Natural resource management

April 26, 2018 - 2:41 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has approved a request to pull millions of gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan to serve a new Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing plant, helping the Taiwanese electronics giant clear a major regulatory hurdle. Foxconn...
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This undated photo shows Buka, a silverback gorilla in a park in the Republic of Congo. Researchers now estimate that there are more than 360,000 lowland gorillas in the wild in Western Africa, approximately one-third higher than earlier figures. However, the gorilla population has plunged by 19 percent in eight years, worrying scientists. (Zanne Labuschagne/Wildlife Conservation Society via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A first-of-its-kind intensive count of western Africa gorillas found far more of the apes than conservationists previously thought. Maybe not for long: The same study found a 19 percent plunge in that gorilla population in just eight years. Researchers spent a decade trudging...
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CORRECTS DATE PHOTO TAKEN - In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo provided by conservation group Elephant Family, skin stripped off an elephant carcass lies in southern Ayerawady division, Myanmar. A report by the British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater than the ivory trade. (Klaus Reisinger/compass films via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 6:36 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing an even greater threat to Asia's wild herds than the ivory trade. The group Elephant Family says the threat is currently greatest in Myanmar,...
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In this April 17, 2018 photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, wildlife officer Will Castillo replants a Dudleya in Humboldt County, Calif. State wildlife officials say they have uncovered an international plant heist involving thieves from Korea and China who are slipping into Northern California's wild landscapes to pluck succulents they then sell in a thriving black market in Asia. The Mercury News in San Jose, Calif., reports the stolen succulents called Dudleya farinose fetch up to $50 per plant in Asia, where a growing middle class is fueling demand. (Travis Van Zant/California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 4:50 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — State wildlife officials say they uncovered an international plant heist involving thieves from Korea and China slipping into Northern California's wild landscapes to pluck succulents they then sell in a thriving black market in Asia. The Mercury News in San Jose, California...
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This July, 2016, photo provided by World Wildlife Fund, shows dolphins in the Mekong river near Kratie province in the northeastern of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia's government and a major conservation group say in a joint statement issued Monday, April 23, 2018, the number of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins along a stretch of the Mekong River has increased for the first time in 20 years but the animals still face serious threats. (World Wildlife Fund via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 6:46 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The number of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins along a stretch of the Mekong River has increased for the first time in 20 years but the animals still face serious threats, Cambodia's government and a major conservation group said Monday. A joint statement issued...
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In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an airplane flies over caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The Trump administration is moving toward oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A notice being published Friday, April 20, 2018, in the Federal Register starts a 60-day review to sell oil and gas leases in the remote refuge. Oil and gas drilling in the pristine area in northeastern Alaska is a longtime Republican priority that most Democrats fiercely oppose. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving toward oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, fulfilling a longtime Republican priority that most Democrats fiercely oppose. A notice being published Friday in the Federal Register starts a 60-day review to sell oil and...
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Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., joined at right by Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., argues in opposition as members members of the House Agriculture Committee assemble to craft a new farm bill which includes an overhaul of the food stamp program, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Republicans are proposing stricter work mandates on the nation's more than 40 million food stamp recipients. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 18, 2018 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly-divided House panel Wednesday approved new work and job training requirements for food stamps as part of a five-year renewal of federal farm and nutrition policy. The GOP-run Agriculture Committee approved the measure strictly along party lines after a contentious, five...
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April 18, 2018 - 4:50 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Wednesday approved two high-voltage transmission line routes in southwestern Idaho aimed at modernizing and improving reliability of the Pacific Northwest's energy grid. The U.S. Department of the Interior's approval is for the two final segments of the Gateway...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2016 file photo, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament reacts as he is introduced during an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Utah Jazz in New York. One of the four cities in Pearl Jam's North American tour this summer will be tiny Missoula, Mont., Ament's part-time home. The pioneering grunge rock band plays the venue each time Ament's hometown friend, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, is up for election, and this time the band plans to give some of the proceeds of the show to four groups that support youth and Native American voting, land conservation and women's health. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)
April 17, 2018 - 6:08 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Pearl Jam will look to tap into a national youth movement to register new voters when the pioneering grunge rock band plays a concert in tiny Missoula, Montana, one of just four cities in its U.S. tour this summer. The politically active band has dubbed the sold-out Aug. 13...
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FILE - This 2013 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows nectar-feeding lesser long-nosed bats attracted to a hummingbird feeder during a citizen science bat migration monitoring project in southern Arizona. Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the federal endangered species list. (Richard Spitzer/U.S. Fish and Wildlife via AP, file)
April 17, 2018 - 2:32 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's announcement Tuesday made the...
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