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Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

Aug. 4, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday that will devote nearly $3 billion a year to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands following its overwhelming approval by both parties in Congress. “There hasn’t...

This photo provided by the Center for Biological Diversity shows Tiehm's buckwheat blooming at Rhyolite Ridge in the Silver Peak Range of Western Nevada on June 1, 2019. A botanist hired by a company planning to mine one of the most promising deposits of lithium in the world believes the rare desert wildflower at the Nevada site should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, a move that could jeopardize the project, new documents show. (Patrick Donnelly/Center for Biological Diversity via AP)

AP Exclusive: Rare wildflower could jeopardize lithium mine

Aug. 4, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A botanist hired by a company planning to mine one of the most promising deposits of lithium in the world believes a rare desert wildflower at the Nevada site should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, a move that could jeopardize the project, new documents show. The unusually...

Grizzly bear killed by wildlife officials after killing cow

Aug. 4, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials say they have killed a grizzly bear after it killed a cow on private land in southwestern Montana outside Yellowstone National Park The adult male bear had killed a cow in Park County last week and was euthanized following consultations with the U.S. Fish and...

A Fully grown Gorilla holding baby in Bwindi National Park Uganda, Tuesday Aug.4.2020. Two new baby gorillas have been spotted in a national park where a beloved primate named Rafiki was killed in June, a Ugandan wildlife official said Tuesday, saying the additions are part of a baby boom in the forested protected area popular with tourists. For us it's a sign of relief. We lost one. We got two. But, of course, losing one is bad enough,

Uganda reports 2 new gorilla babies in Bwindi national park

Aug. 4, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Two new baby gorillas have been discovered in a Ugandan national park where a beloved primate named Rafiki was killed in June, a wildlife official announced Tuesday, saying the infants are part of a baby boom in the protected forest popular with tourists. “For us it's a sign...

Fish poisoning planned for southwest Montana creek, lakes

Aug. 4, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials plan to poison the fish in a southwestern Montana creek and two lakes and then restock the water bodies with a native species of trout. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks plans to use the pesticide rotenone beginning Aug. 10 to kill fish in the North Fork of Spanish...

2 community forests expand to protect water, wildlife

Aug. 4, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

GORHAM, N.H. (AP) — One of the oldest and one of the newest community forests in New Hampshire have added to their size, to protect drinking water, wildlife, and recreation, in partnership with The Conservation Fund. The Gorham Town Forest added 2,020 acres and the Milan Community Forest added 678 acres....

Recent Kansas editorials

Aug. 3, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

Topeka Capital-Journal, July 29 There’s an adage that good fences make good neighbors. When U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service filed a water impairment notice with the Kansas Department of Agriculture regarding water rights at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in 2013, it posed a grave threat to the region. The...

Information sought about 7 antelope shot in Wyoming

Aug. 3, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Game wardens want to find out who killed seven antelope in northeastern Wyoming. Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens Levi Wood and Jacob Miller found the six adult and one fawn antelope shot July 22. The animals were near a road between the North Antelope Rochelle and Black...

West Virginia city taking applications for urban deer hunt

Aug. 3, 2020 4:15 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Applications are being accepted for a deer hunt in Charleston, West Virginia. The city's urban deer hunt season will be open from Sept. 5 through Dec. 31, and from Jan. 11 through Jan. 31. The hunt is aimed at controlling the deer population in West Virginia’s largest city....

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19. The Eagles released a statement Sunday night, Aug. 2, 2020, saying Pederson hasn’t experienced any symptoms, is feeling well and under self-quarantine. The team also said any person who was in close contact with Pederson has been notified and will be tested daily. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Eagles coach Doug Pederson tests positive for COVID-19

Aug. 2, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19. The Eagles released a statement Sunday night saying Pederson hasn’t experienced any symptoms, is feeling well and under self-quarantine. The team also said any person who was in close contact with Pederson...