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In Sweden's Arctic, ice atop snow leaves reindeer starving

Dec. 10, 2019 6:17 AM EST

KIRUNA, Sweden (AP) — Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from freezing winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a mountain top overlooking his reindeer in the Swedish arctic. His community herds about 8,000 reindeer year-round, moving them between...

Indonesia arrests 5 suspected poachers of pregnant tigers

Dec. 8, 2019 9:42 AM EST

PEKANBARU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have arrested five suspected poachers of a pair of critically endangered pregnant Sumatran tigers and seized four fetuses that had been preserved in a jar, a forestry official said Sunday. The five suspects — four men and a woman — were...

Lawsuit filed to stop big US Forest Service project in Idaho

Nov. 19, 2019 2:19 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is ignoring a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling by restarting a giant forest project in Idaho, say environmental groups that have filed another lawsuit seeking to stop the project a second time. The Alliance for the Wild Rockies and the other groups filed...

Tennessee creating strike team for prescribed forest burns

Nov. 13, 2019 4:27 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forestry officials in Tennessee say a strike team is being created to perform prescribed burning on public and private forest land in the Cumberland Plateau. Tennessee Division of Forestry officials said Tuesday that a $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's flawed 'read the transcript' defense

Nov. 11, 2019 12:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been his drumbeating demand: "Read the transcript!" "Just read the transcript." "Can't we read English?" "Just read the Transcript, everything else is made up garbage." "READ THE TRANSCRIPT!" Heading into public hearings this week, people have read the transcript , and that's why...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's 'read the transcript' impeachment cry

Nov. 9, 2019 11:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been his drumbeating demand for more than a week: "Read the transcript!" "Just read the transcript." "Can't we read English?" "Just read the Transcript, everything else is made up garbage." "READ THE TRANSCRIPT!" People have read the transcript , though, and that's why President...

The Latest: 3 firefighters hurt battling California blaze

Nov. 7, 2019 3:08 PM EST

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Officials say three firefighters have received minor injuries as they battled a wildfire that has been burning in rural Northern California since Sunday. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says...

Wildfire in Northern California wine country fully contained

Nov. 7, 2019 1:37 PM EST

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a massive wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings and forced thousands of people to evacuate in Northern California wine country has been fully contained. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection made the announcement...

High-tech chestnuts: US to consider genetically altered tree

Nov. 6, 2019 4:22 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Chestnuts harvested from high branches on a chilly fall morning look typical: they're marble sized, russet colored and nestled in prickly burs. But many are like no other nuts in nature. In a feat of genetic engineering, about half the chestnuts collected at this college experiment...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wildfire tweets not grounded in facts

Nov. 5, 2019 5:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is scorching the facts about California's wildfires. The president in recent tweets blamed California and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom for the fires because of state forest management practices and said California's fires were too expensive and worse than in other...