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Wyoming, Idaho weigh options after grizzly hunt ruling

Sep. 25, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State officials frustrated by a judge's decision to prohibit grizzly bear hunting in the Yellowstone region and put the animals back on the threatened species list will likely appeal but that's not their only option to contest the decision. They could lean on Congress to exempt the...

Judge restores energy lease on Montana land sacred to tribes

Sep. 25, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge reinstated an oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana considered sacred to some tribes in the U.S. and Canada — a ruling that could test the depths of the Trump administration's support for the energy industry. President Barack Obama's Interior Department...

Russian experiment abandons plans to export Alaska bison

Sep. 25, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Russian bio-engineering experiment has abandoned plans to export 12 Alaska bison because of difficulty finding a company capable of making the journey. The animals from Stevens Village Bison Farm, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Fairbanks, Alaska, spent the spring...

Is a hunt the answer when bears start getting bolder?

Sep. 25, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

CANTON, Conn. (AP) — Tom Bradley had grown accustomed to seeing black bears walk through his Connecticut neighborhood, but this month he was alarmed to find something trying to turn a doorknob to enter his house. He used his key fob to set off his car horn, to scare away whatever was in his garage. When he...

States blast plan to overhaul endangered species protection

Sep. 25, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Ten states are demanding the Trump administration abandon a proposed overhaul of the Endangered Species Act. In comments delivered Tuesday to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the states contend the changes sought by wildlife regulators would "wreak havoc" with...

Kangaroo escapes from South Florida sanctuary

Sep. 25, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A kangaroo has escaped from an animal sanctuary in South Florida. Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Tuesday were hunting for the 5-year-old kangaroo named Storm in an area of Palm Beach County known as Jupiter Farms. Eric Westergard, the owner of...

Prince William visits Africa ahead of UK wildlife conference

Sep. 25, 2018 5:36 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Britain's Prince William is in Africa this week to discuss threats to conservation ahead of a London conference on the illegal wildlife trade. The Duke of Cambridge was in Namibia on Tuesday and will visit Tanzania and Kenya. On Monday he met Namibian Vice President Nangolo Mbumba. The...

Trail to be built along preserved area of North Branch

Sep. 25, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Land Trust says a recreation trail is going to be built on a section of the North Branch of the Winooski River between Worcester and Elmore. The area includes the North Branch Cascades, which features seven cascading waterfalls and natural swimming holes along a one-mile...

The Latest: Wyoming disappoints by grizzly bear protections

Sep. 24, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a ruling against planned grizzly bear hunting (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Wyoming officials say they're disappointed grizzly bears are again getting federal protections instead of being hunted in the state. A judge in Montana on Monday blocked hunts planned in Wyoming...

Judge restores protections for grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park, blocking planned hunts in Wyoming, Idaho

Sep. 24, 2018 7:13 PM EDT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Judge restores protections for grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park, blocking planned hunts in Wyoming, Idaho.