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'Biblical' insect swarms spur Oregon push to fight pests

Jun. 26, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Ore. (AP) — Driving down a windy canyon road in northern Oregon rangeland, Jordan Maley and April Aamodt are on the look out for Mormon crickets, giant insects that can ravage crops. “There’s one right there,” Aamodt says. They’re not hard to spot....

Live updates | G-7 nations seek to counter Chinese influence

Jun. 26, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in Germany's Bavarian Alps: The Group of Seven leading democratic economies has formally launched at its annual summit a global infrastructure...

Birds living in 2 states may be settling in Louisiana, too

Jun. 26, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Invasive apple snails may have attracted a South American bird known to live in only two U.S. states to settle in Louisiana as well. The state's first limpkin census has begun and is expected to last through July, The Courier reports. Limpkins are...

Dolphins in Lisbon river show benefits of protecting nature

Jun. 26, 2022 05:57 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Delegates attending a U.N. conference in Lisbon next week might take inspiration for their efforts to protect the oceans by looking out of the venue’s windows at Portugal’s longest river, where frolicking dolphins nowadays delight locals and tourists. ...

Animal shelter workers trained as veterinary assistants

Jun. 26, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Wilson County animal enforcement officers have a new tool in their toolbox. Wilson County Animal Services Center manager Sgt. Rodney Harper and adoption coordinator Alyssa Whitney just became certified veterinary assistants after completing a five-month program...

Coyote that attacked 2-year-old is euthanized in California

Jun. 25, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife authorities caught and euthanized a coyote that attacked a 2-year-old child at a Southern California park earlier this week, officials said. The attack happened Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. at Mile Square Park in the city of Fountain Valley...

Loewe presents a dystopian future at Paris Fashion Week

Jun. 25, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Loewe thrust Paris Fashion Week into a bleak and dystopian vision of the future on Saturday -- turning its runway into a dead space where nature and animal life only existed to be harnessed and exploited by humankind. A sanitized white wall descended onto a bare deck as models walked...

Seattle starts work on bridge from market to waterfront

Jun. 25, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle has started work on a new pedestrian bridge that will connect Pike Place Market to the downtown waterfront. Dubbed “Overlook Walk,” the bridge will stretch above Alaskan Way, with one arm descending directly to a new waterfront promenade and another arm...

Virginia girl heading to ‘Olympics for dog sports’

Jun. 25, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

PARTLOW, Va. (AP) — Chloe Bales is a low-key kid with a high-energy border collie named Nova, and the pair will compete in an international contest that’s “kind of like the Olympics for dog sports.” That’s how Chloe’s mother, Stephanie Bales, describes the event— and...

‘The Birds’ attempts world record at Fort Myers’ Lab Theater

Jun. 25, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Every night, the audience throws things at actor Steven Michael Kennedy. And it’s not just the theater audience: The cast and crew throw things, too. They’re not attacking Kennedy with rotten tomatoes, though. They’re throwing Peeps —...