Wildlife management

In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo, boats move along the Chicago River near the Trump International Hotel and Tower, center, in Chicago. The Trump Tower is among the largest users of water from the Chicago River, but records show it has never met Environmental Protection Agency rules for protecting fish. City records indicate the skyscraper siphons nearly 20 million gallons a day for its cooling systems. Regulations limit the number of fish that can be trapped or killed during that processes. Records show Trump Tower has failed to document it followed those rules. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato File)
June 18, 2018 - 3:18 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago is one of the largest users of water from the Chicago River, but records show it has never followed state rules governing the protection of the river's fish. State records indicate that the skyscraper siphons nearly 20 million...
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File - This undated file photo provided by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shows a wolf-like animal that was shot on May 16, 2018, after it was spotted in a private pasture with livestock near Denton, Mont. The mystery is over: Montana wildlife officials confirm that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was actually a wolf. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials initially weren't certain what the creature was when a rancher shot it near Denton in May. They noted the legs, front claws and canine teeth were shorter and its ears bigger than normally seen on wolves. Officials said in a statement Monday, June 18, 2018, that an inspection of the animal at its wildlife health laboratory revealed it to be a relatively normal looking wolf. DNA tests confirmed that the animal was a gray wolf. (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks via AP, File)
June 18, 2018 - 1:39 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The mystery is over: Wildlife officials have confirmed that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was a gray wolf. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials initially weren't certain what the creature was when a rancher shot it in May. They noted the legs, front...
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This undated photo provided by Rich Hatfield shows a western bumble bee (Bombus occidentalis) lands on Canada goldenrod. The Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas for Idaho, Oregon and Washington that started this month aims to accumulate detailed information about bumblebees with the help of hundreds of citizen scientists spreading out across the three states. (Rich Hatfield/The Xerces Society via AP)
June 17, 2018 - 1:20 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hundreds of citizen scientists have begun buzzing through locations across the Pacific Northwest seeking a better understanding about nearly 30 bumblebee species. Bumblebees, experts say, are important pollinators for both wild and agricultural plants, but some species have...
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June 12, 2018 - 7:16 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Eddie Vedder's support of the Chicago Cubs remains strong. The Pearl Jam frontman's new 7-inch vinyl single will be given out to those who buy tickets to the July 6 Cubs-Reds game at Wrigley Field. Pressed on blue and red vinyl, the record feature's Vedder's 2007 Cubs song "All the...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2015 photo, Melissa Erkel, a fish passage biologist with the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, looks at a culvert, a large pipe that allows streams to pass beneath roads but block migrating salmon, along the north fork of Newaukum Creek near Enumclaw, Wash. The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court order that forces Washington state to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. The justices divided 4-4 Monday, June 11, 2018, in the long-running dispute that pits the state against Indian tribes and the federal government. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
June 11, 2018 - 6:40 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state must restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a lower court order. The justices divided 4-4 in the long-running dispute that pits the state against Northwest Indian tribes and the...
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Law enforcement officers gather at the entrance of Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Davie, Fla. Someone called police after seeing a woman who was walking her dog in the park being dragged into a lake by an alligator. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 08, 2018 - 10:39 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A woman who disappeared while walking her dogs near a Florida lake Friday was bitten and likely killed by an alligator that was later captured, wildlife officials said. A necropsy confirmed the gator bit Shizuka Matsuki, 47, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...
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This July 29, 2017, photo provided by KYUK Public Media shows a gray whale being butchered near Napaskiak, Alaska, with the meat being distributed among several villages. Federal officials decided native hunters will not be prosecuted for the unauthorized kill after the whale strayed into the Kuskokwim River in southwestern Alaska from the North Pacific Ocean. (Katie Basile/KYUK Public Media via AP)
June 08, 2018 - 5:19 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Native hunters from Alaska will not be prosecuted after they used harpoons and guns last year to kill a protected gray whale that strayed into a river from the North Pacific Ocean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration instead sent three letters advising...
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In this Aug. 11, 2017 photo, visitors approach a former ranch house and barn during a guided hike on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge near Denver. Rocky Flats was once the site of a plant that made plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons. Part of the site was designated a refuge after a $7 billion cleanup. On Sunday, June 3, 2018, the refuge manager harshly criticized a local Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of the site and expressed doubt about whether the U.S. government's assurances about the site could be trusted. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)
June 08, 2018 - 5:18 pm
DENVER (AP) — A U.S. official harshly criticized a Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of a former nuclear weapons plant that was converted into a wildlife refuge and expressed doubt about whether the government's assurances about the site could be trusted. The dispute is part of a...
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June 07, 2018 - 5:15 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contending the agency failed to act on a request by the state of Idaho to modify water temperature standards below a hydroelectric project where federally protect fall chinook salmon reproduce...
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June 07, 2018 - 2:37 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish environmental authorities say they have captured a rare lynx in Catalonia, three years after it was released in Portugal. Litio, a four-year-old Iberian lynx, had been spotted on the outskirts of Barcelona on May 29. Officials said Thursday the lynx was captured...
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