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2.500 dead seals found on Russia's Caspian coast

Dec. 04, 2022 13:03 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — About 2,500 seals have been found dead on the Caspian Sea coast in southern Russia, officials said Sunday. Authorities in the Russian province of Dagestan said it was unclear why the mass die-off happened but that it was likely due to natural causes. ...

Thousands of ‘nuisance alligators’ are killed each year

Dec. 04, 2022 03:12 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The 6-foot alligator in a northern Hillsborough County backyard pond hadn’t bothered anyone. It wasn’t injured. But it was killed. Phil Walters, a nuisance alligator trapper contracted with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s Statewide Nuisance...

Scientists call for action to help sunflower sea stars

Dec. 03, 2022 14:32 PM EST

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Scientists along the West Coast are calling for action to help sunflower sea stars, among the largest sea stars in the world, recover from catastrophic population declines. Experts say a sea star wasting disease epidemic that began in 2013 has decimated about...

Chesapeake Bay watershed getting $33.8 million in grants

Dec. 03, 2022 10:46 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Chesapeake Bay is getting about $33.8 million in conservation grants. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced the grants Friday to support the restoration and conservation of the bay watershed. NFWF and U.S. Environmental...

Prince William, like his father, prioritizes the environment

Dec. 02, 2022 19:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Prince William capped a three-day visit to Boston by meeting with President Joe Biden to share his vision for safeguarding the environment before attending a gala event Friday evening where he sounded an optimistic tone about solving the world’s environmental problems through...

EPA proposes restrictions to block proposed Alaska mine

Dec. 01, 2022 20:40 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed restrictions that would block plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region that is home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon run. A statement from the regional EPA office...

Drought-hit California cities to get little water from state

Dec. 01, 2022 20:13 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water agencies that serve 27 million people will get just 5% of what they requested from the state to start 2023, water officials announced Thursday. The news of limited water comes as California concludes its driest three-year stretch on...

Russian shelling cuts off power again in liberated Kherson

Dec. 01, 2022 13:28 PM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling cut off power in much of the recently liberated Ukrainian city of Kherson on Thursday, just days after it was restored amid Moscow's ongoing drive to destroy key civilian infrastructure as freezing weather sets in. In Kyiv, Mayor Vitali...

Denver gets go-ahead from EPA after progress on lead pipes

Dec. 01, 2022 10:52 AM EST

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in the Denver region, saying the local water utility's approach for reducing lead levels is succeeding and making swift progress. It's a recognition that cities can effectively address...

Dutch court shoots down plan using paintball guns on wolves

Nov. 30, 2022 07:35 AM EST

THE HAGUE (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a plan to control the country’s growing wolf population by shooting at the animals with paintball guns to scare them away from people. A local court ruled that officials had not justified their decision to use the novel...