Animals

U.S. flags surrounding the Washington Monument are backlit by the rising sun on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
July 04, 2018 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With backyard barbecues and fireworks thundering across night skies, Americans are celebrating Independence Day by participating in time-honored traditions that express pride in their country's 242nd birthday. But this quintessential American holiday will also be marked with a sense...
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Hawaii Gov. David Ige signs legislation banning the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals believed to harm coral reefs Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Honolulu. The law makes Hawaii the first U.S. state to enact a ban on oxybenzone and octinoxate. The prohibition takes effect in 2021. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
July 03, 2018 - 8:10 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Tuesday signed legislation that will ban the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals believed to harm coral reefs. The move makes Hawaii the first U.S. state to enact a ban on oxybenzone and octinoxate. "This is just one small step toward protecting and...
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July 03, 2018 - 7:01 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed legislation that will ban the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals believed to harm coral reefs. Tuesday's signing makes Hawaii the first U.S. state to enact a ban on oxybenzone and octinoxate. The prohibition takes effect in 2021. Scientists...
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July 03, 2018 - 12:26 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As a heat wave scorches the region, New York state environmental officials are asking anglers to be considerate of heat-stressed fish. Trout and salmon are cold-water fish that suffer when water warms up above 70 degrees. They tend to seek refuge in pockets of cold water created...
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In this photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a female bear cub lies on a table with bandages on her burned paws in Del Norte, Colo., June 27, 2018. The cub was rescued on June 22, 2018, from a wildfire north of Durango, Colo., is being treated at a Colorado Parks and Wildlife facility in Del Norte, is expected to recover and to be returned to the wild. (Joe Lewandowski/ Colorado Parks and Wildlife via AP)
June 29, 2018 - 6:20 pm
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — An orphaned bear cub that suffered painful burns to her paws in one of a half-dozen wildfires scorching Colorado is being nursed back to health, state officials said Friday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers believe the bear will recover well enough to be released this...
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June 29, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish environmental group that was using a mobile-phone transmitter to track migratory movements of a stork has received a phone bill of 10,000 zlotys ($2,650) after the bird went missing in Sudan and someone started using the chip to make calls. Like many other storks who...
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June 27, 2018 - 7:42 am
BUSHNELL, Fla. (AP) — A rare white alligator named Snowball was apparently stolen from a north Florida reptile farm owned by the "Swamp Brothers." Sumter County Sheriff's officials said in a news release that Snowball has been missing since a fire broke out at Animal Crossings of Florida Inc. on...
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June 25, 2018 - 7:42 pm
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is welcoming a new member of the family: a yellow Labrador retriever who'll be his first service dog. The 94-year-old and his new companion named "Sully" got acquainted Monday at the Bush family compound on the coast of Maine. The two...
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June 25, 2018 - 7:22 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A macaw that flew away from Omaha's zoo after apparently being spooked by the Goodyear blimp has been found in a nearby neighborhood. The Omaha World-Herald reports the macaw, named Cayenne, was out during the zoo's Birds of Flight show Sunday morning when it was startled by the...
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June 25, 2018 - 3:03 pm
HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials are looking for a hybrid wolf they say was specifically targeted for theft from a Long Island animal preserve. Suffolk County authorities say the 7-year-old wolf-dog hybrid named Nakita was taken sometime between Sunday at 4 p.m. and Monday at 7 a.m from the Town...
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