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Get outside -- adventure awaits in PA lakes, forests, parks

Jun. 19, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Just look at Pennsylvania’s numbers: 2.2 million acres of forestland; 140 state and national parks; home to part of the Appalachian Trail; and 2,500 lakes (including a Great Lake, by the way). And most of it is free. ...

Appeals court panel orders review of EPA decision in Alaska

Jun. 18, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A split federal appeals court panel has sent back for further legal review a 2019 decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw proposed restrictions on large-scale mining in Alaska's Bristol Bay region. A panel of the 9th U.S....

Shark bites Florida man swimming near fishing line

Jun. 18, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A shark bit a Florida man who was swimming near a fishing line 40 yards from the shore. The South Walton Fire District said in a news release posted on Facebook that the man had visible wounds to the upper body and chest area and was taken...

Montana wildlife officials consider rules to protect trout

Jun. 17, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Montana are seeking feedback on a proposal to expand fishing restrictions to protect declining brown trout populations. Biologists with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the U.S. Geological Survey have tracked declining...

Plan to raze 4 dams on California-Oregon line clears hurdle

Jun. 17, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A proposal to bring down four hydroelectric dams near the California-Oregon border cleared a major regulatory hurdle Thursday, setting the stage for the largest dam demolition project in U.S. history to save imperiled migratory salmon. The Federal...

Protection sought for California fish and lizard species

Jun. 17, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tiny fish native to Southern California streams and a legless, sand-swimming lizard will be studied to determine whether they qualify for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, a conservation group said Wednesday. The Center for...

Amid red tide outbreak, Florida beckons visitors to beaches

Jun. 17, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Plumes of toxic oceanic bacteria known as red tide continued to move up the western Florida coast, strewing thousands of dead fish on beaches while state officials tried to reassure Floridians and potential tourists Thursday that the outbreak was being taken...

Weird 'living fossil' fish lives 100 years, pregnant for 5

Jun. 17, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

The coelacanth — a giant weird fish still around from dinosaur times — can live for 100 years, a new study found. These slow-moving, people-sized fish of the deep, nicknamed a “living fossil,” are the opposite of the live fast, die young mantra. These nocturnal...

Idaho's ongoing drought halts some irrigation months early

Jun. 16, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Water managers are cutting off irrigation flows to farmers in Idaho’s Wood River basin and wildlife officials are scrambling to move fish to safer waters as a severe drought grips the area. Farmers got 27 days of water this year before the...

Former US Rep. Matt Salmon enters Arizona governor’s race

Jun. 16, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon announced Wednesday that he is running for governor of Arizona, a post he narrowly lost 18 years ago to Democrat Janet Napolitano. Salmon, a Republican, served in the Arizona Legislature before winning three terms in Congress...