Birds

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Formosat-5 satellite lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. This is the 15th successful landing of a Falcon 9, which successfully landed its first stage on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean as the second stage continued on and deployed the satellite. (Matt Hartman via AP)
August 24, 2017 - 4:23 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An Earth-observation satellite for Taiwan's National Space Organization was launched into orbit from California on Thursday. The Formosat-5 satellite lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:51 a.m. atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which...
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August 24, 2017 - 3:43 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An Earth-observation satellite for Taiwan's National Space Organization was launched into orbit from California on Thursday. The Formosat-5 satellite lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:51 a.m. atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which...
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August 17, 2017 - 6:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — A black swan in Bavaria is no longer alone after finding a mate thanks to a lonely hearts ad. The German news agency dpa reported Thursday that the female swan had been living on her own on a lake near Castle Rosenau since her partner died last year — believed killed by a fox...
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This photo provided by the Humane Animal Rescue shows the x-rays of a bald eagle. Pennsylvania wildlife officials say the bald eagle that is suffering from lead poisoning is in guarded condition. The bird was letting people get close to it on a wildlife trail near Apollo over the weekend. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports it was taken to a wildlife center in Saegertown, where blood tests confirmed it had lead poisoning. (Humane Animal Rescue via AP)
August 15, 2017 - 10:49 pm
APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania wildlife officials say a bald eagle that is suffering from lead poisoning is in guarded condition. The bird was letting people get close to it on a wildlife trail near Apollo over the weekend. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports it was taken to a wildlife center in...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a sage grouse is seen near Fallon, Nev. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will better align with conservation efforts in 11 Western states where the bird lives. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
August 08, 2017 - 6:44 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West. Wildlife advocates warn that the proposed changes would undercut a hard-won...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a sage grouse is seen near Fallon, Nev. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will better align with conservation efforts in 11 Western states where the bird lives. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
August 08, 2017 - 3:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department has unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states greater flexibility to allow mining, logging and other economic development where it now is prohibited. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (ZIN'-kee) announced the strategy...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a sage grouse is seen near Fallon, Nev. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will better align with conservation efforts in 11 Western states where the bird lives. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
August 08, 2017 - 3:39 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West. Wildlife advocates warn that the proposed changes would undercut a hard-won...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a sage grouse is seen near Fallon, Nev. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will better align with conservation efforts in 11 Western states where the bird lives. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
August 07, 2017 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department on Monday unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states where the bird lives flexibility for economic development. Miners, ranchers and some Western governors had argued Obama-era policies jeopardized logging and other...
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July 21, 2017 - 11:10 am
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities are offering a reward for information about the destruction of a bald eagle nest in South Carolina. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it's hoping a $1,000 reward will prompt someone to come forward with information on the destruction of the nest...
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In this undated photo provided by Wildlife Conservation Society, a Masked Finfoot sits on a nest in Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement on Thursday, July 20, 2017 that its researchers, along with conservationists from Environment Ministry and local residents, found a nest of Masked Finfoot, along the Memay river in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia's northern Preah Vihear Province. It said the site is the only confirmed breeding location in Cambodia for this very rare species. (Wildlife Conservation Society via AP)
July 20, 2017 - 11:41 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Wildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot bird, one of the world's most endangered, raising hopes of its continuing survival, the researchers announced Thursday. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said its...
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