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Southwest Montana hunting season sees fewer hunters

Dec. 9, 2019 9:50 AM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Southwest Montana saw fewer hunters during the general hunting season this year, and the weather made it challenging for those hunters who did take the field, according to the state Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Success rates for the season, which ended Dec. 1, were within long-term...

Cost of fighting Alaska summer wildfires more than $300M

Dec. 9, 2019 9:47 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The cost for state and federal officials to fight Alaska's summer wildfires this year is estimated to have surpassed $300 million. The final tally of damage may not be known for years because the estimate does not include costs incurred by private land and home owners, The...

Greta asks media to focus on other young climate activists

Dec. 9, 2019 9:13 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Celebrity environmentalist Greta Thunberg is urging media to pay more attention to other young climate activists. The 16-year-old Swede, who first inspired fellow students by skipping school to pressure her country's leaders, has drawn huge crowds at demonstrations and conferences in the past...

Bosnian police forcibly break up protest over landfill site

Dec. 9, 2019 8:35 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities in the southern Bosnian city of Mostar dispatched police Monday to remove residents who have been blocking access to the city’s only landfill over concerns that it poses serious health and environmental risks. Police, including officers in full riot...

Tennessee town gets violation notice for chlorine discharge

Dec. 9, 2019 8:21 AM EST

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Johnson City is taking action after discovering that its water treatment plant was dumping chlorinated water into Brush Creek and the Watauga River, killing fish, crustaceans and salamanders. The city reported the discharge on Nov. 5, the same day a landowner complained to the...

South Carolina law lax on regulating foreign animals

Dec. 9, 2019 8:05 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mobs of kangaroos can roam largely unrestricted in Wisconsin, West Virginia and South Carolina, where state laws don't regulate ownership of the creatures. Other states have taken a harder stance on the chaotic marsupials and either require permits or ban ownership outright, The...

US government plans to make good on 143-year-old land debt

Dec. 9, 2019 6:00 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. government wants to make good on a 143-year-old debt it has owed since Colorado became a state by transferring more than 23,000 acres of land and mineral rights to the Colorado State Land Board. The transfer would be the equivalent value of the 9,900 acres the U.S. government could...

Big investors up call for governments to take climate action

Dec. 9, 2019 3:02 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — More than 600 institutional investors managing a whopping $37 trillion in client assets called Monday for governments to step up their efforts against climate change. The investors, including banks, pension funds and insurance companies, directed their message to countries participating in...

New Mexico granting fewer cyanide bomb OKs for coyotes

Dec. 8, 2019 11:09 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Records show New Mexico agricultural officials have approved fewer licenses for the use of cyanide bombs — a device deployed by ranchers to kill coyotes. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports records show state-issued licenses for cyanide bombs has declined from 86 in 2015 and 2016...

The Latest: Patriots' 21-game home winning streak snapped

Dec. 8, 2019 8:12 PM EST

The Latest on Week 14 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:02 p.m. The Kansas City Chiefs have snapped the New England Patriots' 21-game home winning streak with a 23-16 win at Gillette Stadium. The Chiefs are the first team to beat Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in New England since the Carolina Panthers beat them 33-30...