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Colorado highway project faces setback after plutonium found

Feb. 26, 2020 7:18 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A planned highway that would complete a belt route around the Denver area has seen a major setback after a city pulled out over elevated plutonium levels found in soil along the route near a former nuclear weapons plant. The Broomfield City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to withdraw from...

Over 1,700 wild horses in Nevada and Utah removed, relocated

Feb. 26, 2020 4:10 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Land management authorities have completed removing more than a thousand wild horses in Nevada and Utah. The Bureau of Land Management gathered 1,716 horses from herd management areas in Lincoln County in Nevada and Iron and Beaver counties in Utah, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported...

Search for missing Tennessee boaters now a recovery effort

Feb. 26, 2020 3:33 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's wildlife agency says three boaters who have been missing for several days after participating in a weekend fishing tournament are no longer believed to be alive. Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency spokeswoman Amy Snider-Spencer said in a Facebook message Wednesday that...

Rare snake wins protection under critical habitat lawsuit

Feb. 25, 2020 6:59 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A rare snake has won protection in two states under a critical habitat lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday. As a result of the suit, the wildlife service said 325,679 acres (131,797 hectares) of critical habitat in...

$2,000 reward offered in Wyoming golden eagle poisoning case

Feb. 25, 2020 6:44 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Federal investigators want help from the public as they try to find out who poisoned a golden eagle and ravens in southwest Wyoming four years ago. They're offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to a conviction. The golden eagle and four ravens were found dead...

Investigation underway after 7 swans found dead in Montana

Feb. 25, 2020 12:01 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — An investigation has started in southern Montana after seven trumpeter swans were found dead at a pond near Bozeman, wildlife officials said. The state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks received a report of dead swans between the towns of Belgrade and Manhattan on Friday, the...

This undated photo provided by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium shows two cheetah cubs. Ohio zoo officials announced Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, that the two cheetah cubs have been born through in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer to a surrogate mother for the first time. (Columbus Zoo and Aquarium via AP)

World's first in vitro cheetah cubs born at Ohio zoo

Feb. 24, 2020 8:55 PM EST

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — Two cheetah cubs have been born through in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer to a surrogate mother for the first time, Ohio zoo officials announced Monday. The male and female cubs were born to 3-year-old Izzy at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Wednesday, the zoo said in a...

Officials propose 16 changes to hunting, fishing regulations

Feb. 24, 2020 11:08 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wildlife officials have proposed 16 changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations. Officials with the Division of Natural Resources met Sunday and explained the rationale for the changes, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. The proposals will be...

Maine asks residents to help curb spread of invasive species

Feb. 24, 2020 5:45 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine conservation officials are asking residents in the state to take a few steps to cut down the spread of invasive species. The Pine Tree State's effort is taking place during National Invasive Species Awareness Week. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry...

Officials target electrocution as leading bald eagle killer

Feb. 23, 2020 2:55 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Wildlife authorities and utility officials have been taking aim at one of the leading killers of bald eagles in New Jersey — electrocution on power lines. There is growing concern about protecting the endangered birds from getting electrocuted by power lines when they nest in...