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Body of missing 13-year-old recovered in Fish Lake

Oct. 24, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

FISHLAKE NATIONAL FOREST, Utah (AP) — Search crews in Sevier County have recovered the body of a 13-year-old boy from Fish Lake after his father reported the boat they were in capsized. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Cedar City boy and his father had been fishing in...

Atlantic mackerel fishing shut down for the rest of the year

Oct. 23, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is shutting down the harvest of an important species of fish for the rest of the year because of concerns about overfishing. Fishermen from Maine to North Carolina commercially harvest Atlantic mackerel, which is used as...

EXPLAINER: How wildfires impact wildlife, their habitat

Oct. 23, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The porcupines were walking slow and funny, more so than they usually do. Their stride concerned some residents in a South Lake Tahoe neighborhood who called a rehabilitation center. Turns out, the porcupines had extensive burns to their paws,...

Dakotas researchers look to take the steam out of streams

Oct. 23, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — A study that focuses on ways to cool South Dakota’s streams during the hottest times of the year in an effort to preserve the trout population is yielding positive results, officials from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks say. Jeremy Kientz, a...

Climate change disrupting natural cycles at drier Lake Tahoe

Oct. 22, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — Drought fueled by climate change has dropped Lake Tahoe below its natural rim and halted flows into the Truckee River, an historically cyclical event that’s occurring sooner and more often than it used to — raising fears about what might be in store for the...

Barnett Reservoir sets permit for fishing by spillway

Oct. 22, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — People older than 16 will soon need to register for a free daily permit to fish by a Barnett Reservoir spillway in central Mississippi. The requirement starts Dec. 1, and the reservoir director said the goal is to cut down on littering and...

Parties in federal salmon lawsuit seek pause in litigation

Oct. 21, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Fishing and conservation groups on Thursday joined with the state of Oregon, the Nez Perce Tribe and the Biden administration to seek a pause in litigation challenging the latest federal plan for hydropower operations on the Snake and Columbia rivers in an effort to...

Maine environment groups sue to protect last Atlantic salmon

Oct. 21, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group of environmental organizations filed court papers Thursday to try to halt operations at Maine dams to protect salmon. Atlantic salmon are listed as endangered by the federal government. They used to swim upstream and spawn in almost every...

Sandhill crane hunting season draws support at hearing

Oct. 20, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Creating a hunting season for sandhill cranes in Wisconsin drew support at a legislative hearing, with backers of the Republican proposal saying it could be properly managed and help farmers who say the birds are overpopulated and hurting their crops. ...

US formally removes Colorado River fish's endangered status

Oct. 18, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The humpback chub, a rare fish found only in the Colorado River basin, has been brought back from the brink of extinction after decades of protection, though work must continue to ensure its survival, federal authorities said Monday in reclassifying the species from endangered...