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Native American tribe is on a preservation mission as it celebrates trust status for ancestral lands

Jun. 12, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — When the sprawling Alamo Ranch first went up for sale nearly a decade ago, it was advertised as a working cattle ranch with incredible wildlife habitat and superb potential for development and recreation not far from New Mexico's largest metropolitan area. ...

Environmentalists urge US to plan 'phasedown' of Alaska's key oil pipeline amid climate concerns

Jun. 12, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Environmental groups on Wednesday petitioned the U.S. Department of Interior to review climate impacts related to the decades-old trans-Alaska pipeline system and develop a plan for a “managed phasedown” of the 800-mile (1,287-kilometer) pipeline, which is Alaska's...

Young bear spotted relaxing on a hammock in a Vermont yard

Jun. 12, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

WAITSFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Noah and Kristen Dweck have seen a number of black bears around their home in Vermont but this was a first: a bear relaxing on their hammock. Noah Dweck took iPhone video of two young bears in their yard in Waitsfield on Tuesday with one sitting on the...

Palm Dog: Kodi, star of 'Dog on Trial,' is the top dog of Cannes

Jun. 12, 2024 11:40 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — The verdict is in: The titular “Dog on Trial” was declared this year's Palm Dog winner in Cannes on Friday. Kodi the Belgian Malinois mix, who plays Cosmos in the Swiss comedy-drama, narrowly beat Xin, a sighthound who instead wagged away with the Grand...

The real stars of Cannes may be the dogs

Jun. 12, 2024 11:37 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — It’s been a dog’s life at this year’s Cannes Film Festival — or should that be the Canine Film Festival? Since the 77th edition's opening day, human actors have shared the limelight with their canine co-stars on and off the red carpet, kept secure by...

Indonesian police arrest 6 suspected poachers over the killing of 26 endangered Javan rhinos

Jun. 12, 2024 09:34 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities said Wednesday they have arrested six suspects in an international poaching ring targeting the Javan rhinoceros, a critically endangered species. The suspects are part of a network that used homemade firearms to kill at least 26...

Heavy snows and drought of deadly 'dzud' kill more than 7 million head of livestock in Mongolia

Jun. 12, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An extreme weather phenomenon known as the dzud has killed more than 7.1 million animals in Mongolia this year, more than a tenth of the country’s entire livestock holdings, endangering herders’ livelihoods and way of life. Dzuds are a combination of...

Mexico expedition sights only 6 to 8 vaquita porpoises, the most endangered marine mammal

Jun. 11, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of Mexico’s critically endangered vaquita marina porpoises sighted in the Gulf of California fell to between 6 and 8 this year, researchers said Tuesday. But it is possible that some of the few remaining vaquitas — the world's smallest porpoise...

Arkansas governor calls for special session on tax cuts and funds for hunting and fishing agency

Jun. 11, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday called a special legislative session to take up tax cuts and the budget for the agency overseeing hunting and fishing. The Republican governor said in a post on X that she's calling for $500 million in income...

Montana man gets 2 months in a federal prison for evidence tampering after killing grizzly bear

Jun. 11, 2024 18:46 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — An 80-year-old northwestern Montana man was sentenced Tuesday to two months in a federal prison, fined $10,000 and ordered to forfeit a rifle and scope he used to kill a female grizzly bear on his property in November 2020, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. ...