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FILE - In this June 11, 2020 file photo, lounge chairs fill an empty beach in Cancun, Mexico. In a bill approved unanimously Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2020, Mexico’s Senate has voted to levy fines of up to $47,000 against hotels, restaurants or other property owners who restrict access to the country’s beaches. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz, File)

Mexico enacts law to guarantee public access to all beaches

Oct. 21, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Property owners in Mexico are being required to allow access through their land for the public to reach beaches that do not have access roads, under a law enacted Wednesday. The Environment Department said land owners would be compensated for access. The law also establishes fines of up...

Idaho governor: collaboration key to solving land issues

Oct. 21, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A collaborative process that gives everyone a say is key to solving many federal public lands issues in the U.S. West, Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday. “Good resource management in the West requires that people are not disenfranchised because they don’t have a voice...

Report: Kingman aquifer to last longer, a century or more

Oct. 21, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has told Mohave County and the city of Kingman that the underground water supply will likely last longer than previously thought. The agency said the Hualapai Valley Basin Aquifer hydrological model is expected to hold for another 100 years or more but still...

3 moose illegally killed in west-central Idaho, state says

Oct. 21, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

CASCADE, Idaho (AP) — Three bull moose were illegally shot and killed in Valley County in west-central Idaho, Idaho officials say, and a fourth bull moose was shot at but apparently not injured. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game this week said a large bull moose was killed west of Smiths Ferry sometime...

Boise Cascade says it might close Oregon plywood mill

Oct. 21, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Boise Cascade says it may close a plywood mill in eastern Oregon at the end of the year and lay off all the 229 people who work there. “We haven’t made a definite decision yet to curtail (production) at the facility, but we wanted to give the (regulatory) notice to our...

FILE-In this Thursday, April 3, 1997 file photo, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Ga., is is seen. A mining company said Tuesday it plans to dig for minerals without a federal permit at the edge of the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp, a big step for a once-embattled project that's now benefitting from the Trump administration's rollback of environmental rules. (Stuart Tannehill/Florida Times-Union via AP, File)

Trump environmental rollback spurs mining near Okefenokee

Oct. 21, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A mining company said Tuesday that it plans to dig for minerals without a federal permit at the edge of the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp, a big step for a once-embattled project that's now benefiting from the Trump administration's rollback of environmental rules. For...

Kentucky whiskey producer part of tree-planting project

Oct. 21, 2020 4:13 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky whiskey maker is teaming with a conservation group for a tree-planting initiative. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey said it's working with the group American Forests for the project. The goal is to plant 1 million trees in the next five years, it said. In addition to its...

Database shows Maine has more than 600 kinds of spiders

Oct. 21, 2020 1:45 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A database published by the Maine Forest Service shows that the state has more than 600 kinds of spiders. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said the state's spider checklist is the result of 14 years of work and collaboration between the state and...

This image provided by the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries shows an alligator that was illegally killed with a crossbow arrow in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Louisiana authorities are offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the conviction of whoever killed a 12.5-foot alligator with a crossbow, then abandoned the body. Alligator hunting is tightly regulated. Hunters in Louisiana need a special license, and must clip a state harvest tag to each animal killed. (Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries via AP)

Up to $1,000 reward in alligator's crossbow killing

Oct. 20, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities are offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the conviction of whoever killed an alligator with a crossbow and then abandoned the body. Alligator hunting is tightly regulated. Hunters in Louisiana need a special license, and must lock a harvest tag to...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 20, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: New Bexley rent rule makes a statement about diversity and inclusion The Columbus Dispatch Oct. 20 As central Ohio struggles with a persistent shortage of affordable housing, it’s good to note how far we’ve come from...