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Nature reserve and park envisioned for shores of Utah Lake

Feb. 22, 2020 6:59 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A proposed public park and nature reserve on the shores of Utah Lake would provide restoration habitat for ospreys, bald eagles and waterfowl as well as walking trails, fishing spots and bird watching towers. The 1,000-acre park would be nestled between Provo, Orem and Vineyard on land...

FILE - In this March 23, 2018 file photo, a whooping crane, a critically endangered species, flies away from its nest with eggs, in a crawfish pond in St. Landry Parish, La.  There's a $5,000 reward for information about whoever shot and killed an endangered whooping crane in southwest Louisiana in November 2019. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement spokesman Adam Einck says the crane's body was found Nov. 15 in a rice and crawfish field in the town of Elton in Jefferson Davis Parish. A necropsy determined that it had been a shot and killed a day or two earlier. Einck says there's also still a $6,000 reward out for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot a whooping crane in Acadia Parish in November 2018.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

$11,000 in rewards for leads to whooping crane killers

Feb. 22, 2020 9:14 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana and other donors are offering $11,000 in rewards for information about whoever shot and killed endangered two whooping cranes about a year apart. There's a $5,000 reward for information about whoever killed one in Jefferson Davis Parish in November, and another $6,000 for tips...

US pushes changes to Western land plans that judge blocked

Feb. 21, 2020 4:13 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Department officials are seeking to bolster their case for easing restrictions on energy development, mining and grazing in Western states inhabited by a declining bird species. A federal judge in Idaho blocked the Trump administration plans last year over concerns...

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'Sonic' speeds to $57M debut; 'Parasite' sees big Oscar bump

Feb. 19, 2020 8:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while “Parasite” saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win. Paramount...

FILE - This Nov. 15, 2004 file photo shows tufa towers in Mono Lake near Lee Vining, Calif. Federal firefighters have set fire to invasive non-native weeds on an island in the Sierra Nevada's Mono Lake in an effort to clear space for California gulls to build their nests on the ground. The burn Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 cleared nearly half of 11-acre (4.45-hectare) Twain Island, the Los Angeles Times reported. The lake is an important nesting ground for gulls but the recent arrival of an Eurasian bush known as five-horn smotherweed has left little room for nesting. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Invasive plants burned at Mono Lake gull nesting grounds

Feb. 18, 2020 12:38 PM EST

LEE VINING, Calif. (AP) — Federal firefighters have set fire to invasive non-native weeds on an island in the Sierra Nevada's Mono Lake in an effort to clear space for California gulls to build their nests on the ground. The burn Friday cleared nearly half of 11-acre (4.45-hectare) Twain Island, the Los...

Vegas school probed for racial 'Duck, Duck, Goose' game

Feb. 18, 2020 12:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — School district officials in Las Vegas are investigating allegations that a class was playing a game of “Duck, Duck, Goose” that invoked slavery. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday that the principal at Rowe Elementary School issued a message to parents about the...

Nothing to grouse about in Maine, where bird lures hunters

Feb. 16, 2020 2:39 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Some biologists and hunting enthusiasts in Maine believe the state's stable population of grouse could help tourism while other parts of the country see declines of the popular game birds. Grouse are ground-feeding birds that belong to the same order as turkeys and chickens. Maine...

Public asked to help count turkeys

Feb. 16, 2020 8:22 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It's time to count the turkeys again. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking the public to report sightings of wild turkeys through March 31 for its annual winter flock survey. Last year, the department got 486 reports totaling 9,833 birds. Officials say that was fewer...

About 300 birds killed in Alabama's sandhill crane season

Feb. 15, 2020 10:37 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — About 300 sandhill cranes were killed during Alabama's first hunting season for the birds in more than a century, the state conservation agency said. A news release from the state conservation agency said about 400 people bought permits to hunt the large birds, which some people...

In this April 27, 2017 photo, a pack of peacocks mill about at an intersection in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami. A pack of peacocks that has wreaked havoc on the Miami neighborhood will soon be relocated after city commissioners sided with residents and agreed to have the birds taken away. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

After residents cry fowl: Miami to relocate pack of peacocks

Feb. 14, 2020 1:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A pack of peacocks that has wreaked havoc on a Miami neighborhood will be relocated after city commissioners voted Thursday night to side with residents and agreed to have the birds taken away. It was a big win for many residents who have complained that the birds have taken control of a...