Animal population control

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, a grizzly bear cub searches for fallen fruit beneath an apple tree a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list. The decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove federal protections from the approximately 700 bears living across 19,000 square miles in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming took effect Monday, July 31, 2017. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, file)
July 31, 2017 - 2:01 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government lifted protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region on Monday, though it will be up to the courts to decide whether the revered and fearsome icon of the West stays off the threatened species list. More than a month after announcing grizzlies in...
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July 12, 2017 - 1:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has announced a $32 million, multi-agency plan to reduce the rat population. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday the plan will target rats in the Grand Concourse area of the Bronx; Chinatown, the East Village and the Lower East Side in Manhattan; and the Bushwick and...
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June 29, 2017 - 3:53 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After repeated failures over decades, U.S. wildlife officials have finally drafted a recovery plan for endangered wolves that once roamed parts of the American Southwest and northern Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is under a court order to complete the plan for...
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In this February 2010 photo provided by food scientist Joseph Galetti, he holds a fully cooked green crab with a thermocouple stuck in its eye in Orono, Maine. Galetti was part of a team of University of Maine researchers who worked to turn the invasive crabs into a food product that would give fishermen an incentive to catch them. (Joseph Galetti/Denise Skonberg via AP)
June 19, 2017 - 10:26 am
ORONO, Maine (AP) — Scientists affiliated with the University of Maine say they may have found a solution to the state's trouble with invasive green crabs, and it involves turning the clawed critters into pastries. Green crabs threaten Maine's marine economy because they're ravenous predators of...
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