Animals

FILE--In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. President Donald Trump says he didn't really care about opening Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling but pushed the issue for inclusion in the tax bill passed in December at the urging of others. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, file)
February 01, 2018 - 7:58 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he "really didn't care" about opening a portion of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling but insisted it be included in tax legislation at the urging of others. Addressing fellow Republicans at the House and Senate...
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This July 3, 2012 photo provided by the National Park Service shows mountain lion P-23. The southern California mountain lion was part of a study by federal biologists has been found dead. The National Park Service says remains of the 5½-year-old female lion known as P-23 were recovered this week near Malibu Canyon Road and she appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. (National Park Service via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 5:59 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California mountain lion that was part of a study by federal biologists was found dead after apparently being struck by a vehicle, the National Park Service said Thursday. The remains of the 5½-year-old female lion known as P-23 were recovered this week near...
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This April 20, 2015 photo provided by Busch Gardens shows a polar bear wearing a GPS video-camera collar lying on a chunk of sea ice in the Beaufort Sea. A new study released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 shows some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they are supposed to be beefing up. Scientists blame climate change for shrinking the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that the polar bears need for hunting.(Maria Spriggs/Busch Gardens via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 2:01 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new study shows some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they should be beefing up. Scientists blame climate change for shrinking the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that the polar bears need for hunting. Each spring, polar bears go out on the sea...
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File- This Jan. 18, 2018, file photo shows Portia de Rossi, left, and Ellen DeGeneres, winner of the awards for favorite animated movie voice, favorite daytime TV host, and favorite comedic collaboration, posing in the press room at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles. De Rossi is giving wife DeGeneres her own namesake gorilla sanctuary for her 60th birthday. De Rossi announced the gift during an episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airing Thursday. Her donation to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund will create a permanent home in Rwanda for the organization that has been protecting endangered mountain gorillas for 50 years. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2018 - 1:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Portia de Rossi is giving wife Ellen DeGeneres her own namesake gorilla conservation center for her 60th birthday. De Rossi announced the gift during an episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airing Thursday. Her donation to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund will create a...
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February 01, 2018 - 1:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Portia de Rossi is giving wife Ellen DeGeneres her own namesake gorilla sanctuary for her 60th birthday. De Rossi announced the gift during an episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airing Thursday. Her donation to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund will create a permanent home...
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February 01, 2018 - 12:51 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered U.S. wildlife officials to reconsider a 2015 decision that blocked Endangered Species Act protections for iconic bison herds in Yellowstone National Park. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper said in a ruling late Wednesday that the U.S. Fish and...
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This July 3, 2012 photo provided by the National Park Service shows mountain lion P-23. The southern California mountain lion was part of a study by federal biologists has been found dead. The National Park Service says remains of the 5½-year-old female lion known as P-23 were recovered this week near Malibu Canyon Road and she appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. (National Park Service via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 11:33 am
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California mountain lion that was part of a study by federal biologists has been found dead. The National Park Service says remains of the 5½-year-old female lion known as P-23 were recovered this week near Malibu Canyon Road and she appeared to have been...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2013, file photo, a driver passes a small boat harbor in King Cove, Alaska. Nine environmental groups sued the U.S. government Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2013, to block a land trade that could lead to construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska that is habitat for migrating waterfowl.(James Brooks/Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP, File)
January 31, 2018 - 6:04 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nine environmental groups sued the U.S. government Wednesday to block a land trade that could lead to construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska that is habitat for migrating waterfowl. The groups sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who signed an...
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January 31, 2018 - 5:31 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nine environmental groups sued the U.S. government Wednesday to block a land trade that could lead to construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska that is habitat for migrating waterfowl. The groups sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who signed an...
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Animal conservation activists hold placards and a picture of an elephant outside the Legislative Council, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, to urge Hong Kong lawmakers to approve a ban on ivory sales. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 31, 2018 - 6:56 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a government proposal banning local ivory trading in the Chinese territory by 2021, with conservation groups hailing it as a major victory in the fight to save elephants. Lawmakers overwhelmingly supported the measure, voting...
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