Feds allow Atlantic Coast pipeline construction to resume

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials will allow construction to resume on the Atlantic Coast pipeline, weeks after work was halted when a federal appeals court threw out two key permits for the 600-...

Oregon rejects protection for small redwoods forest predator

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon fish and wildlife officials have rejected a request from six conservation groups to protect a small predator that inhabits old-growth redwood forests. Th...

Official defends Trump plan to revamp Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official is rejecting claims by environmental groups that a plan to revamp the Endangered Species Act would "gut" crucial protections for threatened animal...

German zoo sends its last orangutan to Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A German zoo is sending its last orangutan to Louisiana, and it is already learning some English. Jambi is a Sumatran orangutan, a critically endangered species of...

AP Explains: Driven by climate change, fire reshapes US West

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildfires in the U.S. have charred more than 10,000 square miles so far this year, an area larger than the state of Maryland, with large fires still burning in every Western sta...

US rejects request for information on Idaho wolf attacks

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Investigations into livestock deaths in Idaho blamed on wolves don't have to be made public, the U.S. government says. The U.S. Department of Justice in documents...

Venomous rattlesnake found near Massachusetts go-kart track

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Police responding to a Massachusetts go-kart track found a venomous snake wrapped around a tree in the parking lot. Braintree police say the timber rattlesnak...

The Latest: Judge won't rule immediately on grizzly hunts

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing to determine if grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park can be hunted or should have protections restores (all times local): ...

Alabama man fined for touching endangered Hawaiian monk seal

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — An Alabama man was fined $1,500 for touching a Hawaiian monk seal as well as harassing a sea turtle on Kauai, and then posting the videos on social media. The Na...

Police break up Spanish ring selling endangered turtles

MADRID (AP) — The European law enforcement agency says Spanish police have shut down what they believe to be Europe's biggest illegal turtle farm, selling endangered species worth 10,000 euros ($11,50...

Jiaming Lake National Trail in eastern Taiwan closed due to intrusions of Formosan black bears into mountain huts 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Jiaming Lake National Trail will be closed for 15 days due to recent intrusions of Formosan black bears into mountain huts, starting Wednesday (August 22), while author...

Animal crackers break out of their cages

After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free. Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, has redesigned the packaging of...

Man nabbed 'harvesting' yellow-margined box turtles in eastern Taiwan faces grim consequences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--A man who got nailed for catching yellow-margined box turtles by using baited traps in eastern Taiwan on August 15 and referred to prosecutors for an alleged viola...

Judge told to consider protections for Montana grayling fish

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court on Friday told a judge to take another look at whether a Montana fish should be protected, saying that U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental ...

Kung Fu Panda Fights Extinction

SAN FRANCISCO (WildAid) - In between his blockbuster movie releases, Po, the Kung Fu Panda, is busy championing endangered species as part of the world's largest ever wildlife conservation awarene...