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Wildlife agencies to cancel Trump endangered species rules

Oct. 26, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday that it will cancel two environmental rollbacks under former President Donald Trump that limited habitat protections for imperiled plants and wildlife. The proposal to drop the two Trump-era...

Florida manatees dying in record numbers amid food scarcity

Oct. 26, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida fishing guide and environmental activist Paul Fafeita says a highlight for his charter customers is spotting the manatees that forage for seagrass in shallow waters. It's not so thrilling when they come across the emaciated carcass of a manatee that...

Census: Once-endangered Kirtland's warbler population stable

Oct. 25, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich, (AP) — Once endangered, the Kirtland's warbler is maintaining healthy numbers in Michigan, Wisconsin and Ontario and expanding its range, officials said Monday. The songbird's population was estimated at 4,490 following a June survey — the first...

VP: Brazil to seek zero deforestation by 2028, up from 2030

Oct. 25, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government will accelerate its timeline by two to three years to completely eliminate illegal deforestation, Vice President Hamilton Mourão told foreign press reporters on Monday. Mourão said the Brazilian delegation to the upcoming...

UN: Greenhouse gas levels hit a new record, cuts fall short

Oct. 25, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade despite a temporary reduction during pandemic lockdowns, the World Meteorological Organization said in a report published Monday. ...

US judge: Pablo Escobar's cocaine hippos legally 'people'

Oct. 25, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

The offspring of hippos once owned by Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar can be recognized as people or “interested persons” with legal rights in the U.S. following a federal court order. The case involves a lawsuit against the Colombian government over whether to...

Maine CDC investigating tainted crabmeat linked to illness

Oct. 25, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine health authorities are investigating several cases of food poisoning in connection with tainted crabmeat from a Deer Isle company. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said five cases of salmonellosis are associated with...

Lesser-known disease affecting deer in Wisconsin, Minnesota

Oct. 25, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Mike Kendhammer used to look out his dining room window and see large groups of deer gathered in a field below. “In the morning, I would have my coffee and read the paper, and I would always see a dozen, 15 or 20,” he said. ...

Bears no match for Super Bowl champ Bucs in 38-3 loss

Oct. 24, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Whatever hopes the Chicago Bears had of upsetting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the second straight season were long gone before the first quarter ended. Poor protection for rookie quarterback Justin Fields, defensive breakdowns and turnovers...

Body of missing 26-year-old Texas man located in Grand Teton

Oct. 24, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Rescuers have located and recovered the body of a 26-year-old Texas man in Grand Teton National Park after he was reported missing on Thursday. The National Park Service said Sunday that Jared Hembree was found near Uhl Hill in the eastern part of the...