Tag: Environmental conservation and preservation

California identifies new, rare gray wolf pack

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SAN FRANCISCO — A new pack of gray wolves has been identified in Northern California, becoming the third pack to establish itself in the...

Amid drought, Colorado rafters flock to oases while they can

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Across Colorado, parched rivers are at some of their lowest levels on record. But on one still spared by the...

Study says hunting, poaching reduce Wisconsin wolf numbers

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — As many as one-third of Wisconsin's gray wolves likely died at the hands of humans in the months after the...

US lobster fisheries anxious over upcoming whale protections

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PORTLAND, Maine — The profitable U.S. lobster fishery will soon have to contend with new rules designed to protect an endangered species of whale,...

Big cats, bears, ferrets get COVID-19 vaccine at Oakland Zoo

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OAKLAND, Calif. — A San Francisco Bay Area zoo is inoculating its big cats, bears and ferrets against the coronavirus as part of a...

France’s top court bans glue trapping to hunt birds

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PARIS — France's top administrative court on Monday definitively banned the use of glue trapping to hunt birds, a technique that was denounced by...

EXPLAINER: Infrastructure deal targets lead pipes

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WASHINGTON — Included in the bipartisan infrastructure deal reached with President Joe Biden last week is a plan to eliminate the country's remaining lead...

14 whooping cranes hatched in Louisiana this year; 4 survive

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BATON ROUGE, La. — One of Louisiana’s oldest whooping cranes hatched her first chicks this year, and 24 mating pairs nearly doubled the previous...

Man gets year in prison for buying endangered animal parts

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TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for buying parts of dead endangered...

Turtle carcasses wash ashore in Sri Lanka after ship fire

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Nearly a hundred carcasses of turtles with throat and shell damage, as well as dozens of dead dolphins and a...