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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo a moose munches on a tree in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska wildlife officials have a message for residents: Please don't feed the moose. State Fish and Game officials said Wednesday, April 1, 2020, they've seen an uptick in people feeding moose such foods as carrots and apples after a heavy snow season that left many of animals thin and nutritionally vulnerable. Plus, intentionally feeding moose is illegal, and can result in a misdemeanor violation of state game feeding laws. Unintentional feeding can result in a $300 ticket from Alaska Wildlife Troopers. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Alaska officials to residents: Don't feed the moose

Apr. 1, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

Alaska wildlife officials have a message for residents: Please don’t feed the moose. State Fish and Game officials said Wednesday they’ve seen an uptick in people feeding moose such foods as carrots and apples after a heavy snow season that left many of the animals thin and nutritionally vulnerable....

Bears finalize 1-year contract with former Seahawks OL Ifedi

Apr. 1, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears finalized a one-year contract with former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Germain Ifedi on Wednesday. The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Ifedi made 60 starts at guard and tackle over four seasons for Seattle after being drafted out of Texas A&M with the No. 31 overall...

Inspectors find invasive moth eggs on ship at Baltimore port

Apr. 1, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Agriculture specialists discovered eggs from a nonnative species of moth known to harm plant life onboard a cargo ship that docked at the Port of Baltimore this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Tuesday. U.S. Department of Agriculture experts determined the eggs were laid...

Man dies after crashing fishing boat into dock

Apr. 1, 2020 2:30 AM EDT

TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — A man died after crashing a fishing boat into a dock on a Florida river over the weekend, authorities said. Roger Bradford Jr., 59, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Sunday night crash near Tequesta, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release....

Stranded New England sea turtles released to wild in Georgia

Apr. 1, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The New England Aquarium has released 17 sea turtles that were stranded on Cape Cod back into the wild in Georgia. The aquarium said Tuesday the animals spent four to five months at its Animal Care Center in Quincy prior to release. Volunteer pilots with a group called Turtles Fly Too...

FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file photo, a bird flies among wind turbines near King City, Mo. The Trump administration is moving to scale back criminal enforcement of a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species. The former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told AP billions of birds could die if the government doesn't hold companies liable for accidental bird deaths. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Ex-wildlife chief: Trump rule could kill billions of birds

Mar. 31, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — At a former open pit copper mine filled with billions of gallons of toxic water, sirens and loud pops from propane cannons echo off the granite walls to scare away birds so they don’t land. After several thousand migrating snow geese perished in the Berkeley Pit's acidic,...

Groups sue over continued grazing in Wyoming grizzly habitat

Mar. 31, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Conservation groups sued the U.S. government Tuesday over livestock grazing in a Wyoming forest, saying grizzly bears are too often killed by ranchers and wildlife managers for pursuing cattle in such settings. Forest officials decided in October to allow livestock grazing to continue...

This notice posted on the Twitter account of Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister on Monday, March 30, 2020, seeks the public's help for new leads in the disappearance of Jack

Florida sheriff seeking tips in 'Tiger King' mystery

Mar. 31, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It might be the biggest diversion from the pandemic: binge-watching the luridly fascinating Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” Now a Florida sheriff is asking the public for tips regarding one of the lingering mysteries raised in the recently...

Florida woman dies after getting stuck under dive boat

Mar. 31, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida diver was killed when she got stuck under a dive boat and trapped by the propeller, Florida Fish and Wildife Conservation Commission officials said. The incident happened Sunday morning while the crew of the Southern Comfort was recovering divers from the water off...

FILE - This March 1, 2010, file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a greater sage grouse male strutting to attract a mate at a lek, or mating ground, near Bridgeport, Calif. Two years after a U.S. judge ordered the Trump administration to reconsider its refusal to protect sage grouse populations along the California-Nevada line, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has again decided against listing the bi-state grouse as threatened or endangered. (Jeannie Stafford/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)

Feds refuse again to list bi-state grouse along state line

Mar. 30, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two years after a U.S. judge ordered the Trump administration to reconsider its refusal to protect sage grouse populations along the California-Nevada line, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has again decided against listing the bi-state grouse as threatened or endangered. The bi-state...