Colorado towns take action to preserve mobile home parksSeptember 17, 2019 GMT
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jeff Morehead's cat slips through the small, square door carved into his wooden fence, a gateway from Morehead's mobile home lot to a serene landscape of blooming flowers and shade trees...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Recent shark bites in Florida and Hawaii and a suspected case in New Jersey have piqued interest in an age-old summer question for beachgoers — is it safe to go in the water?
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — A great white shark was seen chomping on a seal off the coast of Cape Cod over the weekend, in a sure sign that summer is fast approaching.
The sighting Saturday morning by the crew and passengers on a vessel operated by Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch was the first confirmed white shark sighting of the season in the region's waters.
In the Amazon, Brazilian ecologists try new approach against deforestation and povertyMay 22, 2023 GMT
CARAUARI, Brazil (AP) — In a remote corner of the Amazon, Brazilian ecologists are trying to succeed where a lack of governance has proved disastrous. They're managing a stretch of land in a way that welcomes both local people and scientists to engage in preserving the world’s largest tropical forest.
MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California officials on Tuesday said they will spend about $60 million to build a channel along the Yuba River so that salmon and other threatened fish species can get around a Gold Rush-era dam that for more than a century has cut off their migration along the chilly waters of Sierra Nevada streams.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A staple seafood species caught by East Coast fishers for centuries is experiencing overfishing, and regulators have cut catch quotas by more than 80% to prevent the fish's population from collapse.
BENTLEY, La. (AP) — They were born and raised in captivity, but as they slowly slithered away from their handlers and disappeared into gopher holes in the Kisatchie National Forest, the group of Louisiana pine snakes appeared to be right at home.
Senate votes to limit critical habitat designation for imperiled species and drop bat’s protectionsMay 11, 2023 GMT
The U.S. Senate voted narrowly Thursday to overturn two Biden administration policies intended to protect endangered species.
Senators called for reinstating a rule adopted under former President Donald Trump but rescinded by the Biden administration that limited which lands and waters could be designated as places for imperiled animals and plants to receive federal protection.
‘Freaky-looking’ fanged fishes found on Oregon beachesMay 5, 2023 GMT
Several scaleless fish with fanged jaws and huge eyes that can be found more than a mile deep in the ocean have washed up along a roughly 200-mile (322-kilometer) stretch of Oregon coastline, and it's unclear why, scientists and experts said.
Bi-state sage grouse considered for threatened status, againMay 4, 2023 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — For the third time in a decade, federal wildlife officials are contemplating whether the bi-state sage grouse deserves protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Conservationists blame “political gamesmanship” for leaving the bird in regulatory limbo since 2013.
Ruling might cancel Alaska commercial king salmon seasonMay 3, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — A ruling from a U.S. judge in Seattle could effectively shut down commercial king salmon trolling in Southeast Alaska — a valuable industry that supports some 1,500 fishermen — after a conservation group challenged the harvest as a threat to endangered killer whales that eat the fish.
Maine fish hatchery will work to reduce discharge to lakeApril 25, 2023 GMT
ORONO, Maine (AP) — A Maine fish hatchery will make changes to reduce the amount of phosphorus it discharges under the terms of a federal government settlement.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it has reached the agreement with the U.S.
Fishing regulators need more transparency, ocean groups sayApril 13, 2023 GMT
MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Some regional fisheries management organizations that were set up by the United Nations to measure and conserve fish populations — but are difficult to hold to account — need to be more transparent about how they make their rules and regulations if fish species are to be protected and maintained for people reliant on healthy fish stocks for their livelihoods, conservation agencies and fishing industry players say.
Whirling disease detected at New Mexico fish hatcheryApril 8, 2023 GMT
SANTA ROSA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico wildlife managers will have fewer rainbow trout to stock in rivers and streams around the state this spring after whirling disease was detected at a state hatchery where some of the fish are raised.
California seeks federal help for salmon fishers facing banApril 7, 2023 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California officials want federal disaster aid for the state's salmon fishing industry, they said Friday following the closure of recreational and commercial king salmon fishing seasons along much of the West Coast due to near-record low numbers of the iconic fish returning to their spawning grounds.
Threatened fish gets 524 miles of habitat in MississippiApril 7, 2023 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More than 500 river miles have been designated critical habitat for a threatened fish species once found in Louisiana and Mississippi but now known only in part of its historic Mississippi range.
1st ocean fish farm proposed for East Coast off New EnglandApril 7, 2023 GMT
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire group wants to be the first to bring offshore fish farming to the waters off New England by raising salmon and trout in open-ocean pens miles from land, but critics fear the plan could harm the environment.
Environmental groups withdraw lawsuit over last Maine salmonApril 3, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups said Monday it is withdrawing a lawsuit against a renewable energy giant that it has accused of jeopardizing the last remaining wild Atlantic salmon in the U.S.
Report by feds, anglers cites offshore wind impacts on fishMarch 31, 2023 GMT
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A joint study by two federal government scientific agencies and the commercial fishing industry documents numerous impacts that offshore wind power projects have on fish and marine mammals, including noise, vibration, electromagnetic fields and heat transfer that could alter the marine environment.
Yurok Tribe, fishing groups sue over water delivery to farmsMarch 31, 2023 GMT
KLAMATH, Calif. (AP) — A northern California tribe is pressing the federal government to stop water deliveries for farming in southern Oregon and northern California unless a federal agency can show it's met all legal requirements for endangered species, including salmon and killer whales.
Much of West Coast faces ban to fish salmon amid low stocksMarch 24, 2023 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — As drought dried up rivers that carry California’s newly hatched Chinook salmon to the ocean, state officials in recent years resorted to loading up the fish by the millions onto trucks and barges to take them to the Pacific.
A fish can sense another’s fear, a study showsMarch 23, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Our capacity to care about others may have very, very ancient origins, a new study suggests.
It might have been deep-rooted in prehistoric animals that lived millions of years ago, before fish and mammals like us diverged on the tree of life, according to researchers who published their study Thursday in the journal Science.
Regulators, landowners form habitat protection partnershipMarch 23, 2023 GMT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration and industry groups pledged Thursday to promote logging practices and research intended to protect imperiled species on private forest lands.
Endangered status sought for gopher tortoise in 4 statesMarch 22, 2023 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Gopher tortoises imperiled by loss of habitat largely caused by human development should be placed on the endangered species list in four southern states, environmental groups said Wednesday as they prepared to sue the federal government over the issue.
Last wild Atlantic salmon can survive Maine dams, feds sayMarch 20, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government ruled Monday that the last wild Atlantic salmon in the country can coexist with hydroelectric dams on a Maine river, dealing a blow to environmentalists who have long sought to remove the dams.
Researchers document 55 more white sharks in Cape Cod watersMarch 16, 2023 GMT
The scientific nonprofit that tracks the white shark population in Cape Cod waters identified 55 sharks never before documented in the area during its most recent research season, but experts say that's no reason for tourists who flock to the vacation hotpsot every summer to be afraid of going in the water.
How this little see-through fish gets its rainbow shimmerMarch 13, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — You can see right through this little aquarium fish from Thailand: Its skin is almost completely transparent. But when the light hits it just right, its body flickers with shimmering rainbow colors.
Post-wildfire conditions result in poor recovery for fishMarch 11, 2023 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fishing in rivers and streams that cross through a national monument in northern New Mexico is off limits now as wildlife managers look for ways make the area more habitable following a catastrophic fire and years of subsequent flooding.
Environmentalists: Maine dam operator not protecting salmonMarch 6, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Environmental groups and a Native American tribe accused the operator of a Maine dam on Monday of not fulfilling its obligation to protect the country's last remaining Atlantic salmon river run.
Environmentalists blame 2022 Oder River disaster on miningMarch 2, 2023 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Greenpeace environmental group said Thursday that wastewater discharge from Poland’s coal mines was most likely responsible for the 2022 massive fish die-off in the Oder River.
Bogues, Tarleton State beat NAIA S’western Assemblies 110-45March 1, 2023 GMT
Shamir Bogues' 30 points led Tarleton State over Southwestern Assemblies of God 110-45 on Tuesday night.
Bogues added six rebounds, six assists, and 11 steals for the Texans (16-15. Freddy Hicks added 23 points while shooting 10 for 13 (1 for 3 from 3-point range) and 2 of 4 from the free-throw line, and he also had five rebounds and three steals.
Dam owner guilty in field turf pollution of Washington riverFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — A company that operates a century-old hydroelectric dam near Mount Rainier National Park and its chief operating officer each pleaded guilty to a single criminal count Monday in connection with a spill of synthetic field turf and the tiny rubber particles used to make it into the Puyallup River in 2020.
Minor’s 22 points help Merrimack take down LIU 80-59February 25, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Minor had 22 points in Merrimack's 80-59 victory against LIU on Saturday.
Minor had 13 rebounds and three blocks for the Warriors (15-16, 12-4 Northeast Conference). Jordan Derkack added 14 points while shooting 4 for 7 (1 for 3 from 3-point range) and 5 of 6 from the free throw line, and they also had six rebounds and four steals.
Jane Fonda campaigns to save ‘our brethren in the ocean’February 22, 2023 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actress and activist Jane Fonda is campaigning for a treaty to save marine creatures that are hunted for food including sharks, swordfish, octopus and tuna, saying they feel joy, feel sadness when they lose their offspring, and “are our brethren in the ocean.”
Endangered African penguin chicks hatch at Arizona aquariumFebruary 19, 2023 GMT
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona aquarium is celebrating the hatching of three endangered African penguin chicks, saying the tiny additions are genetically valuable as zoos and aquariums around the world work to ensure the species' survival through breeding programs and conservation efforts.
Land scores 21 as Saint Francis (PA) beats LIU 93-82February 18, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Maxwell Land had 21 points and Saint Francis (Pennsylvania) took a 93-82 victory against Long Island University on Saturday.
Land was 6 of 15 shooting, including 2 for 5 from distance, and went 7 for 10 from the line for the Red Flash (11-16, 8-6 Northeast Conference).
Carrier’s late goal gives Golden Knights 2-1 win over SharksFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thanks to Chandler Stephenson's pinpoint pass, William Carrier had a wide-open net — which oddly caused a moment of panic.
He had similar chances thwarted this season, but made sure this wouldn't be one of them, punching in the goal with 17.7 seconds left Thursday to give Vegas a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks and extend the Golden Knights' winning streak to four games.
California debates what to do with water from recent stormsFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Weeks after powerful storms dumped 32 trillion gallons of rain and snow on California, state officials and environmental groups in the drought-ravaged state are grappling with what to do with all of that water.
Wildlife bridges planned for Vegas-California rail lineFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A passenger rail company and two California state departments have agreed to build three wildlife overcrossings along the route of a planned high-speed rail line that would connect Las Vegas and Southern California, the parties said Wednesday.
Waters off New England had 2nd warmest year on record in ’22February 15, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The waters off New England, which are home to rare whales and most of the American lobster fishing industry, logged the second-warmest year on record last year.
The Gulf of Maine, a body of water about the size of Indiana that touches Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Canada, is warming faster than the vast majority of the world's oceans.
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US proposes removing wood stork from endangered species listFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The ungainly yet graceful wood stork, which was on the brink of extinction in 1984, has recovered sufficiently in Florida and other Southern states that U.S. wildlife officials on Tuesday proposed removing the wading bird from the endangered species list.
Lewis, Moore help Wagner beat LIU 58-46February 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Keyontae Lewis and Rahmir Moore scored 12 points each in Wagner's 58-46 win over Long Island on Saturday.
Lewis had seven rebounds and three blocks for the Seahawks (13-10, 6-6 Northeast Conference).
Landowner help sought to protect endangered animals, plantsFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration called for regulatory changes Wednesday to encourage voluntary conservation projects on private land, partly by shielding owners from punishment if their actions kill or harm small numbers of imperiled species.
New Indian Ocean fishing rules in big win for coastal statesFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Indian Ocean states agreed Monday to temporarily halt the use of industrial fishing gear that is drastically depleting tuna stocks in a win for countries that rely on smaller-scale fishing methods to prop up the livelihoods of communities across coastal regions.
Teenage girl killed by shark while jet skiing in AustraliaFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A teenage girl was killed in a suspected shark attack in the Western Australian city of Perth after she jumped from her jet ski, police said Saturday.
The 16-year-old was pulled from the Swan River with critical injuries.
Indian Ocean species caught between local, EU interestsFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Indian Ocean countries wanting better safeguards for local marine life by updating fishing quotas and restricting harmful catch methods are facing resistance from the European Union, conservation groups say.
Alaska gold, copper mine blocked over environmental worriesFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took an unusually strong step Tuesday and blocked a proposed mine heralded by backers as the most significant undeveloped copper and gold resource in the world because of concerns about its environmental impact on a rich Alaska aquatic ecosystem that supports the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery.
GM conditionally OKs $650M Nevada lithium mine investmentJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — General Motors Co. has conditionally agreed to invest $650 million in Lithium Americas Corp. in a deal that will give GM exclusive access to the first phase of a mine planned near the Nevada-Oregon line with the largest known source of lithium in the U.S.
Groups say plan isn’t helping fish species in MontanaJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) —
Environmentalists are suing U.S. wildlife officials in a bid to force federal protections for a rare, freshwater fish in Montana’s upper Missouri River Basin that’s suffered due to climate change and other pressures.
Dolphins, humans both benefit from fishing collaborationJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
A fishing community in southern Brazil has an unusual ally: wild dolphins.
Accounts of people and dolphins working together to hunt fish go back millennia, from the time of the Roman Empire near what is now southern France to 19th century Queensland, Australia.
Elie Saab’s spring couture in Paris dreams of Thai escapeJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Elie Saab whisked his guests away to Thailand for a Paris Fashion Week couture show Wednesday that gleamed with gold and intricate silk embroidery.
Sheer diaphanous cloth floated around the runway in Le Marais’ Carreau du Temple amid wafting perfume, as “Emily in Paris” star Paul Forman and socialite Olivia Palermo posed for the cameras.
Monumental animal art infuses Chanel’s gleaming couture showJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Art returned to a glittering Chanel couture universe Tuesday with monumental animal sculptures gathering in the center of the runway-in-the-round like a surreal zoo for its Paris Fashion Week show.
Amos leads Central Connecticut over Long Island 58-42January 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Kellen Amos had 22 points to lead Central Connecticut to a 58-42 victory over Long Island University on Sunday.
Amos shot 9 for 19 from the floor with three 3-pointers for the Blue Devils (5-16, 3-4 Northeast Conference).
Sims scores 24 as Stonehill knocks off LIU 73-66January 21, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Sims scored 24 points to help Stonehill defeat LIU 73-66 on Friday night.
Sims added seven rebounds for the Skyhawks (8-13, 4-3 Northeast Conference). Isaiah Burnett scored 13 points and added five assists.
Feds try to improve fishing data with new monitoring rulesJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Changes to U.S. rules about the monitoring of Northeast commercial fishing activities are going into effect this month with a goal of providing more accurate information about some of the nation's oldest fisheries.
Group seeks reintroduction of sea otters along West CoastJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A nonprofit group that aims to protect endangered species asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday to reintroduce sea otters to a stretch of the West Coast from Northern California to Oregon.
Judge: Corps must discuss spillway use with fisheries agencyJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must consult with federal fisheries experts on the effects of opening a spillway that protects New Orleans from Mississippi River flooding, but threatens coastal Mississippi marine life and tourism.
Loss of tiny organisms hurts ocean, fishing, scientists sayJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The warming of the waters off the East Coast has come at an invisible, but very steep cost — the loss of microscopic organisms that make up the base of the ocean's food chain.