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Groups want cows corralled to protect jumping mouse habitat

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | February 21, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists have accused U.S. land managers of failing to keep livestock and wild horses out of streams and other wetlands in Arizona's White Mountains, resulting in damage to habitat required by a rare mouse species found...

California sues Trump administration to block water rules

By ADAM BEAM | February 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block new rules that would let farmers take more water from the state's largest river systems, arguing it would push endangered populations of delta smelt, chinook salmon...

Microsoft announces $1.1 billion investment in Mexico

February 20, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Microsoft announced a five-year, $1.1 billion investment plan in Mexico on Thursday to develop training programs and increase the availability of cloud computing services.Company executives said the money will be used to establish...

Berlin zoo prepares panda cubs for their big day out

January 27, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Two baby pandas born at Berlin's zoo have been chipped and checked in preparation for their first public outing in a few days, officials said Monday.The zoo said the 5-month-old cubs, nicknamed Pit and Paule, were injected with a tiny...