Birds

August 24, 2017 - 3:43 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An Earth-observation satellite for Taiwan's National Space Organization was launched into orbit from California on Thursday. The Formosat-5 satellite lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:51 a.m. atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which...
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This photo provided by the Humane Animal Rescue shows the x-rays of a bald eagle. Pennsylvania wildlife officials say the bald eagle that is suffering from lead poisoning is in guarded condition. The bird was letting people get close to it on a wildlife trail near Apollo over the weekend. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports it was taken to a wildlife center in Saegertown, where blood tests confirmed it had lead poisoning. (Humane Animal Rescue via AP)
August 15, 2017 - 10:49 pm
APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania wildlife officials say a bald eagle that is suffering from lead poisoning is in guarded condition. The bird was letting people get close to it on a wildlife trail near Apollo over the weekend. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports it was taken to a wildlife center in...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a sage grouse is seen near Fallon, Nev. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will better align with conservation efforts in 11 Western states where the bird lives. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
August 08, 2017 - 3:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department has unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states greater flexibility to allow mining, logging and other economic development where it now is prohibited. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (ZIN'-kee) announced the strategy...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a sage grouse is seen near Fallon, Nev. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will better align with conservation efforts in 11 Western states where the bird lives. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
August 08, 2017 - 3:39 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West. Wildlife advocates warn that the proposed changes would undercut a hard-won...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a sage grouse is seen near Fallon, Nev. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will better align with conservation efforts in 11 Western states where the bird lives. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
August 07, 2017 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department on Monday unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states greater flexibility to allow mining, logging and other economic development where it now is prohibited. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the strategy for the...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a sage grouse is seen near Fallon, Nev. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will better align with conservation efforts in 11 Western states where the bird lives. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
August 07, 2017 - 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department on Monday unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states where the bird lives flexibility for economic development. Miners, ranchers and some Western governors had argued Obama-era policies jeopardized logging and other...
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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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In a June 23, 2017 photo, Kedar Narayan, 8, of Lower Nazareth, sits on the lawn near his pollinator garden. Narayan has developed an app that helps people create a pollinator friendly lawn including information on native plants and where to buy them. Kedar wants to replace every manicured lawn in the country and the world with a well-designed garden. Narayan is a computer coder and has a nickname Code Ninja. (April Bartholomew/The Morning Call via AP)
July 01, 2017 - 3:05 am
NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — Outside of Nazareth lives a merry young genius named Kedar Narayan, who wants to replace every manicured lawn in the country — even the world — with a pollinator garden irresistible to birds and bees. Kedar will be 9 on his next birthday, in September, and by that time you may...
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June 10, 2017 - 3:56 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland visitors got more adventure than they bargained for when a flock of geese let go in flight, fouling the guests. Anaheim police and fire officials say 17 people, including six children, were hit by bird droppings just before 9 p.m. Friday. A hazardous materials team...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2013 file photo, male greater sage grouse perform mating rituals for a female grouse, not pictured, on a lake outside Walden, Colo. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is ordering a review of federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse to ensure that officials in 11 Western states where the bird lives are fully consulted. Zinke says that while the federal government has a responsibility under the Endangered Species Act to protect the ground-dwelling bird, “we also have a responsibility to be a good neighbor and a good partner.” He says a directive that could “destroy local economies” or impose onerous regulations on public lands “is no way to be a good neighbor.’’ (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 07, 2017 - 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he is ordering a review of federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse to ensure that officials in 11 Western states where the bird lives are fully consulted. While the federal government has a responsibility under the...
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