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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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January 30, 2018 - 6:06 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A United Airlines passenger who tried to take her emotional support peacock with her on a cross-country flight has had the bird turned away by the airline because of health and safety concerns. New York City-based photographer and performance artist Ventiko says she bought a...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Mexican gray wolf leaves cover at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro County, N.M. U.S. wildlife managers failed to adopt a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf that would protect against illegal killings and the consequences of inbreeding, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 by environmentalists. (Jim Clark/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 2:56 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. wildlife managers failed to adopt a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf that would protect against illegal killings and the consequences of inbreeding, according to lawsuits filed Tuesday by environmentalists. Two coalitions of environmental groups filed...
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January 30, 2018 - 2:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the Year of the Dog, which one will have its day at the Westminster Kennel Club show? About 3,200 dogs are getting ready for America's most prominent canine competition, set for Feb. 10, 12 and 13. As it happens, this year's Best in Show winner will hold the title during the...
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