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  • 2nd western Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak

    A second Minnesota turkey farm has been struck by a form of bird flu that's deadly to poultry and will lose 66,000 birds, state and federal officials said Friday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the virus hit a flock of 22,000 turkeys at a...
  • Tuition scholarships available for natural resources careers camp

    The Carroll County Forestry Board is accepting applications for the 2015 Natural Resources Careers Camp. The Forestry Board will provide the $450 tuition for two local high school students to attend the week-long camp in the mountains of Garrett County....
  • State lawmakers slam oil regulators after embarrassing lapses

    State lawmakers slam oil regulators after embarrassing lapses
    The agency that regulates the oil industry in California is — by its own admission — in disarray. After a series of embarrassing disclosures about regulatory lapses that allowed drilling in protected aquifers, officials at the Division of Oil,...
  • Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population rebounding

    Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population rebounding
    Last year was a dismal episode for Chesapeake Bay blue crabs and the watermen who harvest them. The number of spawning females dropped 53 percent from the previous year to an alarming 70 million, a level considered unsustainable for the species. For a...
  • Congress: Protect wildlife refuge from Alaska's greed

    President Barack Obama showed great leadership in announcing his intent to protect our nation's vanishing wild, natural capital by recommending that Congress protect 12.28 million acres of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness. Congress...
  • Poquoson man convicted after harvesting oysters in polluted water; commission suspends licenses

    Poquoson man convicted after harvesting oysters in polluted water; commission suspends licenses
    The Virginia Marine Resources Commission has suspended a Poquoson commercial fisherman's licenses after he was convicted of taking oysters from a condemned area, an official said.  Robert K. Topping Jr. was convicted Jan. 27 on one count of taking...
  • Changes in NC farm laws seen as boost for deer growers

    North Carolina's agriculture agency could soon oversee deer farming for meat, hides and hunting scents, taking over from the state body that regulates hunting deer and other wildlife. Farm legislation introduced in the state Senate Wednesday would...
  • Legislator looks to cap scallop harvest as fishery grows

    A state legislator wants to put a cap on the amount of Maine scallops that fishermen can harvest, even as the rebounding fishery is growing in volume and value a decade after crashing. The state's meaty scallops — harvested by drag boats or...
  • Feds reopen comment period for mountain caribou protections

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened for comment a proposed plan to change the protected status of a herd of caribou in northern Idaho and northeastern Washington from endangered to threatened. The agency on Tuesday opened the 30-day comment...
  • China fishing plan in Antarctica alarms scientists

    BEIJING Scientists studying the Antarctic's marine life received some unexpected news this month: China plans to vastly increase fishing for Antarctic krill small crustaceans that are a critical food for the continent's penguins and other creatures....
  • Wildlife researcher: Ohio bald eagle population is thriving

    Ohio's bald eagle population appears to be thriving, according to a state wildlife researcher. Flight surveys showed a slight increase in the number of nests last year, from an estimated 187 in 2013 to around 200 last year, the (Lorain) Morning Journal...