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Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

Sep. 20, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. Water that came through a Louisiana spillway killed 95% of the oysters in Mississippi's share of the Mississippi Sound and fed toxic algae blooms that...

The Latest: Young Mexicans urge leaders to act on climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hundreds of mainly young demonstrators are marching through downtown Mexico City, chanting "political change, not climate change!" That was an apparent reference to President...

3 wolves moved to Isle Royale, helping rebuild population

Sep. 20, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Officials say four gray wolves from Michigan's Upper Peninsula were transported for resettlement in Isle Royale National Park to help restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain, though one of them died shortly after arriving. The National Park Service said Friday...

Milwaukee zoo visitors get first glimpse of red panda cub

Sep. 20, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The public is getting its first glimpse of new red panda cub at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Kiki made her first public appearance Friday. She was born in June to father Dash and mother Dr. Erin Curry, who was named after a Cincinnati Zoo reproductive physiologist. The pair had their first...

Survey: 8,000 turtle nests washed out by Dorian in Florida

Sep. 20, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Scientists say Hurricane Dorian washed out to sea more than 8,000 sea turtle nests from a Florida wildlife refuge. The University of Central Florida said Friday that a recent survey conducted at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach shows the storm that...

Novels by Colson Whitehead, Marlon James on awards longlist

Sep. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's brutal narrative of a boys' reform school, "The Nickel Boys," and Marlon James' fantasy epic "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" are among the works chosen by judges for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards. Others on the list of 10 include Taffy Brodesser-Akner's...

South Korea reports more suspected swine fever cases

Sep. 20, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday that it is investigating more suspected cases of African swine fever from farms near its border with North Korea, as fears grow over the spread of the illness that has decimated pig herds across Asia. South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural...

Colorado driver puts injured bobcat in car next to child

Sep. 19, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Officials have a warning after a Colorado Springs woman put an injured bobcat in her car, inches away from where her child was in a safety seat: Don't pick up wildlife. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Bill Vogrin says the woman spotted the injured adult male cat while...

Court halts timber activity in Southwest over threatened owl

Sep. 19, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. judge has halted tree-cutting activities across thousands of square miles of the Southwest until federal agencies can get a better handle on how to monitor the population of a threatened owl. The order issued by the U.S. District Court in Tucson, Arizona, covers 18,750 square...

Where have the wild birds gone? 3 billion fewer than 1970

Sep. 19, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North America's skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows. The new study focuses on the drop in sheer numbers of birds, not extinctions. The bird population in the United States and Canada was probably...