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Marijuana poisoning cases in dogs on the rise

Aug. 19, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon brought a significant increase in pot poisoning in animals, a more serious problem than it sounds. Dr. Adam Stone, a veterinarian at Bend Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, was working at a Portland animal hospital when...

Hunter suffers minor injuries in Utah mountain lion attack

Aug. 18, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

KAMAS, Utah (AP) — Utah authorities say a bow hunter suffered minor chest and leg injuries when he was attacked by a mountain lion that stalked him and his father before and after the attack. Division of Wildlife Resources spokesman Phil Douglas says the attack happened Saturday in mountains near Kamas,...

Police: Florida man, 88, burns raccoon over eating mangoes

Aug. 18, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) — An 88-year-old Florida man was arrested after police said he burned a trapped raccoon alive because the animal had eaten his mangoes. Ezra James told WKMG-TV in a story Saturday that he threw gasoline on the raccoon and lit a match. In addition to the mangoes, James says he was afraid...

Judge told to consider protections for Montana grayling fish

Aug. 17, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court on Friday told a judge to take another look at whether a Montana fish should be protected, saying that U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when they decided against designating the Arctic grayling as a threatened or endangered species....

Sophisticated Florida songbird poachers get prison time

Aug. 17, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The men behind a sophisticated Florida bird-smuggling operation that poached more than 400 songbirds are going to prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office said this week that the men installed bird callers and painted trees and other perches with a sticky adhesive across the Everglades during a...

Cougar fatally shot after killing sheep, turkey near Bend

Aug. 17, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A farmer near Bend shot and killed a cougar earlier after it killed two Shetland sheep and a turkey on his property. The Bulletin reported Thursday that Mark Davidson found the dead sheep Monday hidden under sticks and pine needles in a pasture closest to his house. He spotted the dead...

NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

Aug. 17, 2018 5:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field. The sun's powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and shade is rare at most practice sites. So, slathered-on sunscreen, big bucket...

Group sues to expand protected orca habitat along West Coast

Aug. 16, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An environmental group sued President Donald Trump's administration Thursday to make officials move more quickly to protect the Pacific Northwest's endangered orcas. The recent grieving of one whale for her dead calf and scientists' extraordinary attempts to save another from starvation...

Forests group halts plan to endorse Indonesian paper giant

Aug. 16, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The main global group for certifying sustainable wood has suspended plans to give its influential endorsement to Indonesian paper giant Sinarmas after revelations it cut down tropical forests and used an opaque corporate structure to hide its activities. The Forest Stewardship...

Cause of seal deaths likely won't be known for weeks

Aug. 16, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

SACO, Maine (AP) — The cause of a rash of seal deaths in Maine and New Hampshire likely won't be known for at least a couple of weeks as sample collections and tests are still needed. Southern Maine beaches have been beset with dead harbor seals in recent days, with dozens washing up stranded or having...