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Endangered monk seal makes fast, long journey across Hawaii

Sep. 27, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers say an endangered Hawaiian monk seal has made an exceptionally fast and long swim across the archipelago. The 6-year-old female seal made her way from Kure Atoll in the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to the North Shore of Oahu —...

Racial alliances, rivalries on display in LA mayor's race

Sep. 27, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The diversity of Los Angeles is on display in the emerging race to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti and the winning candidate who emerges from the growing field of hopefuls will need to navigate rivalries and forge alliances across the city’s racial and ethnic communities. ...

3 Yellowstone wolves killed in first week of Montana hunt

Sep. 27, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Three gray wolves from a large pack in Yellowstone National Park that’s popular among tourists have been killed by Montana hunters, park officials said Monday. The two female pups and a female yearling from the Junction Butte pack were killed...

Beyond, Impossible join crowded plant-based chicken market

Sep. 27, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods found success with realistic plant-based burgers. Now, they're hoping to replicate that in the fast-growing but crowded market for plant-based chicken nuggets. Beyond Meat said Monday that its new tenders, made from fava beans, will go on...

Missouri plans to test deer for COVID-19 this hunting season

Sep. 27, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation plans to test hundreds of deer for COVID-19 this hunting season following a recent federal report. The U.S Department of Agriculture reported the results of a federal study testing white-tailed deer in...

Aggressive river otters attack people, dogs in Anchorage

Sep. 27, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Residents of Alaska’s largest city often contend with bears and moose, but state officials are warning of another wild animal that has been causing problems: river otters. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says river otters have attacked...

Maine finds no violations at salmon farm fish die off site

Sep. 27, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

FRENCHBORO, Maine (AP) — Regulators in Maine said they found no permit violations stemming from thousands of fish deaths at an aquaculture operation off the state's coast. Cooke Aquaculture, a Canada-based fish farming giant, operates salmon farms that include...

Lobster fishing group files lawsuit against feds whale plan

Sep. 27, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lobster fishing group based in Maine filed a lawsuit against the federal government on Monday charging new rules designed to protect whales are not based on the best available science. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Horse group teaches kids "how to handle it" in backcountry

Sep. 27, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — On a summer evening, three horse packers rode into the Bob Marshall Wilderness north of Lincoln to pack out a trail crew. The crew had been packed into the wilderness by a different group of horsemen and was awaiting the string of animals that would haul out their...

A shell of a trip: Sea turtle flown from Florida to Texas

Sep. 27, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A large loggerhead sea turtle rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital was flown by private plane Sunday to live at a conservation facility in Texas. The 230-pound female turtle took the nearly five-hour flight from the Middle Keys...