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Oldest wild seabird lays another egg on Midway Atoll

Dec. 9, 2018 10:14 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The world's oldest known wild seabird has laid another egg. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the Laysan albatross named Wisdom appeared at her nest site at Midway Atoll National Wildlife refuge last month. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports biologists confirm she laid the egg. Wisdom...

Dutch court clears the way for deer cull in nature reserve

Dec. 6, 2018 7:08 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has given the go-ahead for a cull of hundreds of red deer in a nature reserve north of Amsterdam, in a wildlife management case that has sparked fierce opposition from animal rights activists. Thursday's ruling clears the way for marksmen to begin shooting...

Thai billionaire appears in court as poaching trial begins

Nov. 27, 2018 3:25 AM EST

KANCHANABURI, Thailand (AP) — The trial of a Thai billionaire construction tycoon charged with poaching an endangered black panther and other animals in a wildlife sanctuary began Tuesday after months of delay. Premchai Karnasuta, the president of Italian-Thai Development PLC, appeared at the provincial...

Scientists warn new Brazil president may smother rainforest

Nov. 26, 2018 7:48 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Scientists warn that Brazil's president-elect could push the Amazon rainforest past its tipping point — with severe consequences for global climate and rainfall. Jair Bolsonaro, who takes office Jan. 1, claims a mandate to convert land for cattle pastures and soybean farms, calling...

Sea turtles, some dead, some barely alive, wash ashore

Nov. 24, 2018 9:28 PM EST

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — An unusual number of sea turtles have been washing ashore in New England, many of which are a critically endangered turtle species called Kemp's ridley. A Massachusetts wildlife sanctuary director tells the Cape Cod Times that at least 219 turtles washed ashore Wednesday through...

Argentina's newest national park protects vital wetlands

Nov. 9, 2018 12:20 AM EST

CIERVO DE LOS PANTANOS NATIONAL PARK, Argentina (AP) — Just an hour's drive from one of South America's most populous cities, a sprawling wetland of bright green marshes and dark lagoons stretches far into the horizon. The until-now little-known area, home to a wide range of birds, fish and other wildlife,...

Live-streaming a marshland for fun - and science

Nov. 8, 2018 3:10 AM EST

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — If a tree falls in the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, it doesn't matter if there's no one around. You can hear it anyway. That's because researchers have hidden dozens of wireless sensor nodes, microphones and cameras among the cattails and cedars of this Plymouth, Massachusetts nature...