Birds

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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In this Monday, June 5, 2017 image made from cellphone video provided by Rani Ghanem, bottles tumble as an animal control officer attempts to net a female peacock that wound up inside the Royal Oaks Liquor Store in Arcadia, Calif. Store manager and college senior Rani Ghanem says he tried to guide the sharp-clawed bird outside but that she spooked, at one point flying directly toward him and then up onto a top shelf of the store. (Rani Ghanem via AP)
June 06, 2017 - 8:37 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A female peacock has ruffled more than just feathers at a Los Angeles-area liquor store. Without a peep, the peahen strutted into the open door of the Royal Oaks Liquor Store in Arcadia on Monday. Store manager and college senior Rani Ghanem said he didn't even know it was...
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In this undated image released by PBS, a brown bear catches salmon at Brooks Falls Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a live nature series set in Alaska this July, where cameras will attempt to capture bears, eagles, wolves and whales in their natural habitat.  (Gareth Wildman/PBS via AP)
May 22, 2017 - 10:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a special live event this summer where cameras will try to catch bears, wolves, eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat in Alaska. "Wild Alaska Live" will air over three nights on PBS on July 23, 26 and 30. Cameras placed in the...
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FILE - This Feb. 1, 2016, file photo provided by the Nevada Department of Wildlife shows a Nevada game warden displaying the carcasses and wings of two golden eagles and a hawk seized from an Arizona man accused of killing an eagle and illegally possessing raptor parts at the department's office in Elko. A two-year undercover operation in South Dakota has led to indictments against 15 people for illegally trafficking eagles and other migratory birds. The case in federal court in South Dakota offers a rare window into the black market for eagle feathers, parts and handicrafts. (Joe Doucette/Nevada Department of Wildlife via AP, File)
April 28, 2017 - 1:03 pm
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A two-year undercover operation that led to indictments against 15 people for illegally trafficking eagles and other migratory birds offers a rare window into the black market for eagle carcasses, feathers, parts and handicrafts, including one alleged dealer who called himself...
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April 27, 2017 - 12:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Two baby penguins are the latest additions to the penguin colony at London Zoo. One hatched on April 17, followed two days later by the other. The tiny Humboldt penguin chicks are being looked after by keepers because their parents were unable to care for them. They have a big stuffed...
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