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Florida men charged with poaching protected sea turtle eggs

Jul. 14, 2020 4:12 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida men have been charged with stealing 93 protected sea turtle eggs. Federal prosecutors in West Palm Beach announced charges Monday against Carl Lawrence Cobb, 63, and Bruce Wayne Bivins, 63. They each face three felony counts, including violating the Endangered...

FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, Sen, Dan Sullivan, R-Ark., wears a mask at a hearing in Washington. Protesters in Alaska carrying a banner and a caribou heart interrupted a campaign event for Sullivan who is seeking reelection. The Anchorage Daily News reported the small group of protesters were restrained and escorted out by staff and attendees at Sullivan's campaign launch event in a hangar near Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Saturday, July 11. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP, File)

Protesters: Caribou heart meant to send message to senator

Jul. 13, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The man who owned a caribou heart that protesters said they wanted to give U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan during a disrupted campaign event said Sullivan reminded him of the robotic Tin Man from “The Wizard of Oz,” and he wanted to give him a heart. Samuel Johns said his...

Manchester reaches deal with feds to improve river quality

Jul. 13, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

Two federal agencies have reached a deal with New Hampshire’s largest city to enact measures aimed at helping reduce river pollution. The agreement announced Monday between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and Manchester calls for implementing a 20-year plan to...

Bear that attacked woman near Colorado Springs euthanized

Jul. 13, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials have euthanized a mother bear that attacked a woman near Colorado Springs. The Gazette reports the woman, whose name and age have not been released, encountered the bear as she was walking home near downtown Manitou Springs late Thursday. The bear charged...

Fatal accident: Boat sank; driver wasn't wearing a life vest

Jul. 13, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A boater who wasn’t wearing a life vest died after his 15-foot boat went down, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Monday. The body of Leonard Williams, 59, of Baton Rouge, was recovered Saturday from Cross Bayou in Iberville Parish, enforcement spokesman...

FILE - In this March 10, 2010, file photo, provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is a female bi-state sage grouse in Nevada. A federal judge has upheld U.S. Forest Service authority to keep a 250-mile motorcycle race out of sage grouse habitat in Nevada's high desert. Judge Miranda Du in Reno rejected a lawsuit by off-road vehicle enthusiasts who argued the agency illegally short-circuited the environmental review process. They had challenged rules barring off-road travel within 4-mile buffers around bi-state grouse breeding groups between March 1 and June 30 along the California-Nevada line. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)

Judge denies Nevada off-road challenge to grouse protection

Jul. 13, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has upheld the U.S. Forest Service's authority to keep a 250-mile (400-kilometer) motorcycle race out of sage grouse habitat in Nevada’s high desert, rejecting a lawsuit by off-road vehicle enthusiasts who argued the agency illegally short-circuited the...

9-year-old dies after swimming in northwestern Indiana lake

Jul. 13, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl has died after she went missing while swimming in a northwestern Indiana lake, according to police. Emergency crews were called Sunday evening to Lakeshore Camp Resort in Portage, where the girl began struggling in the water near a swim platform, state Conservation...

Effort underway to preserve Revolutionary War-era fort site

Jul. 12, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

ALDERSON, W.Va. (AP) — An effort is underway to purchase the site of a frontier fort that was built to protect colonial settlers in the Greenbrier Valley before and during the Revolutionary War. The Archaeological Conservancy, the West Virginia Land Trust and the Greenbrier Historical Society are seeking...

Sea turtles nesting at healthy rate on Georgia beaches

Jul. 12, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Rare loggerhead sea turtles are nesting in healthy numbers this year on Georgia beaches. More than 2,200 loggerhead nests have been counted along the state’s 100-mile coast since the nesting season began in May, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources reported. Wildlife...

Field of wildflowers advances sustainability in Maryland

Jul. 12, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — It’s not the poppies from the Wizard of Oz, but the 15-acres of Black-eyed Susans at Bar-T Mountainside near Urbana does bring to mind a fairytale. “It’s almost magical,” said Joe Richardson, owner of Bar-T, a summer camp, after-school program and...