Natural resource management

July 27, 2017 - 1:27 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A conservation group says nearly a fifth of the forest belonging to an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been occupied and damaged by people living near the area, threatening efforts to rehabilitate the critically endangered great apes for release...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2015, file photo shows telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island. A hearings officer is recommending that a construction permit be granted for a giant telescope planned for a Hawaii mountain summit that some consider sacred. Retired judge Riki May Amano is overseeing contested-case hearings for the Thirty Meter Telescope and issued her recommendation Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
July 27, 2017 - 12:11 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A construction permit should be granted for a giant telescope planned for a Hawaii mountain summit that some consider sacred, a hearings officer recommended Wednesday. Retired judge Riki May Amano, who is overseeing contested-case hearings for the Thirty Meter Telescope, had been...
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Members of the Tonto Rim Search and Rescue Team comb the muddy East Verde River near the entrance to the First Crossing recreation area during the search and rescue operation for a victim in a flash flood Monday, July 17, 2017, in Payson, Ariz. The bodies of several children and adults have been found after Saturday's flash flooding poured over a popular swimming area in the Tonto National Forest. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
July 19, 2017 - 6:59 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The search has again been called off for the day for the body of a 27-year-old Arizona man who remains missing after a flash flood last weekend that killed nine other relatives, a spokeswoman for the operation said Wednesday. Tiffany Davila, a spokeswoman for the Arizona Department...
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Merced and Mariposa County Sheriff's Office members attend a briefing during a wildfire in Mariposa County, Calif., Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Tall grass from a deluge of winter rains is fueling wildfires throughout the Western U.S., damaging more than a dozen homes in Nevada and threatening hundreds more structures in California. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on Tuesday ordered evacuations for some residents living southwest of Yosemite National Park. (Merced County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 19, 2017 - 12:23 am
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Tall grass from a deluge of winter rains is fueling wildfires throughout the western U.S., damaging more than a dozen homes in Nevada and forcing residents from communities on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park in California, authorities said Tuesday. Yosemite remains...
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July 17, 2017 - 7:40 am
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Timber rattlesnakes are known to thrive in some rural areas of Massachusetts, but finding them in urban areas is almost unheard of. That's why state environmental police and animal control personnel were surprised to receive a report Sunday of a large rattler hanging...
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This booking photo released by Hawai'i Police Department shows Tiffany Stone on Friday, July 14, 2017, on Hawaii's Big Island. Stone, along with with her mother Henrietta Stone and Kevin Lehano, was charged with murder after allegedly starving her 9-year-old daughter. Lehano is the father of the child. (Hawai'i Police Department via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 2:16 am
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii father, mother and grandmother are charged with murder after allegedly starving a 9-year-old girl. Police on Hawaii's Big Island on Friday arrested 49-year-old Kevin Lehano (leh-hah-noh), 33-year-old Tiffany Stone and 59-year-old Henrietta Stone. Hawaii County...
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July 15, 2017 - 1:32 am
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii father, mother and grandmother are charged with murder after allegedly starving a 9-year-old girl. Police on Hawaii's Big Island on Friday arrested 49-year-old Kevin Lehano (leh-hah-noh), 33-year-old Tiffany Stone and 59-year-old Henrietta Stone. Hawaii County...
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July 14, 2017 - 7:31 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis residents are as proud of their sweet-tasting water as their barbecue and blues. The water — drawn from the Memphis Sand aquifer beneath this Tennessee city — is so revered that a city utility called it a "community treasure" in an online report on its cleanliness. So...
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July 10, 2017 - 6:59 pm
CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. (AP) — A man who fired dozens of rounds from a rifle and wounded a former friend he was feuding with also shot and killed a camel at a nearby animal rehabilitation center in southwestern Oregon, officials and witnesses said. Joseph Carl Sallman of Grants Pass opened fire on July...
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In this Jan. 26, 2010 photo, provided by Pacific Rim Conservation, Laysan albatross are seen at Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve on the westernmost point of Oahu in Hawaii. Christian Gutierrez , a New York University student who pleaded no contest to killing the type seabirds at the Hawaii nature reserve is being sentenced, Thursday, July 6, 2017. (Lindsay Young/Pacific Rim Conservation via AP)
July 06, 2017 - 4:30 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A college student who graduated from one of the most prestigious high schools in Hawaii — former President Barack Obama's alma mater — is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for slaughtering vulnerable seabirds at a nature reserve. Prosecutors and wildlife conservationists are...
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