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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...

Torrential rains leave swollen rivers, downed trees in South

February 13, 2020

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Days of torrential rain across the Southeast left residents to deal with rising rivers, falling trees, weakened dams and mudslides Thursday as storms finally subsided.An Alabama town asked residents to cut back on water usage...

Pope avoids question of married priests in Amazon document

By NICOLE WINFIELD | February 12, 2020

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis refused Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men or women as deacons to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon, sidestepping a fraught issue that has divided the Catholic Church and emboldened his conservative...

Oil from federal lands tops 1B barrels as Trump eases rules

By MATTHEW BROWN | February 11, 2020

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil production from U.S.- managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels last year, federal officials said Tuesday, as technological advances helped drive development in new areas and the Trump administration eases...

High water wreaks havoc on Great Lakes, swamping communities

By JOHN FLESHER | February 7, 2020

MANISTEE, Mich. (AP) — Rita Alton has an unusual morning routine these days: Wake up. Get dressed. Go outside to see if her house is closer to tumbling down an 80-foot (24.4-meter) cliff into Lake Michigan.When her father built the 1,000-square-foot...

Brazil indigenous protest new gov’t moves on their lands

By MAURICIO SAVARESE | February 5, 2020

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's far-right government drew protests from indigenous groups Wednesday, first by naming a former evangelical missionary to head a department responsible for protecting uncontacted and recently contacted tribes and then proposing...

BP oil spill cash rebuilds eroded Louisiana pelican island

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY | February 3, 2020

QUEEN BESS ISLAND, La. (AP) — A Louisiana island that provides a crucial nesting ground for pelicans and other seabirds is being restored to nearly its former size after decades of coastal erosion and a devastating offshore oil spill 10 years ago.Gov....

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

By SAM McNEIL, PENNY YI WANG, and ELAINE KURTENBACH | January 26, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities temporarily banned the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate and punish” violators.Local authorities will “strengthen inspections and severely...