Animals

September 25, 2018 - 7:22 pm
Fisheries managers are adopting a host of potentially major changes for Atlantic herring, an economically important fish that serves as key part of the ocean ecosystem in New England. Atlantic herring is a small, schooling fish that is the target of an industry that collects more than 100 million...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. On Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, a federal judge restored federal protections to grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains and blocked the first hunts planned for the animals in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's order Monday came after he had twice delayed hunts in Wyoming and Idaho just as they were set to begin. Wildlife advocates argue the bears face continued threats from climate change and loss of habitat. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File)
September 25, 2018 - 1:52 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. Wyoming and Idaho had been on the cusp of allowing hunters to kill...
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In this Aug. 2018 photo provided by Tom Bradley, a bear eats from a garbage can outside the Bradley family home, in Canton, Conn. Connecticut reports that human encounters with bears are on the rise. A wildlife biologist with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says there have been about two dozen reports this year of bears breaking into Connecticut homes and businesses, about four times the yearly average. (Tom Bradley via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 10:35 pm
CANTON, Conn. (AP) — Tom Bradley had grown accustomed to seeing black bears walk through his Connecticut neighborhood, but this month he was alarmed to find something trying to turn a doorknob to enter his house. He used his key fob to set off his car horn, to scare away whatever was in his garage...
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Maura Walbourne sits in the front of a canoe looking in at her flooded Long Avenue home as David Covington wades through the wreckage in Conway, S.C. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 The Sherwood Drive area of Conway began to look like a lake on Sunday as homes were submerged deeper than ever in flood waters that have already set historic records. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 7:22 am
BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is by no means done with the Carolinas, where some rivers are still rising and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes on Monday before rivers reach their crest. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were...
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Dead fish lie around the edges of Greenfield Lake in Wilmington N.C., Sunday, September 23, 2018. The fish began dying following the landfall of Hurricane Florence but no official explanation has been given by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)
September 23, 2018 - 10:52 pm
BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were...
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People gather during the People's Walk for Wildlife in central London, Saturday Sept. 22, 2018. Some hundreds of people gathered in London to demand better protection for the country’s wildlife, with many carrying banners in support of various pro-nature and pro-animal causes. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
September 23, 2018 - 7:07 am
LONDON (AP) — The animals can't protest so people in London did that for them. Hundreds of marchers demanded better protection for British wildlife at the People's Walk for Wildlife in Hyde Park on Saturday. Many carried pro-nature and pro-animal banners and placards and some wore animal masks...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2011, file photo, dairy cows graze on grass in the Emmental region of Switzerland. Swiss voters are deciding on two separate proposals aimed to protect Swiss farmers more and ensure that food from both domestic and foreign farmers and producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly. (AP Photo/Mark D. Carlson, File)
September 23, 2018 - 6:50 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters appeared to have decisively rejected two proposals Sunday aimed at protecting Swiss farmers and ensuring that food from both domestic and foreign producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly. Projections for public broadcaster SRF showed 64...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2008, file photo, Uno, a 15-inch beagle, poses with his trophy after winning Best in Show at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Uno, the beagle who became perhaps the most popular show dog ever, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at the 200-acre ranch where he lived in Austin, Texas, longtime dog expert David Frei said, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. He was 13. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
September 21, 2018 - 7:16 pm
Every dog might have its day, but not many ever had a night like this. Cheered on by a roaring, packed crowd at Madison Square Garden, the playful beagle responded like a true champ. "Ah-roo!" Uno bayed that evening, a decade ago. "Ah-roo!" Uno, who became perhaps the most popular pooch to step...
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In this frame grab taken from video on Sept. 18, 2018, a view of spider webs over bushes, in Aitoliko, Greece. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low vegetation in thick webs. The sticky white lines extend for a few hundred meters (yards) along the shoreline of Aitoliko, built on an artificial island in a salt lagoon near Missolonghi, 250 kilometers (150 miles) west of Athens. (Giannis Giannakopoulos via AP)
September 21, 2018 - 11:22 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's not quite the World Wide Web — but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low...
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September 21, 2018 - 10:38 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is reporting some cautiously good news for rhinos after years in which poachers killed them in record numbers. The government said Friday that most provinces have experienced "dramatic declines" in the killing of rhinos. It says poachers killed 508 rhinos in the...
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