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New study outlines high costs of extreme heat in Phoenix

Dec. 06, 2021 19:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme heat is expensive. That's the conclusion of a study presented Monday by The Nature Conservancy, which commissioned a look at the costs of rising temperatures in Phoenix. Working with infrastructure consulting firm AECOM, the nonprofit...

Lawsuit seeks to stop wolf trapping and snaring in Idaho

Dec. 06, 2021 17:53 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a dozen environmental groups on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking to block Idaho’s recently expanded wolf trapping and snaring regulations. The Center for Biological Diversity and others in the lawsuit filed against Republican Gov. Brad Little and state...

Oregon officials ask public help to find killers of 8 wolves

Dec. 02, 2021 20:38 PM EST

Officials in Oregon are asking for public assistance to locate the person or persons responsible for poisoning eight wolves in the eastern part of the state earlier this year. The Oregon State Police has been investigating the killing of all five members of the Catherine...

After California oil spill, environmentalists plan to sue US

Nov. 02, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A month after a Southern California offshore oil spill, environmental advocates said Tuesday that they plan to sue the federal government over the failure to review and update plans for platforms off the coast. The Center for Biological...

Can you dig it? Rare dinosaur fossil found in North Dakota

Nov. 01, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Paleontologists have given the name “Beautiful Nightmare” to a rare dinosaur fossil thought to be the only partial skull of its species found in North Dakota. “She is a beautiful example of her species, and she was a nightmare in her day to a...

Brazil scientists test frozen jaguar semen to help species

Oct. 29, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

JUNDIAI, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian and American scientists on Thursday tranquilized a wild-born female jaguar now living in a protected area in Sao Paulo state. They're hoping the 110-pound feline named Bianca could make history for the second time in two years. In 2019,...

US proposes changes to Mexican gray wolf management

Oct. 29, 2021 01:23 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials are proposing to change the way Mexican gray wolves are managed in the American Southwest, saying removing population limits and setting goals for genetic diversity will help the endangered species recover. The...

US judge: Pablo Escobar's cocaine hippos legally 'people'

Oct. 25, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

The offspring of hippos once owned by Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar can be recognized as people or “interested persons” with legal rights in the U.S. following a federal court order. The case involves a lawsuit against the Colombian government over whether to...

Prince Charles warns of narrow window to face climate change

Oct. 23, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles issued a warning to the world days before leaders gather in the U.K. for crucial United Nations climate talks, saying there is a “dangerously narrow” window to tackle global warning. The heir to the British throne said Saturday that the...

Coast Guard had earlier notice about California oil spill

Oct. 20, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard received multiple reports of a possible fuel spill off the Southern California coast earlier than previously disclosed and asked local authorities to investigate about 15 hours before its own personnel confirmed a large oil slick, which came...