with pigs that exhibited respiratory symptoms and fever at a county fair. The state Department of Health and Human Resources said the H3N2v...

Bats return to Nevada fire station, forcing it to close

Aug. 03, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Bats have infested a Nevada fire station for the second time in seven years, forcing officials to temporarily close it. The bats have been flying around the living quarters of the small fire station between Reno and Carson City and dead bats have been found in a...

Feds target US companies caught in lucrative shark fin trade

Aug. 02, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It's one of the seafood industry's most gruesome hunts. Every year, the fins of as many as 73 million sharks are sliced from the backs of the majestic sea predators, their bleeding bodies sometimes dumped back into the ocean where they are left to suffocate or die of...

What's a garden without birds? Create habitat so they thrive

Aug. 02, 2022 08:14 AM EDT

As I write this, I can hear a cardinal trilling in the backyard. I don’t have to look out the open window to confirm the source of the sounds that come through it; I’ve come to recognize the songs and their singers. I know it’s the mourning dove whose cooing wakes me in the morning and the...

Officials: 3 SC horses test positive for serious illness

Jul. 30, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Three horses in South Carolina have tested positive for equine infectious anemia, a blood-borne, potentially deadly illness, the Clemson University Public Service and Agriculture unit reported Friday. The first case was in a quarter horse in Berkeley County....