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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...

FILE - In this May 8, 2003, file photo, a Northern Spotted Owl flies after an elusive mouse jumping off the end of a stick in the Deschutes National Forest near Camp Sherman, Ore.. The Trump administration is moving to restrict what land and water can be declared as

US officials seek limits on "habitat" for imperiled species

Jul. 31, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to restrict what land and water areas can be declared as “habitat” for imperiled plants and animals — potentially excluding locations that species could use in the future as climate change upends ecosystems. An administration...

FILE - In this March 23, 2018 file photo, a whooping crane, a critically endangered species, flies over a crawfish pond in Jefferson Davis Parish, La. A man who admitted that he and a juvenile shot and killed two whooping cranes in 2016 must pay $85,000 and cannot hunt until he completes 360 hours of public service. The sentence given Thursday, July 30, 2020 to Kaenon Constantin of Rayne is the toughest ever in Louisiana for a crime involving one of the endangered birds, the International Crane Foundation said in a news release.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Judge orders man to pay $85K in deaths of 2 whooping cranes

Jul. 31, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A man who admitted that he and a juvenile shot and killed two whooping cranes in 2016 must pay $85,000 and cannot hunt until he completes 360 hours of public service. The sentence given Thursday to Kaenon Constantin of Rayne is the toughest ever in Louisiana for a crime involving one...

FILE - This March 3, 2020, file photo shows the Iron Gate Dam, powerhouse and spillway are on the lower Klamath River near Hornbrook, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has appealed directly to investor Warren Buffet to support demolishing four hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border to save salmon populations that have dwindled to almost nothing. Newsom on Wednesday, July 28, 2020, wrote Buffet, urging him to back the Klamath River project, which would be the largest dam removal in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)

California governor asks Warren Buffett to back dam removal

Jul. 30, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has appealed directly to investor Warren Buffett to support demolishing four hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border to save salmon populations that have dwindled to almost nothing. Newsom on Wednesday sent a letter to Buffett urging him to back...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017 handout file photo provided by Galapagos National Park, a park ranger takes part in the inspection of a Chinese flagship where 300 tons of marine species, several of them in danger of extinction, were found, in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, as the ship and its crew are detained. In July 2020, a congregation of about 260 mostly Chinese fishing vessels near the Galápagos archipelago is stirring diplomatic tension and raising concerns about the threat to sharks, manta rays, and other vulnerable species in waters around the UNESCO world heritage site.  (Galapagos National Park via AP, File)

260 Chinese boats fish near Galapagos; Ecuador on alert

Jul. 30, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Some call it a floating city, a flotilla of 260 mostly Chinese fishing vessels near the Galapagos archipelago that is stirring diplomatic tension and raising worries about the threat to sharks, manta rays and other vulnerable species in waters around the UNESCO world heritage site. ...

This photo, circa 1915, from the Library of Congress, shows Ota Benga. The organization that runs New York's Bronx Zoo is apologizing for racist episodes in the zoo's past, including putting Ota Benga, a Central African man, on display in the Monkey House in 1906.

Zoo officials apologize for display of African man in 1906

Jul. 30, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The organization that runs New York's Bronx Zoo is apologizing for racism in the zoo's past, including putting Ota Benga, a central African man, on display in the Monkey House in 1906. “In the name of equality, transparency, and accountability, we must confront our...

A seal pokes his head out of the water in Casco Bay, Thursday, July 30, 2020, off Portland, Maine. Seals are thriving off the northeast coast thanks to decades of protections. Many scientists believe the increased seal population is leading to more human encounters with white sharks, who prey on seals. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

More seals means learning to live with sharks in New England

Jul. 30, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Seals are thriving off the Northeast coast thanks to decades of protections, and that victory for wildlife has brought a consequence for humans — more encounters with sharks. Seals are a favorite prey of large sharks such as the great white. The death this week of swimmer...

In this photo provided by the Tierpark Zoo in Berlin, Thursday July 30, 2020, shows a red panda cub. The little cub was first discovered on June 6 in its mother's cave only a few months after its parents were brought to the German capital from the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park in India. (Tierpark Berlin via AP)

Red panda born in Berlin as part of global breeding program

Jul. 30, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A rare red panda has been born at a Berlin zoo, only a few months after its parents were brought to the German capital from India, the zoo said in a statement Thursday. The little cub was first discovered on June 6 in its mother's cave at the Tierpark Zoo and it is now the size of a guinea...

Mexico sets traps for friendly bear that posed for 'selfies'

Jul. 24, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A black bear pictured putting its paws on hikers and inspecting them in northern Mexico is drawing support from an online campaign opposing plans by authorities to use non-lethal traps for the animal so it can be relocated. The bear became famous this week after a woman posted a photo...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019, file photo government contractors erect a section of Pentagon-funded border wall along the Colorado River, in Yuma, Ariz. The federal Bureau of Land Management said on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, it's transferred over 65 acres of public land in Arizona and New Mexico to the Army for construction of border wall infrastructure. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Feds give 65 acres of land for border wall infrastructure

Jul. 24, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal Bureau of Land Management said on Tuesday that it has transferred over 65 acres of public land in Arizona and New Mexico to the Army for construction of border wall infrastructure. The agency says it’s now handing over 53 acres in Yuma County, Arizona, that is needed to...