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Hiker hospitalized after grizzly bear mauling in Wyoming

Jun. 28, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) — A hiker has been hospitalized after being mauled by a bear, believed to have been a grizzly, in the mountains of northwestern Wyoming, the state's Game and Fish agency said Tuesday. The man was hiking Monday at high elevation on Francs Peak, a 13,000-foot...

Tribal leaders and feds reestablish Bears Ears Commission

Jun. 21, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal officials and tribal nations have formally reestablished a commission to oversee land management decisions at a national monument in Utah — among the first such joint governance agreements signed by Native Americans and U.S. officials. Leaders from...

Gateway towns to Yellowstone become dead ends after flood

Jun. 16, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — This gateway town to Yellowstone National Park has become a dead end, a casualty of the severe flooding that tore through one of America’s most beloved natural attractions and swept away roads, bridges and homes. The unprecedented flood has closed the...

Shaky oasis for some polar bears found, but not for species

Jun. 16, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

With the polar bear species in a fight for survival because of disappearing Arctic sea ice, a new distinct group of Greenland bears seem to have stumbled on an icy oasis that might allow a small remote population to “hang on.” But it’s far from “a life raft” for the...

Bear euthanized after injuring mother, 3-year-old in Smokies

Jun. 15, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials say a bear has been euthanized after ripping into a family’s tent and injuring a mother and her 3-year-old daughter. Park officials say the incident happened Sunday at Elkmont Campground. The 350-pound bear...

Florida’s animal crossing aims to break barrier of I-4

Jun. 11, 2022 03:15 AM EDT

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — M34, a typical black bear who became an inspiration, was stuck. He had hopscotched north from Sebring between dwindling patches of trees until he came to Celebration. If Florida was an entire world, M34 had reached its equator: Interstate 4,...

300-pound bear struck and killed on California highway

Jun. 06, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — A 300-pound (135-kilogram) bear was struck and killed Monday morning on a Southern California highway, authorities said. The animal was hit by a Toyota SUV around 4:15 a.m. on a westbound connector road to Interstate 210 in Irwindale, east of Los Angeles,...

Montana officials euthanize grizzly bear, release another

Jun. 04, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

BONNER, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials captured two young female sibling grizzly bears, releasing one back into the wild and euthanizing the other due to an infection stemming from losing a front left paw. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said Friday it captured the...

Groups file new lawsuit to stop Idaho gold mine drilling

Jun. 03, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service violated environmental laws in approving exploratory drilling by a Canadian company hoping to build a gold mine in Idaho west of Yellowstone National Park, two environmental groups said. The Idaho Conservation League and Greater...

Visitors to North Carolina national forests warned of bears

Jun. 03, 2022 08:34 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Visitors to national forests in western North Carolina are being warned that bears are getting close to humans and even circling campsites. The U.S. Forest Service issued the warning for Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. The service says visitors have...