Latest Nature reserves News

Conservation plan highlights Arabs' fraught ties to Israel

Sep. 08, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

HILF, Israel (AP) — Ayoub Rumeihat opened his palms to the sky in prayer as he stood among tombstones for Bedouins killed in action while serving the state of Israel. Finishing the holy words, he gazed at the distant Mediterranean Sea across a valley full of olives and oak where...

Alaska Natives celebrate Peltola's historic House election

Sep. 01, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Bernadette Demientieff said she cried when she learned of Democrat Mary Peltola's win in Alaska's U.S. House special election, making Peltola the first Alaska Native to be elected to Congress. “I feel a little bit of relief knowing that somebody will be...

Montana ranchers, officials appeal bison grazing on US land

Aug. 29, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A ranching group and Republican state officials have asked a federal panel to reverse the Biden administration's approval of bison grazing on U.S. lands in central Montana as part of a vast nature reserve. Federal officials last month approved a request by...

Another company gives up lease in Alaska's Arctic refuge

Aug. 23, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska state corporation is the only remaining leaseholder in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that intends to pursue plans to explore for oil and gas on the refuge's coastal plain after another private company gave up its lease in the region. The...

Company: Legal settlement puts Okefenokee mine back on track

Aug. 22, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A company seeking to mine in Georgia near the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp's vast wildlife refuge said Monday that its project is back on track after a federal agency reversed a June decision that had posed a big setback. Twin Pines Minerals said the Army Corps...

Kemp's ridley sea turtle nests 1st in 75 years in Louisiana

Aug. 18, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The world’s smallest and most endangered sea turtles have hatched in Louisiana's wilds for the first known time in more than 75 years, officials said Wednesday. “Louisiana was largely written off as a nesting spot for sea turtles decades ago, but this...

Rescued manatee flown from Texas to Florida on cargo plane

Jul. 28, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (AP) — An ailing manatee that was found and rehabilitated in Texas late last year was flown to Florida on a cargo plane and released into a bay near a wildlife refuge along the Gulf Coast this week. The manatee named TexasTeeMiguel was released Wednesday into...

Photographer tells story at Red River wildlife refuge

Jul. 24, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — As people walk into the Red River National Wildlife Refuge they are welcomed with large colorful displays filled with photos of what animals can be seen at the refuge. On the side of the photos, in very small print, is the name of the photographer. The majority of them...

NC judge signs off on agreement over Colonial gasoline spill

Jul. 08, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge has signed off on a previously announced agreement between state environmental regulators and Colonial Pipeline for a 2020 gasoline spill in a nature reserve that turned out to be larger than the company initially described. On...

Judge won't dismiss parent lawsuit in Gabby Petito slaying

Jul. 01, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit in which the parents of Gabby Petito claim that Brian Laundrie told his parents he had killed her before he returned home alone from their western trip. The decision Thursday by Sarasota County Circuit Judge...