Animals

FILE - This April 14, 2019 file photo shows a western meadowlark in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo. According to a study released on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, North America’s skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970. Some of the most common and recognizable birds are taking the biggest hits, even though they are not near disappearing yet. The population of eastern meadowlarks has shriveled by more than three-quarters with the western meadowlark nearly as hard hit. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 19, 2019 - 1:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — North America's skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows. The new study focuses on the drop in sheer numbers of birds, not extinctions. The bird population in the United States and Canada was...
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This undated photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a Paiute cutthroat trout. For the first time in nearly a century, the California trout species will swim in a mountain creek that is its native habitat, marking a major milestone that conservationists hope will lead to a thriving population and removal of its threatened status. About 30 Paiute cutthroat trout will be plucked Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 from Coyote Valley Creek and hauled in cans strapped to pack mules about two miles (3.2 kilometers) to be dumped back into a stretch Silver King Creek in Alpine County's Long Valley, where the shimmering species glided through the cold water for thousands of years. (California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 10:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time in nearly a century, a rare California trout species is swimming in a mountain creek that is its native habitat, marking a major milestone that conservationists hope will lead to a thriving population and removal of its threatened status. About 30 Paiute...
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In this photo provided by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is a 2-year-old bear in a tree in Orem, Utah, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Orem police used their vehicle sirens to drive a 2-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in the central Utah caused traffic delays Wednesday morning. State Division of Wildlife Resources spokeswoman Faith Heaton Jolley said division personnel then were able to tranquilize the bear and remove it from the tree. (Steve F. Gray/Utah Division of Wildlife Resources via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 5:39 pm
OREM, Utah (AP) — Utah police used their vehicle sirens to drive a 2-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in a northern Utah town caused traffic delays Wednesday morning. State Division of Wildlife Resources spokeswoman Faith Heaton Jolley said division personnel then were able to tranquilize...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo is tended to after spraining his ankle during the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 16, 2019 - 2:31 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG TEST The Cubs are sending star slugger Anthony Rizzo for an MRI after he sprained his right ankle Sunday, hoping the first baseman can still help with their postseason push. Rizzo was injured fielding a bunt at first base in the third inning...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo is tended to after spraining his ankle during the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 15, 2019 - 7:06 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: BIG TEST The Cubs are sending star slugger Anthony Rizzo for an MRI after he sprained his right ankle Sunday, hoping the first baseman can still help with their postseason push. Rizzo was injured fielding a bunt at first base in the third inning...
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In this Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 photo released by California Highway Patrol, CHP officers with an officer from Madera County Animal Services, middle, use dog snares to capture an emu that was found wandering along California Highway 99, north of Madera, Calif. Authorities say Madera County Animal Services took the bird into custody uninjured. (California Highway Patrol via AP)
September 14, 2019 - 1:14 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California authorities have captured an emu after the flightless fugitive led officers down a highway. The Fresno Bee reported Friday that the bird was apprehended following a brief pursuit by California Highway Patrol officers. Authorities say officers responded to a report...
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This photo provided Friday Sept.13, 2019 by animal protection group One Voice shows bear Mischa in its cage in Chauvigny-du-Perche, France on Sept.3; 2019. French authorities issued a definitive ban on making a bear appearing in any public show following sanitary controls showing the animal suffers from diseases and bad conditions of captivity. Animal protection groups recently called for attention to the situation of the bear, named Mischa, which was taking part in shows across France. (One Voice via AP)
September 13, 2019 - 7:45 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities have banned the owners of a sick bear from displaying it in public shows after an inspection found the animal suffered from severe health problems and was held in poor conditions. Friday's move by the Environment Ministry followed complaints by animal rights groups...
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An giant inflatable rat depicting President Donald Trump is seen on the street near the U.S. House Republican Member Retreat, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 13, 2019 - 5:17 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently disparaged as a "rat and rodent infested mess." Trump spoke on Thursday to House Republicans attending an annual...
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From left, Nobel Laureates Rich Roberts (Medicine, 1993), Eric Maskin (Economics, 2007), and Jerome Friedman (Physics, 1990) laugh during the 29th annual Ig Nobel awards ceremony at Harvard University, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Cambridge, Mass. The spoof prizes for weird and sometimes head-scratching scientific achievement are bestowed by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine, and handed out by real Nobel laureates. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 12, 2019 - 7:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Training surgeons is as easy as training dolphins or dogs. At least according to a study that Thursday earned a 2019 Ig Nobel, the annual Nobel Prize spoof that rewards weird, odd and sometimes head-scratching scientific discoveries. This year's winners included: Dutch and Turkish...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2008 file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of females southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. Montana, Wyoming and other Western states are reporting population declines for the birds in 2019.AP Photo/Rawlins Daily Times, Jerret Raffety, File)/The Rawlins Daily Times via AP, File)
September 12, 2019 - 6:28 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's greater sage grouse population has fallen more than 40% over the past three years, mirroring recent declines across the U.S. West for the wide-ranging bird species that federal officials rejected for protections in 2015. State wildlife officials estimate there were...
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