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Activists call for whale refuges, but can they stay afloat?

WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) - A Hawaii marine park's purchase of Kina, a 40-year-old false killer whale long used in echolocation research, has reignited a...

Feds to give states more flexibility in protecting wild bird

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Interior Department on Monday unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states where the bird...

Court keeps Great Lakes wolves on endangered species list

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that...

GOP targets Endangered Species Act as protections lifted

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the landmark 44-year-old law...

No monkeying around: Court weighs if animal owns its selfies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A curious monkey with a toothy grin and a knack for pressing a camera button was back in the spotlight...

Joey Chestnut wins 10th title, gobbles a record 72 hot dogs

NEW YORK (AP) - Joey "Jaws" Chestnut gulped, chomped and powered his way to a 10th title on Tuesday, continuing his record-setting reign as...

Feds release long-awaited recovery plan for Mexican wolves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - After repeated failures over decades, U.S. wildlife officials have finally drafted a recovery plan for endangered wolves that once roamed...

Rats! DC working to fight rodent problem as complaints rise

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's capital is taking a modern approach to dealing with an old problem: rats.News media outlets report that the number...

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area...

States won’t rush approval of Yellowstone grizzly hunts

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on removing Yellowstone region grizzly bears from federal protections (all times local):___4:15 p.m.Wyoming, Montana and Idaho officials say...