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Advocates work toward new southern Nevada national monument

Jun. 14, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Advocates in southern Nevada are building momentum toward setting aside a wide desert area rich with biological diversity and Native American cultural significance for permanent environmental protection. The site would be called Avi Kwa Ame National...

$11B for transit would aid bullet train, move Olympic crowds

May. 14, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday proposed spending an additional $11 billion on transportation improvements, much of it for a troubled bullet train intended to eventually link California's major metropolitan areas and for projects supporting the 2028 Summer Olympics in...

3 more dead gray whales spotted in San Francisco Bay Area

May. 08, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — Three more dead whales have been spotted in the San Francisco Bay in recent days, bringing the total to eight this year, experts said Friday. The gray whales were found washed ashore on April 27 in Tiburon, on Monday at the Port of Oakland and...

5th dead whale found in less than month near SF Bay

Apr. 25, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fifth dead whale has been discovered in less than a month around San Francisco Bay. The whale was discovered near Fort Funston on Friday. A cause of death has yet to be determined. April is the beginning of the gray whale's...

4 gray whales found dead in San Francisco Bay Area in 9 days

Apr. 09, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four dead gray whales have washed ashore San Francisco Bay Area beaches in the last nine days, with experts saying Friday one was struck by a ship. They were trying to determine how the other three died. “It’s alarming to respond to four dead...