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US will review oil and gas leasing program in Alaska refuge

Aug. 03, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is moving ahead with a new environmental review of oil and gas leasing in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after the Interior secretary said she found “multiple legal deficiencies” in a prior review that provided a basis...

Senators behind $1T infrastructure plan show off their work

Aug. 03, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senators who spent months stitching together a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package are now trying to sell it to the American people before a key vote expected this week that would push a long recognized national priority much closer to the finish line, after...

Jack Ballard announces run for Montana's US House seat

Aug. 03, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democrat Jack Ballard announced Tuesday a run for the U.S. House, in the hopes of unseating Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale. Ballard, 58, is a writer who resides in Red Lodge and covers hunting, fishing, wildlife and conservation. ...

Melting ice imperils 98% of Emperor penguin colonies by 2100

Aug. 03, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced a proposal to list the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. “The lifecycle of Emperor penguins is...

Bear cub rescued from Sierra wildfire escapes Tahoe center

Aug. 03, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife officials at Lake Tahoe are asking for the public’s help in locating a bear cub that escaped from an animal rescue center where he was being treated for burns suffered in a Sierra wildfire. The 6-month-old black bear —...

Turkey's Erdogan faces mounting criticism over wildfires

Aug. 03, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

BOZALAN, Turkey (AP) — As Turkish fire crews pressed ahead Tuesday with their weeklong battle against blazes tearing through forests and villages on the country's southern coast, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government faced increased criticism over its apparent poor response and...

US plans 50% more wild horse roundups amid Western drought

Aug. 03, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. land managers have begun efforts to capture about 50% more wild horses than originally planned this year because of severe drought across the U.S. West — about 6,000 additional animals primarily in Nevada, Oregon and Colorado. The Bureau of Land...

Panthers receiver carted off; player who hit him is cut

Aug. 03, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers wide receiver Keith Kirkwood was hit in the neck area during practice Tuesday, carted off the field and taken away by ambulance. The player who struck him was kicked out of practice and waived. Kirkwood sustained a concussion,...

2 Louisiana parishes designated as natural disaster areas

Aug. 03, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Farmers in two south Louisiana parishes who lost property during extreme weather in April through June may be eligible for federal aid, Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain said Tuesday. Physical-loss loans are available for...

New 'slow zone' to protect rare whales off Massachusetts

Aug. 03, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The federal government has announced a new voluntary speed restriction zone to try to protect rare whales off the Massachusetts coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the new “slow zone” is located southeast of...