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Groundbreaking Indian Ocean science mission reaches an end

Apr. 18, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades. Little is known about the watery...

Group urges federal action to protect Oregon river fish

Apr. 17, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The federal government should take action to protect fish runs in the Willamette River, according to a national conservation group. American Rivers named the Willamette in northwest Oregon to its annual list of "America's Most Endangered Rivers," released Tuesday, The Corvallis...

Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists

Apr. 13, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms. Frigid north winds blow down from the Arctic Ocean, freeze saltwater and push sea ice south. The ice normally prevents...

The Latest: Cuomo slams environment agency on Hudson cleanup

Apr. 11, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the Environmental Protection Agency's decision not to compel General Electric to restart dredging in the Hudson River (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has failed to hold General Electric accountable for cleaning...

Police detain 5 for critically endangered eel smuggling

Apr. 11, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have detained five men, including two Chinese citizens and a customs official, on suspicion of smuggling a critically endangered species of eel. Police said Thursday that four of the suspects allegedly purchased 60 kilograms (132 pounds) of...

Biologists: Killing hungry sea lions saving imperiled fish

Apr. 4, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A plan to kill California sea lions to save an endangered run of fish on a river that cuts through Portland, Oregon, appears to be working just months after wildlife officials began euthanizing the giant marine mammals, biologists said Thursday. The Oregon Department of Fish and...

Groups sue to restrict salmon fishing, help Northwest orcas

Apr. 3, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials say they may restrict salmon fishing off the West Coast to help the Pacific Northwest's critically endangered killer whales, but two environmental groups are suing anyway to ensure it happens. The Center for Biological Diversity, which filed a lawsuit nearly two decades ago...

Bait crisis could take the steam out of lobster this summer

Mar. 31, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The boom times for the U.S. lobster industry are imperiled this year because of a shortage of a little fish that has been luring the crustaceans into traps for hundreds of years. Members of the lobster business fear a looming bait crisis could disrupt the industry during a time when...

Snapshot of extinction: Fossils show day of killer asteroid

Mar. 29, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — New research released Friday captures a fossilized snapshot of the day nearly 66 million years ago when an asteroid smacked Earth, fire rained from the sky and the ground shook far worse than any modern earthquake. It was the day that nearly all life on Earth went extinct, including the...

US sues California, says water policy violates state law

Mar. 28, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal government sued California on Thursday over a water policy it said violates the state's environmental protection law. The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit in Sacramento federal court to block a contentious plan approved in December to increase river flows in the San...