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Northeast Indian state bans sale of dog meat amid protest

Jul. 4, 2020 5:54 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Authorities in India’s northeastern state of Nagaland have banned the sale of dog meat and halted the import and trading of dogs to be used for food, officials said Saturday. The remote Christian-majority state’s Chief Secretary Temjen Toy said in a tweet that the state...

FILE - This Tuesday, June 16, 2020, file photo taken from surveillance camera video provided by KGO-TV/ABC7, shows a young mountain lion wandering through the station's parking lot in San Francisco. A young mountain lion that was captured last month after roaming the streets of San Francisco and then released into a wilderness preserve was found dead Friday, July 3, 2020, on the shoulder of a highway in Northern California, authorities said. (KGO-TV/ABC7 via AP, File)

Mountain lion seen roaming San Francisco killed on Highway 1

Jul. 3, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young mountain lion that was captured last month after roaming the streets of San Francisco and then released into a wilderness preserve was found dead Friday on the shoulder of a highway in Northern California, authorities said. The mountain lion was found on the shoulder of Highway...

In this supplied photo a dead elephant lies in the bush in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, Monday May 25, 2020.  Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses, with 275 found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks.(Photo via AP)

Botswana investigates 'mysterious deaths' of 275 elephants

Jul. 3, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses — 275 — found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks said it is mobilizing human personnel and...

FILE - This on Feb. 27, 2016, file photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, from a remote camera set by biologist Chris Stermer, shows a mountain wolverine in the Tahoe National Forest near Truckee, Calif., a rare sighting of the predator in the state. U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to decide by the end of August 2020, whether climate change and other threats are pushing the rare wolverine closer to extinction. Government attorneys and conservation groups that sued to force a decision filed court documents Thursday, July 2, settling the lawsuit and agreeing to the deadline. (Chris Stermer/California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)

US sets deadline for wolverines protection decision

Jul. 2, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to decide by the end of August whether climate change and other threats are pushing the rare wolverine closer to extinction in the mountains of the West. Government attorneys and conservation groups that had sued to force a decision filed court...

Yellowstone park to reconsider controversial bison plan

Jul. 1, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park's famous wild bison herds following longstanding complaints over thousands of the animals that have been killed by hunters and agencies as they attempted to migrate into Montana. Yellowstone National...

Zimbabwe reopens wildlife parks, restaurants in relaxation

Jul. 1, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has reopened its national parks to the public and allowed restaurants to serve food within their premises, some relief for the country's hospitality sector struggling from restrictions to combat the new coronavirus. The government’s decision, announced by the...

New Florida laws address sea level, algae, pythons, iguanas

Jun. 30, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Ron DeSantis signed a slew of environmental bills in less than 24 hours that address issues ranging from sea level rise to blue-green algae blooms — and even given the state authority to use drones to fight invasive Burmese pythons. DeSantis signed a...

FILE - This March 25, 2020, file photo shows a small load of pollack being sorted as it comes off a boat at the Portland Fish Exchange in Portland, Maine. The amount of commercial fishing taking place worldwide has dipped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but scientists and conservation experts say it's unclear if the slowdown will help jeopardized species of sea life to recover. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Worldwide slowdown in fishing unlikely to save rare species

Jun. 29, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Commercial fishing taking place worldwide has dipped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but scientists and conservation experts say it's unclear if the slowdown will help endangered species of marine life recover. Hours logged by fishermen at sea fell by nearly 10% around...

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Review: Paul Doiron cranks up a suspenseful, fast-paced plot

Jun. 29, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

“One Last Lie,” by Paul Doiron (Minotaur) Fifteen years ago, a young Maine game warden went undercover to investigate a poaching ring in Maine’s north woods and was never heard from again; so his mentor, retired warden Charlie Stevens, is stunned when he stumbles onto the missing...

Precautionary quarantine at Belmont Park barn is lifted

Jun. 28, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials have lifted a precautionary quarantine on a barn at Belmont Park after test results for a horse suspected of having equine herpesvirus Type 1 were negative. The New York Racing Association said Sunday all horses in Barn 37 were found to not have fever and were asymptomatic. As a...