Animals

April 27, 2018 - 6:41 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has made a key breakthrough to completely ban pesticides that harm bees and their crop pollination. The 28 member states got a large majority backing the ban on the three prevalent neonicotinoid pesticides which will take effect at the end of the year. The...
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April 26, 2018 - 10:15 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The government says Romania should reduce the number of brown bears by 2,000 in the next decade to protect the existing bear population. The environment ministry said Thursday that Romania had between 6,050 to 6,640 brown bears in 2016. It said 4,000 bears was an optimum...
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April 26, 2018 - 8:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police have captured a coyote after a two-hour chase. The coyote was first spotted early Thursday in the city near Penn's Landing, along the Delaware River. Police and animal control officers eventually cornered and trapped it about 3 miles away in South...
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In this April 11, 2018 photo, water moves through a spillway of the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River near Almota, Wash. Republican members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest are upset with a federal judge's order to spill water from the dam and three others on the Snake River in an attempt to help speed migrating salmon to the Pacific Ocean, saying the increased spill will result in lost power sales and could harm transportation, barging, flood control and irrigation systems. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)
April 25, 2018 - 8:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House approved a bill Wednesday that would reverse a federal judge's order to spill more water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean. The bill, approved 225-189, would prevent any changes in dam operations until 2022. It was...
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In this April 11, 2018 photo, water moves through a spillway of the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River near Almota, Wash. Republican members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest are upset with a federal judge's order to spill water from the dam and three others on the Snake River in an attempt to help speed migrating salmon to the Pacific Ocean, saying the increased spill will result in lost power sales and could harm transportation, barging, flood control and irrigation systems. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)
April 25, 2018 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill that would effectively reverse a federal judge's order to spill water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean. The bill would prevent any changes in dam operations until 2022. The House approved the bill, 225-...
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In this photo taken in 2017, provided by conservation group Elephant Family, skin stripped off an elephant carcass lies in southern Ayerawady division, Myanmar. A report by the British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater than the ivory trade. (Klaus Reisinger/compass films via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 6:36 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing an even greater threat to Asia's wild herds than the ivory trade. The group Elephant Family says the threat is currently greatest in Myanmar,...
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April 24, 2018 - 4:50 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater than the ivory trade. The group Elephant Family says the threat is currently greatest in Myanmar,...
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File - In this July 12, 2017, file photo, Jeffrey Kerr, general counsel to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), speaks to reporters outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. A monkey cannot sue over rights to photos that it took because U.S. copyright law does not allow animals to file lawsuits, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday, April 23, 2018, in a novel case over selfies taken by a crested macaque. A unanimous, three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals against David Slater, the photographer whose camera was used by the monkey in 2011 to take the photos. Kerr said the group was reviewing the opinion and had not decided yet whether it would appeal. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 23, 2018 - 8:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin. U.S. copyright law does not allow lawsuits that seek to give animals the rights to photographs or other...
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April 23, 2018 - 1:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has ruled in a case over selfies taken by a monkey that lawsuits can't be filed claiming animals have copyrights to photos. The decision Monday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling in favor David Slater, the photographer...
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HOLD FOR RELEASE SUNDAY APRIL 22 1 a.m. ; Illustration shows a Tmall and a JD.com hand wrestling for control over online Chinese commerce;
April 22, 2018 - 11:18 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on Alibaba's Tmall, thanks to the e-commerce giant's massive reach. But executives soon learned that what Alibaba gives, it can also take away. The...
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