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New study outlines high costs of extreme heat in Phoenix

Dec. 06, 2021 19:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme heat is expensive. That's the conclusion of a study presented Monday by The Nature Conservancy, which commissioned a look at the costs of rising temperatures in Phoenix. Working with infrastructure consulting firm AECOM, the nonprofit...

First whooping cranes of season arrive at Alabama refuge

Dec. 05, 2021 10:20 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — The first whooping cranes of the season have arrived at Alabama's Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge along the Tennessee River. The Decatur Daily reported that the endangered birds, which spend the winter at the 35,000-acre (14,164-hectare) refuge in...

Chronic wasting disease found in deer in southern Arkansas

Dec. 02, 2021 18:25 PM EST

STRONG, Ark. (AP) — Chronic wasting disease has been found in a deer in southern Arkansas, near the Louisiana state line, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reported Thursday. The deer was harvested in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge in Union County, the...

Officials: Brian Laundrie fatally shot himself in the head

Nov. 23, 2021 16:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Brian Laundrie, who was found dead last month in a Florida swamp, shot himself in the head, officials announced Tuesday. Laundrie had been the subject of a manhunt for more than a month as investigators searched for clues in the slaying of his girlfriend,...

Chile Senate rejects removing president in impeachment trial

Nov. 16, 2021 22:54 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Chilean Senate late Tuesday rejected an opposition-initiated impeachment process to remove President Sebastián Piñera over allegations that he favored the sale of a family property that hinged on the government not declaring the land a nature reserve. ...

Alaska corporation sues over Arctic refuge leases

Nov. 04, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska state corporation that was the main bidder in an oil and gas lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge earlier this year said it is suing federal officials over what it calls improper actions that are preventing lease activities. ...

9 wildlife refuges closed at Lake Between the Lakes

Nov. 02, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Nine wildlife refuges at Lake Between the Lakes National Recreation Area have closed until next year, officials said. Signs or buoys mark areas closed to activities that include hunting, fishing and boating. The areas will reopen on March 15, the...

Lawyer: Initial autopsy inconclusive on Laundrie death cause

Oct. 25, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The initial autopsy on the remains of Brian Laundrie did not uncover a cause of his death and a more intensive examination will be done, a Laundrie family lawyer said Monday. Laundrie's skeletal remains found in a Florida nature preserve were...

Remains of United executive found at suburban Chicago forest

Oct. 24, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

DARIEN, Ill. (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed that human remains found at a suburban Chicago nature preserve are of a United Airlines executive reported missing more than a year ago, officials said Sunday. Investigators used dental records to confirm the identity of...

Workers find human remains at suburban Chicago preserve

Oct. 23, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

DARIEN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether human remains found at a suburban Chicago nature preserve could be those of a United Airlines executive who vanished more than a year ago. Contractors found the remains Friday afternoon in an area of heavy brush...