Nature reserves

September 04, 2018 - 3:08 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A tiny Alaska Native village has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on diminishing Arctic sea ice. More than 2,000 people visited the northern Alaska village of Kaktovik on the Beaufort Sea last year to see polar bears in...
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September 04, 2018 - 9:46 am
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A tiny Alaska Native village has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on diminishing Arctic sea ice. More than 2,000 people visited the northern Alaska village of Kaktovik on the Beaufort Sea last year to see polar bears in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, visitors approach a former ranch house and barn during a guided hike on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge near Denver. The refuge is on land that was a buffer zone around a former nuclear weapons plant. On Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, a judge turned down a request to keep the refuge closed to the public while the courts hear a lawsuit claiming the federal government has not studied the site's safety closely enough. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott, File)
August 09, 2018 - 8:14 pm
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday rejected a request to bar the public from a Colorado wildlife refuge that was once part of a nuclear weapons plant. Environmentalists and community activists had asked the judge to issue a preliminary injunction that would prohibit opening Rocky Flats...
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Rancher Dwight Hammond Jr., center, is embraced after arriving by private jet at the Burns Municipal Airport, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Burns, Ore. Hammond and his son Steven, convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon, were pardoned by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, July 10. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 12:58 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Father and son ranchers, who were the focus of a battle about public lands and were freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, were welcomed home Wednesday in Oregon by relatives and horseback riders carrying American flags. A lawyer for the family of Steven and...
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Rancher Dwight Hammond Jr., center, is embraced after arriving by private jet at the Burns Municipal Airport, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Burns, Ore. Hammond and his son Steven, convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon, were pardoned by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, July 10. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 9:57 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Father and son ranchers, who were the focus of a battle about public lands and were freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, were welcomed home Wednesday in Oregon by relatives and horseback riders carrying American flags. A lawyer for the family of Steven and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, a sign shows support for the Dwight and Steven Hammond in Burns, Ore. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, pardoned the two cattle ranchers convicted of arson in a case that case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted in 2012 of intentionally and maliciously setting fires on public lands. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)
July 11, 2018 - 2:20 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon have received pardons from President Donald Trump. The move Tuesday came years after the convictions of father Dwight and son Steven...
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In this Aug. 11, 2017 photo, visitors approach a former ranch house and barn during a guided hike on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge near Denver. Rocky Flats was once the site of a plant that made plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons. Part of the site was designated a refuge after a $7 billion cleanup. On Sunday, June 3, 2018, the refuge manager harshly criticized a local Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of the site and expressed doubt about whether the U.S. government's assurances about the site could be trusted. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)
June 08, 2018 - 7:43 pm
DENVER (AP) — A U.S. official harshly criticized a Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of a former nuclear weapons plant and said he did not trust the federal government's assurances that the site was thoroughly cleaned up before being converted into a wildlife refuge. The dispute is...
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Bollywood star Salman Khan arrives at the airport after he was granted bail in Jodhpur, Rajasthan state, India, Saturday, April 7, 2018. A court on Saturday granted bail to Khan, who is appealing his conviction on charges of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago. Khan was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison on the charges and was immediately sent to jail. Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi ordered him to sign a surety bond of 50,000 rupees ($770) on Saturday before he could be set free in Jodhpur, a town in western India. (AP Photo/Sunil Verma)
April 07, 2018 - 9:25 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A court on Saturday granted bail to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who will be allowed to remain free while he appeals his conviction on charges of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago. Khan was convicted on Thursday and sentenced to five years in prison, and...
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FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 file photo, Bollywood star Salman Khan poses wearing a Being Human T-shirt during the launch of Being Human's first flagship store in Mumbai, India. A court on Saturday, April 7, 2018, granted bail to Khan, who spent the past two days in prison after he was convicted of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
April 07, 2018 - 8:11 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A court on Saturday granted bail to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is appealing his conviction on charges of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago. Khan was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison on the charges and was immediately sent to jail. Judge...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 file photo, Bollywood actor Salman Khan attends a promotional event for his upcoming movie 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' in Mumbai, India. A court on Saturday, April 7, 2018, granted bail to Khan, who spent the past two days in prison after he was convicted of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
April 07, 2018 - 7:10 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A court on Saturday granted bail to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is appealing his conviction on charges of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago. Khan was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison on the charges and was immediately sent to jail. Judge...
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