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Snake-killing day, something snake lovers wish would end

May. 20, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (AP) — If you’ve heard the saying, “The only good snake is a dead snake,” then a town in the northeast corner of Louisiana is the place to be on Saturday. Lake Providence will revive a tradition dating to at least the 1960s called the snake rodeo. Armed...

Snake-killing day, something snake lovers wish would end

May. 20, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (AP) — If you've heard the saying, “The only good snake is a dead snake,” then a town in the northeast corner of Louisiana is the place to be on Saturday. Lake Providence will revive a tradition dating to at least the 1960s called the snake rodeo. Armed...

First invasive European green crab found in Hood Canal

May. 20, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An invasive European green crab was captured this week in Hood Canal, the farthest south the species has been found in the Salish Sea. Volunteers with Washington Sea Grant trapped the male European green crab in Nick’s Lagoon near Seabeck in Kitsap County, The...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 20, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 16, 2022. Editorial: New state funding is welcome as browntail moths are expected to terrorize Maine again this year Insects pollinate our crops, they serve as pest control by taking care of other problem insects, they even help clean up waste....

Feds sue operator of dog breeding facility, seize beagles

May. 20, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials have accused a company that runs a Virginia facility breeding dogs for research of violating animal welfare law and recently seized at least 145 beagles found to be in “acute distress,” according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The Envigo RMS...

More land added to state forest with endangered bat habitat

May. 20, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (AP) — More land has been added to a state forest in eastern Kentucky that has endangered bat habitat, officials said. The 238-acre (96-hectare) parcel known as the McGlone tract will increase the size of the Tygarts State Forest in Carter County to 1,184 acres, a...

EXPLAINER: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?

May. 19, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — European and American health authorities have identified a number of monkeypox cases in recent days, mostly in young men. It's a surprising outbreak of a disease that rarely appears outside Africa. Health officials around the world are keeping watch for more cases...

Potential case of monkeypox investigated in NYC

May. 19, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City public health officials said Thursday they're investigating a potential case of monkeypox, a rare virus rarely seen outside of Africa that can cause flu-like symptoms. The possible infection in New York comes as European and U.S. officials have...

Man gets 24 years in prison for fire that killed 12 condors

May. 19, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A man who started a 2020 wildfire that killed 12 endangered California condors and seriously injured a firefighter was sentenced to 24 years in state prison, prosecutors said. Ivan Gomez, 31, was sentenced Wednesday by a Monterey County judge for setting the...

Survey: Chesapeake's crab population at lowest since 1990

May. 19, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay is estimated to be at the lowest level observed since an annual survey tracking the population began in 1990, officials announced Thursday. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ annual winter dredge...