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1 of 5 hurt firefighters still hospitalized in smoky Montana

Jul. 26, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Four injured firefighters were released from the hospital and a fifth was being treated Monday at a burn center after a Montana wildfire overran them last week, authorities said. The update on the federal firefighters’ condition came as a pall...

Personal watercraft accident kills Jacksonville hospital CEO

Jul. 26, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The 56-year-old CEO of UF Health Jacksonville, who was lauded for his efforts in response to COVID-19, died in an accident involving a personal watercraft vehicle, officials said. Dr. Leon L. Haley Jr. was ejected from a personal watercraft in...

4 firefighters out of hospital after 5 injured in Montana

Jul. 26, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Four firefighters have been released from the hospital and a fifth was being treated at a burn center Monday after a Montana wildfire overran them last week, authorities said. The five firefighters were injured when swirling winds blew a...

US agency to review possible protections for Alaska wolf

Jul. 26, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans Monday to review whether a southeast Alaska wolf population merits Endangered Species Act protections. The plans are outlined in a document set to be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday....

Pope to UN forum: Hunger is 'crime' violating basic rights

Jul. 26, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday decried as criminal the existence of hunger in a world which can produce enough food for all, building on a warning from U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that climate change and conflict are a consequence and driver of poverty and income inequality....

Warming rivers in US West killing fish, imperiling industry

Jul. 26, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another. Fishermen who make their living off adult salmon, once they enter the Pacific Ocean, are sounding the alarm as blistering heat waves and...

Goats lend a hoof in SC forest restoration project

Jul. 26, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The goats are back! The Converse Heights Neighborhood Association has brought a herd of goats back to Crystal Springs Ravine with the help of the Trees Coalition to continue its mission of rehabilitating the neighborhood green space. ...

5 firefighters injured in Montana blaze in stable condition

Jul. 25, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

JORDAN, Montana (AP) — Five federal firefighters remained hospitalized Sunday in stable condition after sustaining burn injuries when swirling winds blew a lightning-caused wildfire back on them in eastern Montana on Thursday. The five were building a defensive line at...

White House has whale conservation rule proposal for review

Jul. 25, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Proposed rules designed to protect a declining species of whale have arrived at the White House for review. The federal government is working on rules designed to reduce risk to North Atlantic right whales. The whales number only about 360. They...

Signs to be placed at ponds to protect native brook trout

Jul. 25, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Signs will be posted near eight Vermont ponds where the use of baitfish is prohibited to protect native brook trout, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said. “Wild native brook trout thrive in ponds where there are simple fish communities...