The Latest: With grizzly hunts barred, Congress looks to act

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Congress considering changes to the Endangered Species Act in the wake of a ruling that restored protections for grizzly bears (all times local): ...

Rare goat-antelope safely back inside UK zoo

LONDON (AP) — A rare goat-antelope that escaped from a zoo in southwestern England two days ago has returned unharmed. Officials said Wednesday the rare West Caucasian tur was lured ...

Blocked US grizzly hunts fuel call for changes to law

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A court ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunts in the U.S. West carries far wider political implications amid a push by Congress for sweeping changes to how imperiled species ar...

The Latest: Wyoming disappoints by grizzly bear protections

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a ruling against planned grizzly bear hunting (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Wyoming officials say they're disappointed grizzly b...

UK police warn about rare goat-antelope escaped from zoo

LONDON (AP) — British police are warning the public to stay away from a rare goat-antelope that has escaped from a zoo in western England. Official says the young female West Caucasi...

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...