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Washington state waterfront owners asked to take dead whales

Jun. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

PORT HADLOCK, Wash. (AP) — At least one Washington state waterfront landowner has said yes to a request to allow dead gray whales to decompose on their property. So many gray whale carcasses have washed up this year that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries says it has run out of...

Police: Woman jabbed at Florida sea turtle nest with stick

Jun. 15, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman has been accused of disturbing a sea turtle nest in Florida. Miami Beach police officers on Saturday arrested 41-year-old Yaqun Lu. She is facing a felony charge of molesting marine turtles or eggs. An arrest report says officers witnessed Lu using a wooden stick to jab at...

Audubon intervenes to protect ocean monument for puffins

Jun. 15, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The National Audubon Society is getting involved in a lawsuit over the future of a national monument in the ocean off New England because of the area's importance to seabirds, especially colorfully beaked puffins. Fishing groups sued in federal court against creation of Northeast...

Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park

Jun. 15, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of Africa's largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent years. The apparent...

Great Lakes leaders to discuss funding Asian carp project

Jun. 14, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Great Lakes regional leaders will meet next month to consider a federal strategy for preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan and discuss helping foot the bill for the pricey project, officials said Friday. Representatives of the eight states and two Canadian provinces...

Some of nearly 200 rescued dogs almost ready for adoption

Jun. 14, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

MADISON, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 200 dogs that were rescued from a former award-winning breeder's property are recovering well, and some will be available for adoption as soon as Saturday, according to a veterinarian facility. The dogs were removed from a property in western New Jersey on Tuesday because of...

New Alaska park bridge aimed at limiting bear encounters

Jun. 14, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Park Service has completed a project to relieve an Alaska traffic jam. A new elevated bridge and boardwalk across the Brooks River in Katmai National Park and Preserve has replaced a river-level bridge that was often closed to human tourists because it was occupied by...

Top dog: Shares of online pet store Chewy soar in debut

Jun. 14, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was raining cats and dogs on Wall Street. Chewy, the online seller of pet food and squeaky toys, made a strong showing in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, with investors banking on the growing pet industry. Its shares soared 59% Friday under the symbol "CHWY," putting the...

The Latest: Dogs seized from breeder's home nearing adoption

Jun. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

MADISON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on nearly 200 dogs that were rescued from a former award-winning breeder's home (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The New Jersey animal shelter where nearly 200 dogs were taken after being rescued from a former breeder's home says the dogs are recovering well and that some will...

Father of teenage girl attacked by shark shares rescue story

Jun. 14, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The father of a 17-year-old girl who was attacked by a shark off the North Carolina coast earlier this month shared the dramatic story of how he rescued his daughter by punching the shark repeatedly until it let go. Charlie Winter was in the water near his daughter, Paige, when he...