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Tennessee IDs chronic wasting disease in deer in 12th county

Dec. 06, 2021 04:01 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say a 12th county has a confirmed case of chronic wasting disease in deer. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says a deer harvested in Weakley County has tested positive. The state says the disease...

Fatal disease has found its way to Badlands bighorn sheep

Dec. 04, 2021 01:19 AM EST

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The bighorn sheep in Badlands National Park are experiencing a die off caused by the same bacteria that has ravaged the other wild sheep herds in the state as well as countless others throughout the West. Since August, when the first sheep in the...

Oregon officials ask public help to find killers of 8 wolves

Dec. 02, 2021 20:38 PM EST

Officials in Oregon are asking for public assistance to locate the person or persons responsible for poisoning eight wolves in the eastern part of the state earlier this year. The Oregon State Police has been investigating the killing of all five members of the Catherine...

Chronic wasting disease found in deer in southern Arkansas

Dec. 02, 2021 18:25 PM EST

STRONG, Ark. (AP) — Chronic wasting disease has been found in a deer in southern Arkansas, near the Louisiana state line, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reported Thursday. The deer was harvested in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge in Union County, the...

Heat, no food, deadly weather: Climate change kills seabirds

Dec. 01, 2021 12:27 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The warming of the planet is taking a deadly toll on seabirds that are suffering population declines from starvation, inability to reproduce, heat waves and extreme weather. Climate-related losses have hit albatrosses off the Hawaiian islands,...

6 penguins die at Indiana zoo after avian malaria infections

Dec. 01, 2021 11:59 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Six African penguins have died at a northwest Indiana zoo after falling ill with avian malaria, zoo officials said. The Columbian Park Zoo announced Tuesday that the penguins died despite around-the-clock care that included anti-malarial...

Science report: US should make less plastic to save oceans

Dec. 01, 2021 11:11 AM EST

America needs to rethink and reduce the way it generates plastics because so much of the material is littering the oceans and other waters, the National Academy of Sciences says in a new report. The United States, the world’s top plastics waste producer, generates more...

Cape Cod sea turtle strandings increase after slow start

Nov. 29, 2021 13:50 PM EST

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Sea turtle strandings on Cape Cod are picking up after a slow start to the season, experts at the New England Aquarium said Monday. The aquarium has so far cared for almost 120 of the animals at its Quincy turtle hospital, the vast majority of which...

Big cats back at Sioux Falls zoo after negative virus tests

Nov. 27, 2021 12:38 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Big cats are back on display at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls after a snow leopard died of COVID-19. The animals, including tigers and snow leopards, have tested negative for the virus and were to return to their exhibits on Wednesday, zoo...

Jaguars rule out CB Griffin (concussion) against Falcons

Nov. 26, 2021 11:06 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars ruled out starting cornerback Shaquill Griffin for Sunday’s game against Atlanta. Griffin is dealing with a concussion. Coach Urban Meyer also said Friday that running back James Robinson...