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Maryland father and son create artwork inspired by outdoors

Jun. 19, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

SMITHSBURG, Md. (AP) — John Zeigler Sr. has enjoyed art for as long as he can remember. “I always loved drawing and that kind of stuff. I did some art work when I was younger but I guess I never stuck with it,” said Zeigler, 61, of Smithsburg. ...

Oil spill settlement to fund loon conservation projects

Jun. 19, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A half-dozen projects in New England and New York are slated to receive more than $3.5 million in funding to help protect common loons. Loons have been the focus of conservation efforts throughout the country, and they have slowly come back in...

New 'North Woods Law' season has animal encounters, searches

Jun. 19, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A multi-day pursuit to rescue a goose with a plastic six-pack ring around its neck and the investigation of an abandoned barrel possibly related to a 20-year-old cold case are among the adventures for New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers in a new season of...

Climate change threat: Mount Rainier white-tailed ptarmigan

Jun. 16, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes listing a bird found in the North Cascades as threatened under the Endangered Species Act due to the likelihood that climate change will shrink its high-elevation habitat throughout the state. The...

Waddling into view are the stars of Netflix's 'Penguin Town'

Jun. 16, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They arrive every year in their snazzy black and white tuxedos, causing traffic jams and clamoring for quality real estate. Endangered African penguins have long been a source of delight to visitors of the South African community of Simon's Town, mixing...

Making hot sauce and working to save wetlands

Jun. 16, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) — As storms grow more violent and Louisiana loses more of its coast, the family that makes Tabasco Sauce is fighting erosion in the marshland that buffers its factory from hurricanes and floods. Overall, the effort is probably a standoff, says...

More than 30 pelicans mutilated on Southern California coast

Jun. 15, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — More than 30 brown pelicans have been viciously attacked and mutilated along a coastal stretch of Southern California, a wildlife care organization said Monday. At least 22 of the rescued pelicans had their wings broken so severely that...

Wildlife groups investigating bird deaths in DC region

Jun. 15, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

RESTON, Va. (AP) — People should stop feeding birds while scientists determine why hundreds have been blinded and killed in the Washington, D.C., region since late May, a federal agency said. Wildlife managers in Washington, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia have...

Birding group helps foster LGBTQ community in the outdoors

Jun. 12, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As folks drank coffee and munched on doughnuts on the patio outside the Jordan River Nature Center, Kylie Jones-Greenwood gave a simple directive. Jones-Greenwood, who uses they/them pronouns, wanted each of the dozen or so guests to introduce themselves, including...

Wildlife rehab center aims to fill gap for injured critters

Jun. 12, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

ALBURTIS, Pa. (AP) — They arrive in baskets and cardboard boxes, bleeding from near-misses with lawn mowers or snatched from the jaws of neighborhood cats. It’s birthing season in the Lehigh Valley, and that means a steady stream of injured baby rabbits, squirrels, opossums and songbirds...