Natural resource management

FILE - In this July 16, 2004, file photo, a gray wolf is seen at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. A federal appeals court Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government acted prematurely when it dropped them from the endangered species list. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, File)
August 01, 2017 - 7:28 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government made crucial errors when it dropped them from the endangered species list five years ago. The court upheld a district judge who...
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August 01, 2017 - 3:13 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government acted prematurely when it dropped them from the endangered species list. The court upheld a district judge who in 2014 overruled the...
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August 01, 2017 - 7:10 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A deadly conflict is underway between India's growing masses and its wildlife, confined to ever-shrinking forests and grasslands, with data showing that around one person has been killed every day for the past three years by roaming tigers or rampaging elephants. Statistics...
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In this July 29, 2017 photo provided by Rainbow Air INC., black-colored wastewater treatment discharge is released into water below Niagara Falls, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The water near the base of the falls that border the U.S. and Canada turned an alarming shade of black before tourists' eyes following a foul-smelling discharge from a nearby wastewater treatment plant. The water board for the city says Saturday's discharge was part of routine maintenance of one of its basins, that the discharge was within permitted limits and had dissipated by Sunday. (Patrick J. Proctor/Rainbow Air INC. via AP)
July 31, 2017 - 3:01 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The water near the base of Niagara Falls turned an alarming shade of black before tourists' eyes following a foul-smelling discharge from a wastewater treatment plant. The water board for the city of Niagara Falls, New York, says Saturday's discharge was part of routine...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, a grizzly bear cub searches for fallen fruit beneath an apple tree a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list. The decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove federal protections from the approximately 700 bears living across 19,000 square miles in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming took effect Monday, July 31, 2017. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, file)
July 31, 2017 - 2:01 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government lifted protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region on Monday, though it will be up to the courts to decide whether the revered and fearsome icon of the West stays off the threatened species list. More than a month after announcing grizzlies in...
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July 31, 2017 - 6:52 am
WHITNEY POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in upstate New York have captured an alligator that got loose. According to Animal Adventure Park, New York state Department of Environmental Conservation crews captured the renegade reptile Saturday behind the fairgrounds in rural Whitney Point. Sightings of...
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July 31, 2017 - 6:12 am
WHITNEY POINT, New York (AP) — Authorities in upstate New York have captured an alligator that got loose. According to Animal Adventure Park, New York state Department of Environmental Conservation crews captured the renegade reptile Saturday behind the fairgrounds in rural Whitney Point. Sightings...
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July 30, 2017 - 10:20 pm
BUNKERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's tour in Nevada of two national monuments being scrutinized by the Trump administration (all times local): 7:17 p.m. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke toured two national monuments in Nevada on Sunday and canceled plans for...
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UFC President Dana White puts the UFC light heavyweight champion belt on Jon Jones after he defeated Daniel Cormier during UFC 214 in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday July 29, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht /Los Angeles Daily News via AP)
July 30, 2017 - 10:03 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jon Jones reached the pinnacle of mixed martial arts and then fell harder than just about anyone ever had before. When he got back on top Saturday night by stopping his greatest rival in dramatic style, Jones vowed to appreciate everything he had lost and regained. Jones...
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UFC President Dana White puts the UFC light heavyweight champion belt on Jon Jones after he defeated Daniel Cormier during UFC 214 in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday July 29, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht /Los Angeles Daily News via AP)
July 30, 2017 - 3:30 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jon Jones reached the pinnacle of mixed martial arts and then fell harder than just about anyone ever had before. When he got back on top Saturday night by stopping his greatest rival in dramatic style, Jones vowed to appreciate everything he had lost and regained. Jones...
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