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Water conservation urged in Massachusetts amid dry spell

Apr. 11, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials are urging residents to conserve water as drought conditions impact much of the state. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs said Friday that significant drought has been declared in the southeast region of...

Crews work to contain 2 small wildfires on Rio Chama bosque

Apr. 11, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Crews were working Sunday to fully contain two small wildfires on the Rio Chama bosque in Albuquerque that forced some evacuations of residents. Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s officials said evacuations were lifted Saturday night and the cause of...

Officials: Missing kayaker's body found in Middlebury pond

Apr. 11, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. (AP) — Rescue workers recovered the body of a missing kayaker in Middlebury on Sunday. Middlebury Fire Chief Brett Kales told the Connecticut Post that the body of the kayaker who was reported missing in Long Meadow Pond on Saturday was found Sunday...

2-week deer season approved, rifles banned from turkey hunts

Apr. 11, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

HARRIBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission has approved concurrent hunting for antlered and antlerless deer through the duration of the 2021-22 firearms deer season. LNP newspaper reports that commission members acknowledged at their spring meeting Saturday...

Biden sees `win' for US in electric vehicle battery deal

Apr. 11, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said Sunday they have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia. President Joe Biden called it “a win for American workers and the...

Steelhead rainbow trout leap up falls on way to spawning

Apr. 11, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

ORLEANS, Vt. (AP) — Steelhead rainbow trout are starting to migrate upstream this time of year in Vermont on their way to spawning grounds, creating one of state’s top wildlife watching opportunities, the Fish and Wildlife Department said Friday. The trout leap up...

Las Vegas pushes to become first to ban ornamental grass

Apr. 11, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on. Las Vegas-area water officials have spent two decades trying to...

New Wyoming law will allow people to take road kill to eat

Apr. 11, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Thousands of times a year, motorists inadvertently smash into Wyoming wildlife like mule deer, elk and pronghorn antelope, littering highway right-of-ways with carcasses that sometimes include dozens or hundreds of pounds of fresh, lean, edible meat. ...

Louisiana to take orders for oyster larvae beginning Monday

Apr. 11, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it will start taking orders for oyster larvae through its online portal on Monday morning. The Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery typically gets about 20 to 30 orders a year for oyster...

Land trust acquires 38 acres along northern Indiana river

Apr. 11, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. (AP) — Nearly 40 acres in northern Indiana that includes wooded wetlands that are home to wildlife and native plants have been acquired by a land trust for protection as a nature preserve. The nonprofit ACRES Land Trust acquired the 38 acres along the...