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Tons of dead fish cover major river in Brazil after alleged dumping of industrial waste

Jul. 18, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

TANQUA, Brazil (AP) — Several tons of fish have died along one of the main rivers in Brazil's Sao Paulo state after an alleged illegal dumping of industrial waste from a sugar and ethanol plant, environmental authorities and prosecutors said Wednesday. A preliminary analysis...

EPA says more data needed to assess impact of $1.7B Hudson River cleanup

Jul. 10, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal environmental officials said Wednesday they need to collect more data from the Hudson River before they determine how well six years of dredging completed in 2015 to clean up the river is working. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a draft...

As climate change alters lakes, tribes and conservationists fight for the future of spearfishing

Jul. 09, 2024 09:33 AM EDT

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) — Chilly nights on northern Wisconsin’s Chippewa Flowage don’t deter 15-year-old spearfisher Gabe Bisonette. He’s been learning the Ojibwe practice for so long now that when his headlamp illuminates the eye-shine of his quarry, he can communicate the sighting to his dad...

US agency to fight invasive bass threatening humpback chub, other protected fish in Grand Canyon

Jul. 03, 2024 20:57 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has wrapped up its environmental review of a plan to help the humpback chub and other protected fish in northern Arizona, allowing the agency to release cold water from the Glen Canyon Dam to combat a warm water-loving invasive bass species that...

Yes, some animals can have babies without a mate. Here's how

Jul. 03, 2024 16:58 PM EDT

A boa constrictor in the U.K. gave birth to 14 babies — without a mate. Is it a miracle? The result of a secret rendezvous? Probably not. Females of species have the ability to reproduce asexually, without sperm from a male. The process is called parthenogenesis, from the Greek...

Massive makos, Queen Bosses and a baby angel shark on Discovery 'Shark Week,' where women shine

Jul. 03, 2024 11:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine stepping into a life-sized whale carcass decoy and steering it into deep water. You're looking — yes, looking — for a group of hungry sharks to spark a feeding frenzy. To attract them, you shoot out hundreds of gallons of synthetic blood and chum. Then watch them lose...

Stingray that got pregnant despite no male companion has died, aquarium says

Jul. 01, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A stingray that got pregnant at a North Carolina aquarium this winter despite not having shared a tank with a male of her species for many years has died. The Aquarium and Shark Lab in Hendersonville said on Facebook late Sunday that the stingray,...

No shield required: 'Captain America' star Anthony Mackie's own super power is swimming with sharks

Jul. 01, 2024 14:16 PM EDT

When National Geographic approached Anthony Mackie with an opportunity to swim with sharks to kick off its SharkFest programming, it was an easy yes for the Marvel star who is the new Captain America. The water, says Mackie, is a “safe space” where he “can just tune everybody...

Man recovering from shark bite on the Florida coast in state's third attack in a month

Jun. 30, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

A man on Florida’s northeast coast was bitten by a shark this weekend but is now recovering, authorities said Sunday, in the third shark attack in state waters over the past month. Officials from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit responding to a distress call Friday...

Animal rescuers try to keep dozens of dolphins away from Cape Cod shallows after mass stranding

Jun. 29, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Animal rescuers were trying to keep dozens of dolphins away from shallow waters around Cape Cod on Saturday after 125 of the creatures stranded themselves a day earlier. Teams in Massachusetts found one group of 10 Atlantic white-sided dolphins swimming in a...