Animals

This undated photo released by International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) shows a Northern brown kiwi in New Zealand. Global conservation group IUCN’s update issued Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, mostly includes news of grave threats to many species, much of it caused due to loss of habitat and unsustainable farming and fisheries practices. The IUCN said that it has upgraded the Okarito kiwi and the Northern Brown kiwi from endangered to vulnerable thanks to progress in controlling predators like weasel-like stoats and cats. (Neil Robert Hutton via AP)
December 05, 2017 - 2:19 am
TOKYO (AP) — Two types of New Zealand kiwi birds are a rare bright spot in a mostly grim assessment of global species at risk of extinction. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature upgraded the Okarito kiwi and the Northern Brown kiwi from endangered to vulnerable thanks to New...
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This undated photo released by International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) shows a Northern brown kiwi in New Zealand. Global conservation group IUCN’s update issued Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, mostly includes news of grave threats to many species, much of it caused due to loss of habitat and unsustainable farming and fisheries practices. The IUCN said that it has upgraded the Okarito kiwi and the Northern Brown kiwi from endangered to vulnerable thanks to progress in controlling predators like weasel-like stoats and cats. (Neil Robert Hutton via AP)
December 05, 2017 - 2:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — Two types of New Zealand kiwi birds are rare bright spots in a mostly grim assessment of global species at risk of extinction. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature upgraded the Okarito kiwi and the Northern Brown kiwi from endangered to vulnerable thanks to New...
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Anthony Fierro yells in front of a police officer as protesters are stopped from marching up State Street during President Donald Trump's announcement to eliminate vast portions of Utah's Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)
December 04, 2017 - 11:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday took the rare step of scaling back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, declaring that "public lands will once again be for public use" in a move cheered by Republican leaders who lobbied him to undo protections they considered overly...
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President Donald Trump holds up a signed proclamation to shrink the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 04, 2017 - 8:12 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday took the rare step of scaling back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, declaring that "public lands will once again be for public use" in a move cheered by Republican leaders who lobbied him to undo protections they considered overly...
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President Donald Trump holds up a signed proclamation to shrink the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 04, 2017 - 5:11 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday took the rare step of scaling back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, declaring that "public lands will once again be for public use" in a move cheered by Republican leaders who lobbied him to undo protections they considered overly...
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President Donald Trump holds up a signed proclamation to shrink the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 04, 2017 - 4:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday took the unprecedented step of scaling back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, declaring that "public lands will once again be for public use," in a move cheered by Republican leaders who had lobbied him to undo protections they...
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President Donald Trump points to his shopping cart during a tour of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Welfare Square food distribution center, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 04, 2017 - 2:08 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived in Utah on Monday to announce that he is scaling back two sprawling national monuments, a move that is welcomed by the state's top Republican officials but opposed by tribes and environmental groups. Trump traveled west to announce his intention...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands after arriving at Salt Lake City International Airport, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 04, 2017 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to scale back national monuments (all times local): 1:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is meeting with Mormon leaders during a trip to Utah to announce he's scaling back two sprawling national monuments. Trump on Monday visited Welfare...
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French First lady Brigitte Macron attends a naming ceremony of the panda born at the Beauval Zoo, with Rodolphe Delord, director of the zoo, in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, France, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. The 4-month-old cub is called Yuan Meng, which means "the realization of a wish" or "accomplishment of a dream." (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)
December 04, 2017 - 1:20 pm
BEAUVAL, France (AP) — France's first baby panda has a name four months after his birth: Chinese dignitaries and French first lady Brigitte Macron chose Yuan Meng, which fittingly means "the realization of a wish" or "accomplishment of a dream." A naming ceremony held Monday at the Beauval Zoo...
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French First lady Brigitte Macron attends a naming ceremony of the panda born at the Beauval Zoo, with Rodolphe Delord, director of the zoo, in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, France, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. The 4-month-old cub is called Yuan Meng, which means "the realization of a wish" or "accomplishment of a dream." (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)
December 04, 2017 - 9:25 am
BEAUVAL, France (AP) — France's first baby panda has a name at last, bestowed Monday by Chinese dignitaries and French first lady Brigitte Macron: Yuan Meng, which fittingly means "the realization of a wish" or "accomplishment of a dream." The naming ceremony at the Beauval Zoo south of Paris was...
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