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Polish environment minister: Too many species are protected

Jul. 5, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's environment minister has angered environmentalists after saying he favors reducing the number of protected species including elk and bison because some of the animals damage crops — but he added it isn't easy in an age of "excessive sensitivity to animal protection."...

Badlands and history in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Jul. 2, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — For travelers looking to visit all 50 states, North Dakota is often one of the last to be checked off. It's not exactly on the way to anywhere else, and flying there is expensive. It ended up being 49th on my 50-state quest (sorry, Idaho!). Part of the challenge was deciding what to do...

Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained

Jun. 22, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democrats in Congress pressed U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent, who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August. A group...

North Dakota author details comeback of American buffalo

Jun. 17, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

North Dakota author Francie Berg's last book about the American buffalo was a guide for adventurers eager to get out on back roads to see the historic sites where the great animal once flourished. Then she found she had more to say. The result is "Buffalo Heartbeats Across the Plains," a deeper dive into the...

New Yellowstone boss named following predecessor's ouster

Jun. 13, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A new superintendent was named Wednesday to Yellowstone National Park, one of the crown jewels of the U.S. park system, after his predecessor said he was being forced out by the Trump administration following a dispute over bison. Cameron "Cam" Sholly will replace Dan Wenk, who has...

Yellowstone boss says Trump administration forcing him out

Jun. 7, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park's superintendent said Thursday that he's being forced out in an apparent "punitive action" following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain, a longstanding source of conflict between park officials and ranchers...

Bison gores woman in Yellowstone's 3rd recent animal attack

Jun. 7, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A bison has gored a woman for the third animal attack in Yellowstone National Park this week. Yellowstone officials say a crowd got too close to the bison Wednesday in the Lower Geyser Basin. The bison charged the crowd, goring 59-year-old Kim Hancock of Santa Rosa,...