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Celeb-heavy Los Angeles suburb gets tough on water wasters

Jan. 19, 2022 15:22 PM EST

In a wealthy enclave nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains that is a haven for celebrities, residents now face more aggressive consequences for wasting water — including the threat of having their water flows slowed to a trickle if they repeatedly flout conservation rules. The Las...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Jan. 18, 2022 16:02 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther kitten has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the third panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of three total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. ...

Hong Kong to kill 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19

Jan. 18, 2022 11:55 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected. The city will also stop the sale of hamsters and the import...

Vermont conserves 6,500 acres in Worcester and Elmore

Jan. 17, 2022 10:28 AM EST

WORCESTER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Land Trust and the state of Vermont have finalized a deal to protect 6,500 acres of land in Worcester and Elmore. The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation has purchased conservation easements for two large parcels of forestland in...

Over 50K Maine acres to be protected by conservation push

Jan. 17, 2022 08:17 AM EST

FAYETTE, Maine (AP) — More than 50,000 acres of land around Maine will be conserved as part of a land protection drive, according to a charitable foundation. The Maine Community Foundation said funding for the 15 conservation projects involved in the effort totals $619,000. The...

Sweat inactive for Eagles after having 'emergency procedure'

Jan. 16, 2022 12:29 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia defensive end Josh Sweat is inactive for Sunday’s NFC wild-card game after being admitted to the hospital earlier in the week for what the team described as a “life-threatening situation." The Eagles released a statement before the game saying...

Scientists see silver lining in fed's efforts at Lake Powell

Jan. 15, 2022 08:02 AM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that it plans to adjust management protocols for the Colorado River in early 2022 to reduce monthly releases from Lake Powell in an effort to keep the reservoir from dropping farther below 2021′s historic lows. ...

Gators fouled by diesel spill get a scrubbing, teeth cleaned

Jan. 14, 2022 22:50 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wildlife rehabilitators are decontaminating dozens of alligators, brushing their pointy teeth and scrubbing their scaly hides in the weeks after a pipeline rupture dumped 300,000 gallons (1.1 million liters) of diesel fuel into a New Orleans area wetland. Diesel...

Tightened federal water protections won't slow some projects

Jan. 14, 2022 17:22 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to tighten oversight of projects that benefitted from Trump-era loosened water protections, but some projects including a controversial Georgia mine will likely be able to escape new scrutiny. It’s the latest twist in a...

National monument proposed for Nevada site sacred to tribes

Jan. 14, 2022 16:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada congresswoman and several elected and tribal officials announced support Friday for national monument designation over a broad area south of Las Vegas they say is biologically diverse and rich with Native American cultural significance. The site would be...