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Memphis Zoo welcomes baby deer from rare species

Apr. 18, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Considered extinct in the wild, the Memphis Zoo welcomed a baby Pere David’s Deer last month. The zoo is one of a handful of U.S. zoos that houses the rare species. The male fawn was born at the zoo on March 27 amid severe storms passing through...

Body pulled from river ID'd as a missing Bullhead City man

Apr. 18, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A body recovered from the Colorado River has been identified as a missing Bullhead City man who was in a boating accident, authorities said Sunday. Bullhead City said they received a call of a body floating down the river near the Palo Verde...

Dry tinderbox conditions raise concern about another drought

Apr. 18, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

A messy nor'easter wasn't enough to make up for a lack of late-season snow and dry spring weather, which is causing worries of another summer drought in New England, officials say. People are already being urged to conserve water in parts of western Massachusetts, and New...

US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

Apr. 17, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The man-made lakes that store water supplying millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico are projected to shrink to historic lows in the coming months, dropping to levels that could trigger the federal government's first-ever official shortage declaration and...

After China, US envoy Kerry in S. Korea for climate talks

Apr. 17, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry met with South Korea’s foreign minister in Seoul on Saturday for talks ahead of a virtual climate summit of world leaders called by President Joe Biden for next week. Kerry arrived in South Korea after a four-day...

New Kansas law to make it a crime to trespass at pipelines

Apr. 17, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill signed into law by Kansas Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly will make it a misdemeanor to trespass near oil and gas pipelines. The bill Kelly signed last week gained bipartisan support in the state Senate, but drew criticism from some House...

Judge sides with conservationists in sheep grazing dispute

Apr. 16, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sided with conservation groups who said allowing domestic sheep to graze in a mountain range along the Idaho-Montana border as part of a government agriculture program could harm grizzly bears and other wildlife. Chief...

Interior head Haaland revokes Trump-era orders on energy

Apr. 16, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday revoked a series of Trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public lands and waters, and issued a separate directive that prioritizes climate change in agency decisions. The moves...

Environmental group sues over protections for 20 species

Apr. 15, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An environmental group filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging the federal government has failed to act on petitions to protect nine species under the Endangered Species Act and hasn't designated critical habitat for 11 other species that are already protected. ...

Environmental groups sue to halt post-fire logging in forest

Apr. 15, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Seven environmental groups have filed a lawsuit to halt post-fire logging in Santiam State Forest. The suit filed Wednesday seeks to stop the Oregon Department of Forestry from current logging and bar it from moving forward with timber sales and...