Wildlife

FILE- In this file photo taken June 15, 2014, lions yawn in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. The South Africa Environmental Affairs Department said Wednesday June 28, 2017, that the skeletons of 800 captive-bred lions can be legally exported this year, meeting demand for traditional medicine ingredients predominantly in parts of Asia. (AP Photo/Kevin Anderson, FILE)
June 28, 2017 - 11:08 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some 800 skeletons of captive-bred lions can be legally exported from South Africa this year, the government said Wednesday, meeting demand for the bones in parts of Asia while alarming critics who believe the policy threatens Africa's wild lions. The lion bone industry, which...
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In this June 26, 2017, photo, a hand-held GPS device lays next to the eggs of a Siamese Crocodile to show scale in the southern province of Koh Kong, Cambodia. Wildlife researchers say they've found a clutch of eggs from one of the world's most endangered crocodiles, raising hopes of its continuing survival in the wild. (Wildlife Conservation Society via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 6:22 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they've found a clutch of eggs from one of the world's most endangered crocodiles, raising hopes of its continuing survival in the wild. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement Wednesday that its...
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This 2017 photo provided by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection shows a baby bald eagle in a nest in a tree in Columbia, Conn. Independence Day traditions in the small Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the nation. Authorities are asking residents to forgo shooting off fireworks for the sake of a family of bald eagles. (Brian Hess/CT Deep via AP)
June 27, 2017 - 5:11 pm
COLUMBIA, Conn. (AP) — Independence Day traditions in one small Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States. Authorities in Columbia are asking residents this year to forgo shooting off fireworks for the sake of a family of bald eagles. Last summer...
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In this June 25, 2017 image made available by the Spanish Airforce on June 26, 2017, a Spanish firefighting plane flies over the fires in the Moguer area in southern Spain. A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and is threatening Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, and famous for its biodiversity, authorities said Sunday. (Spanish Airforce via AP)
June 27, 2017 - 8:12 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish firefighters worked Tuesday to fully extinguish a wildfire that threatened Donana National Park, a renowned conservation wetland and home to the endangered Iberian lynx, officials said. Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido tweeted that the fire that started Saturday was "under...
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Brazil's President Michel Temer waves as he exits after attending a ceremony at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Monday, June 26, 2017. Temer is expressing defiance in the face of possible corruption charges, the lowest approval rating for a Brazilian leader in a generation and calls for his resignation. He says nothing will "destroy" his government. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
June 26, 2017 - 8:53 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's attorney general formally accused President Michel Temer of corruption on Monday, making him the first sitting president in Latin America's largest nation to face criminal charges. Attorney General Rodrigo Janot's accusation is the latest salvo in an intensifying...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, water flows through an irrigation canal to crops near Lemoore, Calif. The federal regulators evaluating Gov. Jerry Brown's decades-old ambitions to re-engineer the water supplies from California's largest river are promising a status update Monday, June 26, 2017, as Brown's $16 billion proposal to shunt part of the Sacramento through two mammoth tunnels awaits a crucial yes or no from national agencies. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 26, 2017 - 8:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown won crucial early approval from federal wildlife officials Monday for his $16 billion proposal to re-engineer California's north-south water system, advancing his plan to build two giant tunnels to carry Northern California water to the south even though much...
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June 26, 2017 - 7:34 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A proposed road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska, rejected by President Barack Obama, is getting new life in the Donald Trump administration. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, announced Monday that the U.S. Interior Department has granted Alaska...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, water flows through an irrigation canal to crops near Lemoore, Calif. The federal regulators evaluating Gov. Jerry Brown's decades-old ambitions to re-engineer the water supplies from California's largest river are promising a status update Monday, June 26, 2017, as Brown's $16 billion proposal to shunt part of the Sacramento through two mammoth tunnels awaits a crucial yes or no from national agencies. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 26, 2017 - 3:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials gave crucial first approval Monday to California Gov. Jerry Brown's decades-old ambitions to build two massive tunnels that would re-engineer the water system in the nation's most populous state. The National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and...
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June 26, 2017 - 1:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the first in a series of government rulings on Gov. Jerry Brown's plans to build $16 billion water tunnels from Northern California (all times local): 10 a.m. Federal agencies say they will release the first in a series of rulings that will determine the fate of...
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June 26, 2017 - 12:16 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health on Monday confirmed two more human cases of plague. The recent cases involve a 52-year-old woman and a 62-year-old woman. The first case this year was reported in early June in a 63-year-old man. All three patients, who live in Santa Fe...
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