By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) 06/21 — Thousands of live animals along with tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber were seized in a monthlong global crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade that Interpol said exposed the international reach of traffickers.
ATLANTA (AP) 06/22 — Delta Air Lines says it’s no longer allowing passengers to fly with “pit bull type” dogs as service or support animals.
The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban announced this week as an “enhancement”
NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) 05/20 — Two friends on a morning mountain bike ride 30 miles east of Seattle were attacked by a cougar, killing one of the men and leaving the second hospitalized in what authorities described as a rare occurrence.Read more »
By COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press DENVER (AP) 05/15 — A 5-year-old Colorado girl attacked by a black bear outside her home over the weekend was expected to recover thanks to the quick thinking of her mother,
BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) 05/14 — Police used technology to help save 14 ducklings from a storm drain on Mother’s Day.Officers with the Suffolk Police Department on Long Island on Sunday responded to a 911 call that several ducklings had fallen into a storm drain,Read more »
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) 04/23 — State wildlife officials say they have uncovered an international scheme in which thieves from Korea and China slip into wild landscapes in Northern California to pluck succulents to sell on the thriving black market in Asia.Read more »
By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) 04/24 — A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing an even greater threat to Asia’s wild herds than the ivory trade.
By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) 04/12 — An international crackdown on illegal logging in tropical forests has ensnared the makers of some guitars and other musical instruments,
By ELLIOT SPAGAT and SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) 04/05 — The woman who shot three people at YouTube’s headquarters was prolific at producing videos and posting them online,
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) 02/02 — Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog foresees no early end to winter.The handlers of Punxsutawney Phil said the furry rodent has called for six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow at dawn Friday.Read more »
By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) 01/20 — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia’s illegal trade for over a decade,
By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) 12/30 — Already winter-weary parts of the Midwest and East Coast are dealing with a mounting number of weather-related headaches,
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) 09/27 — Hundreds of vultures in Namibia died after feeding on an elephant carcass that poachers had poisoned. Poachers in Zimbabwe used cyanide to kill dozens of elephants for their ivory tusks.Read more »
By KELVIN CHAN and KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) 09/16 — In most cases, the conviction of a Thai man trafficking rhino horns through a bizarre scheme that involved hiring prostitutes to pose as trophy hunters would have marked the end of the story.Read more »
TIBURON, Calif. (AP) 09/08 — A resident of an exclusive San Francisco Bay neighborhood is the target of online outrage and may face criminal charges for shooting to death a doe and its fawn that were eating newly installed landscaping.
RYE, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire had their hands full after a pet iguana got loose and bit a cyclist.
Officers responded after the cyclist tried lassoing the roaming reptile with a leash Monday morning in Rye.
SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) 08/13 — Nevada game wardens who spend most of their time hunting down big-game poachers are focusing on a serious threat to nature in a lake: An invasive fish species that eats all the other fish prized by anglers and then turns cannibalistic.
PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press BREWER, Maine (AP) 08/07 — Changes in the worldwide sushi industry have turned live baby American eels into a commodity that can fetch more than $2,000 a pound at the dock,
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) 07/15 — A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge has sentenced a 26-year-old California man to 16 years in prison for killing 21 cats,
JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER HONOLULU (AP) 07/06 — A college student who graduated from one of the most prestigious high schools in Hawaii — former President Barack Obama’s alma mater — is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for slaughtering vulnerable seabirds at a nature reserve.