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Making hot sauce and working to save wetlands

Jun. 16, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) — As storms grow more violent and Louisiana loses more of its coast, the family that makes Tabasco Sauce is fighting erosion in the marshland that buffers its factory from hurricanes and floods. Overall, the effort is probably a standoff, says...

More than 30 pelicans mutilated on Southern California coast

Jun. 15, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — More than 30 brown pelicans have been viciously attacked and mutilated along a coastal stretch of Southern California, a wildlife care organization said Monday. At least 22 of the rescued pelicans had their wings broken so severely that...

State says breeding female of wolf pack was illegally killed

Jun. 15, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A female wolf that had pups earlier this year has been illegally killed in northeast Washington state. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists responded to a report of a dead wolf on May 26 in the Sheep Creek area of Stevens County....

2 recovering from shark bites off Florida coast

Jun. 15, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 12-year-old Florida boy and a 71-year-old man are recovering after being bitten by sharks in two separate encounters on Monday. Volusia County officials told WESH that the man was standing in knee-deep water in New Smyrna Beach when he was...

Wildlife groups investigating bird deaths in DC region

Jun. 15, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

RESTON, Va. (AP) — People should stop feeding birds while scientists determine why hundreds have been blinded and killed in the Washington, D.C., region since late May, a federal agency said. Wildlife managers in Washington, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia have...

Firefighters say 2 critically injured in Wichita fire

Jun. 15, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two people were critically injured early Tuesday in an apartment fire in Wichita, authorities said. Firefighters were called around 3 a.m. Tuesday to the complex near the Kellogg and Interstate 135 interchange, television station KAKE reported....

Deer foaming at the mouth, dropping dead in San Juan Islands

Jun. 14, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Wildlife officials in Washington state have confirmed wild deer are suffering from an animal disease on the San Juan Islands after several residents reported dozens of strange deer deaths over the past few weeks. Dr. Kristin Mansfield, a veterinarian for...

Grand Teton asks public for leads in search for missing man

Jun. 14, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park rangers and others continued to look Monday for a hiker missing since last Tuesday. Cian McLaughlin, 27, didn't show up at his job Thursday and was reported missing late Saturday, park officials said in a statement. ...

Idaho's ongoing drought halts some irrigation months early

Jun. 14, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Water managers are cutting off irrigation flows to farmers in Idaho’s Wood River basin and wildlife officials are scrambling to move fish to safer waters as a severe drought grips the area. Farmers got 27 days of water this year before the...

US bans dogs brought in from 100 countries with rabies risk

Jun. 14, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Monday announced a one-year ban on bringing in dogs from more than 100 countries where rabies is still a problem. Dogs coming in from those countries already needed proof of rabies vaccination. The ban is being imposed because of a...