Natural resource management

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 - 6:32 pm
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 special tickets to the July 6 game between the Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field. Pressed on blue and red vinyl, the record...
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June 12, 2018 - 8:43 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Inmates housed in an aging lockup flooded a Kentucky police chief's office with sewage by flushing jumpsuits and shredded bedding down the toilets. A week after the wastewater overflow, more repairs are needed before Louisville Metro Chief Steve Conrad can use his office...
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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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June 11, 2018 - 6:28 pm
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a Pennsylvania man shot and killed a 500-pound grizzly bear while he was hunting for black bears in northwestern Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Dillon Tabish said the adult male bear was killed May 20 on U.S. Forest Service land in...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 27, 2018 file photo, elephants from the St. Petersburg circus take part in the parade during the celebration the 315 anniversary of St. Petersburg in central St.Petersburg, Russia. Animal rights groups say they will establish Europe’s first elephant sanctuary for former circus elephants. World Animal Protection and Elephant Haven said Monday, June 11 that the sanctuary will be created in France, and certain sites will be operational by fall this year. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, file)
June 11, 2018 - 9:27 am
PARIS (AP) — Two prominent animal rights groups said Monday they are establishing Europe's first sanctuary for former circus elephants. World Animal Protection said the sanctuary will be created in collaboration with the charity Elephant Haven in the central French region of Limousin and certain...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, a firefighter carries a water hose to put out a fire burning along the Highway 29 near Calistoga, Calif. Downed power lines caused a dozen Northern California wildfires last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday, June 8, 2018. The wildfires were part of a series that were the deadliest in California history. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 09, 2018 - 1:33 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dozen wildfires that burned thousands of homes in California's wine country and killed at least 15 people last October were started by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and utility poles, state fire officials said. The California Department of Forestry and Fire...
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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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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017 file photo, flames from a wildfire consume a home, near Napa, Calif. Downed power lines caused a dozen Northern California wildfires last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday, June 8, 2018. The wildfires were part of a series that were the deadliest in California history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
June 08, 2018 - 8:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Downed power lines caused a dozen wildfires in Northern California wine country last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday. The wildfires were part of a series that were the deadliest in...
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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 - 3:56 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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