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Harris argues for Biden climate agenda at sinking Lake Mead

Oct. 18, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris stood before the record-low water levels of Nevada’s Lake Mead on Monday and made the case for the Biden administration’s climate change agenda by warning that “this is where we’re headed.” “Look at where the...

Fishing pier condemned: former bridge section unstable

Oct. 18, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

DOYLINE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities have condemned and will remove a section of a Louisiana bridge used for nearly two decades as a fishing pier, officials said Monday. Work at the Lake Bistineau spillway fishing pier will begin Oct. 25 and is expected to take 90...

DNR board takes no action on hiring outside attorneys

Oct. 18, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources policy board took no action Monday after meeting in a closed session for more than an hour to discuss hiring its own attorneys in a lawsuit seeking to block the fall wolf hunt. Board Chairman Fred Prehn, who...

US formally removes Colorado River fish's endangered status

Oct. 18, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The humpback chub, a rare fish found only in the Colorado River basin, has been brought back from the brink of extinction after decades of protection, though work must continue to ensure its survival, federal authorities said Monday in reclassifying the species from endangered...

Feds: Ruling means lobstering to continue in planned closure

Oct. 18, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal fishing regulators said Monday that lobster and crab fishermen can continue to fish until further notice in an area off the coast of Maine that had been slated for restriction from their gear. The new restrictions were intended to protect...

Environmentalists secure water rights for Great Salt Lake

Oct. 18, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — In an effort to help save the shrinking Great Salt Lake, environmentalists are attempting a novel idea: securing water rights for a terminal system. The Great Salt Lake is now nearly a foot below its last recorded level in 1963, alarming...

Zoo regroups following leopard's death, possibly from COVID

Oct. 18, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Great Plains Zoo announced that one of their snow leopards, Baya, died of a respiratory illness, possibly COVID-19, last week. In the days since Baya’s death, while felt deeply across the zoo’s community and overall conservation efforts,...

Harris to discuss drought, climate change at Lake Mead

Oct. 17, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday will highlight the problems caused by Western drought as she visits Lake Mead in Nevada and makes the case for the Biden administration's infrastructure and climate change proposals that have stalled in Congress. ...

Judge blocks lobster fishing closure off coast of Maine

Oct. 17, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Lobstering Union has won emergency relief to stop the closure of productive lobster water off the coast of Maine that regulators said is needed to help protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from extinction. U.S. District Judge...

South Dakota pheasant hunters see blue skies, lots of birds

Oct. 17, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Pheasant hunters from around the country making their annual trek to South Dakota were greeted Saturday with warm weather and blue skies on opening day. Despite extreme drought conditions in the spring, when pheasants nest and hatch, a mild...