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Endangered birds halt Chicago beachfront music festival

Jul. 21, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago beachfront music festival set for August has been cancelled following concerns about its impact on endangered shorebirds. Organizers of Mamby on the Beach say the Aug. 23-24 festival was canceled due to "circumstances beyond our control," including two federally-protected piping...

Man charged after dogs found in hot truck

Jul. 21, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man faces charges after police say he left five dogs alone in a trailer for more than an hour during a stiflingly hot day. North Smithfield police say they responded to a store parking lot on Friday afternoon after getting multiple calls about the dogs. Police...

North Woods Law returns to Animal Planet

Jul. 21, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In the midst of summer swelter, a show that features New Hampshire's Fish and Game conservation officers is taking a chilly turn. "North Woods Law" returns to the Animal Planet cable network on Sunday at 9 p.m. This is the first season the show will include stories that take place in...

Rare dragonfly spotted near reservoir in Catskills

Jul. 21, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

GRAHAMSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A rare dragonfly has been spotted near a reservoir in the Catskills. A New York City Department of Environmental Protection field ecologist recently found a southern pygmy clubtail dragonfly living along a tributary to the city's Rondout Reservoir. The city agency says the species...

Moose numbers are dwindling, but why?

Jul. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Moose are one of the West's most majestic animals and a once-in-a-lifetime hunting opportunity. But Idaho moose are under threat. In February, Idaho Fish and Game drastically cut the number of moose tags because of population declines across the state. In 2019-2020 there will be only...

Oklahomans fearful of tick-borne diseases after rainy spring

Jul. 21, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's rainy spring has provided an ideal environment for ticks. "One thing ticks don't like is being dry. It's good news for them," said Bob Brennan, Ph.D., biology department chair at the University of Central Oklahoma. That could be bad news for people and their pets, because...

Old souls and good horses

Jul. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

EVERGREEN, Miss. (AP) — There's a speckled hen with a few newborn baby chicks scratching around in Pat Huddleston's yard. They don't cower when his squirrel dogs come near, almost appearing to keep one another company. The cast of critters are all a part of Huddleston's simple, country life. Although he...

Bees are dying. Would a consumer ban on a pesticide help?

Jul. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — If you find yourself sipping a cold brew with a piece of watermelon in your hand this summer, you can thank the bees for making that snack possible. Bees pollinate almost three-quarters of the 100 crop species that provide 90 percent of the world's food supply, say advocates working on...

American crocodiles thriving outside nuclear plant

Jul. 20, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot — the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant. Last week, 73 crocodile hatchlings were rescued by a team of specialists at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point nuclear plant and dozens more...

Resort employee injured in bear attack during 'safari tour'

Jul. 20, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Officials say a worker at a western Pennsylvania resort was injured in a bear attack while guiding a routine "Safari Tour" of wildlife kept at the property. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort says the Himalayan bear reached through a wire fence Saturday morning, pulled the employee closer...