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Floridians can 'stand their ground' and kill threatening bears under bill going to DeSantis

Mar. 07, 2024 18:28 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — So long as they don't eat them, stuff them or turn them into hats for the British royal guard, Florida residents will be allowed to kill black bears threatening them on their property with no consequences under a bill sent to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday. ...

Woman survives bear attack outside her home; mother bear killed and 3 cubs tranquilized

Mar. 06, 2024 12:15 PM EST

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A woman was injured in a bear attack while letting her dog outside, and Pennsylvania game commission employees killed the mother bear and tranquilized her three yearling cubs, authorities said. Butler Township police said the 55-year-old woman was attacked after...

Bear attacks a skier in North Macedonia as mild winters cut their hibernation short

Mar. 05, 2024 11:45 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A Danish skier was injured in a bear attack at a nature park in North Macedonia Tuesday, in an area where authorities say mild winters have led to a surge in the brown bear population. The skier, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital in the...

For threatened polar bears, the climate change diet is a losing proposition

Feb. 13, 2024 11:19 AM EST

For polar bears, the climate change diet is a losing proposition, a new study suggests. With Arctic sea ice shrinking from climate change, many polar bears have to shift their diets to land during parts of the summer. A study looking at Hudson Bay polar bears tries to figure out if...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Feb. 07, 2024 07:26 AM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. February 2, 2024. Editorial: State-sanctioned bigotry targets transgender people It’s cruel. It’s vicious. It’s state-sanctioned bigotry. Using the flimsy pretense of modifying the insurance laws, intolerant Florida...

Italian province culls Alpine brown bear deemed dangerous, drawing ire and scrutiny

Feb. 06, 2024 17:37 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Forestry corps personnel in northern Italy on Tuesday killed a brown bear deemed dangerous to humans by local authorities, sparking protests from animal rights activists and the scrutiny of Italy’s environment minister. M90, the brown bear, was killed by members of...

Floridians could kill black bears when threatened at home under a bill ready for House vote

Jan. 30, 2024 18:16 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians could soon be able to kill bears threatening them on their property with no consequences — if they don't bait or provoke them first or turn them into meals or rugs later. A measure approved in its final House committee stop Tuesday would allow...

A bear was killed by a hunter months after it captivated a Michigan neighborhood

Jan. 25, 2024 14:01 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A 350-pound black bear that perched for hours in a tree, causing a Mother's Day spectacle last spring in northern Michigan, was killed by a hunter, authorities said. “It makes me sad, because I was just envisioning it living peacefully in the forest...