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Isle Royale moose population surges during wolf decline

Apr. 30, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Moose are thriving at Isle Royale National Park, but the trees on which they feast are paying a heavy price, scientists reported Tuesday. An estimated 2,060 of the lumbering beasts roam the island wilderness, according to a report by Michigan Technological University researchers...

Tick, tick, tick: Alaska braces for invading parasites

Apr. 17, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Health and wildlife officials are taking steps to prepare for potentially dangerous parasites that could gain a foothold because of Alaska's warming climate. Non-native ticks represent a threat to wildlife and people because they can carry and transmit pathogens, said Micah Hahn,...

Alaska moose-hunter can 'rev up' his hovercraft, court rules

Mar. 26, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Park Service improperly banned an Alaska moose hunter from using a hovercraft on a river through a national preserve, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a unanimous decision. The court limited the National Park Service's authority to enforce laws and regulations...

The Latest: Moose hunter calls decision a win for Alaska

Mar. 26, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting federal authority to enforce laws on state-owner rivers in Alaska (all times local): 5:10 p.m. An Anchorage moose hunter says a unanimous decision from the U.S. Supreme Court is "a huge win for the state of Alaska." Justices on...

Hungry wolves may get new home at Isle Royale National Park

Mar. 21, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A U.S.-Canadian team prepared Thursday for another mission to relocate gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan from a second Lake Superior island, where the predators are in danger of starvation after gobbling up a caribou herd. The targeted pack is on Michipicoten...