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State to try nonlethal measures after wolves attack cattle

May. 27, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Fish and Wildlife said Friday it won’t shoot wolves in a small pack that has attacked three calves in rural northeastern Washington. The three attacks in fewer than 30 days crossed the threshold for the department to consider lethal removal. The department said...

Wildlife officials: 2 men stole 93 sea turtle eggs

May. 27, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two men were arrested after authorities found them with a bag of sea turtle eggs in Palm Beach County over Memorial Day weekend, wildlife officials said. Both men have had previous encounters with the law for mishandling sea turtle eggs, the Palm Beach Post reported. Bruce...

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg talks via video link with Professor of Environmental Science Johan Rockstrom in Germany, during a live chat on International Earth Day where they discussed the coronavirus pandemic and the environment, at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (Jessica Gow/TT News Agency via AP)

Thunberg scolds Danes for dumping wastewater into strait

May. 27, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg lashed out at the Danish capital on Wednesday because Copenhagen has for the last six years pumped large amounts of wastewater into the strait separating Sweden and Denmark. Danish media, citing the Danish Environmental Protection...

New Mexico Gas Company building pipeline to Santa Fe

May. 27, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Construction started this month on a new $60 million gas pipeline that officials say will provide northern New Mexico with more natural gas. The 35-mile (56.3-kilometer) pipeline from Bernalillo to Santa Fe is expected to come online in December and increase supply for northern...

FILE - This Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, shows members of the Mexican gray wolf recovery team preparing to load a wolf into a helicopter in Reserve, N.M., so it can be released after being processed during an annual survey. One Mexican gray wolf died after being caught in a trap in April and another was found dead in the wild, bringing the total to more than a dozen of the endangered predators that have died so far this year in New Mexico and Arizona. Environmentalists say a combination of lethal management by U.S. wildlife officials and private trapping is making it difficult to recover the species. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Rough start to the year for Mexican gray wolves, cattle

May. 26, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One Mexican gray wolf died after being caught in a trap in April and another was found dead in the wild, bringing the total to more than a dozen of the endangered predators that died in the first four months of the year in New Mexico and Arizona. Environmentalists say a...

No sign of coronavirus so far in Wyoming city's sewage

May. 26, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Results are negative so far for a Wyoming city testing for signs of the coronavirus in sewage. Park County Public Health officer Dr. Aaron Billin presented the first round of results to Cody city officials Monday. The samples were taken April 28 at the city's wastewater treatment center....

FILE - In this May 9, 2008, file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of females southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. Judge Brian Morris said in a late Friday, May 22, 2020 ruling the Trump administration failed to protect habitat for a declining bird species when it issued energy leases on hundreds of square miles of public lands in Wyoming and Montana. (Jerret Raffety/The Rawlins Daily Times via AP, File)

Judge strikes down US energy leasing rules in bird habitat

May. 26, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge has dealt another blow to the Trump administration's efforts to increase domestic oil and gas output from public lands, saying officials failed to protect habitat for a declining bird species when it issued energy leases on hundreds of square miles. Judge Brian Morris...

Construction worker dies after scaffolding collapse at lake

May. 26, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

MT. ETNA, Ind. (AP) — A construction worker died Tuesday after scaffolding collapsed in northeastern Indiana, authorities said. Emergency personnel were called to the Indiana 105 bridge over Salamonie Lake in southwest Huntington County about 7:20 a.m., the county coroner's office said in a news release....

Israel passes on Chinese bid for major desalination plant

May. 26, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday awarded a contract to build a new desalination plant to a local company, turning down a bid by a Hong Kong conglomerate at a time of growing U.S. pressure to avoid Chinese investments in key infrastructure. Israel's Energy and Water Ministry said it had granted the Sorek...

Record number of piping plovers nesting at Maine beaches

May. 26, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A record number of piping plovers are nesting in Maine so far this year, according to a Maine-based wildlife conservation organization. Maine Audobon has spotted 100 pairs and 61 active nests in the state, the Portland Press Herald reported Sunday. Last year, the group found a record...