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Birds living in 2 states may be settling in Louisiana, too

Jun. 26, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Invasive apple snails may have attracted a South American bird known to live in only two U.S. states to settle in Louisiana as well. The state's first limpkin census has begun and is expected to last through July, The Courier reports. Limpkins are...

Minnesota releases updated draft gray wolf management plan

Jun. 23, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's population of gray wolves is resilient and robust, wildlife managers said Thursday as they released a draft updated plan to keep it that way. The Department of Natural Resources laid out a blueprint for the next 10 years to both strengthen...

Federal agencies reverse Trump limits on habitat protection

Jun. 23, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday withdrew a rule adopted under former President Donald Trump that limited which lands and waters could be designated as places where imperiled animals and plants could receive federal protection. A definition of...

Pair face fines after taking raccoon into pet store

Jun. 23, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man and woman face fines of $500 each after they took a raccoon to a pet store to shop for food and a store worker ratted them out, authorities said. A state Department of Environmental Conservation police officer got an urgent call from the Erie...

Fishing feud at end of the world split US and UK over Russia

Jun. 22, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

Miami (AP) — It’s one of the world’s highest-fetching wild-caught fish, sold for $32 a pound at Whole Foods and served up as meaty fillets on the menus of upscale eateries across the U.S. But Russia’s obstruction of longstanding conservation efforts, resulting in a...

Tennessee issues fish consumption advisories on 3 reservoirs

Jun. 21, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has issued fish consumption advisories for fish on the Cheatham, Center Hill and Dale Hollow reservoirs. On the Cheatham reservoir, the department is warning of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in...

Tribal leaders and feds reestablish Bears Ears Commission

Jun. 21, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal officials and tribal nations have formally reestablished a commission to oversee land management decisions at a national monument in Utah — among the first such joint governance agreements signed by Native Americans and U.S. officials. Leaders from...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 20, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. June 18, 2022. Editorial: Texas must protect its mountain lions and ban footholds “There’s a mountain lion somewhere right now stuck in a trap.” A group of landowners and biologists is lobbying the Texas Parks and Wildlife...

Casa Grande woman saves several colonies of burrowing owls

Jun. 19, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Call it a “hoot” done it. Quick thinking by a Casa Grande woman saved several colonies of burrowing owls from being entombed as vehicles were parked near habitats across the street from Vista Grande High School during the recent graduation ceremony. ...

Coast Guard: Boats collide in Florida, 2 dead, 10 rescued

Jun. 18, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two people were killed and 10 others had to be rescued when their boats collided at night near Key Biscayne in South Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard and local authorities say. The Coast Guard said a person involved in the collision notified the agency of the crash around...